of or relating to Iran, its inhabitants, or their language.
of or relating to the Iranian languages.
a subbranch of the Indo-European family of languages, including especially Persian, Pashto, Avestan, and Kurdish.
an inhabitant of Iran; Persian.
- Also I·ra·ni [ih-ran-ee, ih-rah-nee, ahy-rey-] /ɪˈræn i, ɪˈrɑ ni, aɪˈreɪ-/ (for defs. 1, 4).
- an·ti-I·ra·ni·an, adjective, noun
- pro-I·ra·ni·an, adjective, noun
- pseu·do-I·ra·ni·an, adjective, noun
- trans-I·ra·ni·an, adjective
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How to use Iranian in a sentence
“Under Suleimani several military branches have taken shape [in Iraq] which are run by Iran and the Iranian military,” he said.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq | IranWire | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
A senior Iranian official in Pakistan later confirmed the strike took place, declining to elaborate.
Rights activists like Boledi, the Iranian Baluch dissident living in Sweden, harbor some of the same concerns.
A few weeks later, the militants carried out a series of raids on border posts, killing five Iranian policemen.
Saleem believes that the strike came from a nearby airbase across the Iranian border.
De Morgan believes that he has found proofs of their presence on the Iranian plateau at a comparatively late date.
Everything tended to more firmly fix in their structure the already long-inherited characters of their Iranian ancestors.
This notion of the way, which was also the truth and the life, seems to have existed before the separation of Indian from Iranian.
Its origin is hard to trace, but parts of the legends carry the investigator back to Iranian sources.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson | Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
A lower and less pretentious variety of the same head-gear adorns the brow of the fin de sicle Iranian gallant.The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan | James Morier
British Dictionary definitions for Iranian
a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Iran
a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, divided into West Iranian (including Old Persian, Pahlavi, modern Persian, Kurdish, Baluchi, and Tajik) and East Iranian (including Avestan, Sogdian, Pashto, and Ossetic)
Also: Persian, Farsi the modern Persian language
relating to, denoting, or characteristic of Iran, its inhabitants, or their language; Persian
belonging to or relating to the Iranian branch of Indo-European
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