Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Iran or its people, language, or culture.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Iran.
  • n. A branch of the Indo-European language family that includes Persian, Kurdish, Pashto, and other languages of Iran, Afghanistan, and western Pakistan.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person from Iran or of Iranian descent.
  • adj. Of, from, or pertaining to Iran, the Iranian people or the Iranian languages.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Iran.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating or pertaining to Iran or the people of Iran, the ancient name of the region lying between Kurdistan and India, and the modern Persian name of Persia: specifically applied to a branch of Indo-European or Aryan tongues, including Persian, Zend, Pehlevi, Parsi or Pazend, and cognate tongues.
  • n. An inhabitant of Iran; a member of one of the races speaking Iranian languages.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the modern Persian language spoken in Iran
  • n. a native or inhabitant of Iran
  • adj. of or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture

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Examples

  • MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD, IRANIAN PRESIDENT (through translator): If this is the continuation of the old process, well, the Iranian people need to defend its rights, its interests as well.

    CNN Transcript Jul 28, 2008

  • ALAEDDIN BOROUJERDI, IRANIAN PARLIAMENT (through translator): The Americans are no other choice but to admit to the reality of the Iranian nuclear issue, along with the international community, and I think that this is an important report.

    CNN Transcript Dec 4, 2007

  • MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD, IRANIAN PRESIDENT (through translator): Access to peaceful nuclear energy and power is the right of the Iranian people.

    CNN Transcript Sep 18, 2006

  • MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD, IRANIAN PRESIDENT (through translator): What I said in my letter was the demands of the Iranian people and our nation.

    CNN Transcript May 9, 2006

  • AKBAR HASHEMI RAFSANJANI, IRANIAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE (through translator): There's many people, as you have pointed out, make such judgments, but the majority of the Iranian people are satisfied (INAUDIBLE) with their revolution.

    CNN Transcript Jun 14, 2005

  • Arab Media Corporation from Dictatorship of Saudi Arabia declares war on iranian Football Fans, Iran let, s fight back bit. ly Antarinejad (Ahmadinejad) vows to avenge Revolutionary Guard suicide bombing The Iranian armed forces have accused the

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  • Dr. FARHANG HOLAKOUEE, IRANIAN RADIO SHOW HOST: 670 A.M. FINNSTROM. Across town at Iranian radio station KIRN, Dr. Farhang Holakouee devotes his two hour show to emotional questions about Iran's fate.

    CNN Transcript Jun 17, 2009

  • TRANSLATION OF ALI LARIJANI, IRANIAN NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL: Hezbollah does not need Iranian weapons.

    CNN Transcript Aug 14, 2006

  • Iran has refused to discuss the allegations of weapons experiments for three years, saying they are based on "fabricated documents" provided by a "few arrogant countries," a term Iranian authorities often use to refer to the United States and its allies.

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  • He said Iran and the Shiites opposed giving al-Qaeda credit for the 9-11 attacks "because this would expose their lip-service to jihad holy war against the Great Satan," a term Iranian officials have used to describe the U.S.

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