WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
I•ra•ni•an /ɪˈreɪniən, ɪˈrɑ-, aɪˈreɪ-/USA pronunciation  adj. 
  1. of or relating to Iran.

n. [countable]
  • a person born or living in Iran.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    I•ra•ni•an  (i rānē ən, i rä-, ī rā-), 
    adj. 
    1. Language Varieties, Place Namesof or pertaining to Iran, its inhabitants, or their language.
    2. Language Varietiesof or pertaining to the Iranian languages.

    n. 
  • Language Varietiesa subbranch of the Indo-European family of languages, including esp. Persian, Pashto, Avestan, and Kurdish.
  • Place Names, Language Varietiesan inhabitant of Iran; Persian.
  • Also,I•ra•ni  (i ranē, i ränē, ī rā-) 
    (for defs. 1, 4).
    Etymology:
    • Iran + -ian 1835–45


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    Iranian /ɪˈreɪnɪən/ n
    1. a native, citizen, or inhabitant of Iran
    2. 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)
    3. Also: Persian, Farsi the modern Persian language
    adj
    1. relating to, denoting, or characteristic of Iran, its inhabitants, or their language; Persian
    2. belonging to or relating to the Iranian branch of Indo-European



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