HyperDic: persia

English > 2 senses of the word Persia:
NOUNlocationPersia, Persian Empirean empire in southern Asia created by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BC and destroyed by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC
locationPersia, Iran, Islamic Republic of Irana theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia
Persia > pronunciation
Soundsper'zhah
Rhymesambrosia ... Tunisia: 22 rhymes with zhah...
English > Persia: 2 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningAn empire in southern Asia created by Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BC and destroyed by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC.
SynonymPersian Empire
Instance ofempire, imperiumThe domain ruled by an emperor or empress
Part ofAsiaThe largest continent with 60% of the earth's population
Region ofperi(Persian folklore) a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done
English > Persia: 2 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningA theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil.
SynonymsIran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Instance ofAsian country, Asian nationAny one of the nations occupying the Asian continent
Member ofOrganization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries, OPECAn organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the production and sale of petroleum
MembersIrani, Iranian, PersianA native or inhabitant of Iran
Part ofAsiaThe largest continent with 60% of the earth's population
Gulf StatesThe countries in southwestern Asia that border the Persian Gulf
Middle East, Mideast, Near EastThe area around the eastern Mediterranean
PartsAbadanA port city in southwestern Iran
BamAn ancient city in southeastern Iran
Caspian, Caspian SeaA large saltwater lake between Iran and Russia fed by the Volga River
Dasht-e-Kavir, Kavir Desert, Great Salt DesertA salt desert in north central Iran
Dasht-e-Lut, Lut DesertA desert in eastern Iran
DemavendAn active volcano in northern Iran
Isfahan, Esfahan, Aspadanacity in central Iran
KurdistanAn extensive geographical region in the Middle East to the south of the Caucasus
Lake Urmia, Urmia, Daryacheh-ye OrumiyehA shallow saline lake in northwestern Iran between Tabriz and the western border of Turkey
Mashhad, MeshedThe holy city of Shiite Muslims
PersepolisAn ancient city that was the capital of the ancient Persian Empire
QumA city in northwestern Iran
Rasht, Reshtcity in northwestern Iran near the Caspian Sea
ShirazA city in central southwestern Iran
TabrizAn ancient city in northwestern Iran
Teheran, Tehran, capital of Iran, Iranian capitalThe capital and largest city of Iran
Urmia, OrumiyehA city on the western side of Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran
Region ofMujahidin-e Khalq Organization, MKO, MEK, People's Mujahidin of IranA terrorist organization formed in the 1960s by children of Iranian merchants
UsuliA religious movement by Persian Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iran that is opposed to the Akhbari
ayatollahA high-ranking Shiite religious leader who is regarded as an authority on religious law and its interpretation and who has political power as well
SpanishIran, Irán, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia
CatalanIran, Pèrsia
AdjectivesPersianof or relating to Iran or its people or language or culture

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