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Definition 1: a 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 - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for iran in the sense of this definition

(iran is an instance of ...) any one of the nations occupying the Asian continent

(iran is a part of ...) an ancient city in northwestern Iran; known for hot springs

(iran is a part of ...) a shallow saline lake in northwestern Iran between Tabriz and the western border of Turkey

(iran is a part of ...) a city on the western side of Lake Urmia in northwestern Iran

(iran is a part of ...) a city in northwestern Iran; a place of pilgrimage for Shiite Muslims

(iran is a part of ...) an ancient city that was the capital of the ancient Persian Empire; now in ruins

(iran is a part of ...) an extensive geographical region in the Middle East to the south of the Caucasus

(iran is a part of ...) a salt desert in north central Iran

(iran is a part of ...) a desert in eastern Iran

(iran is a part of ...) an active volcano in northern Iran

(iran is a part of ...) a city in central southwestern Iran; ruins of ancient Persepolis are nearby

(iran is a part of ...) city in northwestern Iran near the Caspian Sea

(iran is a part of ...) city in central Iran; former capital of Persia

(iran is a part of ...) a large saltwater lake between Iran and Russia fed by the Volga River; the largest inland body of water in the world

(iran is a part of ...) the capital and largest city of Iran; located in northern Iran

(iran is a part of ...) a port city in southwestern Iran

(iran is a part of ...) an ancient city in southeastern Iran; destroyed by an earthquake in 2003

(iran is a part of ...) the holy city of Shiite Muslims; located in northeastern Iran

(... is part of iran) the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century

"the Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization"

(... is part of iran) the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations

(... is part of iran) the countries in southwestern Asia that border the Persian Gulf

(iran is a member of ...) a native or inhabitant of Iran

"the majority of Irani are Persian Shiite Muslims"

(... is a member of iran) an organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the production and sale of petroleum

(iran is the region of the domain of ...) a terrorist organization formed in the 1960s by children of Iranian merchants; sought to counter the Shah of Iran's pro-western policies of modernization and opposition to communism; following a philosophy that mixes Marxism and Islam it now attacks the Islamic fundamentalists who deposed the Shah

(iran is the region of the domain of ...) a religious movement by Persian Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iran that is opposed to the Akhbari

"Usuli Shiism produced the politically active caste of priests that is a distinctive feature of Iranian Shiism"

(iran is the region of the domain of ...) a high-ranking Shiite religious leader who is regarded as an authority on religious law and its interpretation and who has political power as well

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