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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 persia in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(persia 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"the majority of Irani are Persian Shiite Muslims"

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

(persia 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

(persia 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"

(persia 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

Definition 2: an 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 - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for persia in the sense of this definition

(persia is an instance of ...) the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised

(... is part of persia) 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

(persia is the region of the domain of ...) (Persian folklore) a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done

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