geographical name
\ i-ˈrän How to pronounce Iran (audio) , -ˈran; ī-ˈran\
variants: or primarily before 1935 Persia \ ˈpər-​zhə How to pronounce Persia (audio) , especially British -​shə \

Definition of Iran

country in southwestern Asia bordering in the north on the Caspian Sea and in the south on the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman; an Islamic republic since 1979, formerly an empire; capital Tehran area 635,932 square miles (1,647,064 square kilometers), population 75,149,669

Other Words from Iran

Irani \ i-​ˈrä-​nē How to pronounce Irani (audio) , -​ˈra-​ \ adjective or noun

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