[ih-rak-lee-on; Greek ee-rah-klee-awn] /ɪˈræk liˌɒn; Greek iˈrɑ kli ɔn/
a seaport in N Crete.
a port in Greece, in N Crete: former capital of Crete (until 1841); ruled by Venetians (13th–17th centuries). Pop: 150 000 (2005 est) Italian name Candia Also called Heraklion, Herakleion
[ih-ran, ih-rahn, ahy-ran] /ɪˈræn, ɪˈrɑn, aɪˈræn/ noun 1. a republic in SW Asia. About 635,000 sq. mi. (1,644,650 sq. km). Capital: Teheran. 1. . /ɪˈrɑːn/ noun 1. a republic in SW Asia, between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf: a monarchy until an Islamic revolution in 1979 headed by the Ayatollah Khomeini when the […]
citizen, chief of an Edomite tribe in Mount Seir (Gen. 36:43).
- Iran-contra affair
Iran-Contra affair [(i-ran, i-rahn, eye-ran; kon-truh, kohn-trah)] A scandal in the administration of President Ronald Reagan, which came to light when it was revealed that in the mid-1980s the United States secretly arranged arms sales to Iran in return for promises of Iranian assistance in securing the release of Americans held hostage in Lebanon. Proceeds […]
[ih-rey-nee-uh n, ih-rah-, ahy-rey-] /ɪˈreɪ ni ən, ɪˈrɑ-, aɪˈreɪ-/ adjective 1. of or relating to , its inhabitants, or their language. 2. of or relating to the Iranian languages. noun 3. a subbranch of the Indo-European family of languages, including especially Persian, Pashto, Avestan, and Kurdish. 4. an inhabitant of ; Persian. /ɪˈreɪnɪən/ noun 1. […]