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Some historians trace the start of the War on Terror to November 4, 1979, the day the hostages were taken in Tehran.
Stephen Rodrick

Meaning of "Tehran" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TEHRAN

Tehran  [tɛəˈrɑːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TEHRAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tehran is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TEHRAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Tehran

Tehran

Tehran ( pronunciation (help·info)) (Persian: تهران‎) is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of around 8.3 million and surpassing 14 million in the wider metropolitan area, Tehran is Iran's largest city and urban area, and the largest city in Western Asia. In the 20th and 21st centuries, Tehran has been the subject of mass migration of people from all around Iran. The city is home to many historic mosques, churches, synagogues and Zoroastrian fire temples. However, modern structures, notably Azadi (Liberty) Tower and the Milad Tower, have come to symbolise the city. Tehran is ranked 29th in the world by the population of its metropolitan area. Throughout Iran's history, the capital has been moved many times, and Tehran is the 32nd national capital of Iran although it has been Iran's capital for about 220 years. Although a variety of unofficial languages are spoken, roughly 99% of the population understand and speak Persian. The majority of people in Tehran identify themselves as Persians.

Definition of Tehran in the English dictionary

The definition of Tehran in the dictionary is the capital of Iran, at the foot of the Elburz Mountains: built on the site of the ancient capital Ray, destroyed by Mongols in 1220; became capital in the 1790s; three universities. Pop: 7 352 000.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TEHRAN


Alcoran
ˌælkɒˈrɑːn
Alkoran
ˌælkɒˈrɑːn
Aymaran
ˌaɪməˈrɑːn
Bakhtaran
ˌbæktəˈrɑːn
buran
buːˈrɑːn
Cwmbran
ˌkuːmˈbrɑːn
Dhahran
dɑːˈrɑːn
Gibran
dʒɪˈbrɑːn
Iran
ɪˈrɑːn
Koran
kɔːˈrɑːn
Qumran
ˈkʊmrɑːn
Qur´an
kʊˈrɑːn
Teheran
tɛəˈrɑːn
Tiran
tɪˈrɑːn
Tourane
tuːˈrɑːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TEHRAN

Tegucigalpa
tegula
tegular
tegularly
tegulated
tegument
tegumental
tegumentary
Teheran
Tehuantepec
teichopsia
Teide
teiglach
teiid
teil
Teilhard de Chardin
teind
teinoscope
Tejo

WORDS THAT END LIKE TEHRAN

Aran
Arran
bran
catamaran
cran
curran
gran
Honduran
Karan
Lutheran
Oran
pyran
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Saharan
Salvadoran
saran
sub-Saharan
tyran
varan
veteran

Synonyms and antonyms of Tehran in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Tehran» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TEHRAN

Find out the translation of Tehran to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Tehran from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Tehran» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

德黑兰
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Teherán
570 millions of speakers

English

Tehran
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तेहरान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طهران
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Тегеран
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Teerã
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তেহরান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Téhéran
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tehran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Teheran
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

テヘラン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

테헤란
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tehran
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Tehran
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தெஹ்ரான்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तेहरान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Tahran
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Teheran
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Teheran
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Тегеран
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Teheran
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Τεχεράνη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Tehran
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Teheran
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Teheran
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Tehran

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TEHRAN»

The term «Tehran» is very widely used and occupies the 16.725 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of Tehran
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TEHRAN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Tehran» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Tehran» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Tehran

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8 QUOTES WITH «TEHRAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Tehran.
1
Mustafa Akyol
The Arab Spring has heightened the ideological tension between Ankara and Tehran, and Turkey's model seems to be winning.
2
Bahman Ghobadi
I had seen some films made about the underground music world in Tehran, and most of them were short documentaries about 30 or 40 minutes long. And I always wondered why they weren't publicized more. Really, their only flaw was they were short documentaries.
3
Hooman Majd
The city of Tehran is a very modern metropolis, and there's an emphasis in the Islamic republic on science and advancement and technology.
4
Cynthia McKinney
There are people, particularly in the United States with which I am most familiar, who would say how ironic that Tehran would be the sponsor of an anti-terrorism conference, because there are people who say that Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism.
5
Azar Nafisi
When I was teaching at the University of Tehran we were struggling against the implementation of the revolution rules.
6
Stephen Rodrick
Some historians trace the start of the War on Terror to November 4, 1979, the day the hostages were taken in Tehran.
7
Otto Schily
And now when we hear that Iran and Iraq plan to cooperate more closely and that a fundamentalist is coming to power in Tehran - a man about whom we cannot be sure that he is absolutely averse to terrorism - it is very worrisome.
8
Chris Terrio
In Tehran, the 444 days of the Iran Hostage Crisis was the first world event in which you could literally have live events beamed into your living room. Now, every world event plays out on its own, and as a media event.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TEHRAN»

Discover the use of Tehran in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Tehran and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books
We all have dreams—things we fantasize about doing and generally never get around to. This is the story of Azar Nafisi’s dream and of the nightmare that made it come true.
Azar Nafisi, 2003
2
Prisoner of Tehran: One Woman's Story of Survival Inside an ...
Follows the author's tragic childhood in 1980s Iran, which was shaped by war, the Khomeini regime, and her work as a teen anti-propaganda activist, efforts for which she was brutally beaten and sentenced to death before a guard offered to ...
Marina Nemat, 2008
3
Young and Defiant in Tehran
The text is enriched by examples from literature and cinema and by livid reports from the author's fieldwork.
Shahram Khosravi, 2011
4
The Tehran Initiative
Retailers Choice Award winner, 2012 The world is on the brink of disaster and the clock is ticking.
Joel C. Rosenberg, 2011
5
Rooftops of Tehran: A Novel
In this poignant, eye-opening and emotionally vivid novel, Mahbod Seraji lays bare the beauty and brutality of the centuries-old Persian culture, while reaffirming the human experiences we all share.
Mahbod Seraji, 2009
6
Tehran: The Making of a Metropolis
This is the first book dedicated to the city of Tehran.
Ali Madanipour, 1998
7
Tehran Rising: Iran's Challenge to the United States
As the evidence demonstrating this threat mounts, one thing remains clear to Ilan Berman Washington is woefully unprepared to deal with this mounting peril.
Ilan Berman, 2007
8
Jasmine and Stars: Reading More Than Lolita in Tehran: ...
In a direct, frank, and intimate exploration of Iranian literature and society, scholar, teacher, and poet Fatemeh Keshavarz challenges popular perceptions of Iran as a society bereft of vitality and joy.
Fatemeh Keshavarz, 2007
9
Bazaar and State in Iran: The Politics of the Tehran Marketplace
Arang Keshavarzian's fascinating book compares the economics and politics of the marketplace under the Pahlavis, who sought to undermine it in the drive for modernisation and under the subsequent revolutionary regime, which came to power ...
Arang Keshavarzian, 2007
10
Tehran, Lipstick and Loopholes
Tehran, Lipstick and Loopholes is a fascinating look at the constraints and contradictions of contemporary life in Tehran from the author’s unique standpoint of being both a native of Iran and a foreigner.
Nahal Tajadod, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TEHRAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Tehran is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Tehran's Promise
We went to an open-air restaurant, then strolled through Water and Fire Park, one of hundreds of landscaped spaces in Tehran. The center fountain is ... «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
2
German business mission headed to Tehran, says Iran media
The 10-year accord is aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear program in exchange for gradually lifting punishing international sanctions on Tehran and releasing ... «The Times of Israel, Jul 15»
3
Tehran Celebrates After Historic Nuclear Deal Announcement
DUBAI/BEIRUT, July 14 (Reuters) - Young Iranian men and women danced in streets in parts of Tehran and motorists honked car horns to cheer an historic ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
4
Tehran's 'Just do it' generation makes up for lost time
Parag Khanna is a senior research fellow at the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. His books include ... «CNN, Jul 15»
5
Iran nuclear talks: Tehran tells UN - lift ballistic missile embargo or …
As the clock ticked down towards the deadline for a momentous deal to rein in Iran's nuclear programme, with scant sign of breakthrough, Tehran has thrown ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
6
Nuclear talks 'could miss deadline' as Iran foreign minister heads to …
Mohammad Javad Zarif returned to Tehran for consultations on Sunday, but was expected to rejoin the negotiations in Vienna. John Kerry, the US secretary of ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
7
A Hermetic Iranian Nuclear Deal Is Unlikely
Many Iranians are rubbing their eyes in disbelief: Obama's post-accord statement broadcast in Tehran (selfies taken against that TV backdrop became popular); ... «New York Times, Apr 15»
8
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator receives hero's welcome in Tehran
A crowd gathered at Tehran's Mehrabad airport on Friday morning as Zarif, the country's chief nuclear negotiator, and his team arrived from Switzerland, where ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»
9
Stress and Hope In Tehran
Life savings evaporating overnight. International banks no longer accepting transfers, from companies or individuals. Google no longer available. Any one of ... «New York Times, Mar 15»
10
Draft of Iran nuclear pact would force Tehran to cut its atomic bomb …
That's also less than the 10,000 such machines Tehran now runs, yet substantially more than the 500 to 1,500 that Washington originally wanted as a ceiling. «National Post, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Tehran [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tehran>. Jul 2021 ».
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