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Definition of the noun Tehran

What does Tehran mean as a name of something?


  1. the capital and largest city of Iran; located in northern Iran
    • examples: I'm in Tehran. | Tehran is in Iran. | Tomorrow I'll come to Tehran. | Tehran is an Iranian town. | Tehran is a very beautiful town. | Tehran is the biggest town of Iran. | I want to go to Tehran. | Tehran is my favorite town. | Tehran is my favourite town. | I'm in Tehran.
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of Tehran: capital of Iran / Iranian capital / Teheran
    • instance of: national capital = the capital city of a nation
    • part of: Iran / Islamic Republic of Iran / Persia = 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

Alternative definition of the noun Tehran

proper noun

  1. The capital of Iran.


  1. Tehran 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.
  2. Tehran a.k.a. Tehran Province is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It covers on area of 18,909 square kilometres and is located to the north of the central plateau of Iran.

There are other places with Tehran in their name, like University of Tehran, Tehran University of Art, Tehran Conservatory Of Music, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch.


"Tehran" is a 1946 British-Italian thriller film co-directed by Giacomo Gentilomo and William Freshman. It stars Derek Farr as Pemberton Grant, a British intelligence officer who discovers a plot to assassinate the President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Tehran Conference during the Second World War. It also featured Marta Labarr, Manning Whiley and Pamela Stirling. It was also released under the alternative titles Appointment in Persia and The Plot to Kill Roosevelt.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Tehran

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Google previewDynamic land use/cover change modelling (2011)

Geosimulation and multiagent-based modelling by Jokar Arsanjani Jamal

Tehran is one of these cities whose expansion is a fact, but which also experiences severe topographic constraints by its location at the foothills of the Alborz Mountains. Tehran is a very dynamic city which grew rapidly over the last decades.

Google previewAnglo-American Policy toward the Persian Gulf, 1978–1985 (2015)

Power, Influence and Restraint by Tore T. Petersen

The debacle following revolutionary Iran's seizure of the American embassy in Tehran is a case in point. Khomeini's followers, who took American embassy personnel hostages on November 4, 1979, claimed that the American embassy in ...

Google previewRogue Regimes (1999)

Terrorism and Proliferation by Raymond Tanter

Tehran is a regional power with a capacity for exporting its revolution worldwide; it engages in state- sponsored terrorism against the United States. Exporting terrorism is an Iranian tool of choice befitting its aspirations to become a fountain- ...

Google previewHearts, Minds, and Hydras (2012)

Fighting Terrorism in Afghanistan, Pakistan, America, and Beyond--Dilemmas and Lessons by William Nester

Tehran is an important source of money, arms, training, intelligence, smuggling, and refuge for Islamists, Sunni and Shiite alike, in Afghanistan and beyond.32 To the north of Afghanistan, the United States has both strategic and economic ...

Google previewThe Myth of the Great Satan (2013)

A New Look at America's Relations with Iran by Abbas Milani

Tehran is a city of ...

Google previewEnergy Politics (2011)

by Brenda Shaffer

Moreover, Tehran is a net importer of electricity. Iran has a modest refining capacity, and thus spends a large portion of its state budget on imported petroleum products. According to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, gasoline subsidies cost ...

Google previewLonely Planet Across Asia on the Cheap (2013)

by Tony Wheeler

Tehran is an incongruous, dry ...

Google previewEminent Persians (2008)

by Abbas Milani

Tehran is an oddity. Itisa city with a long history and a short memory.1 It is that rare metropolis that lacks proximity to water. With its back to towering mountains and its vistas open to tormenting desert winds, it suffers in the metaphor of its own ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Small Silver Coins (2010)

by Roger Dewardt Lane

EDGE: Reeded MINT: Arabic Tehran = TEHRAN REFERENCE: Y-25, B3 TYPE: No date with shahi for value.

Google previewThe Caspian Sea Encyclopedia (2010)

by Igor S. Zonn, Aleksey N Kosarev, Michael H. Glantz, Andrey G. Kostianoy

Tehran, Teheran T 397 was prepared by decree of the RF Commission on Emergencies (1991). Many research and project-planning organizations took part in the preparation of T.: MSU, RAS, RF Ministry of Ecology, Ministry of Agriculture, ...

Google previewMartial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation [2 volumes] (2010)

An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation by Thomas A. Green, Joseph R. Svinth

Tehran: Ketabfurushi va Chapkhane Barukhim. Beihaghi, Dorudbashi, and Nezameldin Ahmad ibn Mohammad ibn Ahmad Shojaeldin. 1975 [AP 1354].

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Quotes about Tehran

Every great work of art... is a celebration, an act of insubordination against the betrayals, horrors and infidelities of life. (Azar Nafisi)
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Scrabble value of T1E1H4R1A1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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