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Iberian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Iberian of or relating to the Iberian Peninsula or its inhabitants
    • n Iberian a native or inhabitant of the Iberian Peninsula (especially in ancient times)
    • n Iberian a native or inhabitant of Iberia in the Caucasus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Iberian Of or pertaining to Iberia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Iberian Of or pertaining to ancient Iberia in Europe, which included Spain and Portugal and part of southern France: as, the Iberian peninsula.
    • Iberian Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of Iberia; specifically, in art, noting the productions of the earlier races of the Spanish peninsula, which show no trace of Roman influence.
    • n Iberian One of the primitive inhabitants of Spain. The Basques are supposed to be descendants of the ancient Spanish Iberians.
    • n Iberian The language of the ancient Iberians, of which modern Basque is supposed to be the representative.
    • Iberian Of or pertaining to ancient Iberia in Asia, nearly corresponding to Georgia in Russian Transcaucasia.
    • Iberian In anthropology, of or pertaining to the dolichocephalic dark type inhabiting the greater part of southern Europe and parts of northern Africa. Also called Mediterranean. It comprises the Ibero-insular and Atlanto-Mediterranean type of Deniker.
    • n Iberian In anthropology, a member of the Iberian race.
    • n Iberian An inhabitant of Iberia, a country of ancient Asia corresponding to what is now called Georgia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Iberian ī-bē′ri-an Spanish
    • n Iberian one of the primitive inhabitants of Spain, of whom some think the Basques a remnant
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Quotations

  • Julius Caesar
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    “I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome.”

Usage

In literature:

Take the Iberian branch of the race, for example.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
The family to which he belonged was probably Italian, and not Iberian, by blood.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 of 8" by Various
These double-looped palstaves are of much interest, as the type is characteristic of the Iberian peninsula.
"The Bronze Age in Ireland" by George Coffey
The chapel of the Iberian Mother of God is situated in an archway; and at the further end is the saint herself in a kind of sanctuary.
"A Journey in Russia in 1858" by Robert Heywood
From some unknown land, hidden from us in the gloom of ages, these Iberians came to Southern Europe in ships.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, January 1888" by Various
They did not, however, destroy the Iberians altogether.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Spaniards in face of their traditions are rather in the position of the archaeologists before the problem of Iberian sculpture.
"Rosinante to the Road Again" by John Dos Passos
We do know that they are a very ancient people, perhaps direct descendants of the original Iberians.
"Getting to know Spain" by Dee Day
On Iberian ground does Hannibal swear his deadly and undying enmity to Rome.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
The difference between Italian and Iberian is therefore very marked.
"The Cathedrals of Northern Spain" by Charles Rudy
Once upon a time, long, long ago, in the days of the Iberians, there was a city and its name was Segovia.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
Indeed all these Iberian or Georgian manuscripts were superb specimens of ancient books.
"Visits To Monasteries in the Levant" by Robert Curzon
There were no longer any distinctions of nationality, no more Gauls, Iberians, Ligurians, Noricans; they had all become Romans.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
The personal union of all the Iberian kingdoms under a single ruler had long been an aim of Spanish statecraft.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
Their fulfilment in the West Indies would have been disastrous in the Iberian Peninsula.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
But Baylen and Vimeiro proved that the war in the Iberian Peninsula was still only in its first stage.
"Napoleon's Marshals" by R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Caledonians, Iberians 135 194.
"The English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
Between 1830 and 1841 Palmerston was chiefly concerned with the Iberian Peninsula and the Near East.
"A Short History of English Liberalism" by Walter Lyon Blease
The peculiar qualities of Spanish singing further stimulate to a point of mordant acidity the Iberian voice.
"Poor Folk in Spain" by Jan Gordon
From the days of Cortes and Pizarro to the present, the Iberian race has ever shown itself greatest in misfortune.
"Ponce de Leon" by William Pilling
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In poetry:

Let partial suns mature the western mine,
To shed its lustre o'er th' Iberian maid;
Mien, beauty, shape, O native soil! are thine;
Thy peerless daughters ask no foreign aid.
"Elegy XIV. Declining an Invitation To Visit Foreign Countries" by William Shenstone
From the fair natives of this peerless hill
Thou gav'st the sheep that browse Iberian plains;
Their plaintive cries the faithless region fill,
Their fleece adorns an haughty foe's domains.
"Elegy XVIII. He Repeats the Song of Colin, a Discerning Shepherd" by William Shenstone

In news:

Other ethnic groups have found their way from the Iberian peninsula to the United States—notably the Basques, who originate from a Rhode Island-sized area that straddles the French-Spanish border in the Pyrenees.
Africanizing the Iberian Atlantic World.
Cafe Sintra offers Iberian flavors.
PressTerra Tests Newspaper 'Printernet' on Iberian Peninsula.
Iberian Moto Tour's Bandolero, Spain Tour.
Vortex Appoints Iberfluid Instruments as Agent in Iberian Peninsula .
PressTerra Tests Newspaper 'Printernet' on Iberian Peninsula .
He got his start making fine chocolate and now he plans to create an American version of Iberian ham.
He will be traveling to the Iberian Peninsula early in the year to play in the Portuguese Amateur and the Spanish Amateur.
ON THE SHELVES Iberian cheeses, left, at Tallmadge Cheese Market in Upper Montclair.
George Mendes updates this classic Iberian combination by adding pickled vegetables.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was the star of the meeting because of hopes consumer demand and public building projects in her country's US$2.5 trillion economy will create opportunities for Iberian companies, from energy to retail.
Dilma Rousseff was the star of the meeting because of hopes consumer demand and public building projects in her country's $2.5 trillion economy will create opportunities for Iberian companies, from energy to retail.
The sheer volume of grapes grown and wines produced in the Iberian Peninsula helps to greatly lower the price of the region's wine.
MADRID—Spain has announced measures to speed up the naturalization of Jews of Sephardic descent whose ancestors fled the Iberian peninsula more than five centuries ago when they were told to convert to Christianity or go into exile.
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In science:

Banda, E.; (1988); "Crustal parameters in the Iberian Peninsula".
Continuous Time Random Walks and South Spain Seismic Series
Roughly 80% of annual burnt area is associated with very large fires occurring in 10% of days in the fire season, under the influence of well characterized atmospheric circulation pattern dominated by a ridge over the Iberian Peninsula (Pereira et al. 2005).
A test for assessing independence between wildfire orientation and size
Wildfires and landscape patterns in the eastern iberian peninsula.
A test for assessing independence between wildfire orientation and size
Shabanov, talk presented at the 1st Iberian Meeting on Gravity, ´Evora, Portugal September 1992, edited by M.
Supersymmetric Quantum Cosmology --- Shaken not stirred
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