Adjective "iberian" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ʌɪˈbɪərɪən/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to or denoting Iberia, or the countries of Spain and Portugal.
  1. 'Now the Iberian lynx lives only in isolated pockets of Portugal and southern Spain.'
  2. 'After all, he views Spain as having recently opted to be part of the West rather than as part of a trans-Atlantic Iberian civilization.'
  3. 'The world's most endangered wild cat species, the Iberian lynx, is fighting a desperate struggle for survival.'
  4. 'In 1580 the two great Iberian sea-faring nations, Spain and Portugal, united.'
  5. 'Long used to dishing out opprobrium on their Iberian neighbours, Spain could hardly be viewed skipping next summer.'
  6. 'Early Iberian settlers called this the Mountain of the Moon, and there is an otherworldy atmosphere up here.'
  7. 'They appear to be stylised, semi-abstract images of Iberian flavour - lots of splashes of oranges and red.'
  8. 'The Russian countries and the Iberian countries - Spain and Portugal - are both into it in quite a big way.'
  9. 'Deeply influenced by the Iberian culture, the leather industry is a traditional industry of Spain.'
  10. 'But over the border its Iberian cousin observes no such narrow territorial niceties.'

noun

A native of Iberia, especially in ancient times.
  1. 'We claim Lazarus as our soul brother, the Iberian as our leader.'
  2. 'This means that, unlike the interior of the island, which is populated only by Tyrians, the coast is held by both the Tyrians and the Iberians.'
  3. 'The Armorica plate, as it is usually conceived, was composed of the Iberian, Armorican and Bohemian Massifs.'
  4. 'But it is time for the talented Iberians to finally show their undoubted quality on the big stage.'
  5. 'The Iberian sets up a good France-Italy battle with France having the decided edge.'
  6. 'Liverpool has embraced the influx of Iberians at one of its football clubs.'
The extinct Romance language spoken in the Iberian peninsula in late classical times. It forms an intermediate stage between Latin and modern Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese.
  1. 'Maman taught her not only the Latin and French that were the basis of her education, but Sanskrit and ancient Iberian.'
The extinct Celtic language spoken in the Iberian peninsula in ancient times, known only from a few inscriptions, place names, and references by Latin authors.

    Definitions

    1. of or relating to Iberia in SW Europe, its inhabitants, or their language.

    2. of or relating to ancient Iberia in the Caucasus or its inhabitants. noun

    3. one of the ancient inhabitants of Iberia in Europe, from whom the Basques are supposed to be descended.

    4. the language of the ancient Iberians of SW Europe, not known to be related to any other language.

    5. one of the ancient inhabitants of Iberia in Asia.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "peninsulas can be iberian."

    "bonds can be iberian."

    "markets can be iberian."

    "spreads can be iberian."

    "deals can be iberian."

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    Origin

    (Iberian)