Main definitions of pir in US English:

: pir1PIR2

pir1

noun

  • A Muslim saint or holy man.

    • ‘He is running from Hala in Sindh, and since he is the pir or saint of Hala, he will certainly win his seat.’
    • ‘People go to the mosque to pray and light candles and also visit the tombs of pir (holy men) to make a wish.’
    • ‘Almost all cultures that have benevolent images of magic-workers - shamans, healers, pirs, saints - also have malevolent ones.’
    • ‘Built in 1650, it is attributed to a pir named Abdul Karim, who was more popularly known as Sheikh Chehli among the local inhabitants.’
    • ‘They believe that the pir's gravesite is full of blessings, and they attend at shrines to pray to God for favors.’

Origin

From Persian pīr ‘old man’.

Pronunciation

pir

/pɪr//pir/

Main definitions of pir in US English:

: pir1PIR2

PIR2

  • Passive infrared (denoting a type of sensor).