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ri·al 1

 (rē-ôl′, -äl′)
See Table at currency.

[Persian, from Arabic riyāl, from Spanish real; see real2.]

ri·al 2

 (rē-ôl′, -äl′)
Variant of riyal.


1. (Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Iran
2. (Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Oman, divided into 1000 baizas
3. (Currencies) another name for riyal
[C14: from Persian, from Arabic riyāl riyal]


(riˈɔl, -ˈɑl)

the basic monetary unit of Iran, Oman, and the Republic of Yemen.
[1930–35; (< Persian) < Arabic riyāl riyal]


(riˈɔl, -ˈɑl)

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rial - the basic unit of money in Yemenrial - the basic unit of money in Yemen; equal to 100 fils
Yemeni monetary unit - monetary unit in Yemen
2.rial - the basic unit of money in Oman
Omani monetary unit - monetary unit in Oman
baisa, baiza - 1,000 baiza equal 1 riyal-omani in Oman
3.rial - the basic unit of money in Iran
Iranian monetary unit - monetary unit in Iran
dinar, Iranian dinar - 100 dinars equal 1 rial in Iran
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I found in this seaman's chest about fifty pieces of eight, in rials, but no gold: I supposed this belonged to a poorer man than the other, which seemed to belong to some officer.
His tall shadow strode with a swagger; she turned her back on the window and waited, watching the shape, of which the footfalls seemed the most mate- rial part.
The rial plunged another thousand passed 47,000 to the US dollar Monday--and then another thousand to pass 48,000 Tuesday, with more and more people anticipating a possible collapse beyond 50,000 to the dollar in the near future.
For the first time, motorists who neglect warnings to avoid wadis during heavy rain will face up to three months in jail apart from a fine of 500 rials.
3 million rials it made in the corresponding period last year, according to the bourse statement.
38 billion rials, up from 2 billion rials last year.
The report showed that the net claims on the government during the same month declined about 36 billion rials to record a balance due of 1.
Semi-subsidized gasoline was previously sold at 4,000 rials (33 cents), while the free market gasoline price was 7,000 rials.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Major foreign currencies lost value against Iran's national currency, rial, on country's free market on January 20 following the implementation of the Geneva deal between Iran and the six world powers.
In addition, during the month of June, the Iranian Central Bank eliminated the subsidized rate of 12,260 Rials to the dollar and stated that the only official rate would be the one of 24,779 Rials.
In Teheran's money changing district, licensed bureaux were doing no business at the rate of 28,500 rials to the dollar imposed since Saturday by the central bank in an effort to reverse a collapse of the money last week.
Summary: Yemen's cabinet on Tuesday approved a draft budget for 2012 projecting a deficit of 561 billion rials ($2.