There are 2 main definitions of pir in English:

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pir 1

Pronunciation: /pɪə/

noun

A Muslim saint or holy man.
Example sentences
  • Almost all cultures that have benevolent images of magic-workers - shamans, healers, pirs, saints - also have malevolent ones.
  • He is running from Hala in Sindh, and since he is the pir or saint of Hala, he will certainly win his seat.
  • Built in 1650, it is attributed to a pir named Abdul Karim, who was more popularly known as Sheikh Chehli among the local inhabitants.

Origin

From Persian pīr 'old man'.

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PIR 2

abbreviation

Passive infrared (denoting a type of sensor).

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