Sylvan Syl"van, a. [See {Silvan}, a.] 1. Of or pertaining to a sylva; forestlike; hence, rural; rustic. [1913 Webster]

The traditional memory of a rural and a sylvan region . . . is usually exact as well as tenacious. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

2. Abounding in forests or in trees; woody. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sylvan — or Silvan refers to an association with the woods. Specifically, that which inhabits the wood, is made of tree materials, or comprises the forest itself. The term can also refer to a person who resides in the woods or a spirit of the wood. [cite… …   Wikipedia

  • Sylvan — est un groupe de néo prog allemand fondé en 1991 sous le nom Chamäleon puis renommé en 1995. Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 Formation 3 Ex membres 4 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sylvan — is more common than silvan as the (chiefly poetic) word for ‘wooded’ or ‘rural’, despite its origin in the Latin word silva meaning ‘wood’. It is nearly always used attributively • amid scenes of sylvan beauty A. Wainwright, 1990 • He sits in a… …   Modern English usage

  • Sylvan — Allgemeine Informationen Gründung 1991 als „Chamäleon“ Website Gründungsmitglieder …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sylvan — [sil′vən] n. [Fr sylvan, forest deity < L Silvanus < silva, forest, prob. < IE * (k)selwa > Gr xylon, wood] one who lives in the woods adj. 1. of or characteristic of the woods or forest 2. living or found in the woods or forest 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Sylvan — Syl van, n. [L. Sylvanus, better Silvanus. See {Silvan}, a.] A fabled deity of the wood; a satyr; a faun; sometimes, a rustic. [1913 Webster] Her private orchards, walled on every side, To lawless sylvans all access denied. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sylvan — Syl van, n. [Sylva + furfuran.] (Chem.) A liquid hydrocarbon obtained together with furfuran (tetrol) by the distillation of pine wood; called also {methyl tetrol}, or {methyl furfuran}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sylvan — (Min.), so v.w. Tellur …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sylvan — Sylvan, s. Tellur …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Sylvan — Sylvan, Sylvian Variante von → Silvan (Bedeutung: Wald) …   Deutsch namen

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