Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Sian: Siam


 (shē′än′, shyän)
See Xi'an.


(Placename) a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Xi'an


or Xi'•an

or Si•an


the capital of Shaanxi province, in central China: a capital of China under the Han and T'ang dynasties. 2,760,000.
Formerly, Changan.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sian - a city of central ChinaSian - a city of central China; capital of ancient Chinese empire 221-206 BC
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
References in periodicals archive ?
Sian said: "I can still see the smile on his face when he knew he'd said all the words in the wedding service.
Feet away, Sian's family muffled sobs and wiped tears at the gruesome details of how Sian and the boys died.
How they met:Gareth and Sian had known of each other for years because their families are very close, but they hit it off at the Glastonbury Festival in 2011 to the backdrop of Morrissey, Coldplay, Laura Marling and many more of their favourite acts.
He was charged with killing Sian, 43 - Frankie Pierre in the soap - Zachary, eight, and Amon, four.
And instead of admitting Peter Kay had been in touch and invited her to appear in the BBC1 series, Sian told managers she was quitting her office job because of problems getting child-care for her toddler daughter Gracie.
Sian, 39, had given up acting after being overlooked for roles.
The celebrity split has stunned residents in the former pit community of Great Wyrley, where Sian was raised.
Sian studied agriculture at a Welsh agricultural college and completed an Open University land-based degree; she is involved in the Young Farmers and the local community in Mid Wales and Brecon and will be making links and getting involved in Shropshire.
Just a year ago Sian weighed just three-and-ahalf stone and was close to death.
But even though she has exams in May and her thesis is due in the summer, Sian could not resist the opportunity to film a series about the lives and careers of some of Wales' most accomplished women.
Sian was born with tracheoesophageal fistula, where the gullet and food pipe are not connected.