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 (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.
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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
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Sian had spent the evening of September 26 at home in Victoria, London, with her flatmate, Chloe Green, a trained nurse.
Brit nominated Kosheen have recently prepared their fourth album with Sian cowriting their songs.
Sian drew her entry on her computer in just half an hour.
The family from Lynmouth Road, Henley Green, realised the bizarre coincidence last year when Sian turned nine.
For starters Sian would ditch I'M A CELEBRITY hosts Ant and Dec and replace them with X Factor idols Jedward.
In an exclusive interview with the Sunday Mirror, Sian, 29, claims: "It was like a tornado had hit the bedroom.
Sian, from Fawdon, Newcastle, was found in a house in the Lemington area of the city yesterday.
Sian, 41, said: "I had to do this orgasm but it came out like some sort of owl noise.
Sian has been freelancing for a number of leading titles in the retail arena after spending a year in charge of Centaur's newsletters divisions.
I could no more resist him than stop breathing,' Sian says of her former husband, whom she endearingly calls simply 'O'Toole' throughout the book.
Everyone here wishes Sian (right) a speedy recovery after Oakville Prince bit her at Reading.
In the course of the weekend, Sian and Helen form a bond, and Helen acts as Sian's surrogate in confessing the girl's feelings to the doctor, who couldn't be less interested, and makes a pass at Helen.