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 (shē′än′, shyän)
See Xi'an.
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(Placename) a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Xi'an
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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 received mental health counselling after self-harming, and told how her "heart was sinking".
Sian welcomed her bouncing baby girls by Caesarean section - first Jorgie arrived 2lb 14oz, then Belle at a 3lb 2oz and finally Olivia at 3lb 2oz.
Then in 2013 her dad David had a heart attack, which Sian says made her family wake up to the damage they had being doing.
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.