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1. (Historical Terms) a native or inhabitant of ancient Tyre
2. (Colours) short for Tyrian purple2
(Historical Terms) of or relating to ancient Tyre
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(ˈtɪr i ən)

1. of or pertaining to ancient Tyre or its residents.
2. of the color of Tyrian purple.
[1505–15; < Latin Tyri(us) (< Greek Týrios, derivative of Týros Tyre) + -an1]
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References in classic literature ?
Nor were their ornaments like those in use to-day, set off by Tyrian purple, and silk tortured in endless fashions, but the wreathed leaves of the green dock and ivy, wherewith they went as bravely and becomingly decked as our Court dames with all the rare and far-fetched artifices that idle curiosity has taught them.
He saw it creeping into the stained trumpet of a Tyrian convolvulus.
Already the pavement was drying; a balmy and fresh breeze stirred the air, purified by lightning; I felt the West behind me, where spread a sky like opal; azure immingled with crimson: the enlarged sun, glorious in Tyrian tints, dipped his brim already; stepping, as I was, eastward, I faced a vast bank of clouds, but also I had before me the arch of an evening rainbow; a perfect rainbow--high, wide, vivid.
Sita White, a 35-year-old Englishwoman now married and living in Hollywood, says Imran is the father of her four-year-old daughter Tyrian - a charge he has only half- heartedly denied.
(King Ahab's wife, the Tyrian princess Jezebel, was then trying to introduce the worship of Baal into Israel.) As a prophet, Elisha was a political activist and revolutionary.
One was Tyrian purple, obtained from a snail in the harbor of Tyre, a dye so expensive it was reserved in late Roman times for royalty.
It was erected by Solomon and his Tyrian workmen (probably on Phoenician models) on Mount Moriah, Jerusalem, about 1006 bc.
However, he said, Mr Khan failed to disclose details of properties owned by his wife, two sons and 'daughter' Tyrian Jade Khan White.
It is vital to mention here that a citizen Hafiz Ihtasham had filed the plea in the IHC seeking disqualification of the PM while taking the plea that PM didn't mention his daughter Tyrian White in his nomination papers.
He argued that in presence of documents the IHC should summon Imran to answer 'Whether Tyrian Khan White was not his loved child from his girlfriend Anna Luisa (Sita) White.'
" Furthermore, it said that the concealed facts were confirmed from the certified documentsand the judgment of the paternity rendered by a superior court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles in favour of Sita White wherein it was held that Khan was the father of a minor, Tyrian Jade.
The petitioner stated Khan used wrong information in his election documents as he did not mentioned Tyrian White as his daughter.