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adj. & n.
Variant of sylvan.


a variant spelling of sylvan


or sil•van

(ˈsɪl vən)

1. of, pertaining to, or inhabiting the woods.
2. consisting of or abounding in woods or trees; wooded; woody.
3. made of trees, branches, boughs, etc.
[1555–65; < Latin sylvānus, sp. variant of silvānus=silv(a) forest + -ānus -an1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silvan - a spirit that lives in or frequents the woodssilvan - a spirit that lives in or frequents the woods
disembodied spirit, spirit - any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
Adj.1.silvan - relating to or characteristic of wooded regions; "a shady sylvan glade"
wooded - covered with growing trees and bushes etc; "wooded land"; "a heavily wooded tract"
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So on he fares, and to the border comes Of EDEN, where delicious Paradise, Now nearer, Crowns with her enclosure green, As with a rural mound the champain head Of a steep wilderness, whose hairie sides With thicket overgrown, grottesque and wilde, Access deni'd; and over head up grew Insuperable highth of loftiest shade, Cedar, and Pine, and Firr, and branching Palm, A Silvan Scene, and as the ranks ascend Shade above shade, a woodie Theatre Of stateliest view.
Hundreds of broad-headed, short-stemmed, wide-branched oaks, which had witnessed perhaps the stately march of the Roman soldiery, flung their gnarled arms over a thick carpet of the most delicious green sward; in some places they were intermingled with beeches, hollies, and copsewood of various descriptions, so closely as totally to intercept the level beams of the sinking sun; in others they receded from each other, forming those long sweeping vistas, in the intricacy of which the eye delights to lose itself, while imagination considers them as the paths to yet wilder scenes of silvan solitude.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The Malabadi Bridge is an arched bridge spanning the Batman River near the town of Silvan, a district in Diyarbakyr province in southeastern Turkey.
As tensions between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) continue to escalate, Silvan becomes a city caught in the crossfires.
Silvan Zingg--a world-renowned piano player and founder of the International Boogie-Woogie Festival in Lugano, Switzerland--caught a flight from Milan into Memphis and hailed a taxi to Indianola.
Jean Silvan Evans Peterston-super-Ely, Vale of Glamorgan
Silvan Dam is an embankment dam currently under construction in the district of Silvan, Diyarbakir Province in southeastern Turkey.
Silvan Ridge Twilight 5K: A benefit for the Jane Higdon Foundation, the Silvan Ridge Twilight 5K will be held Aug.
Because Silvan cannot--and will likely never--swallow properly, this means withholding food.
Tel Aviv, Ramadan 16, 1434, Jul 25, 2013, SPA -- Long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks are scheduled to resume next week in Washington, most likely Tuesday, Israeli Energy and Water Minister Silvan Shalom said, according to dpa.
The ceremony was attended by bank chairman Dr Fuad Al Omar, chief operating officer Silvan Varghese, and other members from the senior management team and staff of the bank.
The ceremony was attended by Fuad Al Omar, Chairman of the Bank, some members of the Board of Directors, Silvan Varghese, COO and Deputy CEO, and other members from the senior management team and staff of the Bank.