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sylvan


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Silvan  \Sil"van\,  a.  [L.  silva,  less  correctly  sylva,  a  wood  or 
  grove,  perh.  akin  to  Gr  "y`lh;  cf  L.  Silvanus  Silvanus  the 
  god  of  woods:  cf  F.  sylvain  silvan.  Cf  {Savage}.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  woods;  composed  of  woods  or  groves; 
  woody.  [Written  also  {sylvan}.] 
 
  Betwixt  two  rows  of  rocks,  a  silvan  scene  Appears 
  above,  and  groves  forever  green.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sylvan  \Syl"van\,  a.  [See  {Silvan},  a.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  sylva;  forestlike  hence  rural; 
  rustic. 
 
  The  traditional  memory  of  a  rural  and  a  sylvan 
  region  .  .  .  is  usually  exact  as  well  as  tenacious. 
  --De  Quincey. 
 
  2.  Abounding  in  forests  or  in  trees;  woody. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sylvan  \Syl"van\,  n.  [L.  Sylvanus,  better  Silvanus.  See 
  {Silvan},  a.] 
  A  fabled  deity  of  the  wood;  a  satyr;  a  faun;  sometimes  a 
  rustic. 
 
  Her  private  orchards,  walled  on  every  side  To  lawless 
  sylvans  all  access  denied.  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sylvan  \Syl"van\,  n.  [Sylva  +  furfuran.]  (Chem.) 
  A  liquid  hydrocarbon  obtained  together  with  furfuran  (tetrol) 
  by  the  distillation  of  pine  wood;  --  called  also  {methyl 
  tetrol},  or  {methyl  furfuran}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sylvan 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  wooded  regions;  "a  shady 
  sylvan  glade"  [syn:  {silvan}] 
  n  :  a  spirit  that  lives  in  or  frequents  the  woods  [syn:  {silvan}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Sylvan 
 
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