Definitions for xianˈʃiˈɑn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


or Xi'•an ; or Si•an

  1. the capital of Shaanxi province, in central China: a capital of China under the Han and T'ang dynasties. 2,760,000.

    Category: Pinyin, Geography (places)

    Ref: Formerly, Changan.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Xian, Sian, Singan, Changan, Hsian(noun)

    a city of central China; capital of ancient Chinese empire 221-206 BC


  1. Xian(ProperNoun)

    a city in central China and the capital of Shaanxi province.

  2. Origin: From Χ, the first letter of Greek Χριστος (Christos, meaning Christ).


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