What does sylvan mean?
Definitions for sylvan
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word sylvan.
a spirit that lives in or frequents the woods
relating to or characteristic of wooded regions
"a shady sylvan glade"
One that resides in the woods.
pertaining to the forest, or woodlands
residing in a forest or wood
wooded, or covered in forest
Etymology: From Medieval Latin sylvanus, from Latin Silvanus, god of the woods, from silva, forest.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Woody; shady; relating to woods.
Cedar and pine, and fir and branching palm,
A sylvan scene! and as the ranks ascend,
Shade above shade, a woody theatre
Of stateliest view. John Milton, Paradise Lost.
Eternal greens the mossy margin grace,
Watch’d by the sylvan genius of the place. Alexander Pope.
A wood-god, or satyr.
Etymology: sylvain, French.
When the sun begins to fling
His flaring beams, me, goddess, bring
To arched walks of twilight groves,
And shadows brown, that sylvan loves,
Of pine or monumental oak. John Milton.
Her private orchards wall’d on ev’ry side;
To lawless sylvans all access deny’d. Alexander Pope.
of or pertaining to a sylva; forestlike; hence, rural; rustic
abounding in forests or in trees; woody
a fabled deity of the wood; a satyr; a faun; sometimes, a rustic
a liquid hydrocarbon obtained together with furfuran (tetrol) by the distillation of pine wood; -- called also methyl tetrol, or methyl furfuran
Etymology: [Sylva + furfuran.]
Sylvan is a German symphonic rock band.
species inhabiting forests or woodland areas.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sylvan is ranked #39419 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Sylvan surname appeared 558 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sylvan.
49.8% or 278 total occurrences were White.
43.3% or 242 total occurrences were Black.
4.3% or 24 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.6% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.
The numerical value of sylvan in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of sylvan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of sylvan in a Sentence
Air monitoring is being conducted along the shoreline from Sylvan Beach to Kemah.
An estimated 25,000 barrels of gasoline blend stock were loaded on each barge. An unknown amount of product has been released from the damaged barge, air monitoring is being conducted along the shoreline from Sylvan Beach to Kemah.
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Translations for sylvan
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- selvático, silvestre, silvano, silváticoSpanish
- sylvestre, sylvainFrench
- nemorālis, silvestrisLatin
- лесник, леснойRussian
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