What does syrian mean?

Definitions for syrian

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word syrian.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Syrianadjective

    a native or inhabitant of Syria

  2. Syrianadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of Syria or its people or culture

    "the Syrian government"


  1. Syriannoun

    A person from Syria or of Syrian descent.

  2. Syrianadjective

    Of, from, or pertaining to Syria, the Syrian people or the Syrian language.


  1. Syrian

    Syrians (Arabic: سُورِيُّون, Sūriyyīn) are an Eastern Mediterranean ethnic group indigenous to the Levant. They share common Levantine Semitic roots. The cultural and linguistic heritage of the Syrian people is a blend of both indigenous elements and the foreign cultures that have come to inhabit the region of Syria over the course of thousands of years. The mother tongue of most Syrians is Levantine Arabic, which came to replace the former mother tongue, Aramaic, following the Muslim conquest of the Levant in the 7th century. The conquest led to the establishment of the Caliphate under successive Arab dynasties, who, during the period of the later Abbasid Caliphate, promoted the use of the Arabic language. A minority of Syrians have retained Aramaic which is still spoken in its Eastern and Western dialects. In 2018, the Syrian Arab Republic had an estimated population of 19.5 million, which includes, aside from the aforementioned majority, the largest Syrian ethnic minority the Kurds, as well as Assyrians, Turks, Armenians and others. Before the Syrian Civil War, there was quite a large Syrian diaspora, who had immigrated to North America (United States and Canada), European Union member states (including Sweden, France, and Germany), South America (mainly in Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, and Chile), the West Indies, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Six million refugees of the Syrian Civil War also live outside Syria now, mostly in Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon.


  1. syrian

    Syrian generally refers to something or someone originating or associated with Syria, a country located in Western Asia bordering the Mediterranean Sea. This term can describe the country's ethnicity, culture, customs, language (Syrian Arabic), and history. It also denotes the country's nationals or citizens. Furthermore, it can be used to describe the dialect of Arabic spoken in Syria, or any objects or elements related with the country.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Syrianadjective

    of or pertaining to Syria; Syriac

  2. Syriannoun

    a native of Syria

  3. Etymology: [L. Syrius: cf. F. Syrien.]


  1. Syrian

    Syrian is an Italian synthpop band, formed by Andylab and Voyager.

Suggested Resources

  1. syrian

    Song lyrics by syrian -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by syrian on the Lyrics.com website.

How to pronounce syrian?

How to say syrian in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of syrian in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of syrian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of syrian in a Sentence

  1. President Trump:

    We can not be the policeman of the world, we can not protect countries all over the world, where they're not paying us what we need. When asked whether United States has to do something regarding North Korea, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said, Well yes, we do have to do something, and so we have to do something, again, with partners in the region and globally, and that involves enforcement of the UN sanctions that are in place. United States may mean ratcheting up those sanctions even further, and it also means being prepared for military operations if necessary, he said. Trump has, since in office, attempted to form alliances with world leaders to solve such global crises as the Syrian civil war and the North Korea nuclear threat, including an outreach to China President XI Jinping.

  2. Samer Majzoub:

    We don’t ask for the security to be compromised, but to associate (terrorism) with the Syrian refugees is so much injustice.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    Securing our borders and stopping illegal immigration is a matter of national security. That's why I fought so hard to defeat President Obama and the Republican establishment's Gang of 8 amnesty plan, their misguided plan would have given Obama the authority to admit Syrian refugees, including ISIS terrorists. That's just wrong.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    Turning away orphans, applying a religious test, discriminating against Muslims, slamming the door on every single Syrian refugee--is just not who we are. We’re better than that.

  5. Aliza Marcus:

    The YPG is the Syrian arm of the PKK but the Syrian Kurds are operating based on their own needs and goals, the leadership is made up of Syrian Kurds, and they have a different outlook, focused on Rojava.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for syrian

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for syrian »


Find a translation for the syrian definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"syrian." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 28 Feb. 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/syrian>.

Discuss these syrian definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for syrian? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    a central point or locus of an infection in an organism
    • A. chin-wag
    • B. nidus
    • C. scalawag
    • D. callathump

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for syrian: