Sylvan meaning

sĭlvən
The definition of sylvan is something that is wooded, or like the woods or the forest.

A beautiful park surrounded by trees is an example of something sylvan.

A classroom with paper trees and decorations of woodland creatures is an example of something sylvan.

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One who lives in the woods.
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Of or characteristic of the woods or forest.
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Pertaining to the forest, or woodlands.
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Residing in a forest or wood.
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Wooded, or covered in forest.
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One who resides in the woods.
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A fabled deity of the wood; a satyr; a faun.
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Relating to or characteristic of woods or forest regions.
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Located in or inhabiting a wood or forest.
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Abounding in trees; wooded.
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One that lives in or frequents the woods.
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Living or found in the woods or forest.
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Wooded.
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Origin of sylvan

  • Medieval Latin sylvānus from Latin Silvānus god of the woods from silva forest

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin sylvanus, from Latin Silvanus (“god of the woods"), from silva (“forest").

    From Wiktionary