from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A historical region of central Asia between the Himalaya and Kunlun mountains. A center of Lamaist Buddhism, Tibet first flourished as an independent kingdom in the seventh century. It fell under Mongol influence from the 13th to the 18th century and later came under Chinese control (1720).
- See Xizang.
- Plateau ofTibet An upland region of south-central Asia mostly in Xizang (Tibet) and extending into Xinjiang Uygur, Qinghai, and Sichuan.
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- proper n. The Tibetan Plateau, a plateau region in Central Asia, where the Tibetan people traditionally live, encompassing what is now Tibet Autonomous Region (also called Xizang), most of Qinghai, the western half of Sichuan, a small part of Yunnan and a small part of Gansu in the Peoples Republic of China, and also the country of Bhutan, and the Indian regions of Sikkim and Ladakh.
- proper n. An independent kingdom that formerly existed in Central Asia where the Tibet Autonomous Region now is.
- proper n. A common shorthand name for Tibet Autonomous Region, previously mostly coterminous with the independent portion of Tibet until 1950.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Tibet cloth.
- n. A woolen stuff usually printed in colors.
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- n. an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China; located in the Himalayas
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