from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of central China southwest of Beijing. The capital (221-206 B.C.) of the Qin dynasty, it is a major commercial center and the capital of Shaanxi province. Population: 2,580,000.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. a city in central China and the capital of Shaanxi province.
From Chinese 西 (xī) and 安 (ān) - "Western calm". (Wiktionary)