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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or characteristic of woods or forest regions.
  • adj. Located in or inhabiting a wood or forest.
  • adj. Abounding in trees; wooded.
  • n. One that lives in or frequents the woods.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. pertaining to the forest, or woodlands
  • adj. residing in a forest or wood
  • adj. wooded, or covered in forest
  • n. One that resides in the woods.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a sylva; forestlike; hence, rural; rustic.
  • adj. Abounding in forests or in trees; woody.
  • n. A fabled deity of the wood; a satyr; a faun; sometimes, a rustic.
  • n. A liquid hydrocarbon obtained together with furfuran (tetrol) by the distillation of pine wood; -- called also methyl tetrol, or methyl furfuran.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a wood or forest; forest-like; hence, rural; rustic.
  • Abounding with woods; woody; shady.
  • n. A fabled deity of the wood; a satyr; a faun; sometimes, a rustic.
  • n. A colorless liquid compound, , produced by the distillation of pine-wood. It boils at 65° C. and quickly turns yellow in air. Also called 2- or a-methyl furfurane.
  • n. Native tellurium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or characteristic of wooded regions
  • n. a spirit that lives in or frequents the woods

Etymologies

Medieval Latin sylvānus, from Latin Silvānus, god of the woods, from silva, forest.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin sylvanus, from Latin Silvanus ("god of the woods"), from silva ("forest"). (Wiktionary)

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