Definition of Syrian in English:

Syrian

adjective

  • Relating to or characteristic of Syria or its people.

    • ‘Six of the top ten lots sold to private collectors, including two objects—an Egyptian granite head of a king and a Syrian bronze figure of a warrior—selling to a private collector bidding for himself in the room.’
    • ‘Some Syrian scientists say that the discovery shows that Syria may have been the birthplace of modern-day camels.’
    • ‘He wanted the partners to recognise the fine art that Syrian artists had been producing for the last century with their own modernist discourses.’
    • ‘It complements well the rest of the collection, which was not, for instance, particularly strong in Syrian art.’
    • ‘He was born in a small Syrian fishing village.’

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of Syria, or a person of Syrian descent.

    • ‘He was a Syrian by ancestry.’
    • ‘There are two attendants, typically hospitable Syrians, who sit round a little gas hot-plate and happily brew up coffee for their charges.’
    • ‘The Lebanese, unlike the Syrians, use fat sparingly.’
    • ‘He remembers a middle-aged, slightly built Syrian who stood before him several years ago.’
    • ‘It's easy to get lost in the old city of Damascus, but if you do, don't panic—the Syrians are kind and helpful.’

Pronunciation

Syrian

/ˈsɪrɪən/