Definition of Silesia

1. Noun. A region of central Europe rich in deposits of coal and iron ore; annexed by Prussia in 1742 but now largely in Poland.

Exact synonyms: Schlesien, Slask, Slezsko
Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Group relationships: Europe



2. Noun. A sturdy twill-weave cotton fabric; used for pockets and linings.
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile

Definition of Silesia

1. n. A kind of linen cloth, originally made in Silesia, a province of Prussia.

Definition of Silesia

1. Proper noun. A region of central Europe, spanning parts of present-day Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic. ¹

2. Noun. Silesian textile made of flax or cotton. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Silesia

1. a cotton fabric [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silesia

silent treatment
silenter
silentest
silentiaries
silentiary
silentious
silentiously
silently
silentness
silentnesses
silents
silenus
siler
silers
siles
silesia (current term)
silesias
siletane
silex
silexes
silhouette
silhouette sign of Felson
silhouetted
silhouettes
silhouetting
silhouettist
silhouettists
silhydrite
silibinin
silibinins

Literary usage of Silesia

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"A third native saint of silesia was a relative of Hyacinth, Bronislawa, who became a Premonstratensian in 1217 and passed forty years in the practice of ..."

2. History of Friedrich II, of Prussia: Called Frederick the Great by Thomas Carlyle (1900)
"The news out of silesia are ominously doubtful, bad at the best. ... Made direct for silesia, namely, where are meal- magazines and strong places. ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"silesia came under the suzerainty of the kings of Bohemia in 1327-29. As Bohemia was controlled by Germany t he change was more favourable for colonization ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"The falseness of his friendly professions had barely been suspected at Vienna, before it was published to the world by the invasion of silesia by Prussian ..."

5. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great: Called by Thomas Carlyle (1865)
"Quick, towards silesia, after this glorious Victory which the Gazetteers are celebrating. The news out of silesia are ominously doubtful, bad at the best. ..."

6. A Dictionary Geographical, Statistical, and Historical of the Various by John Ramsay McCulloch, Frederick Martin (1866)
"It is very extensively wrought in silesia, principally on account of the crown, hut also by private individuals. The iron-works in the Khine provs., ..."

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