Definition of Tibet
1. Noun. An autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China; located in the Himalayas.
Geographical relationships: Lamaism, Tibetan Buddhism, Sino-tibetan, Sino-tibetan Language
Generic synonyms: Asian Country, Asian Nation
Terms within: Capital Of Tibet, Forbidden City, Lassa, Lhasa, Changtzu, Everest, Mount Everest, Mt. Everest, Gosainthan, Himalaya, Himalaya Mountains, Himalayas, Kanchanjanga, Kanchenjunga, Kinchinjunga, Mount Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse
Group relationships: Asia
Member holonyms: Sherpa
Derivative terms: Tibetan
Definition of Tibet
1. Proper noun. 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. ¹
2. Proper noun. An independent kingdom that formerly existed in Central Asia where the Tibet Autonomous Region now is. ¹
3. Proper noun. A common shorthand name for Tibet Autonomous Region, previously mostly coterminous with the independent portion of Tibet until 1950. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Tibet
1. A country of central asia, nominally an autonomous region within communist china. It first came under chinese control during the manchu dynasty in 1720 and was generally closed to foreigners until late in the nineteenth century. Tibetans are an ancient race of mongolian type and their ruler is the dalai lama. Buddhism was introduced in the seventh century a.d. And most tibetans are buddhists. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Tibet
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1905)
"BOOKS on tibet have not hitherto been numerous, but from the Middle Ages ... Words cannot give an adequate idea of the scenery and buildings of tibet; ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Consult Coales, O., 'Eastern tibet' (in Geographical Journal, ... tibet DOG, or tibet MASTIFF, a breed of dogs about the size of a Newfoundland dog, ..."
3. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1811)
"—Rh'vation of tibet. — River Yaru, or Tfan-pu, ... which Europeans call tibet, or Thibet, is named by the Orientals, -*• Tibt, or Tobt. ..."
4. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1905)
"The northern part of tibet, which is all that recent European travellers have seen, ... But tibet is a large country—as large as the provinces of Bombay, ..."
5. The Earth and Its Inhabitants by Élisée Reclus (1895)
"I.—tibet. EYOND the " Middle Kingdom " the Chinese Empire embraces vast regions, with a joint area more extensive than that of China proper. ..."
6. India by William Wilson Hunter (1906)
"The Opening of tibet tibet is the lofty tableland north of the Himalayas in which ... The indigenous religion of tibet, which still persists to some extent, ..."