tibet (plural tibets)

  1. (archaic) A woolen fabric generally printed in colours; a heavy fabric used for the same purposes as furs, made of goat hair, black and finely curled.
    • 1920, Special Agents Series (issue 194, page 59)
      The chief demand in men's-wear fabrics is for combed and milled fabrics such as worsteds, kerseys, tibets, meltons, etc.

  • enPR: tĭ-bĕt', tə-bĕt', IPA: /tɪˈbet/, /təˈbet/
Proper noun
  1. The Tibetan Plateau, 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 People's Republic of China, and also the country of Bhutan, and the Indian regions of Sikkim and Ladakh.
    Synonyms: Tibetan Plateau, Tibet Plateau
  2. An independent kingdom that formerly existed in Central Asia where the Tibet Autonomous Region now is.
    Synonyms: The Hermit Kingdom, Hermit Kingdom
  3. A common shorthand name for Tibet Autonomous Region, previously mostly coterminous with the independent portion of Tibet until 1950.
    Synonyms: Tibet Autonomous Region, Xizang
  • French: Tibet
  • German: Tibet
  • Italian: Tibet
  • Portuguese: Tibete
  • Russian: Тибе́т
  • Spanish: Tíbet
  • Portuguese: Tibete
  • Russian: Сицза́н

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