• IPA: /ksaɪ/, /zaɪ/, /saɪ/, /ksiː/

xi (plural xis)

  1. The 14th letter of Classical and Modern Greek. The 15th in Ancient and Old Greek.
  2. (particle) Either of a pair of hyperons having spin 1/2, which decay into a lambda particle and a pion.
  • French: xi, ksi
  • German: Xi
  • Italian: xi, csi, ksi
  • Portuguese: xi, csi, ksi
  • Russian: кси
  • Spanish: xi


xi (plural xis)

  1. (soccer) A football (soccer) team of eleven players.
    • 2013, Louise Taylor, English talent gets left behind as Premier League keeps importing (in The Guardian, 20 August 2013)
      Not since Coventry in 1992 has a Premier League side kicked off a campaign with an all-English XI but things have reached the point where, of the 61 signings who have cost the elite division's 20 clubs a transfer fee this summer, only 12 have involved Englishmen.
  2. (cricket) A cricket team of eleven players.

Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. Surname of east Asian derivation.
  2. A river in China, the western tributary of the Pearl.
  • Russian: Си

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.015
Offline English dictionary