a Greek island in the Aegean, near the W coast of Turkey. 322 sq. mi. (834 sq. km).
a seaport on and the capital of this island.
- Greek Khios.
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How to use Chios in a sentence
So the Rhodians, taking in tow some of their vessels, and having destroyed others by charging them, sailed away to Chios.The Histories of Polybius, Vol. II (of 2) | Polybius
Then answer, each and all, with one voice: 'He is a blind man, and dwells in rocky Chios: his lays are evermore supreme.'Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica | Homer and Hesiod
The captain was spared, and landed with Bacchus on the shores of Chios.The Student's Mythology | Catherine Ann White
In the island of Chios it was a religious custom to tear a man limb from limb by way of sacrifice to Dionusus.
His share in the War of Independence is chiefly memorable because he provoked the massacre of Chios in 1822.
British Dictionary definitions for Chios
an island in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Turkey: belongs to Greece. Capital: Chios. Pop: 51 936 (2001). Area: 904 sq km (353 sq miles)
a port on the island of Chios: in ancient times, one of the 12 Ionian city-states. Pop (municipality): 25 671 (2001).
- Modern Greek name: Khíos
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