• synonyms


plural noun
  1. a British Celtic tribe resident in southeastern Wales at the time of the Roman conquest of Britain.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for silures

Historical Examples

  • The Silures were defeated in 50, the Decangi in 58, the Ordovices in 78.

    A Short History of Wales

    Owen M. Edwards

  • This was the renowned region of the Silures, inhabited by three powerful tribes.

  • Its position was favourable for the coercion of the wild Silures.

    The Towns of Roman Britain

    James Oliver Bevan

  • Silures, one of the ancient British tribes occupying the SE.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • He subdued the Silures, and held the other native tribes in check till he was superseded by Agricola .

British Dictionary definitions for silures


pl n
  1. a powerful and warlike tribe of ancient Britain, living chiefly in SE Wales, who fiercely resisted Roman invaders in the 1st century a.d
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012