Definition of China

1. Noun. A communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world.

Exact synonyms: Cathay, Communist China, Mainland China, People's Republic Of China, Prc, Red China
Geographical relationships: Acupuncture, Stylostixis, Acupressure, G-jo, Shiatsu, Chinese Revolution, Yang, Yin, Feng Shui, Chinese, Sino-tibetan, Sino-tibetan Language, Cultural Revolution, Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, Dim Sum, Fortune Cookie, Brown Sauce, Chinese Brown Sauce, Egg Foo Yong, Egg Fu Yung, Egg Roll, Spring Roll, Red Guard, Falun Gong, Hangchow, Hangzhou, Yalu, Yalu River, I. M. Pei, Ieoh Ming Pei, Pei, Cattie, Catty, Ch'i, Chi, Ki, Qi
Terms within: Chinese Wall, Great Wall, Great Wall Of China, Manchuria, Beijing, Capital Of Red China, Peiping, Peking, Chongqing, Chungking, Canton, Guangzhou, Kuangchou, Kwangchow, Gansu, Gansu Province, Kansu, Hebei, Hebei Province, Hopeh, Hopei, Hunan, Hunan Province, Sichuan, Szechuan, Szechwan, Szechwan Province, Yunnan, Yunnan Province, Luda, Luta, Dairen, Dalian, Talien, Loyang, Luoyang, Lushun, Port Arthur, Hangchow, Hangzhou, Nan-chang, Nanchang, Nan-ning, Nanning, Nanjing, Nanking, Shanghai, Fengtien, Moukden, Mukden, Shenyang, Taiyuan, Tangshan, T'ien-ching, Tianjin, Tientsin, Grand Canal, Wuhan, Changan, Hsian, Sian, Singan, Xian, Sinkiang, Xinjiang, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, Inner Mongolia, Nei Monggol, Hong Kong, Gobi, Gobi Desert, Taklamakan Desert, Taklimakan Desert, Amur, Amur River, Heilong, Heilong Jiang, Bo Hai, Po Hai, Brahmaputra, Brahmaputra River, Gan Jiang, Kan River, Huang He, Hwang Ho, Yellow River, Kuenlun, Kuenlun Mountains, Kunlan Shan, Kunlun, Kunlun Mountains, Liaodong Bandao, Liaodong Peninsula, Mekong, Mekong River, Nan Ling, Pamir Mountains, The Pamirs, Poyang, Tien Shan, Tyan Shan, Chang, Chang Jiang, Changjiang, Yangtze, Yangtze Kiang, Yangtze River, Canton River, Chu Kiang, Pearl River, Zhu Jiang
Generic synonyms: Asian Country, Asian Nation
Group relationships: Asia
Member holonyms: Chinese

2. Noun. High quality porcelain originally made only in China.
Specialized synonyms: Bone China, Crackle, Crackle China, Crackleware
Generic synonyms: Porcelain

3. Noun. A government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the Communists led by Mao Zedong.
Exact synonyms: Nationalist China, Republic Of China, Taiwan
Terms within: Capital Of Taiwan, Taipeh, Taipei, Taichung
Generic synonyms: Island
Group relationships: South China Sea
Member holonyms: Chinese, Taiwanese

4. Noun. Dishware made of high quality porcelain.
Exact synonyms: Chinaware
Generic synonyms: Crockery, Dishware
Specialized synonyms: Willow-pattern, Willowware

Definition of China

1. n. A country in Eastern Asia.

Definition of China

1. Proper noun. A country in East Asia, officially named the People's Republic of China (???????). ¹

2. Proper noun. A region in East Asia comprising the areas governed by the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan). ¹

3. Proper noun. The civilization of the Chinese people. ¹

4. Noun. The root of a climbing plant, ''Smilax china'' L., once believed to have important medicinal properties. ¹

5. Noun. Ceramic or porcelain ¹

6. Noun. Tableware made from china. ¹

7. Noun. (countable music) A cymbal, flattened at the perimeter, about 16 to 20 inches (40 to 50 centimetres) across, that is ridden or crashed to produce a distinctive "trashy" sound. ¹

8. Noun. A glazed china marble in children's games. ¹

9. Noun. (CRS countable) Mate (i.e., friend). ¹

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Definition of China

1. fine porcelain ware [n -S]

Medical Definition of China

1. A republic in east and central asia, known also as the people's republic of china. It is an ancient country, with a civilization existing as early as 3000 b.c. Until 1912 it was known as the chinese empire. It was one of the four great powers in world war II. By 1950 the communist regime had gained control. China became a member of the united nations in 1971. The name may be derived from the qin or ts'in dynasty (221-206 b.c.) or the sanskrit name cina or the central province of shaanxi or shensi (its capitalis shian). (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of China

chin cap
chin chin
chin guard
chin guards
chin jerk
chin muscle
chin music
chin reflex
chin rest
chin roll
chin rolls
chin strap
chin up
chin wag
china (current term)
china cabinet
china cap
china clay
china closet
china marker
china pink
china stone
china white
chinaberry tree

Literary usage of China

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1918)
"torial integrity of china and they declare, furthermore, that they always adhere to the principle of the so-called "Open Door" or equal opportunity for ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"See china; RICCI, MATTEO. Chinooks, an aboriginal tribe of the extreme northwest of the United States, which might be adduced as an instance of the baneful ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1900)
"Price Id. china—Chifu. Trade of Chefoo for the year 1899. ... Gordon Gordon's Campaign in china, by Himself. With an Introduction and Short Account of the ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1892)
"MY dearly loved friend, Charles Lamb, wrote, in his " Essays of Elia," "I have an almost feminine partiality for old china. When I go to see any great house ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"china, cult, in Japan. SZ 1:10. BM 4666. PM 10:7. Gn. 34, p. 79; 54, p. ... Cent, and SE china. ALFRED REHDER. PAVETTA (Malabar name of P. indica). ..."

6. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1920)
"It is too commonly assumed by both Chinese, Japanese, and European historians, that the Han dynasty, under which we find china at the beginning of this ..."

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