Definition of Far east

1. Noun. A popular expression for the countries of eastern Asia (usually including China and Mongolia and Taiwan and Japan and Korea and Indochina and eastern Siberia).

Group relationships: East, Orient
Generic synonyms: Region

Definition of Far east

1. Proper noun. East Asia (Korea, Japan, China, and the Russian Far East) and Southeast Asia, taken as a whole. ¹

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Medical Definition of Far east

1. A geographic area of east and southeast asia encompassing china, hong kong, japan, korea, macao, mongolia, and taiwan. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Far East

far Western analysis
far and away
far and near
far and wide
far away
far be it
far cry
far east (current term)
far fetched
far from
far gone
far left
far off
far out
far point
far point of convergence
far point of eye
far points
far post
far right
far sight

Literary usage of Far east

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

1. Proceedings by Royal Colonial Institute (Great Britain) (1905)
"Briefly, the political condition of the whole of the far east may be summed up in two terms:—In that part of the far east which lies within the heat-belt ..."

2. The New World: Problems in Political Geography by Isaiah Bowman (1921)
"Thus, through trade, Europe was brought across the Pacific and Indian oceans to the doors of the far east. Relations were at first sporadic, as at Macao, ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1906)
"The outstanding chapters of the first volume furnish a description of some of the author's journeys in the far east. It is a matter of opinion whether the ..."

4. Europe Since 1815 by Charles Downer Hazen (1910)
"CHAPTER XXX THE far east ENGLAND, FRANCE, AND RUSSIA IN ASIA EUB.OPE has not only taken possession of Africa, but she England, has taken possession of large ..."

5. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1909)
"... THE far east (1815-1871) (1) CHINA AND HER INTERCOURSE WITH WESTERN POWERS THE period treated in this section was occupied by a conflict of the acutest ..."

6. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1905)
"THE WAR IN THE far east. THE great campaign in the far east comes as a timely reminder that all the knowledge of the art of war was not to be learnt on the ..."

7. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"... which have found most approval in modern times are the following: (1) Eden was in the far east. This view identifies the Pisón with the Indus or Ganges, ..."

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