Definition of Hong kong

1. Noun. Formerly a Crown Colony on the coast of southern China in Guangdong province; leased by China to Britain in 1842 and returned in 1997; one of the world's leading commercial centers.

Definition of Hong kong

1. Proper noun. A coastal administrative region in south-east China, formerly a British colony, currently a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. ¹

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Medical Definition of Hong kong

1. The former british crown colony located off the southeast coast of china, comprised of hong kong island, kowloon peninsula, and new territories. The three sites were ceded to the british by the chinese respectively in 1841, 1860, and 1898. Hong kong reverted to china in july 1997. The name represents the cantonese pronunciation of the chinese xianggang, fragrant port, from xiang, perfume and gang, port or harbor, with reference to its currents sweetened by fresh water from a river west of it. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hong Kong

honeysuckle family
hong bao
hong kong (current term)
honk off

Literary usage of Hong kong

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

1. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1869)
"States and the General Post Office at hong kong. ARTICLE I. The post offices of New York and San Francisco shall Offices of ex- be the United States offices ..."

2. Around the world in eighty days by Jules Verne (1874)
"SHOWING WHAT HAPPENED ON THE VOYAGE FROM SINGAPORE TO hong kong. THE detective and Passepartout met often on deck after this interview, though Fix was ..."

3. From the Household to the Factory: Sex Discrimination in the Guatemalan by Judith Sunderland (2002)
"In Asian cities—hong kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo—where a vibrant Falungong presence might have helped sustain the movement, China went on the diplomatic ..."

4. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"In the Business Section, Hong- Kong, 249. View from Victoria Peak, 249. ... Huge Sails like the Wings of Bats, 230 The Harbor of Hong-Kong, 231. ..."

5. Migration and the Labour Market in Asia: Recent Trends and Policies by Nihon Rōdō Kyōkai (2003)
"Although in 2000 there were signs for economy to pick up, the global slow down since the second half of 2001 quickly plunged hong kong back into a deep ..."

6. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1915)
"Hong-Kong is situated toward the southwestern extremity of this fringe. Hong-Kong is an island of approximately 30 sq. miles, on the north shore of which is ..."

7. U. S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's edited by Christopher Cox (1999)
"The more relaxed controls on the export of militarily-sensitive technology to hong kong have been allowed to remain in place even though hong kong was ..."

8. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1863)
"The following communications were read :— I. " On the Effect of Temperature on the Secretion of Urea, as observed on a Voyage to China, and at hong kong. ..."

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