Definition of Manchu

1. Noun. A member of the Manchu speaking people of Mongolian race of Manchuria; related to the Tungus; conquered China in the 17th century.

Generic synonyms: Tungusic

2. Noun. The last imperial dynasty of China (from 1644 to 1912) which was overthrown by revolutionaries; during the Qing dynasty China was ruled by the Manchu.
Exact synonyms: Ch'ing, Ch'ing Dynasty, Manchu Dynasty, Qing, Qing Dynasty
Generic synonyms: Dynasty

3. Noun. The Tungusic language spoken by the Manchu.
Generic synonyms: Tungusic, Tungusic Language

Definition of Manchu

1. a. Of or pertaining to Manchuria or its inhabitants.

Definition of Manchu

1. Noun. A person belonging to or descended from the indigenous people of Manchuria ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) a person belonging to the Qing Dynasty (Manchu Dynasty) of China ¹

3. Proper noun. The indigenous language of the Manchu people, spoken in Manchuria. ¹

4. Proper noun. (obsolete) The Qing Dynasty (Manchu Dynasty) ¹

5. Adjective. Manchurian, referring to the Manchu(rian) people ¹

6. Adjective. Manchurian, referring to the Manchu language ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manchu

Manannan mac Lir
Manchester terrier
Manchu dynasty
Manchurian candidate
Manchurian candidates
Manchurian fever
Manchurian haemorrhagic fever
Manchurian typhus
Mancona bark

Literary usage of Manchu

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

1. The Chinese Government: A Manual of Chinese Titles, Categorically Arranged by William Frederick Mayers (1886)
"The army specially appertaining to the manchu dynasty is known as the Eight Banners, from the organization introduced by the early sovereigns of the ..."

2. The New Larned History for Ready Reference, Reading and Research: The Actual by Josephus Nelson Larned, Augustus Hunt Shearer (1922)
"These vigorous manchu emperors, then, had not only ruled China proper well and with ... The manchu race began to suffer from too many years of success, ..."

3. Things Chinese: Or, Notes Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1904)
"There are six or eight vowels, eighteen consonants, and ten marks used in rendering Chinese syllables into manchu. Modern manchu is like Chinese, ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"A manchu Emperor's Funeral From Oriental Affairs, Shanghai English-Language Monthly HM. KUANG Hsu, last but one of the manchu Emper- • ors, ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1902)
"The policy of maintaining the special privileges of the manchu colonies in the ... The new order abolished the special manchu tribunals, making CHRISTIAN ..."

6. The Chinese Repository edited by Elijah Coleman Bridgman, Samuel Wells Willaims (1849)
"The manchu language has had a singular history. Whether the ancestors of the present manchu race, who in the days of the Sung dynasty, from B. c. ..."

7. Through Siberia by Henry Lansdell (1882)
"manchu dress.— Music.—Conveyances.—Articles of commerce. ... and manchu, because I thought it better to reserve a separate chapter for these extra-Siberian ..."

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