Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Formerly Can·ton (kănˈtŏnˌ, kănˌtŏnˈ)Guangzhou A city of southern China on a delta near the South China Sea. The capital of Guangdong province, it became a treaty port open to foreign trade after the Opium War (1839-1842). Population: 4,150,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A city in the south-east of China, the third largest city, in the province of Guangdong

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • GUANGZHOU: A lawmaker of southern China's Guangdong province has been pressing the provincial authorities to disclose government budget, months after Guangzhou, the provincial

    WN.com - Articles related to Parents get power to turn off web games

  • GUANGZHOU: The chairman of DDS, a failed courier firm in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, has been detained after hundreds of former clients and employees blocked traffic in a number protest outside the Legislative Council on Friday against the building of the Guangzhou -

    WN.com - Articles related to Panasonic staff continues protest

  • GUANGZHOU, China: South Korea strolled into the final of the Sudirman Cup world team championships Saturday, beating Indonesia 3-1 in a surprisingly one-sided semi-final in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.

    Channel NewsAsia Front Page News

  • GUANGZHOU -- The mega city of Guangzhou, plagued by chronic traffic congestion, is solving the problem with an extensive underground rail system. read more read more

    Chinalyst - China blogs in English

  • Lincoln, a 23-year-old international business student in Guangzhou, had just been reading some news about Liu in the foreign press when I asked him.

    Michael Standaert: Liu Xiaobo: Prisoner of Consciousness?

  • But I was intrigued by the premise of the first Canton Music Festival, which is being held in Guangzhou, China, from November 5th-17th, as a prelude and accompaniment to the 2010 Asian Games (XVI Asiad).

    Canton Festival: musical nationalism

  • The protest mirrored another in Guangzhou in southern China this July, when 1,000 people turned out to challenge a local politician's proposal to force a local television network to stop broadcasting in Cantonese and switch instead to Mandarin, the country's official language.

    Rebecca Novick: Tibetan Students Reveal China's Identity Crisis

  • Unsure of reasons for the action, market traders cited as a possibility the looming Nov. 12 start in Guangzhou of the 45-nation Asian Games.

    Shenzhen Zinc Producer Halts Operations

  • Mr. Chan said that it cost about $100 million a mile to build a subway line in Guangzhou, China including land acquisition costs for ventilation shafts and station entrances.

    NASA Faces Tough Choices & Needs an Administrator Now - NASA Watch

  • U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo, far right, tries to stop the ball during a match between the U.S. and Germany at the Four Nations women's soccer tournament at Guangdong Olympic Stadium in Guangzhou, China, Friday.

    Top-ranked Germany draws No. 2 USA 0-0

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.