Definitions

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

  • A peninsula and former country of eastern Asia between the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan. Site of an ancient civilization dating to the 12th century B.C., the peninsula was united as a kingdom in the 7th century A.D. and despite a Mongol invasion (13th century) remained unified until the Japanese occupation of 1910 to 1945. After World War II the Soviet- and U.S.-occupied territories formed separate republics, and a North Korean invasion of the south led to the Korean War (1950-1953). The peninsula is now divided between North Korea and South Korea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An ancient country in East Asia. Since World War II, Korea has been divided into two sovereign states, commonly called South Korea and North Korea in the US, or Korea and North Korea in the UK.
  • proper n. An informal name for the Republic of Korea (South Korea) or the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. An Asian peninsula off Manchuria.

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

  • n. an Asian peninsula (off Manchuria) separating the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan; the Korean name is Dae-Han-Min-Gook or Han-Gook

Etymologies

From Korean 고려 (Goryeo). (Wiktionary)

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