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

  • A city of east-central China east-northeast of Xi'an. A cultural and industrial center, it was the capital of several ancient dynasties, including the Han and Tang. Population: 1,040,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A prefecture-level city Henan province, in central China.

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

  • n. a city in east central China; the capital of ancient China during several dynasties


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • A child squats beside a hole containing vehicles and horse bones from the Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 BC-221 BC), which was dug out and made open to the public, in Luoyang, central China’s Henan province, August 17, 2006

    Vehicles and Horse Bones from Ancient China | Impact Lab

  • Wang Song/Xinhua/ Two candidates reviewed crash-course materials before taking the test in Luoyang, Henan province.

    Testing for Public Service

  • Prices in cities further inland like Nanchang, Urumqi, Changsha and Luoyang recorded on-year price gains of above 8% in June.

    June Property Survey Shows Fewer Cities' Prices Rising

  • China Daily/Reuters BUSTED: A soldier checked confiscated fake military vehicle plates in Luoyang, Henan Province, China, on Thursday.

    Photos of the Day: Jan. 13

  • While the overall outlook is positive, there could be some near-term headwinds as demand from the mass-transit sector and highway-related projects take a hit due to tighter credit market conditions, said Chen Hongzhou , vice director at Chinalco Luoyang Copper Co, a unit of Aluminum Corp. of China Ltd. or Chinalco.

    Chinese Copper Imports to Remain High Despite Global Slowdown

  • Andrei Chang , the Hong Kong-based editor of Kanwa Defense, an online publication about military affairs, said China had also built a scale model of the F-117 at an aviation research institute in the city of Luoyang in Henan province.

    Stealth-Espionage Claims Disputed in China

  • Mei's family friend "Uncle" Chen hires her to find a Han dynasty jade of great value: he believes the piece was looted from the Luoyang Museum during the Cultural Revolution -- when the Red Guards swarmed the streets, destroying so many traces of the past -- and that it's currently for sale on the black market.

    The Eye of Jade: Summary and book reviews of The Eye of Jade by Diane Wei Liang.

  • Tai chi, kung fu, and Chan Buddhism better known outside China as Zen are said to have originated here.6 It was the birthplace of Lao-tzu and other influential philosophers and was a center of political power in ancient times, boasting three former national capitals: Luoyang, Anyang, and Kaifeng.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • When Wen Qi heard about the founding of Eastern Han, he sent his envoy to Luoyang by way of Jiaozhi. 116

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • Plans include a high-speed rail link between the provincial capital, Zhengzhou, and the tourist city of Luoyang.

    Going Back To the Farm

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


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