Definitions

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

  • n. A member of a people native to Manchuria who ruled China during the Qing dynasty.
  • n. The Tungusic language of the Manchu.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Manchu or their language or culture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person belonging to or descended from the indigenous people of Manchuria.
  • n. A person belonging to the Qing Dynasty (Manchu Dynasty) of China.
  • proper n. The indigenous language of the Manchu people, spoken in Manchuria.
  • proper n. The Qing Dynasty (Manchu Dynasty).
  • adj. Manchurian, referring to the Manchu(rian) people.
  • adj. Manchurian, referring to the Manchu language.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Manchuria or its inhabitants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a race, belonging to the Tungusic branch of the Ural-Altaic family, from which Manchuria takes its name, and which conquered China in the seventeenth century.
  • n. The native language of Manchuria.
  • Of or pertaining to the Manchus, their country (Manchuria), or their language.
  • n. An East Indian cargo-boat, ordinarily with a single mast and a square sail, much used on the Malabar coast.

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

  • n. 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
  • n. a member of the Manchu speaking people of Mongolian race of Manchuria; related to the Tungus; conquered China in the 17th century
  • n. the Tungusic language spoken by the Manchu

Etymologies

Manchu manju.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • After elaborate preparations which extended over more than two years, at the beginning of which (1616) the term Manchu (etymology unknown) was definitively adopted as a national title, Nurhachu, in 1618, drew up a list of grievances against the Chinese, under which he declared that his people had been and were still suffering, and solemnly committed it to the flames, -- a recognised method of communication with the spirits of heaven and earth.

    China and the Manchus

  • The Terror of Fu Manchu is the title of a forthcoming authorized Fu Manchu novel expected to relaunch the series by William Patrick Maynard.

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  • Fu-Manchu is in a bit of trouble with them himself, it seems.

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  • Fu-Manchu is back, and he has added to his collection of marauding monkey-like miscreants, and obtained a baboon killer.

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  • If he had done so he might have established a beachhead in Manchu territory and cut off Qing supply lines. 26 Indeed, he probably could have counted on popular support in the region, since the Manchus had made enemies during their ruthless sacking of Yangzhou.

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  • The name Manchu, in fact, according to some scholars, derives from Manjushri.

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  • The pre-Manchus were a rag-tag ensemble of unified border tribes, Nikans and pre-Koreans who became united under the imagined community called Manchu by Nurhaci.

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  • The name Manchu perhaps contributed to this belief.] [Footnote 52: It is described as a Svayambhû or spontaneous manifestation of the Âdi-Buddha.] [Footnote 53: Sanskrit, Maitreya; Pali, Metteyya; Chinese, Mi-li;

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  • To the first, namely the Manchu-Korean, which predominates in north

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  • The northern foreigners, called Manchu, swept over the Great Wall and chased the remnant court southward.

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