from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A Chinese dynasty (960-1279). Under its rule China achieved one of its highest levels of culture and prosperity.
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- proper n. A former dynasty in China, reigning from the end of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms to the beginning of the Yuan
- proper n. A former empire in China, occupying the eastern half of modern China
- proper n. The era of Chinese history during which the dynasty reigned
- proper n. A surname.
Chinese (Mandarin) Sòng, named after Sòng prefecture by its founder Zhao Kuangyin, where he was conferred his title.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)