Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete form of hang.
- n. A Chinese warehouse, consisting of a succession of rooms or store-houses.
- n. Formerly, as used by the Chinese, one of the foreign factories maintained at Canton in the early days of trade with China; now, any foreign mercantile establishment in China, Japan, etc.
- n. A foreign trading company in China (行,洋行)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A mercantile establishment or factory for foreign trade in China, as formerly at Canton; a succession of offices connected by a common passage and used for business or storage.
- v. obsolete To hang.
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“Red envelopes filled with money, called hong bao in Mandarin and lai see in Cantonese, are traditionally given as gifts from married to unmarried people, particularly to children.”
“In Korea they're called hong hab hohng hop, "red shellfish", the same type that are around Newfoundland, and they were really cheap and easy to get when I first got here but I haven't seen them in quite a few months.”
“This dish (or family of dishes?) can be called hong shao in Chinese, which directly translates to “red cook” (red referring to the color of soy sauce).”
“Dutch invaders of Taiwan were called hong mao guizi, hong mao meaning ` red-haired. ”
“The word "hong" in Chinese means both red and popular, so the song could be understood as either "Red Around the World" or "Popular Around the World.”
“We were encircled in this so-called "hong" by loveliness unlike any that we could have ever expected to see.”
“Turning out of our beds the next morning we found the boat moored to the bank of the canal, opposite a long, rambling, one-storied building, which proved to be the "hong" of the tea-merchant to whom the neighboring plantations belonged.”
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