American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A game of Chinese origin usually played by four persons with tiles resembling dominoes and bearing various designs, which are drawn and discarded until one player wins with a hand of four combinations of three tiles each and a pair of matching tiles.
- n. A game (originally Chinese) for four players, using a collection of tiles divided into five or six suits.
- n. A solitaire game using the same tiles.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A Chinese game played by 4 people with 144 tiles.
- n. Chinese game played by 4 people with 144 tiles
- From Cantonese 麻將 / 麻将 (Jyutping: maa4 zoeng3, Yale: ma4 jeung3), standard Mandarin: 麻將 / 麻将 (májiàng). (Wiktionary)
- Chinese (Mandarin) má jiàng : má, spotted + jiàng, main piece in Chinese chess. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Saki herself is returning to form and playing a kind of mahjong that seems to surpass even Koromo's control over the other players.”
“Saki launched some kind of mahjong craze among the anime-watching population, as well.”
“More and more minigames have been added in the meantime, each with their own in-game bonus: there's a whole host of casino games, bowling lanes and batting cages, traditional Japanese pursuits such as mahjong, shogi, & karaoke, and finally a Hostess Club where protagonist Kiryu can either patronize the club and 'date' the various hostesses or help manage the place to discover new talent.”
“At the Baoshan depot, clothes dried on makeshift lines as drivers snapped mahjong tiles in the cheap motel rooms that surrounded it and one driver's son shouted from behind a plastic mask of a Chinese folk hero.”
“Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett have a plasma in their Airstream trailer; they're on their way to Yuma, Ariz., for a mahjong tournament.”
“My mother was in a bowling league, played mahjong, waited for my father to come home from work, got her hair done every Friday at the beauty parlor, and went for manicures.”
“Now I meet other foreigner newcomers with many different interests, including not only anime but also mahjong, the Japanese language, graphic design, and even boy bands.”
“Before she entered Rutgers University's prestigious six-year pharmacy program, Molly Wei was known as a sweet, quiet and smart girl with a love of mahjong ....”
“Before she entered Rutgers University's prestigious six-year pharmacy program, Molly Wei was known as a sweet, quiet and smart girl with a love of mahjong.”
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