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

  • n. The active, male cosmic principle in Chinese dualistic philosophy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The essential male principle in eastern religion or philosophy.
  • n. The monetary unit of Korea from 1892 to 1902, divided 100 pun.
  • v. To make the cry of the wild goose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The cry of the wild goose; a honk.
  • n. one of the two fundamental principles. See yin and yang.
  • intransitive v. To make the cry of the wild goose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cry as the wild goose; honk.
  • n. The cry of the wild goose; a honk.

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

  • n. the bright positive masculine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology

Etymologies

Chinese (Mandarin) yáng, sun, light, male element.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Chinese ("sun, bright, living, male"). (Wiktionary)
From Korean (yang, “yang, tael”, ). (Wiktionary)
Imitative. (Wiktionary)

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