from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of or relating to China or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
- noun A native or inhabitant of China.
- noun A person of Chinese ancestry.
- noun The sole member of the Sinitic branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family, consisting of numerous languages and dialects such as Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, and Fujian.
- noun Any of the Sinitic varieties of speech spoken by the Chinese people.
- noun The official national language of China; Mandarin.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to China.
- noun singular and plural (plural also formerly
Chineses). A native or natives of China; specifically, a member or members of the principal indigenous race of China proper, as distinguished from other Mongoloids, such as the Manchus, the present ruling race in the Chinese empire.
- noun The language of China.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of or pertaining to China; peculiar to China.
- adjective See India paper, under
- adjective a snowy-white, waxlike substance brought from China. It is the bleached secretion of certain insects of the family
Coccidæespecially Coccus Sinensis.
- noun A native or natives of China, or one of that yellow race with oblique eyelids who live principally in China.
- noun The language of China, which is monosyllabic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- proper noun Any language spoken in
China, especially Literary Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Wu, or Min Nan.
- proper noun The class of
Sino-Tibetan dialectsincluding Mandarin, Wu, Cantonese, Min Nanand others.
- proper noun The
logographicwriting system shared by this language family.
- proper noun
Mandarin: the official language of the People's Republic of China
- noun uncountable The people of
- noun uncountable All people of Chinese descent or self-identity
- noun countable A person from
Chinaor of Chinese descent.
- noun Chinese
- adjective Of
China, its languages or people
- adjective Unexpected, as used in the phrases
Chinese whispers, Chinese burn, Chinese auction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language
- noun a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
- adjective of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures
- noun any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system
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CHINESE ACROBATS Dazzling acrobatic stunts and feats of balance, flexibility, coordination and strength are blended with information about Chinese culture, customs and history. 10: 30 a.m. Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd.,
Most Chinese food in America remains a commercial and cultural hybrid — but despite the siege by General Tso, the task of finding outstanding Chinese food in the U.S. is becoming easier and easier.
Other problems have recently emerged now that we live in more progressive times–many chinese Canadians are seeking restitution over the discriminatory “head tax” that Chinese immigrants had to pay in the early 1900s.
HU JINTAO, CHINESE PRESIDENT (through translator): Taiwan is an alienable part of Chinese territory.
YANG LIWEI, CHINESE ASTRONAUT (translated): This mission has achieved the millennium dream of the Chinese people to fly in space, and I am very proud of this accomplishment.
KANG LANGYI, CHINESE INTERNET USER (through translator): More and more Chinese people are using the Internet.
CHEN CI, CHINESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL: The U.S. government has already said "very sorry" to the Chinese people.
Some of these regimes eventually retreated back to the north, and some adapted better to Chinese sedentary lifestyles (e.g., the Northern Wei) and even contributed to future Chinese civilization.
On the Chinese affair, consult Mrs. M.E. B.S. Coolidge, _Chinese Immigration_ (1909).
THE CHINESE LANTERN: Pleasantly effective scenes in a Chinese studio.