from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A walled enclosure of central Beijing, China, containing the palaces of 24 emperors in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Formerly closed to the public (hence its name), it is now a vast museum and a major tourist attraction.
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- proper n. the palace of the Qing Dynasty, which is preserved as a museum in Beijing, China
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- n. a walled section of Beijing that encloses the palace that was formerly the residence of the emperor of China
- n. the sacred city of Lamaism; known as the Forbidden City for its former inaccessibility and hostility to strangers
We would take our bikes to the Forbidden City or the old theater district to browsethrough shops or markets.
Tung was a legendary eunuch at the Imperial Court in the Forbidden City of Peking whose lust for gold was so immense that all China could not satisfy it; he was hated so much that the next emperor heaped his ill-gotten gains on him until the weight of the gold crushed him to death.