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

  • A city of extreme southeast South Korea on Korea Strait southeast of Seoul. It developed into a major port during the Japanese occupation of Korea (1910-1945). Population: 3,520,000.

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  • proper n. Alternative name of Busan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as pisan.

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

  • n. a city in southeastern South Korea on the Korean Strait; the chief port and second largest city


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  • The German Red Cross has a large hospital, the Swedish Red Cross has a hospital, the Italian Red Cross is there, and up to a short time ago in Pusan alone there were seven modern hospitals, built since the war and there were none before.


  • In four days he had captured Seoul, and soon he pushed the South Korean and American armies into a small perimeter around the southern city of Pusan -- in other words, almost into the sea.

    Nuclear Leak In North Korea

  • It was my misfortune to attend a ceremony in Pusan.


  • American armies into a small perimeter around the southern city of Pusan -- in other words, almost into the sea. News

  • But the most poignant perspective missing for Americans watching this spectacular televised concert, scenic description and didactic lecture on North Korea, is that during what was a Korea civil war that began in 1950, the United States leveled from the air, if not already torn up by ground artillery from both sides, every town in Korea, both North and South with the exception of Pusan, which is located at the extreme southern end of the peninsula - the only area that the North Koreans had not taken in the first weeks of its invasion of the south.

    NY Phil Plays in a Korea Once Destroyed by U.S. Invasion, Flattened by U.S. Bombers

  • Hopefully international film festivals such as Pusan will change that in the future, Kim told a news conference on Friday, appearing with her fellow jurors. rss feed

  • He got to Pusan after a night of napping on the sleet-driven deck of the steamer, then found berth on another coastal vessel headed along the southern coast of Korea.


  • Meantime, London witnessed the midnight movement of troops from Moji across the Korean Strait and, judging war would be declared at any moment, managed on February 8, to secure passage on a coal steamer to Pusan on the tip of the Korean peninsula.


  • Undaunted, London found another steamer bound for Pusan, learned it was already at sea, and bought passage of a steam launch to intercept her.


  • But overconfident American units deployed from Japan were driven back, and United Nations forces were soon bottled up in a perimeter behind the Naktong River, defending the key port of Pusan.

    Between War and Peace


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