Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A Chinese dynasty (221–206 BC) that established the first centralized imperial government in China. Much of the Great Wall of China was built during the rule of this dynasty.

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  • proper noun The first imperial dynasty of China, lasting from 221 to 207 BC.

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  • noun the Chinese dynasty (from 246 BC to 206 BC) that established the first centralized imperial government and built much of the Great Wall

Etymologies

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

[Mandarin Qín, name of an ancient Chinese state (originally the name of a fief located in what is now Gansu province, from which the state grew), Qin dynasty, from Middle Chinese tsɦin.]

Examples

  • "It says Qin Qin may have died from pulmonary edema, adding medical experts will conduct a post-mortem to determine the exact cause of death."

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  • The 17-year-old male panda, Qin Qin, appeared normal on Tuesday, playing and eating congee and fruit, but was found dead at 5am (local time) on Wednesday, the report says.

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  • While that outcome would be painful, it could work if the countries still remained in the European Union, added the commentary, whose author was identified as Qin Hong, an expert on international studies.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • While that outcome would be painful, it could work if the countries still remained in the European Union, added the commentary, whose author was identified as Qin Hong, an expert on international studies.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • While that outcome would be painful, it could work if the countries still remained in the European Union, added the commentary, whose author was identified as Qin Hong, an expert on international studies.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • When my mother was born, he gave her the name Bao Qin, which means “Precious Zither.”

    Wild Swans

  • When my mother was born, he gave her the name Bao Qin, which means “Precious Zither.”

    Wild Swans

  • An employee for the China Toy Association, who only gave her surname Qin, said the group hadn't received complaints from "toy-quality inspection departments of other countries."

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  • An employee for the China Toy Association, who only gave her surname Qin, said the group hadn't received complaints from "toy-quality inspection departments of other countries."

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

  • An employee for the China Toy Association, who only gave her surname Qin, said the group hadn't received complaints from "toy-quality inspection departments of other countries."

    Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7

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