Definitions

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

  • A Chinese dynasty (960–1279). Its rule was marked by economic prosperity, technological innovation, and a flourishing of art and culture.

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  • proper noun A former dynasty in China, reigning from the end of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms to the beginning of the Yuan
  • proper noun A former empire in China, occupying the eastern half of modern China
  • proper noun The era of Chinese history during which the dynasty reigned
  • proper noun A surname.

Etymologies

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

[Mandarin Sòng, named by its founder Zhao Kuangyin after Sòng, the medieval prefecture where the title of emperor was conferred upon him and where his army was located at the time (roughly the region around modern Shangqiu in Henan province), from Middle Chinese səwŋ`.]

Examples

  • "Holly Song," from _Hills of Song_, by Clinton Scollard.

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume I. (of X.)

  • Charles Scribner’s Sons: “Essex, ” “The Song of the Wave” and “Song: But of One Heart the Birds and I Together” from “Poems” by George Cabot Lodge.

    Acknowledgements

  • Traditionally the Song is applied in a particular way to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

    Canticle -- By Any Other Name...

  • Traditionally the Song is applied in a particular way to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • For purpose of context and comparison, the only one of the OT canticles which became part of the Jewish daily prayers is what we call the Song of the Sea iow, the First Song of Moses.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • For purpose of context and comparison, the only one of the OT canticles which became part of the Jewish daily prayers is what we call the Song of the Sea iow, the First Song of Moses.

    Canticle: "The Song of the Sea" Part I

  • On a later day he read a poem to his guest -- which he called the Song of

    Rest Harrow A Comedy of Resolution

  • Many of her verses she set to music, especially one little poemlet, which I remember to this day the tune of, which she called the Song of the Blackbird, and which was, if I remember rightly, made to consist wholly of the notes uttered by the bird.

    What I Remember

  • Nowhere else in the Song is there mention of mountains of spices. feed in ... gardens -- that is, in the churches, though He may have withdrawn for a time from the individual believer: she implies an invitation to the daughters of Jerusalem to enter His spiritual Church, and become lilies, made white by His blood.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Connie herself continued to record her songs for what she called her Song of the Month Club, the only members of which were Connie's younger brother Philip Converse and his wife Jean.

    WNYC New York Public Radio

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