Definitions

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

  • The longest river of China and of Asia, flowing about 6,300 km (3,900 mi) from Tibet to the East China Sea. The river has been an important trade and transportation route since ancient times.

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  • proper noun The longest river in China that flows to the East China Sea north of Shanghai.

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  • noun the longest river of Asia; flows eastward from Tibet into the East China Sea near Shanghai

Etymologies

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From Mandarin 揚子江 / 扬子江 (Yángzǐ Jiāng), older Chinese name of the river.

Examples

  • Wednesday, searches for the term "Yangtze River" also come up blank, as did searches for a number of other Chinese rivers.

    China Censors Internet Rumors on Jiang's Health

  • I agree Stinky, but the Yangtze is the Yellow River.

    DOCUMENTARY ROUNDUP

  • Sanctuary Cruises Accommodations on the Yangzi Explorer -- which explores the river Westerners call the Yangtze -- vary from deluxe cabins that are merely spacious (31 square meters) to master suites that could hold three deluxe cabins with room to spare (110 square meters).

    Current Events

  • The Yangtze is the longest river in Asia and the third longest in the world, running 6,211 kilometers (3,860 miles) from Qinghai Province in the Tibetan Plateau to the East China Sea near Shanghai.

    Three Gorges Dam, China

  • Our findings: Up the Yangtze is the only one that passes the Bechdel test.

    a very borgesian date night

  • Our findings: Up the Yangtze is the only one that passes the Bechdel test.

    Yatima » 2008 » September

  • Given the environmental havoc wreaked by the Three Gorges Dam (the World Wildlife Fund calls the Yangtze the world's "river most at risk" due to excessive damming), the stump is a potent -- though unintended -- reminder of the costs of China's rise.

    THE RIVER TELLS ITS STORY

  • Given the environmental havoc wreaked by the Three Gorges Dam (the World Wildlife Fund calls the Yangtze the world's "river most at risk" due to excessive damming), the stump is a potent -- though unintended -- reminder of the costs of China's rise.

    The River Tells Its Story

  • But to learn more about China and Peace Corps, I ran out and bought Peter Hessler's book, River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze, which is all about his two years teaching university-level English with the PC.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • But to learn more about China and Peace Corps, I ran out and bought Peter Hessler's book, River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze, which is all about his two years teaching university-level English with the PC.

    interesting turn of events

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