Yellow River

Definitions

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

  • A river of northern China rising in the Kunlun Mountains and flowing about 5,400 km (3,350 mi) generally eastward to the Bohai Sea. It is named for the vast quantities of yellow silt it carries to its delta. The river is sometimes called “China's Sorrow” because of the devastating floods that once occurred regularly in its lower course. Yellow River is the translation of Huang He, its Chinese name.

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  • proper noun A river in northern China, the Huang He.

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  • noun a major river of Asia in northern China; flows generally eastward into the Yellow Sea; carries large quantities of yellow silt to its delta

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Examples

  • Clusters of heavy industry have spread up from Shanxi, Ningxia, and Gansu, clogging the U-bend of the Yellow River, which is here so contaminated the water is consistently ranked as unhealthy even to touch.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • Clusters of heavy industry have spread up from Shanxi, Ningxia, and Gansu, clogging the U-bend of the Yellow River, which is here so contaminated the water is consistently ranked as unhealthy even to touch.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • Clusters of heavy industry have spread up from Shanxi, Ningxia, and Gansu, clogging the U-bend of the Yellow River, which is here so contaminated the water is consistently ranked as unhealthy even to touch.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • Also the Yellow River, which is just east of Atlanta seeing some flooding and even some reports of mudslides both the 75 and 85 interchanges near 285, huge, huge lockups regardless of weather on any given day of the week.

    CNN Transcript Sep 21, 2009

  • Ching were the chief and to the west of the Yellow River was the state of Ts'in, which was destined eventually to gain the mastery over the contending principalities.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 01

  • The Friars 'crop, a mix of Chinese cultivars known as Yellow River and Lulu, is a fine example: the stalks can be used in the textile and construction industries - "they even use it, instead of steel, to reinforce concrete" - while the seeds can be eaten

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • The Friars 'crop, a mix of Chinese cultivars known as Yellow River and Lulu, is a fine example: the stalks can be used in the textile and construction industries - "they even use it, instead of steel, to reinforce concrete" - while the seeds can be eaten.

    The Sydney Morning Herald News Headlines

  • Sometimes called the Yellow River civilization, the Shang dynasty benefited from bronze that Mesopotamia had introduced to China around 2000 B.C.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Sometimes called the Yellow River civilization, the Shang dynasty benefited from bronze that Mesopotamia had introduced to China around 2000 B.C.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • The latter consulted his observations and calculations and discovered that on the day and hour when the shuttle had been given to the traveller he had observed a wandering star enter and leave the villages of the Spinning Girl and the Cow-herd, which proved beyond doubt that the Yellow River is the prolongation of the Milky Way, while the points of light which we call stars, are the inhabitants of Heaven pursuing callings similar to our own.

    The Chinese Boy and Girl

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