Definitions

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

  • A Chinese dynasty (traditionally dated 1122–221 BC) characterized by great intellectual achievements, including the rise of Confucianism and Taoism and the writing of the oldest known Chinese literature.

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  • proper noun A former dynasty in China, reigning from the end of the Shang to the beginning of the Qin
  • proper noun A former kingdom or empire in China, occupying the lands around the Yellow River
  • proper noun The era of Chinese history during which the dynasty reigned, including the Spring and Autumn and the Warring States periods

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

  • noun the imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism

Etymologies

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

[Mandarin Zhōu, from Middle Chinese tʂiw.]

Examples

  • For the time being Zhou is content to abide by these regulations and continue manufacturing in China.

    A Wolf in Chic Clothing

  • Doctors at Elmhurst Hospital in Elmhurst, Queens were seeking to determine if Xiao Q. Cai, 53, was fit to appear in court on a murder charge after she apparently attempted to commit suicide late Tuesday, moments after she is accused of throwing Jerry Zhou from the terrace of a Flushing apartment she shared with the boy's parents, officials said.

    Boy-Throw Case Delay

  • After a morning spent poking bitter melons and learning the Chinese for "wilted," pupil Yuling Wu takes a break to sip tea in Zhou's tiny courtyard.

    West meets East at the wok, table

  • Three branches from Yunnan leading to Yongzhou through Guizhou (northern, southern, and middle), were all detailed in Zhou Qufei's Lingwai Daida of the thirteenth century. 124 The northern route started from Dali through Shanshan (Kunming), ran through Luodian State (Anshun, Guizhou), and reached the Hengshanzhai Market.

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • Perhaps my favorite image of Zhou is from footage of Richard Nixon’s visit to China in 1972.

    Vitro Nasu » 2008 » January

  • Perhaps my favorite image of Zhou is from footage of Richard Nixon’s visit to China in 1972.

    Nixon in China + Zhou En Lai

  • According to Min Zhou, professor of sociology and Asian-American studies at UCLA, it isn’t "hard to teach a community to do more."

    The Battle Over English Proficiency | Impact Lab

  • In a book, Mao's doctor Li Zhisui called Zhou "obsequious [to Mao], sometimes embarrassingly so."

    Secrets Of The Past

  • Years later Deng was to call Zhou “my elder brother,” and Zhou, as a good older brother, would shield Deng from the worst excesses of the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s.

    The Commanding Heights

  • Years later Deng was to call Zhou “my elder brother,” and Zhou, as a good older brother, would shield Deng from the worst excesses of the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s.

    THE COMMANDING HEIGHTS

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