What does Korea mean?

Definitions for Korea
kəˈri əKo·re·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Korea, Korean Peninsula, Dae-Han-Min-Gook, Han-Gooknoun

    an Asian peninsula (off Manchuria) separating the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan; the Korean name is Dae-Han-Min-Gook or Han-Gook

Wiktionary

  1. Koreanoun

    An ancient country in East Asia. Since World War II, Korea has been divided into two sovereign states, commonly called South Korea and North Korea in the US, or Korea and North Korea in the UK.

    Etymology: From 고려.

  2. Koreanoun

    An informal name for the Republic of Korea (South Korea) or the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea).

    Etymology: From 고려.

Freebase

  1. Korea

    Korea is an East Asian territory that is divided into two separate sovereign states, North Korea and South Korea. Located on the Korean Peninsula, Korea is bordered by China to the northwest and Russia to the northeast. It is separated from Japan to the east by the Korea Strait and the Sea of Japan, and it is separated from Taiwan to the south by the East China Sea. The adoption of the Chinese writing system in 2nd century BC and Buddhism in 4th century AD had profound effects on the Three Kingdoms of Korea, which was first united during the Silla Dynasty under the king Munmu of Silla. The united Silla dynasty fell to Goryeo Dynasty in 935 at the end of Later Three Kingdoms of Korea era. Goryeo was a highly cultured state and created the Jikji in the 14th century. The Mongol invasions in the 13th century, however, greatly weakened the nation, which was forced to become a tributary state. After the Mongol Empire's collapse, severe political strife followed and Goryeo was replaced by the Joseon Dynasty in 1388. The first 200 years of Joseon were marked by relative peace and saw the creation of the Korean alphabet Hangul by King Sejong the Great in the 14th century and the rise in influence of Confucianism in the country. During the later part of the dynasty, however, Korea's isolationist policy earned it the Western nickname the "Hermit kingdom". By the late 19th century, the country became the object of the colonial designs of Japan. In 1910, Korea was annexed by Japan and remained a colony until the end of World War II in August 1945.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Korea

    Former kingdom, located on Korea Peninsula between Sea of Japan and Yellow Sea on east coast of Asia. In 1948, the kingdom ceased and two independent countries were formed, divided by the 38th parallel.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. korea

    Is an extensive peninsular country in Northeastern Asia, whose limits are not accurately known. It is bounded east by the Sea of Japan, south by the Strait of Corea, and west by the Whang-hai, or Yellow Sea. Corea was first subjected by the Tartars, but in about 1120 B.C. the Chinese appear to have gained possession of the country The Japanese conquered and held it between the years 1692 and 1698, when it again fell under the sway of China, and still pays a small annual tribute to the emperor.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Korea' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4571

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Korea in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Korea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Korea in a Sentence

  1. Tong Zhao:

    Being called a weak leader (by a US president), I think, this is the first time I remember hearing it. It could potentially provoke North Korea ... Being called weak will only encourage them to appear more strong.

  2. South Korean President Moon Jae-in:

    The recent series of testimonies about violence and sexual assault in the sports industry represent our shame that has been hidden beneath the glorious appearance of South Korea as a sports powerhouse.

  3. Fred Warmbier:

    Nothing Otto may or may not have done in North Korea rises to this level of punishment.

  4. Joseph Yun:

    If North Korea does something they want us to know, they would say North Korea. They haven't said anything, we don't know enough to say one way or the other. My own guess is it's too early to think that this is a response to happen in Hanoi.

  5. Gordon Chang:

    They do this because administrations in the past have let them—this is not a story about North Korea or China—this is a story about the failure of American policy makers to protect the American people, we are the most powerful nation in history and are constantly outwitted by one that is the most destitute on the earth.

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