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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.

  2. Koreanoun

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

  3. 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. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter:

    We need to make sure that the North Koreans always understand that any provocation with them will be dealt with and that they stand no chance of defeating us and our allies in South Korea, it's probably the single place on the world -- in the world -- where war could erupt at the snap of our fingers.

  2. Masahiro Ayukai:

    Although the U.S. and China have struck a truce on trade, the reality is that there was a tariff hike in June, japan and South Korea have spats while the world's economy is slowing down. Investors are looking to what kind of guidance companies will provide under such circumstances.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

    North Korea has previously confirmed to us its willingness to denuclearize and we are eager to see if those words prove sincere.

  4. Lisa Pak:

    We're constantly trying to reach out, it's like your constantly calling [North Korea] on the phone and they're just not picking up.

  5. Taro Kono:

    This is an important framework for the United States, Japan and South Korea and ... should be maintained.

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