What does Korea mean?

Definitions for Korea
kəˈri əKorea

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Korea, Korean Peninsula, Dae-Han-Min-Gook, Han-Gook(noun)

    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. Korea(ProperNoun)

    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. Korea(ProperNoun)

    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

How to pronounce Korea?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Korea in sign language?

  1. korea

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. Kim You-geun:

    This government has decided to suspend our notice of Aug. 23 on the Korea-Japan intelligence agreement on the condition the agreement can be terminated at any time, japan has expressed its understanding.

  2. South Korean President Moon Jae-in:

    It is more important than anything to keep up the momentum for dialogue between North Korea and the United States.

  3. Donald Trump:

    We have tremendous trade deficits with everybody, but the big one is with China. ... And I told them, 'You want to make a great deal?' Solve the problem in North Korea. That's worth having deficits. And that's worth having not as good a trade deal as I would normally be able to make.

  4. South Korean President Moon:

    Japan and South Korea are historically and culturally the closest neighbors, we're not in a relationship that can set the two apart even when there's some discomfort for a while.

  5. Justin Trudeau:

    The issues of North Korea's governance and judicial system are well known. We are very concerned about someone being sentenced to life in North Korea.

Images & Illustrations of Korea

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