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. House Speaker Paul Ryan:

    We have moved one step closer to a new round of North Korea sanctions.

  2. Kim Jong:

    I would like to conclude that President Trump's statement on the NK-US summit is a decision that is not in line with the wishes of( those) who hope for the peace and stability of the North Korea peninsula as well as the world, now that North Korea has clearly demonstrated that North Korea can be cooperative and come to the table, this United States cancellation makes North Korea's argument that North Korea is acting in good faith more plausible.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

    The establishment of peaceful relations between the countries, increased security assurances to North Korea and its people, and finally, denuclearization, each of those needs to be conducted in parallel … and we need to work on those efforts simultaneously.

  4. Coverage Trump:

    You have Pakistan and you have North Korea. And you have China. And you have Russia. And you have India. And you have the United States and many other countries have nukes, you already have a nuclear arms race.

  5. Kunihiko Miyake:

    China is not ready, Korea is not ready, but the Americans want Japan and (South) Korea to get together.

Images & Illustrations of Korea

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