What does Shanghai mean?

Definitions for Shanghai
ˈʃæŋ haɪ, ʃæŋˈhaɪshang·ha·i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Shanghaiverb

    the largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific; one of the largest ports in the world

  2. shanghai, impressverb

    take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship

    "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"

Wiktionary

  1. shanghainoun

    A slingshot.

  2. shanghaiverb

    To force or trick (someone) into joining a ship which is lacking a full crew.

  3. shanghaiverb

    To abduct or coerce.

  4. shanghaiverb

    To commandeer; appropriate; hijack

    Let's see if we can shanghai a room for a couple of hours.

  5. Shanghainoun

    A port city in China.

  6. Shanghainoun

    A type of long-legged chicken believed to be of Asian origin.

  7. Etymology: From 上海, with reference to the former practice of forcibly crewing ships heading for the Orient.

Wikipedia

  1. Shanghai

    Shanghai (; Chinese: 上海, Shanghainese: Zaon6he5 [zɑ̃̀.hɛ́] (listen), Standard Mandarin pronunciation: [ʂâŋ.xàɪ] (listen)) is one of the four direct-administered municipalities of the People's Republic of China (PRC). The city is located on the southern estuary of the Yangtze River, with the Huangpu River flowing through it. The population of the city proper is the third most populous in the world, with 24.89 million inhabitants in 2021, while the urban area is the most populous in China with 39,300,000 residents. As of 2018, the Greater Shanghai metropolitan area was estimated to produce a gross metropolitan product (nominal) of nearly 9.1 trillion RMB ($1.33 trillion). Shanghai is one of the world's major centers for finance, business and economics, research, science and technology, manufacturing, transportation, tourism, and culture, and the Port of Shanghai is the world's busiest container port. Originally a fishing village and market town, Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to both domestic and foreign trade and its favorable port location. The city was one of five treaty ports forced to open to European trade after the First Opium War. The Shanghai International Settlement and the French Concession were subsequently established. The city then flourished, becoming a primary commercial and financial hub of Asia in the 1930s. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, the city was the site of the major Battle of Shanghai. After the war, with the CPC takeover of the mainland in 1949, trade was limited to other socialist countries and the city's global influence declined. By the 1990s, economic reforms introduced by Deng Xiaoping a decade earlier resulted in an intense redevelopment of the city, especially the Pudong New Area, aiding the return of finance and foreign investment. The city has since re-emerged as a hub for international trade and finance; it is the home of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, one of the largest stock exchanges in the world by market capitalization and the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone, the first free-trade zone in mainland China. Shanghai has been classified as an Alpha+ (global first-tier) city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. As of 2022, it is home to 12 companies of the Fortune Global 500 and is ranked 4th on the Global Financial Centres Index. The city is also a center for research and development and home to many highly ranked Double First-Class Universities. The Shanghai Metro, first opened in 1993, is the largest metro network in the world by route length. Shanghai has been described as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of China. Featuring several architectural styles such as Art Deco and shikumen, the city is renowned for its Lujiazui skyline, museums and historic buildings including the City God Temple, Yu Garden, the China Pavilion and buildings along the Bund, which includes Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Shanghai is also known for its sugary cuisine, distinctive local language and vibrant international flair.

ChatGPT

  1. shanghai

    1. Shanghai is a city located on the eastern coast of China, and is the country's most populous city. It serves as a global hub for finance, technology, manufacturing, and transportation due to its significant influence in commerce, culture, technology, and transport. 2. The term 'Shanghai' can also be used as a verb in English slang where it means to coerce or compel someone to do something, especially by trickery or force. The term originated in the mid-19th century when unsuspecting men were allegedly kidnapped and forced to work as crew on ships bound for distant places, including Shanghai.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shanghaiverb

    to intoxicate and ship (a person) as a sailor while in this condition

  2. Shanghainoun

    a large and tall breed of domestic fowl

Wikidata

  1. Shanghai

    Shanghai is the largest city by population in the People's Republic of China and the largest city proper by population in the world. It is one of the four province-level municipalities of the PRC, with a total population of over 23 million as of 2010. It is a global city, with influence in commerce, culture, finance, media, fashion, technology, and transport. It is a major financial center and the busiest container port in the world. Located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China, Shanghai sits at the mouth of the Yangtze River in the middle portion of the Chinese coast. The municipality borders the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the north, south and west, and is bounded to the east by the East China Sea. For centuries a major administrative, shipping, and trading town, Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to European recognition of its favorable port location and economic potential. The city was one of several opened to foreign trade following the British victory over China in the First Opium War and the subsequent 1842 Treaty of Nanking which allowed the establishment of the Shanghai International Settlement. The city then flourished as a center of commerce between east and west, and became the undisputed financial hub of the Asia Pacific in the 1930s. However, with the Communist Party takeover of the mainland in 1949, trade was reoriented to focus on socialist countries, and the city's global influence declined. In the 1990s, the economic reforms introduced by Deng Xiaoping resulted in an intense re-development of the city, aiding the return of finance and foreign investment to the city.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shanghai

    shang-hī′, n. a long-legged hen with feathered shanks, said to have been introduced from Shanghai in China: (U.S.) a tall dandy.—v.t. (naut. ) to hocus a sailor and ship him while insensible: (U.S.) to get a person by some artifice into a jurisdiction where he can lawfully be arrested.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Shanghai

    the chief commercial city and port of China, on the Wusung, an affluent of the Yangtse-kiang, 12 m. from the coast, and 160 m. SE. of Nanking; large, densely-peopled suburbs have grown round the closely-packed and walled city, which, with its narrow, unclean streets, presents a slovenly appearance; the French and English occupy the broad-streeted and well-built suburbs in the N.; the low-lying site exposes the city to great heat in the summer, and to frequent epidemics of cholera and fever; an extensive system of canals draws down a great part of the interior produce, and swells the export trade in tea, silk, cotton, rice, sugar, &c.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. shanghai

    A seaport city of China, in the province of Kiangsu, on the river Woo-sung, one of the five ports opened for European commerce. It was captured by the British, June 19, 1842, by the Taeping rebels, September, 1853; retaken by the imperialists, 1855. The rebels were defeated near here by the English and French, allies of the emperor, March 1, 1862.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shanghai in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shanghai in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Shanghai in a Sentence

  1. Ross Urwin:

    Design Shanghai aims to explore how eastern and western design philosophies can work together synergistically, other Chinese designers are proud to be involved in the creation of a platform to exhibit both established and emerging Chinese and international brands.

  2. The LSE:

    We value our mutually beneficial partnership with the Shanghai Stock Exchange which is our preferred and direct channel to access the many opportunities with China.

  3. Tony Zhou:

    David Peng, manager of Ningbo Buy Best International Trading Co. in Ningbo, south of Shanghai, said. The companys dozen or so suppliers in Hubei, near the center of the outbreak, have been ordered to prioritize government orders. Apart from shortages of workers, manufacturers say they are struggling to get enough raw materials to make the masks. SISSY GOFF : CORONAVIRUS ANXIETY - HERES HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT THE OUTBREAK At present, we only receive inquiries from abroad and are trying to negotiate with overseas customers to see whether it is possible to deliver a few months later.

  4. Zhao Chu:

    It's been a tradition to see the lights on the Bund on New Year's Eve. Shanghai people know it, and the whole country knows it, the government should have foreseen the crowds on that night. Such incidents could have been avoided.

  5. Nick Kyrgios:

    The same thing happened to me in Shanghai, before, the chair umpire said the same thing. ‘This does not look good for the integrity of the sport. Doesn't have a good look.’ It had no effect at all.

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