What does Shanghai mean?

Definitions for Shanghai
ˈʃæŋ haɪ, ʃæŋˈhaɪShang·hai

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Shanghai(verb)

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

  2. shanghai, impress(verb)

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

    "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"

Wiktionary

  1. shanghai(Noun)

    A slingshot.

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

  2. shanghai(Verb)

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

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

  3. shanghai(Verb)

    To abduct or coerce.

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

  4. shanghai(Verb)

    To commandeer; appropriate; hijack

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

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

  5. Shanghai(ProperNoun)

    A port city in China.

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

  6. Shanghai(ProperNoun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shanghai(verb)

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

  2. Shanghai(noun)

    a large and tall breed of domestic fowl

Freebase

  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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How to say Shanghai in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Paul Pairet:

    I chose Shanghai because there was already the ingredients. Obviously, the power of Shanghai, the energy of Shanghai... to free up Western cuisine based on curiosity, all these ingredients are very important, especially for the avant-garde.

  2. Jasen Wang:

    There are so many big companies here, it's very easy to find hardware development engineers, you don't have that kind of advantage in Beijing or Shanghai.

  3. Zheng Weigang:

    Everybody believes that the government will support the market by permitting IPOs to resume, so each small fall in the index is taken by many as an opportunity to obtain bargains. As such, there is little room for the index to correct, and many now believe that the main Shanghai Composite Index is heading for 4,000 points shortly.

  4. John Stephenson:

    It's a relief rally, truthfully, earnings have been decent, so that's a plus. So you've got a little bit of a pick up in some of the commodities, though not much. You had Shanghai and the Asian markets up overseas.

  5. Xi Mingze:

    Harvard has even set up anacademic center in Shanghai andestablished a Harvard-Chinafund, which supports teachingand research on China and alsopromotes Harvards presence inChina.

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