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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wu, Wu dialect, Shanghai dialectnoun

    a dialect of Chinese spoken in the Yangtze delta


  1. Wunoun

    One of the major divisions of the Chinese language, spoken in most of Zhejiang province, Shanghai and southern Jiangsu province and is the second most-widely spoken form of Chinese after Mandarin.

  2. Wunoun

    A common Chinese surname (Simplified Chinese: , Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Wú).


  1. wu

    "Wu" doesn't have a specific definition as it largely depends on the context it's being used. In Mandarin Chinese, "wu" could mean different things like "no", "none", "not have" and it's also a common family name. In the realms of philosophy and particularly in Taoism, "wu" often refers to concepts like "emptiness" or "nothingness". Therefore, without a specific context, it's challenging to provide an accurate definition.


  1. Wu

    Wu, also referred to as Huainan, Hongnong, Southern Wu, or Yang Wu, was one of the Ten Kingdoms in south-central China which was in existence between the years of 907 and 937. Its capital was Jiangdu Municipality. It was replaced by Southern Tang in 937.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. WU

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wu is ranked #461 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Wu surname appeared 71,721 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 24 would have the surname Wu.

    96.3% or 69,118 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.5% or 1,140 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 983 total occurrences were White.
    0.4% or 344 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.1% or 129 total occurrences were Black.
    0% or 14 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of WU in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of WU in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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