What does china mean?

Definitions for china
ˈtʃaɪ nəchi·na

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. China, People's Republic of China, mainland China, Communist China, Red China, PRC, Cathaynoun

    a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world

  2. chinanoun

    high quality porcelain originally made only in China

  3. Taiwan, China, Nationalist China, Republic of Chinanoun

    a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the Communists led by Mao Zedong

  4. chinaware, chinanoun

    dishware made of high quality porcelain


  1. Chinanoun

    A country in East Asia, officially named the People's Republic of China.

  2. Chinanoun

    A region in East Asia comprising the areas governed by the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan).

  3. Chinanoun

    The civilization of the Chinese people.

  4. Etymology: From چین, probably from चीन.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Chinanoun

    China ware; porcelain; a species of vessels made in China, dimly transparent, partaking of the qualities of earth and glass. They are made by mingling two kinds of earth, of which one easily vitrifies; the other resists a very strong heat: when the vitrifiable earth is melted into glass, they are completely burnt.

    Etymology: from China, the country where it is made.

    Spleen, vapours, or small pox, above them all,
    And mistress of herself, tho’ china fall. Alexander Pope, Epist. ii.

    After supper, carry your plate and china together in the same basket. Jonathan Swift, Directions to the Butler.


  1. China

    China is a song by Red Rockers, released in 1983. It was a hit single, peaking at No. 53 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 19 on the Mainstream Rock chart.


  1. china

    China, officially known as the People's Republic of China, is a country located in Eastern Asia. It is the world's most populous country, boasting more than a billion residents. Known for its rich history and diverse culture, China is one of the world's oldest civilizations with a wealth of tradition, historical sites such as the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City, and inventions that have shaped the world. Its capital is Beijing, and its largest city is Shanghai. In addition to being a cultural and historical hub, China is a significant global player in terms of business and politics. It has one of the world's largest economies and is a leading voice in multiple international organizations. Furthermore, "China" can also refer to high-quality porcelain or ceramic ware, which originated from the country.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chinanoun

    a country in Eastern Asia

  2. Chinanoun

    china ware, which is the modern popular term for porcelain. See Porcelain


  1. China

    China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state located in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. The PRC is a single-party state governed by the Communist Party, with its seat of government in the capital city of Beijing. It exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four direct-controlled municipalities, and two mostly self-governing special administrative regions. The PRC also claims Taiwan – which is controlled by the Republic of China, a separate political entity – as its 23rd province, a claim controversial due to the complex political status of Taiwan and the unresolved Chinese Civil War. Covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometres, China is the world's second-largest country by land area, and the third or fourth-largest by total area, depending on the definition of total area. China's landscape is vast and diverse, with forest steppes and the Gobi and Taklamakan deserts occupying the arid north and northwest near Mongolia and Central Asia, and subtropical forests prevalent in the wetter south near Southeast Asia. The terrain of western China is rugged and elevated, with the Himalaya, Karakoram, Pamir and Tian Shan mountain ranges separating China from South and Central Asia. The Yangtze and Yellow Rivers, the third- and sixth-longest in the world, have their sources in the Tibetan Plateau and continue to the densely populated eastern seaboard. China's coastline along the Pacific Ocean is 14,500 kilometres long and is bounded by the Bohai, Yellow, East and South China Seas.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. China

    chīn′a, n. fine kind of earthenware, originally made in China: porcelain.—ns. Chin′a-bark, a common name of cinchona bark (derived not from the empire of China, but from. Kina or Quina, the Peruvian name of cinchona—see Quinine); Chin′a-clay, a fine white clay used in making porcelain; Chin′a-grass (Bœhmeria nivea), a small shrubby-like plant, allied to the nettle, native to China; the fibre of this plant used for making ropes and cordage, and also in China for the manufacture of grass-cloth; Chin′a-ink (see Ink); Chin′aman, a native of China; Chin′a-root, the root-stock of a Chinese shrubby plant, formerly used in Europe medicinally, but still in the East as a remedy in rheumatic or syphilitic cases; Chin′a-rose, a name applied to several varieties of garden roses; Chin′a-shop, a shop in which china, crockery, &c. are sold; Chin′a-ware, porcelain-ware; Chinee′, a Chinaman.—adj. Chinese′, of or belonging to China.—China aster (see Aster).

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. China

    which, with Tibet, Mongolia (from which it is separated by the Great Wall), and parts of Turkestan, forms the Chinese Empire; is a vast, compact, and densely peopled country in Eastern Asia; bounded on the N. by Mongolia; W. by Tibet and Burmah; S. by Siam, Annam, and the China Sea; and E. by the Pacific. In the W. are lofty mountain ranges running N. and S., from which parallel ranges run E. and W., rising to greatest height in the S. Two great rivers traverse the country, the Hoang-ho and the Yangtse-kiang, the latter with many large lakes in its course, and bearing on its waters an innumerable fleet of boats and barges. Between the lower courses of these rivers lies the Great Plain, one of the vastest and richest in the world, whose yellow soil produces great crops with little labour and no manure. The coast-line is long and much indented, and out of it are bitten the gulfs of Pe-che-lee, the Yellow Sea, and Hang-chou. There are many small islands off the coast; the mountainous Hainau is the only large one still Chinese. The climate in the N. has a clear frosty winter, and warm rainy summer; in the S. it is hot. The country is rich in evergreens and flowering plants. In the N. wheat, millet, and cotton are grown; in the S. rice, tea, sugar, silk, and opium. Agriculture is the chief industry, and though primitive, it is remarkably painstaking and skilful. Forests have everywhere been cleared away, and the whole country is marvellously fertile. Its mineral wealth is enormous. Iron, copper, and coal abound in vast quantities; has coal-fields that, it is said, if they were worked, "would revolutionise the trade of the world." The most important manufactures are of silk, cotton, and china. Commerce is as yet chiefly internal; its inter-provincial trade is the largest and oldest in the world. Foreign trade is growing, almost all as yet done with Britain and her Colonies. Tea and silk are exported; cotton goods and opium imported. About twenty-five ports are open to British vessels, of which the largest are Shanghai and Canton. There are no railways; communication inland is by road, river, and canals. The people are a mixed race of Mongol type, kindly, courteous, peaceful, and extremely industrious, and in their own way well educated. Buddhism is the prevailing faith of the masses, Confucianism of the upper classes. The Government is in theory a patriarchal autocracy, the Emperor being at once father and high-priest of all the people, and vicegerent of heaven. The capital is Pekin (500), in the NE. Chinese history goes back to 2300 B.C. English intercourse with the Chinese began in 1635 A.D., and diplomatic relations between London and Pekin were established this century. The Anglo-Chinese wars of 1840, 1857, and 1860 broke down the barrier of exclusion previously maintained against the outside world. The Japanese war of 1894-95 betrayed the weakness of the national organisation; and the seizure of Formosa by Japan, the Russo-Japanese protectorate over Manchuria and Corea, the French demand for Kwang-si and Kwang-tung, enforced lease of Kiao-chau to Germany, and of Wei-hai-wei to Britain (1898), seem to forebode the partition of the ancient empire among the more energetic Western nations.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. China

    A country spanning from central Asia to the Pacific Ocean.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. china

    The “Celestial Empire,” in Eastern Asia, for which the Chinese annals claim an antiquity of from 80,000 to 100,000 years B.C., is allowed to have commenced about 2500 B.C.; by others to have been founded by Fohi, supposed to be the Noah of the Bible, 2240 B.C. We are told that the Chinese were acute astronomers in the reign of Yao, 2357 B.C. Towards the close of the 7th century B.C. the history of China becomes more distinct. Thirty-two dynasties have reigned, including the present. See important cities of China throughout this work.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. China

    After Tsin, the founder of a great dynasty. Earthenware of a superior quality was first made in China; hence the name.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CHINA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, China is ranked #29138 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The China surname appeared 813 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname China.

    48.4% or 394 total occurrences were Black.
    17.4% or 142 total occurrences were White.
    14.5% or 118 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    13.5% or 110 total occurrences were Asian.
    5% or 41 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 8 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'china' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2226

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'china' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3091

Anagrams for china »

  1. chain

  2. chian

  3. nachi

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of china in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of china in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of china in a Sentence

  1. Patrick Yiu:

    The market is still very volatile ... investors are likely to be quiet and see what the next step of the government will be, the overall market momentum is not likely to pick up anytime soon and the economy in China is still very weak.

  2. Wang Baomin:

    Companies that get subsidies through connections are cruising without feeling any competition or fully grasping the technology, i'm afraid robots will walk down the path of China's solar industry, with its market development distorted.

  3. Jake Bequette:

    What’s happening in Eastern Europe is a direct result of the weakness and incompetence displayed by Joe Biden over the Afghanistan debacle, we’re seeing the enemies of this country in Eastern Europe, South China Sea, in Tehran — they’re making aggressive moves because they see a weak and incompetent commander-in-chief, and it is a shame to see President Biden react too late — too little, too late.

  4. Zhu Haifeng:

    The domestic economy is too bad. There are a few good places in China to put your money, in addition, there's also yuan depreciation pressure.

  5. Yanzhong Huang:

    China not only has the political will( for its vaccine diplomacy), it also has the robust capacity to make that happen.

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    a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
    A crate
    B germ
    C brasserie
    D vigorish

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