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People's Republic of China, country in east Asia
porcelain, ceramics; tableware made of porcelain
China Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
China ware, which is the modern popular term for porcelain. See Porcelain.
A country in Eastern Asia.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\chi"na\ (?), n.
1. a country in eastern asia.
2. china ware, which is the modern popular term for porcelain. see porcelain.
aster (bot.), a well-known garden flower and plant. see aster.
bean. see under bean, 1.
clay see kaolin.
grass, same as ramie.
ink. see india ink.
pink (bot.), an anual or biennial species of dianthus (d. chiensis) having variously colored single or double flowers; indian pink.
root (med.), the rootstock of a species of smilax (s. china, from the east indies; -- formerly much esteemed for the purposes that sarsaparilla is now used for. also the galanga root (from alpinia gallanga and alpinia officinarum).
rose. (bot.) (a) a popular name for several free-blooming varieties of rose derived from the rosa indica, and perhaps other species. (b) a flowering hothouse plant (hibiscus rosa-sinensis) of the mallow family, common in the gardens of china and the east indies.
shop, a shop or store for the sale of china ware or of crockery.
ware, porcelain; -- so called in the 17th century because brought from the far east, and differing from the pottery made in europe at that time; also, loosely, crockery in general.

  similar words(26) 

 cochin china ulcer 
 republic of china 
 wild china tree 
 china grass 
 mainland china 
 china root 
 canton or china matting 
 china rose 
 nationalist china 
 ironstone china 
 china ware 
 china brier 
 china lake 
 rose of china 
 china pink 
 pride of china 
 china clay 
 china aster 
 red china 
 china shop 
 china stone 
 china ink 
 china tree 
 china bean 
 china jute 
The Phrase Finder
Mate (friend).
Cockney rhyming slang.
Affectionate term for a friend.
Cockney rhyming slang. China = china plate = mate.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
An tSín
Australian Slang
(old) friend (rhyming slang “china plate = “mate”)
extremely clumsy
good mate (rhyming slang “china plate = “mate”)
(cricket) left-hand bowler's googly
old mate
old mate
London Slang
Rhyming Slang, short for 'China plate','mate'. Used as a general term to address someone you are at least a bit familiar with. Usually prefixed by 'me old'. eg. "Awright me old china !".
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
mate, a friendly term of address; derived from the cockney rhyming slang china plate
WordNet 2.0

1. a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
(synonym) People's Republic of China, mainland China, Communist China, Red China, PRC
(hypernym) Asian country, Asian nation
(hyponym) Cathay
(part-holonym) Asia
(member-meronym) Chinese
(part-meronym) Chinese Wall, Great Wall, Great Wall of China
(class) Cultural Revolution, Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
(class) acupuncture, stylostixis
2. 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
(synonym) Taiwan, Nationalist China, Republic of China
(hypernym) island
(part-holonym) South China Sea
(member-meronym) Chinese
(part-meronym) Taipei, Taipeh, capital of Taiwan

1. high quality porcelain originally made only in China
(hypernym) porcelain
(hyponym) bone china
2. dishware made of china
(synonym) chinaware
(hypernym) crockery, dishware
(hyponym) willowware, willow-pattern
China Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Currency In Each Country
yuan (CNY)
note:: also referred to as the Renminbi (RMB)
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
chinadotcom corporation
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Provides passenger, cargo and mail services worldwide, operating out of the people's republic of china; Provides ticket handling services, consisting primarily of selling tickets for use on third party airlines; And provides airport ground services, including aircraft cleaning, refueling, loading, unloading, storage and ground
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Provides cellular telecommunications services.
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China Resources Development, Inc.
Exchange: Nasdaq
Holding company with subsidiaries which purchase, sell and distribute natural rubber; And trade production material, supplies and related commodities, such as fuels and chemicals including fertilizers and pesticides.
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Provides telecommunications services, offering a wide range of telecommunications services including cellular, paging, long distance, data and internet services. new registrant.
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China Convergent Corporation Limited
Exchange: Nasdaq
Holding company with subsidiaries which specialize in construction contracting, turnkey projects design and build and project management, with particular expertise in large scale building renovations, alterations and additions, interior design, fitouts, commercial and retail podiums, luxury apartments and housing
Exchange: NYSE
Holding company with subsidiary which manufactures medium-duty diesel engines; And produces diesel power generators, diesel engine parts and excavators.
Exchange: NYSE
Refines, distributes and markets gasoliine, diesel, jet fuel and most other refined products; And produces and distributes petrochemicals. new registrant
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Holding company with subsidiaries which manufacture bias and radial tires for trucks, tractors, passenger cars, aircrafts, wheelbarrows and bicycles.
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Provides scheduled air transportation services.
China Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
Area Code International
China 86 -86
China Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fear of Chinese, Chinese culture
Dream Dictionary
For a woman to dream of painting or arranging her china, foretells she will have a pleasant home and be a thrifty and economical matron.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
China Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
CIA World Factbook 2005

Flag of China
Flag of China

For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the Communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, his successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight.

Map of China

Map of China

More about China:

  • Geography
  • People
  • Government
  • Economy
  • Communications
  • Transportation
  • Military
  • Transnational Issues
  • The World Factbook 2005, by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
    Country Data Codes
    CN (Internet),
    CN (ISO 3166),
    CHN (ISO 3166),
    CH (FIPS 10-4)
    China Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
    Multi Internet Domains
    Internet Domains
    JDK Doc(JAVA)
    - Static variable in class java.util.Locale 
    public static final Locale CHINA
    Useful constant for country.
    China Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
    English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
    China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. The PRC is a one-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 (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing), and two mostly self-governing special administrative regions (Hong Kong and Macau); while claiming sovereignty over Taiwan.

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    China Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries - The Stars
    Crystal Palace & China

    Birthdate: October 14, 1969
    Birthplace: Shanghai, China
    Height: 1.83 mts
    Weight: 75 kgs
    Position: Defender
    International: 23 caps, 2 goals (as of August 3, 2000)
    World Cups: 0
    Previous Clubs: Shanghai
    Transfer Fee: -
    Fan Zhiyi put a disappointing 1997 behind him to become the first Chinese player to play in England when he joined First Division side Crystal Palace. The improvement in the Chinese international's game was no more evident than in December's Asian Games in Thailand, when the centre-half inspired a young side to beat the host country in the bronze-medal play-off match, after losing to eventual winners fran in the semis.