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Definition of Chinese

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of or pertaining to China
language spoken in China
native or resident of China; the Chinese people
Chinese Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n. sing. & pl.)
The language of China, which is monosyllabic.
(n. sing. & pl.)
A native or natives of China, or one of that yellow race with oblique eyelids who live principally in China.
Of or pertaining to China; peculiar to China.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

\chi"nese"\ (?), a. of or pertaining to china; peculiar to china.
paper. see india paper, under india.
wax, a snowy-white, waxlike substance brought from china. it is the bleached secretion of certain insects of the family coccid? especially coccus sinensis.
\chi*nese"\, n. sing. & pl.
1. a native or natives of china, or one of that yellow race with oblique eyelids who live principally in china.
2. sing. the language of china, which is monosyllabic.
note: chineses was used as a plural by the contemporaries of shakespeare and milton.

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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
Chinese language: Sínis
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Cantonese is a major dialect group or language of the Chinese language a member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages.
Mandarin (standard Chinese) is the official language of China.
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WordNet 2.0

1. any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system
(hypernym) Sinitic, Sinitic language
(hyponym) Mandarin, Mandarin Chinese, Mandarin dialect, Beijing dialect
(classification) China, People's Republic of China, mainland China, Communist China, Red China, PRC
2. a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
(hypernym) Asian, Asiatic
(hyponym) chink, Chinaman
(member-holonym) China, People's Republic of China, mainland China, Communist China, Red China, PRC

1. of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures; "Chinese food"
(pertainym) Taiwan, China, Nationalist China, Republic of China
2. of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language; "the Taiwanese capital is Taipeh"
(synonym) Taiwanese, Formosan
Chinese Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fear of Chinese, Chinese culture
Chinese Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
- Static variable in class java.util.Locale 
public static final Locale CHINESE
Useful constant for language.
Chinese Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Chinese can refer to:
  • Something of, from, or related to China  
  • People possessing Chinese citizenship.
  • Chinese people, people of Chinese nationality, or one of several Chinese ethnicities
    • Zhonghua minzu (中華民族), the supra-ethnic Chinese nationality
    • Han Chinese, the dominant ethnic group in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Malaysia
    • List of ethnic groups in China
      • Ethnic minorities in China, the non-Han Chinese population in China
    • Overseas Chinese, people of Chinese ancestry who live outside mainland China,Hong Kong and Taiwan. It could also mean Chinese citizens who migrated to other countries.
  • Chinese language, a language or family of languages spoken by the Han Chinese in China
    • Standard Chinese, the standard form of the Chinese (Mandarin) language in mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore, and the variety most commonly taught as a foreign language
    • other varieties of Chinese
    • Written Chinese, the writing system of China
  • Chinese cuisine, styles of cooking originating from China
  • American Chinese cuisine
  • Chinese Peak (California), a mountain
  • Chinese Peak (Idaho), a mountain
  • "Chinese Gordon", a nickname of Charles George Gordon (1833–1885), British military commander and administrator

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