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English > 1 sense of the word Cathay:
NOUNlocationCathay, China, People's Republic of China, mainland China, Communist China, Red China, PRCa communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia
Cathay > pronunciation
Soundskaethey'
English > Cathay: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningA communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world.
SynonymsChina, People's Republic of China, mainland China, Communist China, Red China, PRC
Instance ofAsian country, Asian nationAny one of the nations occupying the Asian continent
MembersChineseA native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
Part ofAsiaThe largest continent with 60% of the earth's population
PartsAmur, Amur River, Heilong Jiang, HeilongAn Asian river between China and Russia
Beijing, Peking, Peiping, capital of Red ChinaCapital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China
Bo Hai, Po HaiAn inlet of the Yellow Sea, on the coast of Eastern China
Brahmaputra, Brahmaputra RiverAn Asian river
Chang Jiang, Changjiang, Chang, Yangtze, Yangtze River, Yangtze KiangThe longest river of Asia
Chinese Wall, Great Wall, Great Wall of ChinaA fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC
Chongqing, ChungkingA city in south-central China on the Chang Jiang
Dalian, Talien, DairenA port and shipbuilding center in northeastern China on the Liaodong Peninsula
Gan Jiang, Kan RiverA river in southeastern China that flows generally north into the Chang Jiang to the north of Nanchang
Gansu, Kansu, Gansu provinceA province in north-central China
Gobi, Gobi DesertA desert in central China
Grand CanalAn inland waterway 1000 miles long in eastern China
Guangzhou, Kuangchou, Kwangchow, CantonA city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China
Hangzhou, HangchowA city of eastern China on Hangzhou Bay
Hebei, Hopei, Hopeh, Hebei provinceA populous province in northeastern China
Hong Kongformerly a Crown Colony on the coast of southern China in Guangdong province
Huang He, Hwang Ho, Yellow RiverA major river of Asia in northern China
Hunan, Hunan provinceA province in southeastern central China between the Nan Ling mountains and the Chang Jiang
Inner Mongolia, Nei MonggolAn autonomous region of northeastern China that was annexed by the Manchu rulers in 1635 and became an integral part of China in 1911
Kunlun, Kunlan Shan, Kunlun Mountains, Kuenlun, Kuenlun MountainsA mountain range in western China that extends eastward from the Indian border for 1000 miles
Liaodong Peninsula, Liaodong BandaoA peninsula in northeastern China that extends into the Yellow Sea, between Bo Hai and Korea Bay
Luda, LutaAn industrial conurbation in northeastern China on the southern end of the Liaodong Peninsula
Luoyang, LoyangA city in east central China
Lushun, Port ArthurA major port city in northeastern China on the Liaodong Peninsula
ManchuriaA region in northeastern China
Mekong, Mekong RiverAn Asian river
Nan LingA mountain range in southeastern China running generally east to west
Nanchang, Nan-changA walled city in southeastern China on the Gan Jiang
Nanjing, NankingA city in eastern China on the Yangtze River
Nanning, Nan-ningAn industrial city in southern China
Pamir Mountains, the PamirsA mountain range in central Asia that is centered in Tajikistan but extends into Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan and Pakistan and western China
PoyangA lake in central China that is connected to the Chang Jiang by a canal
ShanghaiThe largest city of China
Shenyang, Mukden, Moukden, FengtienA city in northeastern China
Szechwan, Sichuan, Szechuan, Szechwan provinceA populous province of south central China
TaiyuanAn ancient city in northeastern China noted for coal mining and steel production
Taklimakan Desert, Taklamakan DesertA desert in western China
TangshanAn industrial city of northeastern China in Hebei province
Tianjin, Tientsin, T'ien-chingA major industrial center in northeastern China on the Grand Canal near the Yellow Sea
Tien Shan, Tyan ShanA major mountain range of central Asia
WuhanA city of central China on the Chang Jiang
Xian, Sian, Singan, Changan, HsianA city of central China
Xinjiang, Sinkiang, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous RegionAn autonomous province in far northwestern China on the border with Mongolia and Kazakhstan
Yunnan, Yunnan provinceA province of southern China
Zhu Jiang, Canton River, Chu Kiang, Pearl RiverA river in southeast China that flows into the South China Sea
Region ofChineseAny of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China
Chinese RevolutionThe republican revolution against the Manchu dynasty in China
Chinese brown sauce, brown sauceA sauce based on soy sauce
Cultural Revolution, Great Proletarian Cultural RevolutionA radical reform in China initiated by Mao Zedong in 1965 and carried out largely by the Red Guard
Hangzhou, HangchowA city of eastern China on Hangzhou Bay
Pei, I. M. Pei, Ieoh Ming PeiUnited States architect (born in China in 1917)
Red GuardA radical political movement by Chinese youths who espoused Maoist principles
Sino-Tibetan, Sino-Tibetan languageThe family of tonal languages spoken in eastern Asia
Yalu, Yalu Riverriver in eastern Asia
acupressure, G-Jo, shiatsutreatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body
acupuncture, stylostixistreatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin
catty, cattieAny of various units of weight used in southeastern Asia (especially a Chinese measure equal to 500 grams)
dim sumTraditional Chinese cuisine
egg foo yong, egg fu yungomelet containing onions and celery and chopped meat or fish
egg roll, spring rollminced vegetables and meat wrapped in a pancake and fried
falun gongA spiritual movement that began in China in the latter half of the 20th century and is based on Buddhist and Taoist teachings and practices
feng shuirules in Chinese philosophy that govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to patterns of yin and yang and the flow of energy (qi)
fortune cookieThin folded wafer containing a maxim on a slip of paper
qi, chi, ch'i, kiThe circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things
yangThe bright positive masculine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology
yinThe dark negative feminine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology
SpanishCatay, China Comunista, China Continental, China, China roja, República Popular China, RPC
CatalanXina

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