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Far East

noun
1.
the countries of E Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, and sometimes adjacent areas.
Origin of Far East
1840-1850
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50
Related forms
Far Eastern, adjective
Can be confused
Far East, Middle East, Near East.
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  • Her predominant position in the Far East was absolutely assured.

  • Trafford, not improbably, ruling some rajah's kingdom in the Far East.

    Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I. Charles James Lever
  • It was all the rage at Pesth; but no copy of it had yet reached the Far East.

    That Boy Of Norcott's Charles James Lever
  • He extolled the sky, the seas, the ships, and the easy life of the Far East.

    Typhoon Joseph Conrad
  • But import houses in the ports of the Far East had their share.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • The brush-stroke in the painting of the Far East is of supreme importance.

    Chinese Painters Raphael Petrucci
  • There is no doubt that the entire Far East was under the spell of its grandeur.

    Chinese Painters Raphael Petrucci
British Dictionary definitions for Far East

Far East

noun
1.
the Far East, the countries of E Asia, usually including China, Japan, North and South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines: sometimes extended to include all territories east of Afghanistan
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Far East in Culture

Far East definition


Popular expression for the east Asian nations of China, Japan, North Korea and South Korea, Mongolia, and Taiwan.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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