- a dynasty in China, 206 b.c.–a.d. 220, with an interregnum, a.d. 9–25: characterized by consolidation of the centralized imperial state and territorial expansion.Compare Earlier Han, Later Han.
- a river flowing from central China into the Yangtze at Hankow. 900 miles (1450 km) long.
- the Chinese people in general, especially those not of Mongol, Manchu, Tibetan, or other non-Chinese extraction.
- a member of a group of Indians inhabiting the Yukon River drainage basin near the Alaska-Canada border.
- the Athabaskan language of the Han.
Origin of Han2
Examples from the Web for han
But the true forgery—like the work of Han van Meegeren, the Dutch World War 2-era forger of Vermeer—is actually very rare.Are Over Half the Works on the Art Market Really Fakes?
October 17, 2014
And Pratt is at once macho, charming, and droll; a Han Solo for the Facebook generation.The Next Han Solo: Chris Pratt on His Star-Making Turn in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’
July 22, 2014
Consider the work of Han van Meegeren, one of the foremost forgers of the 1930s and '40s.The Big Idea: Why Forgeries Are Great Art
April 25, 2013
And the most popular blogger in China is Han Han, known for his cynical attitude toward Chinese politics and society.China’s Glamorous First Lady Peng Liyuan Saving the Communist Party With Song
March 16, 2013
The picture appears to show Abbasi just feet away from Han—much closer than anyone else in the station, or at least the frame.Peers Rip New York Post Snuff Cover, But Not The Photog Who Shot It
December 5, 2012
Why, that ain't much to say; There's han'somer men than me go past here every day.Farm Ballads
Ay, he ca'd me his bonny woman, ill as I deserved it at his han'.David Elginbrod
After he was blind you could han' him a piece of money and he could tell you what it was.
Anyhow he said so an' axed me ter marry him an' he squeezed my han'.
The same of the final d, as han' and stan' for hand and stand.The Biglow Papers
James Russell Lowell
- a river in E central China, rising in S Shaanxi and flowing southeast through Hubei to the Yangtze River at Wuhan. Length: about 1450 km (900 miles)
- the imperial dynasty that ruled China for most of the time from 206 bc to 221 ad, expanding its territory and developing its bureaucracy
- the Chinese people as contrasted to Mongols, Manchus, etc
Word Origin and History for han
Chinese dynasty, 206 B.C.E.-220 C.E., its rule marked by prosperity, military success, and the introduction of Buddhism.