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[hahn] /hɑn/
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.
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.


[hahn, huhn] /hɑn, hʌn/
noun, plural Hans (especially collectively) Han for 1.
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 Han
< Kutchin han-gwičin river dwellers Unabridged
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  • Under the spreading pine-tree, emblem of longevity, sits Han Chung-le, listening to the music of the flute.

    Chats on Oriental China J. F. Blacker
  • I'll lend ye a Han' because you're a friend of the lad that's the friend of Jemmy Hope.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • Lawd, we am mighty tHankful foh all dat we hab receibed fum thy bounteefu' Han's!

    Oklahoma Sunshine Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
  • Han' yo' niver guessed why I stop, lass, and me so happy at home?

    Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
  • Whenever he gits mad he plagues me by keepin' everything out o' my Han's, an' he won't answer when I ask him fer anything.

    The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives Elizabeth Strong Worthington
British Dictionary definitions for Han


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
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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.

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