- a former country in E Asia, on a peninsula SE of Manchuria and between the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea: a kingdom prior to 1910; under Japanese rule 1910–45; now divided at 38° N into North Korea and South Korea.Compare Korean War.
- Democratic People's Republic of, official name of North Korea.
- Republic of, official name of South Korea.
Examples from the Web for korea
American intervention in Korea has frequently sparked protests, especially over film.
An examination of the complicated history of America and its movies in the Republic of Korea.
Like Sony Entertainment's The Interview, political pressure delayed the arrivale of foreign films in Korea.
To the Republic of Korea and United States military personnel stationed in the JSA, it is known as Propaganda Village.
Finally free of Japanese interference, Korea elected its first autonomous government in almost half a century.
I find that the Japanese have great faith in the future of the industry in Korea.Where Half The World Is Waking Up
Korea has 13 million inhabitants, and in area is just about as large as Great Britain.From Pole to Pole
Sven Anders Hedin
Could she allow the "peaceful" absorption of Korea, as that of Manchuria had been accomplished?The Story of Russia
R. Van Bergen, M.A.
He took his turn guarding the still disputed borders of Korea.The Green Beret
Thomas Edward Purdom
The steamer Korea, of the Pacific Line, was to be our home for sixteen days.Travels in the Far East
Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
- a former country in E Asia, now divided into two separate countries, North Korea and South Korea. Korea occupied the peninsula between the Sea of Japan (East Sea) and the Yellow Sea: an isolated vassal of Manchu China for three centuries until the opening of ports to Japanese trade in 1876; gained independence in 1895; annexed to Japan in 1910 and divided in 1945 into two occupation zones (Russian in the north, American in the south), which became North Korea and South Korea in 1948Japanese name (1910–45): Chosen See North Korea, South Korea
Word Origin and History for korea
from Chinese Gao li, name of a dynasty founded 918, literally "high serenity." Japanese Chosen is from Korean Choson, literally "land of morning calm," from cho "morning" + son "calm." Related: Korean (1610s).