- a dynasty that ruled in China a.d. 907–1125.
- a river in NE China, flowing through S Manchuria into the Gulf of Liaotung. 700 miles (1125 km) long.
- a river in NE China, flowing from Inner Mongolia to the Gulf of Liaodong. 900 miles (1448 km) long.
Also called Liao.
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Examples from the Web for liao
In the end, Liao himself was spirited out of China and settled in Germany.This Week’s Hot Reads: June 3, 2013
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June 3, 2013
Liao, who is now in Germany, says Li played no part in his escape, and has organized an online petition calling for his release.China Cracks Down on Poet Li Bifeng and Dissident Writer Li Yuanlong
November 23, 2012
This ended the plans of the Liao to conquer the whole of China.
The Liao at this point, little more than half a mile wide, is literally covered with vessels of every description.
One is very primitive, the Liao culture, the peoples of which are the Austroasiatics already mentioned.
A small troop of Liao, under the command of a member of the ruling family, fled into the west.
It was pampered by Liao and Sung in the effort to win it over or to keep its friendship.
- a river in NE China, rising in SE Inner Mongolia and flowing northeast then southwest to the Gulf of Liaodong. Length: about 1100 km (700 miles)
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