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Ming

[ming] /mɪŋ/
noun, Wade-Giles, Pinyin.
1.
a dynasty in China, 1368–1644, marked by the restoration of traditional institutions and the development of the arts, especially in porcelain, textiles, and painting.
adjective
2.
of or relating to the Ming dynasty or to the art objects and forms developed during this period.
3.
noting the fine porcelains produced in the Ming dynasty, especially those produced by the imperial factory before 1620, noted for their brilliant, fine colors, chiefly underglaze or enamel on glaze, on a body of high quality.
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  • It has a belief in destiny, Ming; every one has his Ming, but it is only known when it is accomplished.

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  • In all of these essentials Ni Tsan, who died in 1374, brings us nearer to the Ming period.

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  • The Ming dynasty came into power on the wings of national feeling.

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  • The Ming dynasty inherited the work of the Mongols and consolidated it.

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  • The value of a Ming vase was more serious than universal war.

British Dictionary definitions for Ming

Ming

/mɪŋ/
noun
1.
the imperial dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644
adjective
2.
of or relating to Chinese porcelain produced during the Ming dynasty, characterized by the use of brilliant colours and a fine-quality body
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Word Origin and History for Ming

1670s, dynasty which ruled China from 1368-1644, from Chinese, literally "bright, clear." In reference to the porcelain of the Ming period, attested from 1892.

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