- 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.
- of or relating to the Ming dynasty or to the art objects and forms developed during this period.
- 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.
Examples from the Web for ming
Never mind that the Tribune props him up like a Ming vase now.The Stacks: John Schulian’s Classic Profile of Newspaper Columnist Mike Royko
January 5, 2014
The screeching vehicle left tire tracks on the architectural relic, which dates back to the Ming Dynasty.High Speed Scandal: Ferrari Incident Rocks China
September 5, 2012
Throwing Louis C.K. out in the cold with Daniel Tosh is like tossing a Ming vase out with the old Tupperware.Louis C.K. on Daniel Tosh’s Rape Joke: Are Comedy and Feminism Enemies?
Jennifer L. Pozner
July 18, 2012
The man, Ming Kuang Chen, was without food or water the entire time.Elevator Horror Stories
The Daily Beast
December 15, 2011
Question: What did the Jewish-American Princess say when she broke a Ming vase?Jay Leno's Painful Comeback
March 2, 2010
It has a belief in destiny, Ming; every one has his Ming, but it is only known when it is accomplished.History of Religion
In all of these essentials Ni Tsan, who died in 1374, brings us nearer to the Ming period.
The Ming dynasty inherited the work of the Mongols and consolidated it.
The Ming dynasty came into power on the wings of national feeling.
The value of a Ming vase was more serious than universal war.The Education of Henry Adams
- the imperial dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644
- of or relating to Chinese porcelain produced during the Ming dynasty, characterized by the use of brilliant colours and a fine-quality body
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.