Chinese Empire

  1. China under the rule of various imperial dynasties, including China proper and other domains, as Manchuria, Mongolia, Sinkiang, and Tibet: replaced by a republic in January, 1912.

Origin of Chinese Empire

First recorded in 1875–80

Words Nearby Chinese Empire Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Chinese Empire in a sentence

  • The dragon was worshipped by many ancient nations and is still today the emblem of the Chinese Empire.

    The Prophet Ezekiel | Arno C. Gaebelein
  • Saw a Mongol with pigtail at one of the stations, which showed that we were approaching the borders of the Chinese Empire.

  • It has been conquered and held by China, and is still reckoned by its inhabitants as part of the Chinese Empire.

    The Gates of India | Thomas Holdich
  • For more than one hundred years they had formed the sole residence of foreigners within the limits of the vast Chinese Empire.

  • In the years immediately following the war with Russia, her agents swarmed over the Chinese Empire.

British Dictionary definitions for Chinese Empire

Chinese Empire

  1. China as ruled by the emperors until the establishment of the republic in 1911–12

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