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Han

1

[ hahn ]

noun

  1. a dynasty in China, 206 b.c.–a.d. 220, with an interregnum, a.d. 9–25: characterized by consolidation of the centralized imperial state and territorial expansion. Compare Earlier Han, Later Han.
  2. a river flowing from central China into the Yangtze at Hankow. 900 miles (1,450 km) long.
  3. the Chinese people in general, especially those not of Mongol, Manchu, Tibetan, or other non-Chinese extraction.


Han

2

[ hahn, huhn ]

noun

, plural Hans, (especially collectively) Han
  1. a member of a group of Indigenous people inhabiting the Yukon River drainage basin near the Alaska-Canada border.
  2. the Athabascan language of the Han.

Han

1

/ hæn /

noun

  1. a river in E central China, rising in S Shaanxi and flowing southeast through Hubei to the Yangtze River at Wuhan. Length: about 1450 km (900 miles)


Han

2

/ hæn /

noun

  1. the imperial dynasty that ruled China for most of the time from 206 bc to 221 ad , expanding its territory and developing its bureaucracy
  2. the Chinese people as contrasted to Mongols, Manchus, etc

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Han1

From Kutchin han-gwičin “river dwellers”

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Example Sentences

What Liu is to China’s economy, Han is to Xi’s plans to firmly bring Hong Kong to heel.

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If China breaks with the One Country, Two Systems model it promised Hong Kong when it regained control of the island in 1997, you’ll know it was Han who rocked the cradle.

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Han was just 48 when he became mayor of Shanghai in 2003 — the youngest person in half a century to hold one of China’s most coveted political posts.

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“This new generation of lawyers coming in is including more voices and more diverse voices, and that just fills me with such hope for how strong we will become in terms of the law and our society,” Han said.

Best of all, Han writes, “Plano had the lowest crime rate in Texas.”

Aaron Paul may play a young Han Solo in the first Star Wars spin-off.

But the true forgery—like the work of Han van Meegeren, the Dutch World War 2-era forger of Vermeer—is actually very rare.

And Pratt is at once macho, charming, and droll; a Han Solo for the Facebook generation.

And Ford delivers another impressive performance as the hard-ass, take-no-prisoners colonel; like a hardened, grizzled Han Solo.

Consider the work of Han van Meegeren, one of the foremost forgers of the 1930s and '40s.

He's very tall an' gran', an' w'ars fine close, an' han's is white as a cotton bat, but his eyes doan set right in his head.

MS. han ye me, correctly; Percy omits me, and so spoils both sense and metre.

Cf. 'what eek yif my mutabilitee yiveth thee rightful cause of hope to han yit beter thinges?'

In early life Han-Sin suffered great poverty, and for some time was befriended by a poor woman who bleached flax.

Den you follow yo' lef' han' en strike 'cross de hill twel you come ter dat big red oak root—but de grapes aint dar.

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