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hong

[ hong ]

noun

  1. (in China) a group of rooms or buildings forming a warehouse, factory, etc.
  2. one of the factories under foreign ownership formerly maintained at Canton.


hong

/ hɒŋ /

noun

  1. (in China) a factory, warehouse, etc
  2. (formerly, in Canton) a foreign commercial establishment


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Word History and Origins

Origin of hong1

1720–30; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) hòhng, equivalent to Chinese háng row of shops
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Word History and Origins

Origin of hong1

C18: from Chinese (Cantonese dialect)
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Example Sentences

Veterinarians from the park and Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department decided to put the panda to death on Thursday morning.

From Time

Leung studies ocean pollution at City University of Hong Kong.

While these may seem tiny numbers compared with the worst days in New York or London, when new cases were in the tens of thousands, Hong Kong’s approach has involved keeping cases as low as possible.

From Quartz

For nearly a quarter of a century, the University of Hong Kong was home to a slim sculpture, 26 ft tall.

From Quartz

After months of debate over what to do with the Pillar of Shame, a statue commemorating the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre on the campus of the University of Hong Kong, workers arrived in the middle of the night—dismantling and removing it.

From Time

HONG KONG—Last year, I met a Chinese graduate student on a tour of the northeastern United States before his first day at Harvard.

Memes that ridiculed political leaders and the Hong Kong Police Force shot through fiber optic cables at light speed.

The past two months have been a war of attrition between the Hong Kong government and pro-democracy protestors.

What convinced you to make the trip to Hong Kong to first meet Snowden?

I stayed longer in Hong Kong than Glenn and Ewen, and was hoping to film Snowden one more time where he was hiding out.

The foster-father, who was an American resident in Hong-Kong, found his eyesight gradually failing him.

The most important piece of intelligence from Hong-Kong is the continuation of the fearful mortality among the British troops.

A few days were thus pleasantly spent; I then returned to duty at Hong-Kong.

And the women with children strapped on their backs while they steer boats and handle passengers and traffic about Hong Kong!

She was quite used to the dancing-girls at Calcutta, and when they were at Hong Kong or other ports.

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