(in China) a group of rooms or buildings forming a warehouse, factory, etc.
one of the factories under foreign ownership formerly maintained at Canton.
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How to use hong in a sentence
The island of Honan was occupied by various important hongs, or places of business belonging to native Chinese merchants.Recollections of Thirty-nine Years in the Army | Charles Alexander Gordon
Certain high Chinamen in the hongs—the trade-houses—bowed low in a most respectful way to Sky-High, their manner very noticeable.Little Sky-High | Hezekiah Butterworth
They could be seen in large quantities stored in the Hongs, waiting the first ships to come in.The 'Fan Kwae' at Canton Before Treaty Days 1825-1844 | William C. Hunter
Wanhsien is a very rich city, with wealthy merchants and great salt hongs.An Australian in China | George Ernest Morrison
Their ah-hongs or pastors do not trouble to teach any save the students, for which they are paid.Our Moslem Sisters | Annie Van Sommer
British Dictionary definitions for hong
(in China) a factory, warehouse, etc
(formerly, in Canton) a foreign commercial establishment
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