noun Older Spelling.

a peninsula in SE China, opposite Hong Kong island: a part of the Hong Kong colony. 3 sq. mi. (7.8 sq. km).
a seaport on this peninsula.

Also called Jiulong.
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Examples from the Web for kowloon

Contemporary Examples of kowloon

  • There are two points of view on Hong Kong hotelling—those that prefer Kowloon and those that prefer Hong Kong Island.

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    Jolie Hunt

    January 16, 2010

  • By day you'll be coerced to hike "the Peak" (I like the tram, thank you) for a quiet view of Kowloon.

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    Jolie Hunt

    January 16, 2010

Historical Examples of kowloon

  • The station was thronged with people waiting for the Kowloon express.

  • Across the harbour lay the British mainland possession, Kowloon, to which we paid an amusing visit.

    Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life

    Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey

  • First-, second- and third-class cars are used on the railway line running from Kowloon to Canton.

  • As they got closer to downtown Kowloon, however, Chinese predominated, with only a sprinkling of what were evidently Englishmen.

  • He drove them to the Kowloon ferry, but suggested that they take a walla-walla in view of their disreputable appearance.

British Dictionary definitions for kowloon



a peninsula of SE China, opposite Hong Kong Island: part of the former British colony of Hong Kong. Area: 10 sq km (3.75 sq miles)
a port in Hong Kong, on Kowloon Peninsula. Pop: 2 019 533 (2006 est)
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