Shang

[ shahng ]
/ ʃɑŋ /

noun

a Chinese dynasty whose dates are usually given as 1766–1122 b.c. and sometimes as 1523–1027 b.c.

QUIZZES

CAN YOU ACE THIS QUIZ ABOUT “COMPLIMENT” VS. “COMPLEMENT”?

Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement"!
Question 1 of 11
“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Also called Yin.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for shang

British Dictionary definitions for shang

Shang
/ (ʃæŋ) /

noun

the dynasty ruling in China from about the 18th to the 12th centuries bc

adjective

of or relating to the pottery produced during the Shang dynasty
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012