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shanghai

1

[ shang-hahy, shang-hahy ]

verb (used with object)

, Nautical.
, shang·haied, shang·hai·ing.
  1. to enroll or obtain (a sailor) for the crew of a ship by unscrupulous means, as by force or the use of liquor or drugs.


Shanghai

2

[ shang-hahy; Chinese shahng-hahy ]

noun

  1. Pinyin, Wade-Giles. a seaport and municipality in E China, near the mouth of the Chang Jiang.
  2. a type of long-legged chicken believed to be of Asian origin.

Shanghai

1

/ ˈʃæŋˈhaɪ /

noun

  1. a port in E China, capital of Shanghai municipality (traditionally in SE Jiangsu) near the estuary of the Yangtze: the largest city in China and one of the largest ports in the world; a major cultural and industrial centre, with many universities. Pop: 12 665 000 (2005 est)


shanghai

2

/ ˈʃæŋhaɪ; ʃæŋˈhaɪ /

verb

  1. to kidnap (a man or seaman) for enforced service at sea, esp on a merchant ship
  2. to force or trick (someone) into doing something, going somewhere, etc
  3. to shoot with a catapult

noun

  1. a catapult

Shanghai

  1. Largest city in China , located in the eastern part of the country on the Pacific Ocean .


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Notes

Shanghai is the most populous city in Asia .
Opened to foreign trade by the Treaty of Nanking in 1842, Shanghai became a treaty port administered by Britain , the United States, and France until World War II .
It is one of the world's great seaports.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of shanghai1

First recorded in 1855–60; after Shanghai

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Word History and Origins

Origin of shanghai1

C19: from the city of Shanghai ; from the forceful methods formerly used to collect crews for voyages to the Orient

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Example Sentences

Such services are often more convenient for parents than virtual schooling, says Wei Zhang, a professor at Shanghai’s East China Normal University who studies the field of private tutoring.

The Shanghai-listed company is one of a few rare earth firms in China with operations spanning every part of the supply chain, from mining the minerals to processing them into higher-grade material to using the processed metals in high-tech products.

From Quartz

Rumors are circulating that it is unsafe to store currency on Alibaba and Tencent platforms, and the PBOC has rolled out limited trials of the state-controlled digital currency in Shenzhen and Shanghai.

From Ozy

Shanghai meanwhile reported three cases on Thursday and has mandated the testing of all hospital staff.

From Time

There’s no new date for Ant’s IPO, and Ma has not been seen in public since his speech in Shanghai.

From Fortune

In July, Nike announced it was naming one of its new buildings after her in Shanghai.

Or the flier who jumped from the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai and slammed into an air conditioning unit on a roof.

It is lo-fi and imperfect, but cheap and “significantly better than nothing,” as one adopter in Shanghai said.

The filmmakers travel to Shanghai, where locals are left confused by pictures of the dish.

Wenzhou, a wealthy coastal city around 230 miles south of Shanghai in Zhejiang province, has around seven million residents.

Why don't you jump on the China Mail this afternoon; it connects with a good line out of Shanghai.

Shanghai is rapidly becoming the great commercial emporium of China.

Sailing vessels make the voyage from Puget Sound to Shanghai in from thirty to forty days.

When the doctor reached Shanghai, he experienced some hesitation before he attempted an adventure so uncertain in its issue.

If one could be delightful in Shanghai one must be delightful at home too.

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