- a dynasty that ruled in China a.d. 222–80.
- a Chinese language having several dialects, spoken widely in Anhwei, Chekiang, and Kiangsu provinces and including the dialect of Shanghai.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for wus
He wus runnin' from de paterollers an' he fell in a ole well.
He said he wus huntin' his people; and dat he had lost all he had.
By what mother and father tole me I thought he wus all right.
My mammy said she didn't go to no dances 'cause she wus crippled.
I played marbles an' runnin' an' jumpin' when I wus a chile.
- South Wales dialect a casual term of addressfancy a drink, wus?
from Welsh was, variant of gwas servant
- Harry, real name Wu Hongda. born 1937, Chinese dissident and human-rights campaigner, a US citizen from 1994: held in labour camps (1960–79); exiled to the US in 1985 but returned secretly to document forced labour in Chinese prisons
- a group of dialects of Chinese spoken around the Yangtze delta
- Chinese-born American physicist. Research with her colleagues on electron emission in the decay of radioactive elements showed that parity symmetry, long thought to hold for all physical laws, is in fact violated; the decay processes displayed odd parity, essentially entailing that nature distinguishes between right-handed and left-handed processes.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.