noun, plural yu·an.
Origin of yuan
Definition for yuan (2 of 3)
noun (sometimes lowercase)
Definition for yuan (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for yuan
They make a monthly salary of between 1,000 and 3,000 Yuan, or $160 to $480, along with free room and board.
To Yuan, the most surprising top brand is Marlboro, which checks in at No. 9.
One of the big shifts that Yuan notes is the rise and dominance of technology.
“We have one of the most competitive markets in the world,” said Yuan.
He can do this up to five times a day, and is paid in Renmenbi, or yuan, the Chinese currency.
He was always kind to Yuan Ki, even as he was to the others."Say Fellows--"|Wade C. Smith
The majority in Parliament was opposed to Yuan, but he had the preponderance in military strength.The Problem of China|Bertrand Russell
On the 1st of January 1909, however, the political situation was rudely disturbed by the dismissal from office of Yuan Shih-kai.
According to news from the President's palace the condition of Yuan became critical at three o'clock in the morning.Camps and Trails in China|Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
At once Yuan Shih-kai realized that the Nemesis which had dogged his footsteps all his life was again close behind him.The Fight For The Republic in China|Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
British Dictionary definitions for yuan (1 of 3)
noun plural -an
Word Origin for yuan
British Dictionary definitions for yuan (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for yuan (3 of 3)
Word Origin and History for yuan
Chinese unit of currency introduced 1914, from Chinese yuan "round, round object, circle."