noun, plural yu·an.
Origin of yuan
noun (sometimes lowercase)
Examples from the Web for yuan
Contemporary Examples of yuan
They make a monthly salary of between 1,000 and 3,000 Yuan, or $160 to $480, along with free room and board.China Has a Dwarf Amusement Park
June 5, 2014
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.Inside China's Underground Black Market Banks
February 26, 2014
Historical Examples of yuan
As to the other of the two scholars, Yuan Dschau, he was not so fortunate.The Chinese Fairy Book
We have described his reception of the traveller Yuan Chwang.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind
Herbert George Wells
It seemed to be the beginning of the end, for Yuan had lost his nerve.Camps and Trails in China
Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
He was always kind to Yuan Ki, even as he was to the others.
This was Yuan Ki's way of making the teacher "keep his distance."
noun plural -an
Word Origin for yuan
Chinese unit of currency introduced 1914, from Chinese yuan "round, round object, circle."