Associations to the word «Chinese»


CHINESE, proper noun. Any of several Sinitic languages spoken in China, especially Literary Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Wu, or Min Nan.
CHINESE, proper noun. The class of Sino-Tibetan dialects including Mandarin, Wu, Cantonese, Min Nan and others.
CHINESE, proper noun. The logographic writing system shared by this language family.
CHINESE, proper noun. Mandarin: the official language of the People's Republic of China
CHINESE, noun. (uncountable) The people of China.
CHINESE, noun. (uncountable) All people of Chinese descent or self-identity
CHINESE, noun. (countable) A person from China or of Chinese descent.
CHINESE, noun. Chinese food or meal.
CHINESE, noun. (British) (countable) (informal) A Chinese meal.
CHINESE, noun. (North America) (uncountable) (informal) Chinese food.
CHINESE, adjective. Of China, its languages or people
CHINESE, adjective. Exotic; unfamiliar; unexpected; used in phrases such as Chinese whispers, Chinese handcuffs, and Chinese checkers.
CHINESE ALLIGATOR, noun. An alligator native to eastern China, Alligator sinensis.
CHINESE ALLIGATORS, noun. Plural of Chinese alligator
CHINESE ANISE, noun. Star anise
CHINESE ANISES, noun. Plural of Chinese anise
CHINESE ASTROLOGY, noun. The astrology system which was developed in China and is based on yin and yang, twelve signs represented by animals, the lunisolare calendar and five planets.
CHINESE BAYBERRIES, noun. Plural of Chinese bayberry
CHINESE BAYBERRY, noun. Yangmei (Myrica rubra ⇒ Morella rubra)
CHINESE BOXES, noun. A set of boxes, of different sizes, each fitting inside the next larger one.
CHINESE BOXES, noun. Something that resembles a set of Chinese boxes, especially in complexity.
CHINESE BROCCOLI, noun. Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra, kailan, a long, blue-green vegetable with thick, glossy stems and leaves typically eaten in Chinese and particularly Cantonese cooking; gailan.
CHINESE BURN, noun. The prank of grabbing a victim's forearm in two hands and twisting the skin in opposite directions.
CHINESE BURNS, noun. Plural of Chinese burn
CHINESE CABBAGE, noun. Any East Asian leafy vegetable related to the Western cabbage, especially varieties of Brassica rapa.
CHINESE CABBAGE, noun. Bok choy.
CHINESE CABBAGE, noun. Napa cabbage.
CHINESE CABBAGES, noun. Plural of Chinese cabbage
CHINESE CASSIA, noun. Alternative term for Chinese cinnamon
CHINESE CELERY, noun. Apium graveolens var. secalinum, a variety of celery with smaller stalks and flavorful leaves, grown in East Asian countries for use in cooking.
CHINESE CHARACTER, noun. Any character used in the written form of several languages of China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam.
CHINESE CHARACTER, noun. A species of moth, Cilix glaucata.
CHINESE CHARACTERS, noun. Plural of Chinese character
CHINESE CHECKERS, noun. A board game played by two to six people, in which players aim to move their own pieces to the corner opposite their starting position by single moves or jumps over other pieces.
CHINESE CHECKERS, noun. Alternative form of Chinese checkers
CHINESE CHECKERS, noun. Alternative form of Chinese checkers
CHINESE CHERRY, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see Chinese,‎ cherry.
CHINESE CHERRY, noun. Any of several species of genus Prunus:
CHINESE CHERRY, noun. Chinese flowering cherry (Prunus cyclamina)
CHINESE CHERRY, noun. Chinese plum-cherry (Prunus humilis)
CHINESE CHERRY, noun. Chinese sour cherry (Prunus pseudocerasus)
CHINESE CHERRY, noun. Chinese dwarf cherry (Prunus tomentosa)
CHINESE CHERRY, noun. Chinese bush cherry (Prunus tomentosa)
CHINESE CHESS, noun. A variant of chess traditionally played in China
CHINESE CINNAMON, noun. The cassia (Cinnamomum cassia)
CHINESE CINNAMON, noun. The bark of the cassia, when distinguishing it from "true cinnamon", the bark of the C. verum
CHINESE COMPLIMENT, noun. (slang) (idiomatic) A pretense of deference; a veiled or subtle insult.
CHINESE COMPLIMENTS, noun. Plural of Chinese compliment
CHINESE CRESTED DOG, noun. A toy dog that resembles a long-snouted Chihuahua with tufts of hair about the head and ears, tail and feet.
CHINESE CYPRESS, noun. Cupressus duclouxiana, a conifer of the family Cupressaceae, found only in China.
CHINESE DATE, noun. Jujube, Ziziphus jujuba, (fruit & tree)
CHINESE DATES, noun. Plural of Chinese date
CHINESE DESERT CAT, noun. Chinese mountain cat
CHINESE DESERT CATS, noun. Plural of Chinese desert cat
CHINESE DRAGON, noun. A legendary creature, usually depicted as long and snake-like, with many claws, common in several East Asian cultures.
CHINESE DRAGON, noun. (Eastern) A large snake-like monster with the eyes of a hare, the horns of a stag, and the claws of a tiger; known for its benevolent behavior in ancient Oriental mythology.
CHINESE DRAGONS, noun. Plural of Chinese dragon
CHINESE EDIBLE FROG, noun. A species of frog, Hoplobatrachus rugulosus, found mostly in Southeast Asia
CHINESE EIGHT-BALL, noun. A pocket billiards game for two players, combining the play of eight-ball (except by shooting object balls into the cue ball instead of the other way round) with the shooting style of carom billiards games.
CHINESE FEET, noun. Plural of Chinese foot
CHINESE FINGER PUZZLE, noun. A Chinese finger trap.
CHINESE FINGER PUZZLES, noun. Plural of Chinese finger puzzle
CHINESE FINGER TRAP, noun. A gag toy used to play practical jokes that traps the victim's fingers in both ends of a small cylinder woven from bamboo.
CHINESE FINGER TRAPS, noun. Plural of Chinese finger trap
CHINESE FIRE DRILL, noun. A prank performed while stopped in a car at a red light; each passenger (including the driver) shouts "Chinese fire drill", exits the vehicle, runs at least once around it, then re-enters, taking a different seat.
CHINESE FIRE DRILL, noun. (derogatory) A silly, pointless exercise.
CHINESE FIRE DRILLS, noun. Plural of Chinese fire drill
CHINESE FOLK RELIGION, proper noun. Any of the predominantly ancestor veneration-based, animist, ethnic religious traditions (with elements of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, and others) which form the main belief system of a person's spiritual life among many of the Han Chinese.
CHINESE FOOD SYNDROME, noun. Synonym of Chinese restaurant syndrome.
CHINESE FOOT, noun. Alternative term for chi, a traditional Chinese unit of distance based on the human forearm, now standardized variously as (Mainland China) 1/3 or (Taiwan) 10/33 of a meter.
CHINESE GOOSEBERRIES, noun. Plural of Chinese gooseberry
CHINESE GOOSEBERRY, noun. Kiwi fruit
CHINESE GRAPEFRUIT, noun. Pomelo (SE-Asian citrus fruit)
CHINESE GRAPEFRUITS, noun. Plural of Chinese grapefruit
CHINESE GREEN, noun. (idiom) Synonym of lokao.
CHINESE GREEN, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see Chinese,‎ green.
CHINESE GREEN RADISH, noun. Alternative term for watermelon radish
CHINESE GREEN RADISHES, noun. Plural of Chinese green radish
CHINESE HAMSTER, noun. A species of hamster (Cricetulus griseus) originating in the deserts of northern China and Mongolia.
CHINESE HAMSTERS, noun. Plural of Chinese hamster
CHINESE HANDCUFFS, noun. A Chinese finger trap.
CHINESE HAWTHORN, noun. Crataegus pinnatifida, a species of shrub that produces a medicinal herb used in Chinese traditional medicine.
CHINESE HAWTHORN, noun. The fruit of the shrub
CHINESE HOME RUN, noun. (pejorative) (dated) A home run hit to the minimum distance possible, usually just over the outfield fence closest to home plate.
CHINESE HOME RUN, noun. (US) (New England) A foul ball hit high and far, usually over the back of the plate.
CHINESE HOME RUNS, noun. Plural of Chinese home run
CHINESE HONEYSUCKLE, noun. A tropical vine used in traditional medicine, the Rangoon creeper, Combretum indicum
CHINESE HONEYSUCKLES, noun. Plural of Chinese honeysuckle
CHINESE INDIGO, noun. Isatis indigotica, a kind of woad.
CHINESE JUNIPER, noun. Juniperus chinensis, a shrub or tree, very variable in shape, reaching 1-20 m tall, native to northeast Asia.
CHINESE JUNIPERS, noun. Plural of Chinese juniper
CHINESE KALE, noun. Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra, kailan,: a long, blue-green vegetable with thick, glossy stems and leaves typically eaten in Chinese and particularly Cantonese cooking; gailan.
CHINESE KEYS, noun. Fingerroot, Boesenbergia rotunda.
CHINESE LANTERN, noun. A paper lantern
CHINESE LANTERN, noun. Bladder cherry (Physalis alkekengi)
CHINESE LANTERNS, noun. Plural of Chinese lantern
CHINESE MANTIS, noun. A species of mantis, originating in China, Tenodera sinensis.
CHINESE MANTISES, noun. Plural of Chinese mantis
CHINESE MEDICINE, noun. (informal) traditional Chinese medicine
CHINESE MENU, noun. (literally) A menu for the selections available at a restaurant serving Chinese food.
CHINESE MENU, noun. A set of choices from which the user or customer makes multiple selections, specifically one or more choice from each of two or more distinct categories.
CHINESE MENUS, noun. Plural of Chinese menu
CHINESE MILE, noun. Alternative term for li, a traditional Chinese unit of distance equal to 1500 Chinese feet or 150 zhangs, now standardized as a half-kilometer (500 meters).
CHINESE MILES, noun. Plural of Chinese mile
CHINESE MOUNTAIN CAT, noun. A small wild cat, Felis bieti, living in western China.
CHINESE MOUNTAIN CATS, noun. Plural of Chinese mountain cat
CHINESE MUNTJAC, noun. Reeves's muntjac
CHINESE MUNTJACS, noun. Plural of Chinese muntjac
CHINESE MUSTARD, noun. Mustard greens (Brassica juncea)
CHINESE NEW YEAR, noun. An annual Chinese holiday, marking the beginning of the lunar year
CHINESE NEW YEARS, noun. Plural of Chinese New Year
CHINESE NUMERAL, noun. (arithmetic) Any of the symbols 〇 (or 零), 一, 二, 三, 四, 五, 六, 七, 八, 九, 十, 百, 千, 萬 / 万, 億 / 亿, etc. used to represent numbers in Chinese speaking countries/areas, Japan, at some stage in Korea and Vietnam.
CHINESE NUMERALS, noun. Plural of Chinese numeral
CHINESE OLIVE, noun. The olive-shaped fruit of a Chinese tree, Canarium album, usually eaten dried or its seed eaten as a nut.
CHINESE OLIVES, noun. Plural of Chinese olive
CHINESE OVERTIME, noun. (US) (idiomatic) Any form of overtime in which increasing the hours worked reduces the hourly rate.
CHINESE PADDLEFISH, noun. Psephurus gladius, a large freshwater paddlefish.
CHINESE PANGOLIN, noun. A species of pangolin, Manis pentadactyla.
CHINESE PANGOLINS, noun. Plural of Chinese pangolin
CHINESE PARSLEY, noun. Coriandrum sativum, coriander (cilantro)
CHINESE PHEASANT, noun. Common pheasant, Phasianus colchicus
CHINESE PHEASANT, noun. Golden pheasant, Chrysolophus pictus
CHINESE PHEASANTS, noun. Plural of Chinese pheasant
CHINESE PLUM, noun. Any of three species of East Asian trees and their fruit:
CHINESE PLUM, noun. Prunus mume, the Japanese apricot.
CHINESE PLUM, noun. Prunus salicina, the Japanese plum.
CHINESE PLUM, noun. Eriobotrya japonica, the loquat.
CHINESE PLUMS, noun. Plural of Chinese plum
CHINESE PUZZLE, noun. (slang) (idiomatic) A senseless situation.
CHINESE PUZZLES, noun. Plural of Chinese puzzle
CHINESE RADISH, noun. (Chinese cuisine) (botany) Alternative term for daikon, particularly its Chinese varieties.
CHINESE RADISHES, noun. Plural of Chinese radish
CHINESE RAGWORT, noun. A rare species of ragwort, Sinacalia tangutica, endemic to China
CHINESE RED, noun. A vivid red colour tinted with orange.
CHINESE RED, adjective. Of a vivid red colour tinted with orange.
CHINESE REDS, noun. Plural of Chinese red
CHINESE RESTAURANT SYNDROME, noun. A syndrome associated with consumption of the westernized version of Chinese food, characterized by various symptoms such as burning and tingling sensations, rapid heartbeat, and drowsiness, and tentatively ascribed to monosodium glutamate in the food.
CHINESE RIVER DOLPHINS, noun. Plural of Chinese river dolphin
CHINESE ROOM, noun. A thought experiment in which a person with no understanding of the Chinese language is locked in a room with a set of rules allowing him to produce answers to questions in Chinese. It aims to demonstrate that running a program cannot give a computer system a "mind", "understanding" or "consciousness", regardless of how intelligent it may appear.
CHINESE ROOMS, noun. Plural of Chinese room
CHINESE SILVER, noun. An alloy used for jewelry. Its composition is 58% copper, 17.5% zinc, 11.5% nickel, 11% cobalt, and 2% silver.
CHINESE SNOOKER, noun. (snooker) A reverse snooker position where the cue ball is in front of, rather than behind, a ball that is not on, making the shot very difficult because the bridge is hampered and the cueing angle is unnaturally high.
CHINESE SNOOKER, noun. Alternative spelling of Chinese snooker
CHINESE SPINACH, noun. Any of several plants grown as leaf vegetables:
CHINESE SPINACH, noun. Ipomoea aquatica, water spinach, a semi-aquatic plant with hollow stems and long, lance-shaped leaves.
CHINESE SPINACH, noun. Amaranthus dubius, often bearing red or purple marks
CHINESE SPINACH, noun. Amaranthus tricolor
CHINESE SPINACH, noun. Basella alba, Malabar spinach, with thick, succulent, heart-shaped leaves
CHINESE SQUEEZE, noun. (derogatory) (slang) The practice of stealing profits.
CHINESE SQUEEZES, noun. Plural of Chinese squeeze
CHINESE STRAWBERRY TREE, noun. The yangmei tree.
CHINESE STRAWBERRY TREES, noun. Plural of Chinese strawberry tree
CHINESE STUDIES, noun. (humanities) An academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the Chinese language, Chinese linguistics, and Chinese sociolinguistics.
CHINESE TAIPEI, proper noun. The name under which the Republic of China, commonly known as Taiwan, participates in most international organisations.
CHINESE THUMB CUFF, noun. A Chinese finger trap.
CHINESE THUMB CUFFS, noun. Plural of Chinese thumb cuff
CHINESE TRUFFLE, noun. A species of truffle, Tuber sinense, native to China.
CHINESE TRUFFLES, noun. Plural of Chinese truffle
CHINESE UNICORN, noun. A kirin or qilin (麒麟)
CHINESE UNICORNS, noun. Plural of Chinese unicorn
CHINESE WALL, noun. (idiomatic) (jargon) A barrier of silence and secrecy established within an organization in order to cope with confidentiality requirements.
CHINESE WALLS, noun. Plural of Chinese Wall
CHINESE WAX, noun. A gelatinous crystalline substance obtained from the wax secreted by certain insects, used in the manufacture of candles, polishes, etc.
CHINESE WHISPERS, noun. (games) A game for several players in which a phrase is whispered by each person in turn to their neighbour, the phrase often being unwittingly misunderstood as it is transferred, to humorous effect by the time it reaches the last person and is compared with the original phrase.
CHINESE WHISPERS, noun. Anything resembling this particular game, for instance a verbal misunderstanding.
CHINESE WHITE DOLPHINS, noun. Plural of Chinese white dolphin
CHINESE WHITE PEAR, noun. The fruit of a hybrid northeast-Asian pear species, Pyrus × bretschneideri, with the crisp, juicy texture of an apple pear, but with shape and flavor more like those of the European pear.
CHINESE WHITE PEAR, noun. A tree producing such fruit.
CHINESE WHITE PEARS, noun. Plural of Chinese white pear
CHINESE WHITE RADISH, noun. Alternative term for Chinese radish
CHINESE WHITE RADISHES, noun. Plural of Chinese white radish

Dictionary definition

CHINESE, noun. Any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system.
CHINESE, noun. A native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China.
CHINESE, adjective. Of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures; "Chinese food".
CHINESE, adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language; "the Taiwanese capital is Taipeh".

Wise words

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.