hong


hong

hong [hong] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. (in China) a group of rooms or buildings forming a warehouse, factory, etc.
  2. one of the factories under foreign ownership formerly maintained at Canton.

Origin of hong 1720–30; dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) hòhng, equivalent to Chinese háng row of shops Examples from the Web for hong Contemporary Examples of hong

  • HONG KONG—Last year, I met a Chinese graduate student on a tour of the northeastern United States before his first day at Harvard.

    China’s Internet Is Freer Than You Think

    Brendon Hong

    December 27, 2014

  • Memes that ridiculed political leaders and the Hong Kong Police Force shot through fiber optic cables at light speed.

    China’s Internet Is Freer Than You Think

    Brendon Hong

    December 27, 2014

  • The past two months have been a war of attrition between the Hong Kong government and pro-democracy protestors.

    The Monuments Men of Occupy Hong Kong

    Brendon Hong

    December 4, 2014

  • What convinced you to make the trip to Hong Kong to first meet Snowden?

    Laura Poitras on Snowden’s Unrevealed Secrets

    Marlow Stern

    December 1, 2014

  • I stayed longer in Hong Kong than Glenn and Ewen, and was hoping to film Snowden one more time where he was hiding out.

    Laura Poitras on Snowden’s Unrevealed Secrets

    Marlow Stern

    December 1, 2014

  • Historical Examples of hong

  • I had planned to stop in Hong Kong a month on my way to Europe.

    Anting-Anting Stories

    Sargent Kayme

  • Thus it was not until the 25th, and after hard steaming, that we reached Hong Kong.

    In Eastern Seas

    J. J. Smith

  • A Hong Kong hotel is not a place for a person predisposed to irritability.

    East of Suez

    Frederic Courtland Penfield

  • Of the climate of Hong Kong, I have little that is favourable to report.

    Trade and Travel in the Far East

    G. F. Davidson

  • The games at Hong Kong were interesting and largely attended.

    Baseball Joe Around the World

    Lester Chadwick

  • British Dictionary definitions for hong hong noun

    1. (in China) a factory, warehouse, etc
    2. (formerly, in Canton) a foreign commercial establishment

    Word Origin for hong C18: from Chinese (Cantonese dialect)

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