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Ca·thay

 (kă-thā′)
A medieval name for China popularized by Marco Polo in accounts of his travels. It usually applied only to the area north of the Yangtze River.

[Medieval Latin Cataya, Cathaya, ultimately (via Turkic languages) from Khitan Khitai, the Khitan people (who ruled in northern China and Central Asia in an era of increasing interaction between China, the Muslim world, and Europe).]

Cathay

(kæˈθeɪ)
n
(Placename) a literary or archaic name for China
[C14: from Medieval Latin Cataya, of Turkic origin]

Ca•thay

(kæˈθeɪ)

n.
Archaic. China.
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Noun1.Cathay - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern AsiaCathay - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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Chinese Revolution - the republican revolution against the Manchu dynasty in China; 1911-1912
Chinese Wall, Great Wall, Great Wall of China - a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC; it averages 6 meters in width
yang - the bright positive masculine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology; "yin and yang together produce everything that comes into existence"
yin - the dark negative feminine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology; "the interaction of yin and yang maintains the harmony of the universe"
feng shui - rules in Chinese philosophy that govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to patterns of yin and yang and the flow of energy (qi); the favorable or unfavorable effects are taken into consideration in designing and siting buildings and graves and furniture
Chinese - 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
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Cultural Revolution, Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution - a radical reform in China initiated by Mao Zedong in 1965 and carried out largely by the Red Guard; intended to eliminate counterrevolutionary elements in the government it resulted in purges of the intellectuals and socioeconomic chaos
dim sum - traditional Chinese cuisine; a variety of foods (including several kinds of steamed or fried dumplings) are served successively in small portions
fortune cookie - thin folded wafer containing a maxim on a slip of paper
brown sauce, Chinese brown sauce - a sauce based on soy sauce
egg foo yong, egg fu yung - omelet containing onions and celery and chopped meat or fish
egg roll, spring roll - minced vegetables and meat wrapped in a pancake and fried
Red Guard - a radical political movement by Chinese youths who espoused Maoist principles
falun gong - a spiritual movement that began in China in the latter half of the 20th century and is based on Buddhist and Taoist teachings and practices
Manchuria - a region in northeastern China
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Chongqing, Chungking - a city in south-central China on the Chang Jiang; a commercial center for western China
Canton, Guangzhou, Kuangchou, Kwangchow - a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port
Gansu, Gansu province, Kansu - a province in north-central China; formerly part of the Silk Road to Turkistan and India and Persia
Hebei, Hebei province, Hopeh, Hopei - a populous province in northeastern China
Hunan, Hunan province - a province in southeastern central China between the Nan Ling mountains and the Chang Jiang; noted for its timber and valuable mineral resources
Sichuan, Szechuan, Szechwan, Szechwan province - a populous province of south central China
Yunnan, Yunnan province - a province of southern China
Luda, Luta - an industrial conurbation in northeastern China on the southern end of the Liaodong Peninsula; it now includes the cities of Dalian and Lushun
Dairen, Dalian, Talien - a port and shipbuilding center in northeastern China on the Liaodong Peninsula; now a part of Luda
Loyang, Luoyang - a city in east central China; the capital of ancient China during several dynasties
Lushun, Port Arthur - a major port city in northeastern China on the Liaodong Peninsula; now a part of Luda
Hangchow, Hangzhou - a city of eastern China on Hangzhou Bay; regarded by Marco Polo as the finest city in the world
Nanchang, Nan-chang - a walled city in southeastern China on the Gan Jiang
Nanning, Nan-ning - an industrial city in southern China
Nanjing, Nanking - a city in eastern China on the Yangtze River; a former capital of China; the scene of a Japanese massacre in the 1930s
Shanghai - the largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific; one of the largest ports in the world
Fengtien, Moukden, Mukden, Shenyang - a city in northeastern China
Taiyuan - an ancient city in northeastern China noted for coal mining and steel production
References in classic literature ?
Yet, thought I, I would rather smuggle one of those little print gowns into my berth than all the silks a sea-faring friend of mine takes the trouble to smuggle from far Cathay.
The scatterbrain that gave La Mancha more Rich spoils than Jason's; who a point so keen Had to his wit, and happier far had been If his wit's weathercock a blunter bore; The arm renowned far as Gaeta's shore, Cathay, and all the lands that lie between; The muse discreet and terrible in mien As ever wrote on brass in days of yore; He who surpassed the Amadises all, And who as naught the Galaors accounted, Supported by his love and gallantry: Who made the Belianises sing small, And sought renown on Rocinante mounted; Here, underneath this cold stone, doth he lie.
And beyond him again there is tribute to be levied from the Cham of Tartary and from the kingdom of Cathay.
19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ: CATY), the holding company for Cathay Bank, announced today that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of eighteen cents per common share, payable on December 14, 2015 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 2, 2015.
Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ: CATY), the holding company for Cathay Bank, has said that it has appointed Pin Tai as president of Cathay Bank and Irwin Wong as chief operating officer of the bank, effective April 1, 2015.
Taiwan-based Cathay Life Insurance has decided to purchase a stake in PT Bank Mayapada Internasional of Indonesia as part of the insurance company's attempts to increase its existence in the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) economic bloc.
4) the downgrading of the credit ratings of Cathay Financial Holding and its subsidiary Cathay Life Insurance, reducing the rating of the latter from grade A to grade B, due to its weakening profits and capital.
Canadian airline Cathay Pacific Airways announced on Wednesday that Michael Corey from Canada is the winner of the Travel the World in 80 Days with Cathay Pacific competition, who will receive unlimited round-trip Economy Class tickets from Vancouver or Toronto to Hong Kong and onward to any destination on the networks of Cathay Pacific and sister airline Dragonair for 80 days within the period 1 June to 31 August 2011
Cathay General Bancorp, the holding company for Cathay Bank, announced the completion of its acquisition of New Asia Bancorp Inc.
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways announced Thursday it has completed its acquisition of Dragon Airlines, which will retain its separate brand, market positioning and identity even while being part of the Cathay Pacific Group.
Cathay Pacific Airways plans to launch daily Hong Kong-Shanghai Pudong service from Dec.
HONG KONG -- Cathay Pacific Airways today announced a new code-share agreement with Alaska Airlines that will further boost connections between North America, Hong Kong and the rest of Asia.