Far East


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Far East

 (fär)
The region encompassing East Asia, Southeast Asia, and sometimes South Asia.

Far′ East′ern adj.

Far East

n
(Placename) the Far East the countries of E Asia, usually including China, Japan, North and South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines: sometimes extended to include all territories east of Afghanistan

Far′ East′


n.
the countries of E Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, and sometimes adjacent areas.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Far East - a popular expression for the countries of eastern Asia (usually including China and Mongolia and Taiwan and Japan and Korea and Indochina and eastern Siberia)Far East - a popular expression for the countries of eastern Asia (usually including China and Mongolia and Taiwan and Japan and Korea and Indochina and eastern Siberia)
Orient, East - the countries of Asia
Translations
Dálný východ
Fjernøsten
Kaukoitä
Daleki Istok
極東
극동
Fjärran Östern
กลุ่มประเทศในเอเชียตะวันออก
Viễn Đông

Far East

n
the Far East → l'Extrême-Orient m
in the Far East → en Extrême-Orient
to go to the Far East → aller en Extrême-Orient

Far East

n the Far Eastder Ferne Osten

Far East

n the Far Eastl'Estremo Oriente m

Far East

الشَّرْقُ الَأقْصَى Dálný východ Fjernøsten Ferner Osten Άπω Ανατολή Extremo Oriente Kaukoitä Extrême-Orient Daleki Istok Estremo Oriente 極東 극동 Verre Oosten Det fjerne østen Daleki Wschód Extremo Oriente Дальний Восток Fjärran Östern กลุ่มประเทศในเอเชียตะวันออก Uzak Doğu Viễn Đông 远东
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In the far East the head of every family is a high-priest in the calling of daily life.
We have got so far east, now--a hundred and fifty-five degrees of longitude from San Francisco--that my watch can not "keep the hang" of the time any more.
These myriads of cows stretching under her eyes from the far east to the far west outnumbered any she had ever seen at one glance before.
It is a queer land with many traces of an ancient civilization, a civilization which I believe dates back farther than some in the far East.
I remember, while war-corresponding in the Far East, of being irresistibly attracted to a certain home.
Tarzan questioned the fellow closely, and by comparing his statements with those of the young warrior he had first talked with he learned that Rokoff and his safari were in terror-stricken retreat in the direction of the far East Coast.
His empire includes all of Asia, and the islands of the Pacific as far east as 175dW.
But for the most part medical students are industrious young men of the middle-class with a sufficient allowance to live in the respectable fashion they have been used to; many are the sons of doctors who have already something of the professional manner; their career is mapped out: as soon as they are qualified they propose to apply for a hospital appointment, after holding which (and perhaps a trip to the Far East as a ship's doctor), they will join their father and spend the rest of their days in a country practice.
Remember my words, Devenham,--when our chronicler dips his pen into the ink and writes of our government, our foreign policy, at least, will be judged by our position in the far East.
For Lovell was a popular member of this very Bohemian gathering, and he was going to the Far East, at a few hours' notice, to represent one of the greatest of English dailies.
They appreciated or sneered at the morning editorials, jumped from labor conditions in New Zealand to Henry James and Brander Matthews, passed on to the German designs in the Far East and the economic aspect of the Yellow Peril, wrangled over the German elections and Bebel's last speech, and settled down to local politics, the latest plans and scandals in the union labor party administration, and the wires that were pulled to bring about the Coast Seamen's strike.
I chose it in the far east of London, where there were fewest idle people to lounge and look about them in the streets.