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Han 1

 (hän)
n. pl. Han or Hans
A member of the largest ethnic group of China, especially as distinguished from Manchus, Mongols, Huis, and other minority nationalities. Also called Chinese.

[Mandarin Hàn, the Han people, Han dynasty, the name of the Han River, from Middle Chinese xan` (the name of the people and dynasty being derived from the Old Chinese name of the river).]

Han 2

 (hän)
A Chinese dynasty (206 bc-ad 220) noted for unifying and expanding its national territory and for promoting literature and the arts.

[Mandarin Hàn; see Han1.]

Han 3

 (hän)
A river, about 1,530 km (950 mi) long, of east-central China flowing generally southeast to the Yangtze River.

Han

(hæn)
n
(Placename) a river in E central China, rising in S Shaanxi and flowing southeast through Hubei to the Yangtze River at Wuhan. Length: about 1450 km (900 miles)

Han

(hæn)
n
1. (Biography) the imperial dynasty that ruled China for most of the time from 206 bc to 221 ad, expanding its territory and developing its bureaucracy
2. (Peoples) the Chinese people as contrasted to Mongols, Manchus, etc

Han

(hɑn)

n., pl. Hans, (esp. collectively) Han for 3.
1. a dynasty in China, 206 b.c.–a.d. 220, characterized by consolidation of the centralized state, territorial expansion, and cultural and scientific achievements.
2. a river flowing from central China into the Chang Jiang at Wuhan. 900 mi. (1450 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Han - imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time from 206 BC to AD 220) and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracyHan - imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time from 206 BC to AD 220) and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracy; remembered as one of the great eras of Chinese civilization
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
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Once upon a time," said the Linnet, "there was an honest little fellow named Hans.
Little Hans had a great many friends, but the most devoted friend of all was big Hugh the Miller.
Hans Nelson, immigrant, Swede by birth and carpenter by occupation, had in him that Teutonic unrest that drives the race ever westward on its great adventure.
shouted Blockhead- Hans, singing so that the echoes were roused far and near.
Hans did not speak so softly but the horseman heard it all, and said, 'Well, friend, why do you go on foot then?
The night was stiflingly hot, and as Hans Breitmann and I passed him, dragging our bedding to the fore-peak of the steamer, he roused himself and chattered obscenely.
When Thornton's partners, Hans and Pete, arrived on the long-expected raft, Buck refused to notice them till he learned they were close to Thornton; after that he tolerated them in a passive sort of way, accepting favors from them as though he favored them by accepting.
Immediately Hans, one of French Frank's sailors, was into a skiff and pulling rapidly for the north shore.
Hans Schmidt, young neighbor, full of sentiment, full of poetry, loves Gretchen, Gretchen loves him.
That he might make his appearance before his mistress in the true style of a cavalier, he borrowed a horse from the farmer with whom he was domiciliated, a choleric old Dutchman of the name of Hans Van Ripper, and, thus gallantly mounted, issued forth like a knight- errant in quest of adventures.
The Councillor boldly declared the time of King Hans to be the noblest and the most happy period.
Sally appeared for a moment, with instructions from her mother that father was to amuse the children while she got tea ready; and Athelny began to tell them one of Hans Andersen's stories.