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Ko·re·a

 (kə-rē′ə, kô-, kō-)
A peninsula and former country of eastern Asia between the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan. Site of an ancient civilization dating to the 12th century bc, the peninsula was united as a kingdom in the 7th century ad and despite a Mongol invasion (13th century) remained unified until the Japanese occupation of 1910 to 1945. After World War II the Soviet- and US-occupied territories formed separate republics, and a North Korean invasion of the south led to the Korean War (1950-1953). The peninsula is now divided between North Korea and South Korea.

Korea

(kəˈriːə)
n
(Placename) a former country in E Asia, now divided into two separate countries, North Korea and South Korea. Korea occupied the peninsula between the Sea of Japan (East Sea) and the Yellow Sea: an isolated vassal of Manchu China for three centuries until the opening of ports to Japanese trade in 1876; gained independence in 1895; annexed to Japan in 1910 and divided in 1945 into two occupation zones (Russian in the north, American in the south), which became North Korea and South Korea in 1948. Japanese name (1910–45): Chosen See North Korea, South Korea

Ko•re•a

(kəˈri ə)

n.
1. a former country in E Asia, on a peninsula SE of Manchuria and between the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea: a kingdom prior to 1910; under Japanese rule 1910–45.
2. Democratic People's Republic of, official name of North Korea.
3. Republic of, official name of South Korea.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Korea - an Asian peninsula (off Manchuria) separating the Yellow Sea and the Sea of JapanKorea - an Asian peninsula (off Manchuria) separating the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan; the Korean name is Dae-Han-Min-Gook or Han-Gook
Chino-Japanese War, Sino-Japanese War - a war between China and Japan (1894 and 1895) over the control of the Korean Peninsula; China was overwhelmingly defeated at Port Arthur
Korean War - a war between North and South Korea; South Korea was aided by the United States and other members of the United Nations; 1950-1953
D.P.R.K., Democratic People's Republic of Korea, DPRK, North Korea - a communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
Republic of Korea, South Korea - a republic in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Translations
Korea
Korea
Korea
Koreja
Korea
朝鮮朝鮮半島韓国北朝鮮
한국
Coreea
Korea
ประเทศเกาหลี
Hàn Quốcnước Triều Tiên

Korea

[kəˈrɪə] NCorea f
North/South KoreaCorea f del Norte/Sur

Korea

[kəˈrɪə] nCorée f
in Korea → en Corée North Korea

Korea

nKorea nt

Korea

[kəˈrɪə] nCorea
North/South Korea → Corea del Nord/del Sud

Korea

كُورْيَا Korea Korea Korea Κορέα Corea Korea Corée Koreja Corea 朝鮮 한국 Korea Korea Korea Coreia Корея Korea ประเทศเกาหลี Kore nước Triều Tiên 韩国
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Nuclear arms, they think, will win the hermit kingdom some international respect.
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North Korean apparats tell us that their dear leader is skittish about negotiations after Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, suggested the "Libya model" for ridding the hermit kingdom of its nuclear programme.
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