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Ching dynasty


the last imperial dynasty of China (from 1644 to 1912) which was overthrown by revolutionaries; during the Qing dynasty China was ruled by the Manchu


group noun (groupings of people and objects)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet


Chinese (Beijing) Qīng
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)


Qing Dynasty | Qīng Cháo [Hanyu Pinyin] | Ch'ing Ch'ao [Wade-Giles] | Dà Qīng Dìguó [Hanyu Pinyin] | Ta Ch'ing Ti-kuo [Wade-Giles] | Hòu Jīn Cháo [Hanyu Pinyin] | Empire of the Great Qing [Hanyu Pinyin] | Great Qing [Hanyu Pinyin]
(Coordinates: 39.900°N 116.383°E)

the last imperial dynasty of China, ruling from 1644 to 1912 with a brief, abortive restoration in 1917. It was preceded by the Ming Dynasty and succeeded by the Republic of China. The dynasty was founded by the Jurchen Aisin Gioro clan in contemporary... (44 of 14258 words, 28 images)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

Qing dynasty [Chinese history] | Ch'ing [Wade-Giles romanization] | Manzu [Pinyin] | Manchu dynasty [synonym]

the last of the imperial dynasties of China. Under the Qing the territory of the empire grew to treble its size under the preceding Ming dynasty, the ... (27 of 979 words, 9 images)


Oxford Dictionary:

Qing | Ch'ing

a dynasty established by the Manchus that ruled China 1644-1911. Its overthrow in 1911 by Sun Yat-sen and his supporters ended imperial rule in China (25 of 45 words, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:


A Chinese dynasty (1644-1912) during which increasing Western influence and trade led to the Opium War (1839-1842) with Britain and the Boxer ... (22 of 40 words, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

Qing [Pinyin]

Ch'ing. (1 of 7 words, pronunciation)


Collins Dictionary:

Ching | Ch'ing

of, relating to, or designating the Manchu dynasty (1644-1912) of China (11 of 402 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)



Ching | Ch'ing

a Manchu dynasty in China dated 1644-1912 and the last imperial dynasty (12 of 32 words, pronunciations)


New World Dictionary:

Ching | Ch'ing

the Chinese dynasty (1644-1912) established by the Manchu; Manchu dynasty (10 of 14 words, pronunciation)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

Ch'ing | Manchu

the last of the Imperial dynasties of China. (8 of 12 words, pronunciations)



Manchu | Manchus [plural] | Manchurian [synonym, sense-specific]

A person belonging to or descended from the indigenous people of Manchuria. | [obsolete] A person belonging to the Qing Dynasty (Manchu Dynasty) of China. | The indigenous language of the Manchu people, spoken in Manchuria. | [obsolete] The Qing... (37 of 57 words, 6 definitions)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

dynasty [countable] | dynasties [plural] | dynastic [adjective, related]

a family whose members rule a country or region for a long period of time ; ... | a family whose members are very successful in business or politics ... (28 of 83 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)


Cambridge Dictionary:

dynasty | dynastic [adjective, formal, derived]

a series of rulers or leaders who are all from the same family, or a period when a country is ruled by them (23 of 40 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)


Encarta Dictionary:

Qing | Ch'ing

the last of the Chinese dynasties, founded by the conquering Manchu who ruled from 1644 until 1912, when the nationalist revolutionaries overthrew it (23 of 44 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861697421​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference


Ching | Ch'ing

First use: 1795

Origin: Chinese (Beijing) Qīng


Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

Ching | Ch'ing

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Ching"


Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:


Audio: North American pronunciation of "Ching"

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YourDictionary Audio:


Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Ching" by speech synthesizer


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