Shanghai

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Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin 上海 (Shànghǎi, literally Upon-the-Sea).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃæŋ.haɪ/, /ʃæŋˈhaɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • Hyphenation: Shang‧hai

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Shanghai

  1. A direct-administered municipality, a major port city in eastern China, between Jiangsu and Zhejiang, comprising Shanghai proper and its suburbs.
    • 1858, “Development of Trade with China”, in Littell's Living Age[1], volume 58, Boston: Littell, Son and Company, page 221:
      But there has been another reason why Shanghai has prospered beyond all the other British ports of China. "All our ports except Shanghai are separated from the inland waters of China by a chain of mountains. Inside those mountains lies the vast bulk of the empire of China, outside lie our trading ports." Again, the Yang-tse-kiang, which flows out just at Shanghai, affords an easy route by which the goods consigned to that port may reach the interior of the country, and the system of innumerable canals which intersect it.
    • 1938, Robert Berkov, Strong Man of China: The Story of Chiang Kai-shek[2], Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, page 47:
      Then two incidents broke on a startled nation and sped the course of militant revolution. On May 30, 1925, came the first at Shanghai. A series of labor disputes, centering in Japanese-owned mills, had resulted in a wholesale lockout and the serious wounding of thirteen workers outside one of the factories.
    • June 28, 1966, Robert McNamara, LBJ and Robert McNamara, 6/28/66, 7.59A.[3], Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, 4:15 from the start:
      This third tanker due in this month apparently has been be diverted to Shanghai because they didn't have enough time to unload at Haiphong.
    • 1973 September 9, “Is Chou En-lai next target?”, in Free China Weekly[4], volume XIV, number 35, Taipei, page 2:
      Wang Huang-wen, now still in his 30s, undoubtedly is the one who has made the fastest rise—from just being a Shanghai textile mill worker a few years back to the position of presidium second vice-president, right below Chou En-lai, at the 10th congress and, a few days later at the plenum, to the status of party central vice chairman, also right after Chou.
      . . .
      Wang is believed to have done quite a bit of secret police-type work in Shanghai.
    • 1978, Richard Nixon, RN: the Memoirs of Richard Nixon[5], Grosset & Dunlap, →ISBN, page 576:
      Our joint statement, issued from Shanghai at the end of the trip, has become known as the Shanghai Communiqué.

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Noun[edit]

Shanghai (plural Shanghais)

  1. A type of long-legged chicken believed to be of Asian origin.

German[edit]

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Shanghai n (genitive Shanghais)

  1. Alternative spelling of Schanghai

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin 上海 (Shànghǎi, literally Upon-the-Sea).

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Shanghai

  1. Shanghai (a direct-administered municipality, a major port city in eastern China)

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Shanghai ?

  1. Shanghai (a direct-administered municipality, a major port city in eastern China)

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Shanghai f

  1. Alternative spelling of Xangai