[kuh-ree-uh, kaw-, koh-] /kəˈri ə, kɔ-, koʊ-/
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; now divided at 38° N into and .
Democratic People’s Republic of, official name of .
Republic of, official name of .
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
from Chinese Gao li, name of a dynasty founded 918, literally “high serenity.” Japanese Chosen is from Korean Choson, literally “land of morning calm,” from cho “morning” + son “calm.” Related: Korean (1610s).
Historic region consisting of North Korea and South Korea; peninsula off northeastern China separating the Yellow Sea and Sea of Japan, two arms of the Pacific Ocean.
Note: Korea was under Japanese rule in the early twentieth century. At the end of World War II, Korea was divided at the thirty-eighth parallel of north latitude into two zones, with troops of the Soviet Union in the north and troops of the United States in the south. By 1948, two separate governments had emerged, the communist Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the north and the noncommunist Republic of Korea in the south. American and Soviet troops were withdrawn by 1949. The Korean War (1950–1953) began when North Korean forces invaded South Korea. Forces of the United Nations under General Douglas MacArthur aided South Korea, whereas Chinese forces aided North Korea.
[kuh-ree-uh n, kaw-, koh-] /kəˈri ən, kɔ-, koʊ-/ adjective 1. of or relating to , its inhabitants, or their language. noun 2. a native or inhabitant of or . 3. the language of or . /kəˈriːən/ adjective 1. of or relating to Korea, its people, or their language noun 2. a native or inhabitant of […]
- Korean hemorrhagic fever
Korean hemorrhagic fever Ko·re·an hemorrhagic fever (kə-rē’ən, kô-) n. See epidemic hemorrhagic fever.
noun 1. an Asiatic creeping grass, Zoysia japonica, used especially in the southeastern U.S., having purplish spikelets and rootstalks that send up numerous tough, wiry shoots.
noun 1. the war, begun on June 25, 1950, between North Korea, aided by Communist China, and South Korea, aided by the United States and other United Nations members forming a United Nations armed force: truce signed July 27, 1953. noun 1. the war (1950–53) fought between North Korea, aided by Communist China, and South […]