[mey-jee] /ˈmeɪˈdʒi/ noun, Japanese History. 1. the designation of the period of the reign of Emperor Mutsuhito from 1868 to 1912. /ˈmeɪˈdʒiː/ noun 1. (Japanese history) the reign of Emperor Mutsuhito (1867–1912), during which Japan began a rapid process of Westernization, industrialization, and expansion in foreign affairs 2. the throne name of Mutsuhito (ˌmuːtsʊˈhiːtəʊ). 1852–1912, […]
[me-yak] /mɛˈyak/ noun 1. Henri [ahn-ree] /ɑ̃ˈri/ (Show IPA), 1831–97, French dramatist: collaborator with Ludovic Halévy. /French mɛjak/ noun 1. Henri (ɑ̃ri). 1831–97, French dramatist, who collaborated with Halévy on opera libretti, esp Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène (1865) and La Vie parisienne (1867)
- Meiji restoration
Meiji Restoration [(may-jee)] A turning point in Japanese history in 1868 when the last shogun was overthrown and the emperor assumed direct control over the nation. The following Meiji Period (1868–1912) was marked by Japan’s opening to the West and the establishment of a strong centralized government.
n. “Chinese wheat flour noodles” (in lo mein, chow mein, etc.), 1934, from Chinese, literally “wheat flour.”