a section, as of a city or town, characterized by shanties and crudely built houses.
a whole town or city that is chiefly made up of shantylike houses.
a town or section of a town or city inhabited by very poor people living in shanties, esp in a developing country
noun, Pinyin. 1. a province in N China. 60,656 sq. mi. (157,099 sq. km). Capital: Taiyuan. noun 1. a province of N China: China’s richest coal reserves and much heavy industry. Capital: Taiyuan. Pop: 33 140 000 (2003 est). Area: 157 099 sq km (60 656 sq miles)
noun, Pinyin. 1. a city in NE Zhejiang province, in E China.
noun, Pinyin, Wade-Giles. 1. a city in central Hunan province, in E China.
noun 1. the quality of a distinct object or body in having an external surface or outline of specific form or figure. 2. this quality as found in some individual object or body form: This lake has a peculiar shape. 3. something seen in outline, as in silhouette: A vague shape appeared through the mist. […]