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Definition of the noun korea

What does korea mean as a name of something?

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  1. an Asian peninsula (off Manchuria) separating the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan; the Korean name is Dae-Han-Min-Gook or Han-Gook
    • examples: Korea is now up and coming. | My father is to visit Korea next week. | Korea allowed an inspection by the IAEA. | Diplomatic relations have not yet been established between Japan and North Korea. | Japan and South Korea are neighbors. | Today's topic is "the problem of Japanese people abducted by North Korea". | That's just how cunning North Korea (and China) is. | In Korea, there's a popular theory that says that: "If you eat a quarter of an Iceberg lettuce, you will fall asleep". Thus, amongst truck drivers in Korea, lettuce is known as something that should not be eaten before work. | With North Korea's announcement on the 26th of its nuclear development plan based upon the agreement stemming from the Six Party Talks, and the United States' commencement of procedures to remove North Korea from its designation on the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism, the families of abductees have expressed growing unease that it may constitute an abandonment of the abductee issue. | There are problems that Japan might not be able to solve independently but which it might be able to solve in cooperation with Korea.
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonyms of Korea: Dae-Han-Min-Gook / Han-Gook / Korean Peninsula
    • instance of: peninsula = a large mass of land projecting into a body of water
    • instance: Chosen = the name for Korea as a Japanese province
    • part of: Asia = the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia
    • parts:


  1. Korea, called Hanguk in South Korea and Joseon in North Korea, is an East Asian territory that is divided into two distinct sovereign states, North Korea and South Korea. Located on the Korean Peninsula, Korea is bordered by China to the northwest and Russia to the northeast. It is separated from Japan to the east by the Korea Strait and the East Sea. The adoption of the Chinese writing system in the 2nd century BC and the introduction of Buddhism in the 4th century AD had profound effects on the Three Kingdoms of Korea, which was first united during Silla under King Munmu. The united Silla fell to Goryeo in 935 at the end of the Later Three Kingdoms period. Goryeo was a highly cultured state and created the Jikji in the 14th century. The invasions by the Mongolians in the 13th century, however, greatly weakened the nation, which was forced to become a tributary state. After the Mongol Empire's collapse, severe political strife followed. The Ming-allied Joseon emerged supreme in 1388.
  2. Korea a.k.a. South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, and commonly referred to as Korea, is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. The name Korea is derived from the Kingdom of Goryeo, also spelled as Koryŏ. It shares land borders with North Korea to the north, and oversea borders with Japan to the east and China to the west. Roughly half of the country's 50 million people reside in the metropolitan area surrounding its capital, the Seoul Capital Area, which is the second largest in the world with over 25 million residents.
  3. Korea is an unincorporated community in Menifee County, Kentucky, United States. It lies along Route 1693 east of the city of Frenchburg, the county seat of Menifee County. Its elevation is 1,119 feet.

There are other places with in their name, like Korea Bay, Korea University, War Memorial of Korea, Korea Military Academy, National Museum of Korea, Korea Kent Foreign School, Korea under Japanese rule, National Folk Museum of Korea, Korea National Open University, Korea National University of Arts, Democratic People's Republic of Korea.


Korea is a musical group.


  1. "KOREA" is a 2012 single by PSY.
    • released on
  2. "Korea" is a musical single of Shohjo-tai.
    • released on (26 years ago)
  3. "Korea" is a musical single of European Toys.
    • released in (31 years ago)
  4. "Korea" is a musical album of Korea.
    • released in (18 years ago)


  1. "Korea", A Walk Through the Land of Miracles is a book by Simon Winchester. He recounts his experience walking across South Korea, from Jeju in the south to the DMZ in the north, roughly following a route originally taken by a group of Dutch sailors, reportedly the first Europeans to visit Korea. The book makes general observations about Korean society and culture along with recounting the most memorable encounters on the trip. He originally wrote the book in the mid-late 1980s, publishing it in 1988, during the final years of the military dictatorship that ruled the South Korea during the Fifth Republic. Winchester visited Gwangju only a few years after the Gwangju massacre, an event which marked dissatisfaction with the government.
    • also known as Korea: A Walk Through the Land of Miracles
    • genres: Travel, Biography, Autobiography
    • subjects: History, Asia, Korea
  2. "Korea" is a book by Angus Hamilton.
    • also known as "Korea; its history, its people, and its commerce"
    • subject: Description and travel
  3. "Korea" is a book by Asger Nørgaard Larsen.
    • also known as "Korea: the land behind the blue mountains"
    • subjects: Social life and customs, Civilization
  4. "Korea" is a book by John N. Merrill.
    • also known as "Korea: The Peninsular Origins of the War"
  5. "Korea" is a book by Sung Chol Ryo.
    • also known as "Korea: the 38th parallel north"

There are many other writings with this title.


  1. "Korea" a.k.a. "As One" is a 2012 South Korean sports drama film starring Ha Ji-won and Bae Doona. It is a cinematic retelling of the first ever post-war Unified Korea sports team which won the gold at the 1991 World Table Tennis Championships in Chiba, Japan. Director Moon Hyun-sung used the foundation of true events to tell the story of a team that united a divided nation for the first time in its painful history.
  2. "Korea" is a 1995 film directed by Cathal Black.
  3. "Korea" is a film, directed by Shin Sang-ok.


"Korea" a.k.a. "F/A-18 Korea" is a video game.


"Korea" is an artwork by Hatsusaburo Yoshida.

Phrases with Korea

Phrases starting with the word Korea:

  1. korea bay
  2. korea strait

Phrases ending with the word Korea:

  1. north korea
  2. capital of north korea
  3. capital of south korea
  4. Siphonosoma Cumanense Korea
  5. Subspecies Siphonosoma Cumanense Korea

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Korea

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Google previewBullying and Violence in South Korea (2017)

From Home to School and Beyond by Trent Bax

South Korea is an unstable society, because everyone in this society always feels uncomfortable and has a worrying feeling...

Google previewA Concise Introduction to Logic (2016)

by Patrick J. Hurley, Lori Watson

Therefore, North Korea is a threat to world peace. If our borders are porous, then terrorists can enter the country at will. If terrorists can enter the country at will, then all of us are less secure. Therefore, if our borders are porous, then all of us are ...

Google previewThe Future Security Environment in the Middle East (2004)

Conflict, Stability, and Political Change by Nora Bensahel, Daniel Byman

Neither China nor North Korea is a member of the MTCR, although China asserts that it will not transfer MTCR-class systems.52 Examples of Chinese missile transfers to the region include the sale of CSS-8 missiles to Iran, contributions to ...

Google previewFamily Violence From a Global Perspective (2013)

A Strengths-Based Approach by Sylvia M. Asay, John DeFrain, Marcee Metzger, Bob Moyer

Korea is a presidential democratic state in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Republic of Korea (2015)

by James E. Hoare

Korea: A Geographical Appreciation. Foreign Geography Information Series 4. Ottawa: Department of Mines, 1951. Cavendish, Alfred E., and Henry E. Goold-Adams. Korea and the Sacred Mountain.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (2012)

by James Hoare

Korea International Tourist Bureau, ed. Wonsan. Pyongyang: Korean International Tourist Bureau, n.d. Pyongyang Review. Pyongyang: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1995. Springer, Chris. Pyongyang: The Hidden History of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Monasticism (2013)

by William M. Johnston

Asia, Central Buddhism: Overview Buddhism: Inculturation Buddhism: Western Buddhist Schools/Traditions: China Buddhist Schools/Traditions: Japan Buddhist Schools/Traditions: Korea Buddhist Schools/Traditions: South Asia Buddhist ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library History (2015)

by Wayne A. Wiegand, Donald G. Jr. Davis

KOREA Unification of the Korean peninsula under the single rule of the Silla Kingdom (A.D. 661-918) provided opportunities for libraries to grow and prosper. The first important royal library was established by Sin-Mun-Wang in 682.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of U.S. Diplomacy since the Cold War (2007)

by Tom Lansford

shipments to North Korea unless the government immediately stopped its weapons program. Pyongyang refused and removed UN monitoring devices and inspection seals from its reactor at Yongbyon. It also withdrew from the NPT. Tensions ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Dictators (2006)

From Napoleon to the Present by Frank J. Coppa

Stalin and Mao acceded to Kim's 1949 war plans to reunify Korea ...

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Quotes about Korea

Part of my heritage being Korean, it's going to be interesting going to Korea and answering these questions dealing with North and South Korea. (Rick Yune)
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Scrabble value of K5O1R1E1A1

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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