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Definition of the noun korean

What does korean mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Koreans

  1. a native or inhabitant of Korea who speaks the Korean language
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: Asian / Asiatic = a native or inhabitant of Asia
    • more specific terms:
  2. the Altaic language spoken by Koreans

Alternative definition of the noun korean


  1. Designation given to the indigenous or naturalized people occupying the Korean Peninsula on the Asian continent, in either North Korea or South Korea.

Definition of the adjective korean

What does korean mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. of or relating to or characteristic of Korea or its people or language

Alternative definition of the adjective korean


  1. of or relating to the Asian Peninsula comprising North Korea and South Korea.

Phrases with Korean

Phrases starting with the word Korean:

  1. korean war
  2. Korean Hare
  3. Korean Pine
  4. Korean Wave
  5. Korean Cherry
  6. Korean Clover
  7. korean strait
  8. Korean English
  9. Korean Mackerel
  10. Korean Rockfern
  11. Korean Seerfish
  12. Korean Lawngrass
  13. korean lespedeza
  14. korean peninsula

Phrases ending with the word Korean:

  1. Old Korean
  2. Sino-Korean
  3. north korean
  4. south korean
  5. Middle Korean
  6. Modern Korean

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Korean a.k.a. Korea, and separated from Taiwan to the south by the East China Sea.

There are other places with Korean in their name, like North Korean, South Korean, Korean Empire, Korean Peninsula, Korean Folk Village, Korean War Veterans Memorial and Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture.


  1. Korean a.k.a. Korean Language: Korean is the official language of South Korea and North Korea. It is also one of the two official languages in the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in People's Republic of China. Approximately 78 million people speak Korean worldwide. For over a millennium, Korean was written with adapted Chinese characters called hanja, complemented by phonetic systems like hyangchal, gugyeol, and idu. In the 15th century, a national writing system called hangul was commissioned by Sejong the Great, but it only came into widespread use in the 20th century, because of the yangban aristocracy's preference for hanja.
    • also known as Hanguk Mal, Hanguohua, Chaoxian
  2. Korean a.k.a. Koreans: The Korean people are an ethnic group originating in the Korean peninsula.
    • also known as 한인, 조선인, 한국인, 한국 사람, 조선 사람, Korean people
  3. Korean a.k.a. Korean food: Korean cuisine originated from prehistoric traditions in the Korean peninsula evolving through a complex interaction of environmental, political, and cultural trends.
    • also known as Cuisine of Korea, Korean cuisine
  4. Korean is a language.
  5. Korean is a TV program.
    • country: South Korea
    • award:
      • PaekSang Arts Award for Best TV Drama
      • PaekSang Arts Award for Best TV Drama
  6. Korean is an human language.
  7. korean is a text encoding.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Korean

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Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Index (1998)

by Edward Craig

The Korean Approach to Zen: The Collected ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Asian Philosophy (2006)

by Oliver Leaman

Korean. philosophy,. contemporary. When Korea gained independence from Japanese colonial rule in 1945 at the end of the Second World War, Korea Was divided by the superpowers into North Korea and South Korea. In North Korea ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2003)

by William Frawley

Like the Altaic languages, Korean lacks number, gender, articles, fusional morphology, relative pronouns, conjunctions, vowel harmony, and agglutination. According to the Northern theory, Tungusic-speaking tribesmen began migrating to the ...

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Photos about Korean

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Small photo of Korean food, Gim sesame oil roasted Edible seaweedSmall photo of Korean cold noodle with hard boiled egg and vegetableSmall photo of bibimbap in a heated stone bowl, korean dishSmall photo of The traditional Korean architecture of Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul, South Korea.Small photo of Korean cuisine, Namul KimchiSmall photo of korean pancakeSmall photo of An image of Korean food course More...

Quotes about Korean

So South Korean ability is very much limited to handle North Korean, you know, difficulties. So we don't want to see an immediate collapse of the North Korea regime. (Kim Dae Jung)
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Scrabble value of K5O1R1E1A1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of KOREAN

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