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CHOW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Chow mean? 

CHOW (noun)
  The noun CHOW has 3 senses:

1. the imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism
2. informal terms for a meal
3. breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick coat and fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongues; believed to have originated in northern China

  Familiarity information: CHOW used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHOW (noun)


Sense 1Chow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Zhou; Chow dynasty; Chow; Chou dynasty; Chou; Zhou dynasty

Hypernyms ("Chow" is a kind of...):

dynasty (a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family)


Sense 2chow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Informal terms for a meal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

chuck; eats; grub; chow

Hypernyms ("chow" is a kind of...):

fare (the food and drink that are regularly consumed)


Sense 3chow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick coat and fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongues; believed to have originated in northern China

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

chow chow; chow

Hypernyms ("chow" is a kind of...):

spitz (any of various stocky heavy-coated breeds of dogs native to northern regions having pointed muzzles and erect ears with a curled furry tail)


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