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SHANGHAI

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Shanghai mean? 

SHANGHAI (noun)
  The noun SHANGHAI has 1 sense:

1. the largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific; one of the largest ports in the world

  Familiarity information: SHANGHAI used as a noun is very rare.


SHANGHAI (verb)
  The verb SHANGHAI has 1 sense:

1. take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship

  Familiarity information: SHANGHAI used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHANGHAI (noun)


Sense 1Shanghai [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific; one of the largest ports in the world

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

port (a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country)

Holonyms ("Shanghai" is a part of...):

China; Communist China; mainland China; People's Republic of China; PRC; Red China (a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world)


SHANGHAI (verb)


Sense 1shanghai [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

shanghai; impress

Context example:

The men were shanghaied after being drugged

Hypernyms (to "shanghai" is one way to...):

abduct; kidnap; nobble; snatch (take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom)

Domain category:

crime; law-breaking ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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