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Definition of the noun shanghai

What does shanghai mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. [dated] A slingshot.

Specialised definition of the noun shanghai

Glossary of sports / darts

the feat of scoring a single, double and treble of the same number with a set of three darts (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

  • usage: slang

the feat of hitting a single, double and triple of the same number

Definition of the verb shanghai

What does shanghai mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: shanghaied | shanghaiing | shanghais

  1. take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship
    • example: The men were shanghaied after being drugged
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]The king banished the general
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Destination]The king deported the general to the isle
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]The king banished the general from the army

      Verbs of Removing (with the same syntax): banish, deport, evacuate, expel, extradite, recall, remove.

    • domain: crime / criminal offence / criminal offense / law-breaking
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of shanghai: impress
    • more generic words: abduct / kidnap / nobble / snatch = take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

Alternative definition of the verb shanghai


  1. [transitive] To force or trick (someone) into joining a ship which is lacking a full crew.
  2. [transitive] To abduct or coerce.
  3. [transitive] To commandeer; appropriate; hijack


  1. Shanghai is the largest Chinese city by population and the largest city proper by population in the world. It is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of the People's Republic of China, with a population of more than 24 million as of 2013. It is a global financial center, and a transport hub with the world's busiest container port. Located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China, Shanghai sits at the mouth of the Yangtze in the middle portion of the Chinese coast. The municipality borders the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the north, south and west, and is bounded to the east by the East China Sea.
  2. Shanghai is an unincorporated community in Berkeley County, West Virginia. The town is nestled in Back Creek Valley between Leading Ridge and North Mountain. Shanghai lies at the junction of West Virginia Secondary Route 7 and Secondary Route 18.
  3. Shanghai a.k.a. Shanghai, Virginia: Shanghai is an unincorporated community in King and Queen County, Virginia, United States.

There are other places with in their name, like Shanghai ghetto, Islands of Shanghai, Shanghai University, Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai Theater Academy, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai International Settlement, Shanghai Securities Exchange Building, Fudan University Shanghai Medical College, Shanghai International Studies University.

Phrases with Shanghai

  1. shanghai dialect
  2. Shanghai Softshell Turtle

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Shanghai

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Google preview2050 - Tomorrow's Tourism (2012)

by Ian Yeoman

Shanghai is the first place for everything that is modern about China, first motor car, first train tracks, first cinema and first modern sewers. It is the intellectual and cultural capital of Chinese writers, including the socialist writers of critical realism ...

Google previewFrank Waterhouse & Company's Pacific Ports (1920)

Shanghai is the chief center for the feeder lines, both Coastal and river. With this explanation of the situation it should be clear why the head offices of American banks, commercial and shipping houses, as well as those of other nationals, are ...

Google previewInternational Differences in Entrepreneurship (2010)

by Josh Lerner, Antoinette Schoar

Shanghai is an economic center of China.

Shanghai is the country's biggest producer of a number of products, such as chemical fibers, ethylene, cars, program-controlled exchanges, power-generating equipment, and personal computers.

Google previewShanghai Year (1987)

A Westerner's Life in the New China by Peter Brigg

Shanghai is a city on the move.

Google previewOrganizing for Change (2007)

Integrating Architectural Thinking in Other Fields by Michael Shamiyeh, DOM Research Laboratory

Shanghai is an open system. It is a system that is indeed doubly open:...

Shanghai is the home to the world's highest levels of foreign direct investment and amazingly high levels of portfolio investment. London has its Pudong in Canary Wharf ...

Google previewLearning from Cities - international design workshop (2008)

by Francesco Garofalo

Shanghai is a city that runs towards its future, demolishing and rebuilding itself in a continuous cycle of 24-hour construction sites. Towers, skyscrapers and hyper- dense blocks are permitted by a super flexible set of regulations that allow for ...

Google previewWhere In the World Should I Invest (2012)

An Insider's Guide to Making Money Around the Globe by K. Rahemtulla

A city built on the fortunes of opium, strong European influence, and the morals of a drunken sailor, Shanghai is a city where anything goes . . . and often does. Shanghai is the China that fools you into thinking that China is an open, capitalist ...

Google previewOECD Reviews of Regional Innovation Globalisation and Regional Economies Can OECD Regions Compete in Global Industries? (2007)

Can OECD Regions Compete in Global Industries? by OECD

Introduction and basic data about the region Shanghai is the largest city in the People's Republic of China and the eighth-largest in the world. The 2000 census put the population at 17 million, including the non-official resident (floating) ...

Google previewChina's Provinces in Reform (2002)

Class, Community and Political Culture by David Goodman

Shanghai is the exact opposite. It looks...

Google previewU.S.-China Conference on Science Policy, January 9-12, 1983 (1985)

Conference Papers

-64- RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC BENEFIT OP INDUSTRY IN SHANGHAI Xia Yulong, Gu Wenxing, Zhang Nienchun Shanghai is the largest industrial city in China and is also a city with advanced science and technology.

Google previewMoon Living Abroad in China (2013)

Including Hong Kong & Macau by Barbara Strother, Stuart Strother

Whatever nickname you prefer, one thing's for sure: Shanghai is the China of the future. Whether ruled by cutthroat gangsters, foreign merchants, or Communist rebels, Shanghai has always been on the cutting edge of what's new and what's ...

Google previewAmerican Printer and Lithographer (1917)

Since Shanghai is the leading Treaty port of China and one of the leading seaports of the world, the printing business is an extensive...

Google previewExporters' Encyclopaedia (1920)

(via Shanghai) Lung Chow, China— (via Pakhoi or Haiphong) Taiyuen, China...... .. (via Tientsin Tangchan, China ...... (via Tientsin Tatung Čhina. . . . . . . (via Shanghai Tatungkow, Manchuria... (via Dalny Massampho, Korea...... (via Fusan) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Urban Studies (2009)

by Ray Hutchison

Cities such as Suzhou, Wuxi, and Changzhou are so close to each other and to Shanghai that they virtually form a megacity region. In the planned economy, Shanghai began to develop a comprehensive system of industry. The development ...

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Philosophers (2012)

by Stuart Brown, Diane Collinson, Robert Wilkinson, Wellcome Advanced Fellow in Clinical Science Imperial College London Member Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine Robert Wilkinson

Chinese b: 1891, Shanghai. d: 1962, Nangang, Taiwan. Cat: Pragmatist; social, cultural and political thinker; literary historian. Ints: Pragmatism; social philosophy. Educ: Cornell University and Columbia ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work (2006)

by Melissa Hope Ditmore

Brandt SHANGHAI. Shanghai was a small town before the Western intrusion in the mid-19th century but grew to be the largest and most cosmopolitan city in China and became known, among other things, as “the brothel of the Orient.

Google previewThe World's Population: An Encyclopedia of Critical Issues, Crises, and Ever-Growing Countries (2014)

by Fred M. Shelley

Shanghai. Shanghai is the largest city in China. With a population of nearly 18 million, Shanghai is the largest city...

Shanghai is located near the mouth of the Yangtze River near the coast of the East China Sea. The city was first established ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations: S-Z (2002)

by Cathal J. Nolan

Shanghai massacre the Big Four that Japan should retain possession of Shandong. That decision led to massive anti-foreign demonstrations four days later (May 4th Movement), and a nationwide boycott of Japanese imported goods .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Geography (2004)

by Gerald Rudolph Pitzl

Shanghai, China, was a sleepy little fishing village until the British chose the settlement for an administrative center in the nineteenth century. Since that time, Shanghai has grown to become a world-class metropolitan center. The site factor of ...

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Scrabble value of S1H4A1N1G2H4A1I1

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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