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Meaning of SHANGHAI

Pronunciation:  'shanghI, shanghI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific; one of the largest ports in the world
  2. [v]  take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, esp. on board a ship; "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"

SHANGHAI is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: impress
 See Also: abduct, China, city, Communist China, kidnap, mainland China, metropolis, nobble, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China, snatch, urban center



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Shang`hai"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shanghaied}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Shanghaiing}.]
    To intoxicate and ship (a person) as a sailor while in this
    condition. [Written also {shanghae}.] [Slang, U.S.]
  2. \Shang`hai"\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    A large and tall breed of domestic fowl.