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Far East

the countries of E Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, and sometimes adjacent areas.
Origin of Far East
1840-50, Americanism
Related forms
Far Eastern, adjective
Can be confused
Far East, Middle East, Near East. Unabridged
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  • Drovers came from so Far East as Kent, there to obtain food and drink unobtainable elsewhere.

  • But import houses in the ports of the Far East had their share.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • From the Far East also came the sugar-cane, very important till the recent development of the sugar beet industry.

    Modern Geography Marion I. Newbigin
  • The brush-stroke in the painting of the Far East is of supreme importance.

    Chinese Painters Raphael Petrucci
  • About seventeen miles to the south the rising slopes of ice-mantled land were visible, fading away to the Far East and west.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • There is no doubt that the entire Far East was under the spell of its grandeur.

    Chinese Painters Raphael Petrucci
  • This grows on the granite peaks around Yosemite, and in other Alpine regions, as Far East as Colorado.

British Dictionary definitions for Far East

Far East

the Far East, the countries of E Asia, usually including China, Japan, North and South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines: sometimes extended to include all territories east of Afghanistan
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Far East in Culture

Far East definition

Popular expression for the east Asian nations of China, Japan, North Korea and South Korea, Mongolia, and Taiwan.

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