wu
Noun

wu (plural wus)

  1. (historical) A Chinese shaman.

Wu
Proper noun
  1. (historic) Suzhou, a city in southern Jiangsu province in China, whence:
    1. (historic) A county of imperial and Republican China around Suzhou.
    2. (historic) A commandery of imperial China around Suzhou.
  2. A historic and cultural region of China around the mouth of the Yangtze River, whence:
    1. The family of Chinese languages spoken in that region, including Shanghainese and Suzhounese, the second-most spoken family after Mandarin.
    2. (historic) The kingdom ruled by the Ji family from Wuxi and then Suzhou during the Spring and Autumn period of China's Zhou dynasty.
    3. Surname
    4. (historic) The kingdom ruled by the Sun family from Ezhou and Nanjing during the Three Kingdoms interregnum following China's Han dynasty.
    5. (historic) The kingdom ruled by Li Zitong from Yangzhou and Hangzhou during the interregnum following China's Sui dynasty.
    6. (historic) The kingdom ruled by the Yang family from Yangzhou during the Ten Kingdoms interregnum following China's Tang dynasty.
    7. (historic) The kingdom ruled by the Qian family from Hangzhou and Shaoxing during the Ten Kingdoms interregnum following China's Tang dynasty.
Synonyms
  • Gusu, Helu City, Suzhou (Suzhou)
  • Wuxian, Wu-hsien (county)
  • Wujun, Wu-chun (commandery)
  • Wu Chinese, Jiangnan, Wuyue, Jiangzhe (language family)
  • Gou Wu, Gouwu, Gong Wu, Gongwu (Spring & Autumn Period realm)
  • Dong Wu, Dongwu, Eastern Wu, Sun Wu (Three Kingdoms realm)
  • Huainan, Hongnong, Southern Wu, Yang Wu (Ten Kingdoms realm ruled from Yangzhou)
  • Wuyue (Ten Kingdoms realm ruled from Hangzhou)
  • Woo (surname)
Translations
  • French: wu
  • Russian: у
Translations
  • Russian: У
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. (historic) An epithet of numerous kings and emperors in Chinese history who were honored with variants of the posthumous name Wuwang or Wudi.
Synonyms
  • Woo (surname)
  • Mo (surname)
  • martial, war-like, etc. (royal epithet)
Proper noun
  1. Surname
Synonyms Proper noun
  1. Surname
Synonyms
WU
Proper noun
  1. Initialism of Weather Underground
  2. (computing) Initialism of Windows Update
  3. Various universities:
    1. Initialism of Washburn University
    2. Initialism of Waynesburg University
    3. Initialism of Webster University
    4. Initialism of Willamette University
    5. Initialism of Winthrop University
    6. Initialism of Washington University
    7. Initialism of World University



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