Meaning of “the Far East” in the English Dictionary

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"the Far East" in English

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the Far Eastnoun

uk /ˌfɑːr ˈiːst/ us /ˌfɑːr ˈiːst/

Examples from literature

  • Other cities and countries began to trade with the Far East. 
  • Ships doing business between Europe and the Far East often stopped at Venice. 
  • And it is not to be denied that increased trade in the Far East does not of necessity mean increased profits. 
  • Englishmen who have not travelled much in the Far East will scarcely understand the working of the Oriental mind in these matters. 
  • Manila Bay is one of the finest bays in the world and by far the best in the Far East. 
  • The war in the Far East has shown how strong such an army might be, and how great a military effort would be needed to crush it. 
  • This is an extreme annoyance to European business men in the Far East, since it means that letters or journeys from Peking to London take five or six weeks instead of a fortnight. 

(Definition of “the Far East” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Far East" in American English

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Far Eastnoun [ U ]

/ˈfɑr ˈist/

world history the countries on the Pacific coast of Asia

(Definition of “Far East” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)