Definition of “the Far East” - English Dictionary

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“the Far East” in British English

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the Far Eastnoun

uk /ˌfɑːr ˈiːst/ us /ˌfɑːr ˈiːst/

the countries of East Asia, including China, Japan, North and South Korea, and Indonesia


  • He has written some excellent books about his travels in the Far East.
  • The manufacturing is now done in the Far East, where production costs are significantly lower.
  • There were representatives from many countries in the Far East, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific.
  • The company went out of business because of increased competition from China and the Far East.
  • Over-all, it was a nervous day's trading in the Far East, although the Tokyo stock market finished 2% up.

(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)