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Meaning of "Quemoy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUEMOY

Quemoy  [kɛˈmɔɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUEMOY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quemoy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES QUEMOY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Quemoy

Kinmen

Kinmen or Quemoy is a small archipelago of several islands administered by Taiwan: Great Kinmen, Lesser Kinmen, and some islets. Administratively, it is Kinmen County of Fujian Province, Republic of China. The county is claimed by the People's Republic of China as part of its own Fujian Province's Quanzhou Prefecture. It is geographically very near Xiamen, no more than 2 kilometres. Some islands of other counties, such as Wuqiu, were transferred to the jurisdiction of Kinmen County by the ROC government following its defeat in the Chinese Civil War and retreat to Taiwan. Matsu is the other set of islands on the Fujian coast controlled by the Republic of China.

Definition of Quemoy in the English dictionary

The definition of Quemoy in the dictionary is an island in Formosa Strait, off the SE coast of China: administratively part of Taiwan. Pop : 80 000. Area: 130 sq km.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUEMOY


Amoy
əˈmɔɪ
mooi
mɔɪ
moy
mɔɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUEMOY

Quelpart
quelquechose
queme
quena
quench
quenchable
quencher
quenching
quenchless
quenchlessly
Queneau
quenelle
quep
quercetic
quercetin
quercetum
Quercia

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUEMOY

alloy
baby boy
boy
cowboy
destroy
doy
employ
enjoy
hoy
joy
ladyboy
McCoy
oy
playboy
Roy
shamoy
soy
the boy
toy
Troy

Synonyms and antonyms of Quemoy in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Quemoy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUEMOY

Find out the translation of Quemoy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Quemoy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Quemoy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

金门
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Quemoy
570 millions of speakers

English

Quemoy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Quemoy
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كويموي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Кемой
278 millions of speakers

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Quemoy
270 millions of speakers

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Quemoy
260 millions of speakers

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Quemoy
220 millions of speakers

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Quemoy
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Quemoy
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

金門
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Quemoy
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Quemoy
85 millions of speakers
vi

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Quemoy
80 millions of speakers

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Quemoy
75 millions of speakers

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Quemoy
75 millions of speakers

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Quemoy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Quemoy
65 millions of speakers

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Quemoy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Кемой
40 millions of speakers

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Quemoy
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Quemoy
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Quemoy
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Quemoy
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Quemoy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Quemoy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEMOY»

The term «Quemoy» is regularly used and occupies the 92.443 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Quemoy

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUEMOY»

Discover the use of Quemoy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Quemoy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Cold War Island: Quemoy on the Front Line
A discussion of the history of the island of Quemoy during the Cold War.
Michael Szonyi, 2008
2
LIFE
YOUTHFUL. BYSTANDERS. THE. WORLD. CRISIS. WHAT. QUEMOY. LIVING. IS. LIKE. PHOTOGRAPHED FOR LIFE BY JOHN DOMINIS The batLle for Quemoy, a Nationalist Chinese island so small and close to the Communist mainland ...
3
LIFE
As the Quemoy crisis enters its sixth and perhaps climactic week, U.S. opinion is still far from united about it. There are at least three positions — or rather one position and two colloidal masses of unhappy sentiment. The position is the ...
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LIFE
LITTLE QUEMOY / PESCADORES " *. »* 50 Miles TROUBLE AREA includes Nationalist Formosa and Pescadores. Nationalist offshore islands are Matsu group, Quemoy complex including the Tans (off tip of Little Quemoy) . Symbols mark ...
5
American Foreign Relations Since 1600: A Guide to the Literature
International Security 12 (Spring 1988): 124-51. A desire to prove the credibility of the U.S. nuclear deterrent — central to the administration's New Look strategy — encouraged a tendency toward escalation of the first Quemoy-Matsu crisis.
Robert L. Beisner, Kurt W. Hanson, 2003
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Confronting Communism: U. S. and British Policies Toward China
88 CONFRONTING COMMUNISM stead reached the conclusion that because the pact did not specifically mention Quemoy and Matsu, he would proceed with a plan to attack the island of Yijiangshan (Ichang), located about ten miles from the ...
Victor S. Kaufman, 2001
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The Rotarian
Then, still underground, I was given a sumptuous lunch in the officers' club, hosted by Lieutenant General Wang, commander of Quemoy's defense. This was all very impressive, but still, for me, the exciting part of the Quemoy story is taking  ...
8
The Chinese Commercial Guide: Containing Treaties, Tariffs, ...
EAST COAST bF CHINA—AMOY TO THE WHITE DOG ISLANDS, INCLUDING THE PESCADORES. VARIATION 0° 15' to 1° 0' West in 1861. Quemoy Island, or Kin-mun é H, is separated from Amoy by a channel from 5 to 7 miles wide, in the  ...
Samuel Wells Williams, 1863
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The U.S. Navy: A History
On August 23, 1958, the Communists began an intensive bombardment of Quemoy, firing some 40,000 shells at the island in two hours. As the shelling continued day after day, the position of the defenders appeared vulnerable. The United ...
Nathan Miller, 1997
10
Bold outpost off China
During a recent two-month journey through Europe and Asia, the publisher of Life stopped off at Quemoy. Here is his report on the island's garrison. by C. D. JACKSON For years I had been hearing from many quarters a lot of punditry about ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUEMOY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Quemoy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Annual basketball friendly between Chinese and Taiwanese …
This year's event, hosted by Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor basketball club, based on Quemoy island, also featured three other Taiwanese teams from MingDao ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
2
Beijing's top official on Taiwan greeted with protests and brawls on …
Ministerial-level officials from both sides met on the tiny Taiwan-controlled island of Quemoy, called Jinmen on the mainland, which sits in the mouth of a bay ... «South China Morning Post, May 15»
3
Duty free allowance raised in Kinmen: official
The focal point of the 1958 Taiwan Strait Crisis and front line during the Cold War era, Kinmen (also know as Quemoy) and Matsu islands have become tourist ... «Focus Taiwan News Channel, Apr 15»
4
From Guns to Cameras: Chinese Tourism Transforms Taiwan's …
For decades, Nationalist troops on Kinmen, also known as Quemoy, withstood small incursions and regular shelling by mainland forces, including a massive ... «Wall Street Journal, Feb 15»
5
Navigating the Black Ditch: Risks in the Taiwan Strait
Consisting of 13 islets of 151 km2 and 120,713 people, the Kinmen, or 'Quemoy', are low and flat except for hilly Kinmen proper. These islands, along with the ... «CIMSEC, Dec 14»
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Taiwanese university unveils black garlic yogurt drink
National Quemoy University's Department of Food Science on Friday unveiled an unusual innovation sure to challenge even the most adventurous palate-a ... «WantChinaTimes, Dec 14»
7
20 students admit to taking cash for votes
TAIPEI--Prosecutors in the outlying island county of Kinmen said Sunday that they have questioned a National Quemoy University student on suspicion of ... «China Post, Nov 14»
8
Taiwan's Kinmen island seeks to cash in on its past
Formerly called Quemoy in English and also spelled Chinmen or Jinmen, the small island went from an agricultural backwater to a military base that for decades ... «Los Angeles Times, Oct 14»
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State-Sponsored Prostitution for Soldiers Was Once Routine on the …
“I think they are nameless heroes,” said Hung Shu-Ting, a 23-year-old graduate student at National Quemoy University. “The soldiers needed them; it's instinct. «VICE, Oct 14»
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Busan Film Review: 'Paradise in Service'
A state-run brothel on the military base of Quemoy during the Cold War reps a scintillating microcosm of Taiwanese history in Doze Niu Chen-zer's beautifully ... «Variety, Oct 14»

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