Etymology
Advertisement

Ming

1670s, dynasty which ruled China from 1368-1644, from Chinese, literally "bright, clear." In reference to the porcelain of the Ming period, attested from 1892.

updated on April 01, 2011

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of Ming from WordNet

Ming (n.)
the imperial dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644;
Synonyms: Ming dynasty
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.