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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cathay  \Ca*thay"\,  n. 
  China;  --  an  old  name  for  the  Celestial  Empire,  said  have 
  been  introduced  by  Marco  Polo  and  to  be  a  corruption  of  the 
  Tartar  name  for  North  China  (Khitai,  the  country  of  the 
  Khitans.) 
 
  Better  fifty  years  of  Europe  than  a  cycle  of  Cathay. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Cathay 
  n  :  an  archaic  or  literary  name  for  China  [syn:  {Cathay}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cathay,  ND  (city,  FIPS  12820) 
  Location:  47.55393  N,  99.41101  W 
  Population  (1990):  54  (36  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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