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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hong  \Hong\,  n.  [Chinese  hang,  Canton  dialect  hong,  a  mercantile 
  house,  factory.] 
  A  mercantile  establishment  or  factory  for  foreign  trade  in 
  China,  as  formerly  at  Canton;  a  succession  of  offices 
  connected  by  a  common  passage  and  used  for  business  or 
  storage. 
 
  {Hong  merchant},  one  of  the  few  Chinese  merchants  who 
  previous  to  the  treaty  of  1842,  formed  a  guild  which  had 
  the  exclusive  privilege  of  trading  with  foreigners. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hong  \Hong\,  v.  t.  &  i. 
  To  hang.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 




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