1. [ noun ] a member of the Manchu speaking people of Mongolian race of Manchuria; related to the Tungus; conquered China in the 17th century
Related terms: Tungusic
2. [ noun ] the last imperial dynasty of China (from 1644 to 1912) which was overthrown by revolutionaries; during the Qing dynasty China was ruled by the Manchu
Synonyms: ch'ing_dynasty manchu_dynasty qing qing_dynasty ch'ing
Related terms: dynasty
3. [ noun ] (linguistics) the Tungusic language spoken by the Manchu people
Related terms: Tungusic
Similar spelling:   Mancha