AskDefine | Define Wei

Dictionary Definition

Wei n : any of several imperial dynasties of China ruling from 220 to 265 and from 386 to 556 [syn: Wei dynasty]

User Contributed Dictionary

Dutch

Noun

wei
  1. grass land where animals graze; meadow, pasture.
  2. a product obtained from milk; whey

Mandarin

Measure word

rfc-header Measure word
  1. (for persons)
    wo zhi qingle yi wei keren. "I invited only one guest."

Pinyin syllable

wei
  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, wēi, wéi, wěi, or wèi.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Extensive Definition

The term Wei may refer to:
Dynasties
People
  • Wei Chen, a Canadian television and radio journalist
  • Zhao Wei, a Chinese film actress and pop singer, sometimes referred to by her English name, Vicki Zhao
  • a common misspelling of Michelle Wie, golfer
Other
The acronym WEI may also refer to:
Wei in German: Wei
Wei in Spanish: Wei
Wei in French: Wei
Wei in Classical Chinese: 魏 (釋義)
Wei in Korean: 위
Wei in Italian: WEI
Wei in Dutch: Wei
Wei in Japanese: 魏
Wei in Polish: Wei
Wei in Russian: Вэй
Wei in Vietnamese: Ngụy
Wei in Chinese: 魏
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