Definitions of wei

  1. any of several imperial dynasties of China ruling from 220 to 265 and from 386 to 556

Usage examples for wei

  1. In the same hall looking toward the open court beyond is Wei To, another guardian deity of Buddhism. – Buddhism and Buddhists in China by Lewis Hodus
  2. " It is enough," replied Wei Chung. – The Mirror of Kong Ho by Ernest Bramah
  3. One of the feudal princes asked an official, saying, " Have not the people of the Wei State done very wrong in expelling their ruler?" – The Problem of China by Bertrand Russell
  4. Great Britain immediately occupied Wei hai- wei which was midway between the German and Russian bases and commanded from the south the entrance to Pekin, and also, much farther to the south, Mirs Bay, which gave security to her commercial center at Hong- kong. – The Path of Empire A Chronicle of the United States as a World Power, Volume 46 in The Chronicles of America Series by Carl Russell Fish
  5. When he reached his own house he would have closed himself in his own chamber with himself had not Wei Chang persisted that he sought his master's inner ear with a heavy project. – Kai Lung's Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc