: a Chinese dynasty traditionally dated 1122 to about 256 b.c. and marked by the development of the philosophical schools of Confucius, Mencius, Lao-tzu, and Mo Ti

Examples of Chou in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The international jury was presided over by Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Iran) and other members included filmmaker Zero Chou (Taiwan) and actors Fatemeh Motamed-Arya (Iran) and Shogen (Japan). Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 14 Feb. 2024 The show is written by Chou Man-you and co-directors Cheng Wei-hao and Yin Cheng-hao with Hsu Kuang-han attached to star. Patrick Frater, Variety, 2 Feb. 2024 Drew Hamburger led the hosts with 13 points, and Brian Chou scored nine points. Joseph Dycus, The Mercury News, 23 Jan. 2024 Eric Chou is a seasoned luminary in the realm of music, and performing with him on stage was an exceptionally memorable experience. Billboard China, Billboard, 17 Jan. 2024 Janet Chou was named EVP, CFO, and treasurer at Navitas Semiconductor (Nasdaq: NVTS), effective upon the filing of Navitas’ 2023 annual report on Form 10‑K expected at the end of February. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 12 Jan. 2024 Peking duck even played a role in global politics, with Chinese Premier Chou En-lai serving the dish to Henry Kissinger in the 1970s. Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 8 Jan. 2024 Taiwanese Mandopop singer-songwriter Jay Chou and his record label JVR Music have entered into a strategic partnership with Universal Music Greater China. Marc Schneider, Billboard, 6 Dec. 2023 Universal Music Greater China has signed a strategic partnership with Mandarin-language music superstar Jay Chou and his record label JVR Music. Patrick Frater, Variety, 6 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History


Chinese (Beijing) Zhōu

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Chou was in 1771

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“Chou.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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