• WordNet 3.6
    • v shanghai take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship "The men were shanghaied after being drugged"
    • n Shanghai the largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific; one of the largest ports in the world
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are some hospitals in Shanghai that have issued a rule that a nurse must wear lipstick while on duty
    • n Shanghai (Zoöl) A large and tall breed of domestic fowl.
    • v. t Shanghai To intoxicate and ship (a person) as a sailor while in this condition.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Rising sea levels caused by global warming could lead to major flooding in Shanghai and Guangzhou and other Chinese coastal cities by year 2050. This could cause 76 million people to become homeless.
    • n shanghai A very long-legged hen with feathered shanks, reputed to have been introduced from Shanghai, China. The breed (if, despite its great vogue at one time, it could ever claim to be one) is now obsolete, having been developed or differentiated into the different varieties of brahmas and cochins. Also called brahmaputra, brahmapootra.
    • n shanghai Hence A tall person; especially, a tall dandy.
    • n shanghai A long, slender oyster; a stick-up or stuck-up; a coon-heel, rabbit-ear, or razor-blade.
    • n shanghai A kind of fish-hook.
    • shanghai Nautical, to render insensible, as a person, by drugs, liquor, or violence, and ship him on a vessel wanting hands, for the purpose of fraudulently securing advance-money and any premium offered for procuring seamen.
    • n shanghai A boys' catapult.
    • shanghai To shoot with a shanghai. See shanghai, 5.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It's illegal to own a red car in Shanghai, China.
    • n Shanghai shang-hī′ a long-legged hen with feathered shanks, said to have been introduced from Shanghai in China:
    • v.t Shanghai naut. ) to hocus a sailor and ship him while insensible: (U.S.) to get a person by some artifice into a jurisdiction where he can lawfully be arrested
    • n Shanghai shang-hī′ (U.S.) a tall dandy
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In literature:

He was afterward employed in surveying the country round Shanghai.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
It is a three days' voyage from Nagasaki to Shanghai.
"An Ohio Woman in the Philippines" by Emily Bronson Conger
Shanghai cabled an hour ago.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
And shanghaiing, to use a modern term, was not unknown.
"Religious Life of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century" by George MacLaren Brydon
Shanghai stiffly droned a reply, advising the P. and O. man to sweeten his spark.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
We are off once more and up the coast to Shanghai, the last Chinese port we touch before going over to Japan.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
SHANGHAI sheep, their fecundity, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
It was Shanghai who drew the assignment.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
No shanghaiing, was there, Stubbs?
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
Along the Yangtze a considerable quantity of cotton is grown, and I went out into some of the fields in the neighborhood of Shanghai.
"Where Half The World Is Waking Up" by Clarence Poe

In poetry:

For he can run, as swift as sound,
To where his goose may hang high-
Or thrust his head against the ground
And tunnel half to Shanghai;
"Parable For A Certain Virgin" by Dorothy Parker
Shanghai is a big port,
The whites' ships are tall,
the yellows' boats are small.
Shanghai is pregnant with a red-headed child.
My, my!
"Gioconda And Si-Ya-U" by Nazim Hikmet
Beside the Shanghai river
The Briton thinks with pride
How the men of Wilson's patrol
Fell fighting side by side,
With the name of the queen they fought for
In the lips of the last that died.
"The Stand Of Wilson's Patrol" by Cicely Fox Smith
"Time was when her races, with grain or with wool,
Were the talk of the crews, 'tween Bombay and the Pool,
When the tales of her sailing like wildfire did fly
From Leith to Port Phillip, from Cork to Shanghai."
"The Ould Has-Been" by Cicely Fox Smith
An' he's shipped 'em in the Harvest Moon, the toughest packet goin',
(That never gets a sailorman' to sign aboard her, knowin'),
With a hardcase drivin' skipper, an' a bull-voiced bucko mate,
By the Shanghai passage from the Golden Gate.
"Shanghai Passage" by Cicely Fox Smith
And it's good-bye, tried and true, here's a long farewell to you
(Rolling stone from Mexico, Shanghai or Timbuctoo)!
Young blood is roving blood, but the last sleep is the best,
When the fighting all is done, lad, and it's time to take a rest!
"The Younger Son" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Shanghai-based art collective Birdhead uses photographic snapshots to record everyday life.
Chinese Police officers urge people to leave as they gather outside a cinema for a planned pro-democracy protest, Shanghai, China, Sunday, February 20, 2011.
The Oct 18 APEC CEO Summit welcoming dinner, held at the Grand Ballroom of Shanghai's luxury Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, was star-studded.
Robert Sietsema at Shanghai Asian Cuisine.
"YOU'RE not going to be dreary on the inside if you're not dreary on the outside," said Alexandra Stoddard, vibrating slightly in a hot pink silk Shantung suit from Shanghai Tang.
Sabina Veronica Favacho, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Dec 28, 1943 in Shanghai, China.
My father was one of the China Marines and I was so thrilled to learn more about the Shanghai that he lived in.
After closing a China office a few years ago, Michigan again has a presence in Shanghai.
Hareon Solar, Sichuan Hongda, Sinopec Shanghai.
Sina Gains on Offer as Shanghai Rebounds: China Overnight.
In this July 25, 2011, file photo, Michael Phelps, foreground, and Ryan Lochte look at the scoreboard after their races in a heat of the men's 200m Freestyle event at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China.
Siemens VAI Metals Technologies recently started up and commissioned a new vertical slab caster at Baosteel's Special Steel Branch in Shanghai, China.
Delta plans to add a flight between Seattle and Shanghai starting on June 17, 2013.
Delta aims to add a flight between Seattle and Shanghai starting on June 17, 2013.
Participants who are singles introduce themselves during a matchmaking party organized by one of the biggest Chinese matchmaking Web sites Sunday in Shanghai, China.

In science:

Department of Mathematics, Tongji University, Shanghai, 200092, China.
Small Representations for Affine q-Schur Algebras
We thank Weipeng Lin for his kindness of providing his N-body simulation data, the simulations were done at Shanghai Supercomputer Center by the supports of Chinese National 863 project (No. 2006AA01A125).
Influence of baryons on spatial distribution of matter: higher order correlation functions
An earlier version of this work appears in the proceedings of IEEE Infocom, Shanghai, China, April 2011 .
Epidemic Spreading with External Agents
Last, but not least, the author is indebted to Xiaoqun Zhang, formerly at UCLA and now at Shanghai Jiaotong University, for providing very efficient nonlocal Total Variation (NL-TV) deconvolution code.
The Centroid Method for Imaging through Turbulence
Shanwen Hu∗ and Yifeng Xue† Department of mathematics and Research Center for Operator Algebras East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, P.R.
$C^*$-algebras generated by three projections