hong definition

  • noun:
    • A foreign trading business in China (行,洋行)
    • A mercantile institution or factory for international trade in China, as formerly at Canton; a succession of offices linked by a common passageway and used for company or storage space.
    • A Chinese warehouse, consisting of a succession of rooms or store-houses.
    • previously, as used by the Chinese, one of the international factories maintained at Canton during the early times of trade with Asia; today, any foreign mercantile institution in Asia, Japan, etc.
  • verb:
    • To hang.
  • others:
    • An obsolete kind of hang.

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