(noun, verb)


1. the imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism

Similar word(s): chou, zhou

Definition categories: group, dynasty

2. informal terms for a meal

Similar word(s): chuck, eats, grub

Definition categories: food, fare

3. breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick coat and fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongues; believed to have originated in northern China

Definition categories: animal, spitz

Sentences with chow as a noun:

- I'm going to pick up some chow for dinner.


1. (slang, South Africa) To eat.

2. (Mahjong) To (use a tile or tiles to) piece together a winning combination of tiles.