from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Japanese battle cry or patriotic cheer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Thrill-seeking; wild.
- interj. A cry or cheer of enthusiasm, or to celebrate victory.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- interj. Lit., May you live ten thousand years; -- used in salutation of the emperor and as a battle cry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In Japan, a shout of patriotic joy or encouragement: somewhat like the English hurrah. Often used, in English books, as a noun.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Japanese cheer of enthusiasm or triumph
Japanese, (may you live) ten thousand years : ban, ten thousand (from Middle Chinese muanh, uan) + zai, year (from Middle Chinese swiajh, suaj).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Japanese 万歳 (a life of) ten thousand years. (Wiktionary)