xiān

  1. xiān noun first
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time 时间
    Notes: In the sense of 先前 (Han Dian '先' n 1; Unihan '先')
  2. xiān noun early / prior / former
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Time 时间
    Notes: (Han Dian '先' n 5; Unihan '先')
  3. xiān verb to go forward / to advance
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In this sense 先 has the same meaning as 前进 (Han Dian '先' v 2)
  4. xiān verb to attach importance to / to value
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In this sense 先 has the same meaning as 重视 (Han Dian '先' v 4)
  5. xiān verb to start
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In this sense 先 has the same meaning as 开始 (Han Dian '先' v 6)
  6. xiān noun ancestors / forebears
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Genealogy 世系
    Notes: In this sense 先 has the same meaning as 先世 or 祖先 (Han Dian '先' n 3)
  7. xiān adverb earlier
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Social Interaction 交际
    Notes: (Han Dian '先' adv)
  8. xiān adjective before / in front
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In this sense 先 has the same meaning as 前 (Han Dian '先' adj 1)
  9. xiān adjective fundamental / basic
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Philosophy 哲学
    Notes: In this sense 先 has the same meaning as 首要 or 根本 (Han Dian '先' adj 4)
  10. xiān proper noun Xian
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Han Dian '先' n 7)
  11. xiān noun ancient / archaic
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 先代的 (Han Dian '先' adj 2)
  12. xiān adjective super
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 上 (Han Dian '先' adj 6)
  13. xiān adjective deceased
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 死 (Han Dian '先' adj 8)

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  • 先轸 (先軫) 先軫曰 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 僖公 Lord Xi — count: 10
  • 先大夫 (先大夫) 先大夫臧文仲 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 文公 Lord Wen — count: 7
  • 先蔑 (先蔑) 使先蔑 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 文公 Lord Wen — count: 6
  • 先正 (先正) 羣公先正 — The Book of Songs 《詩經》, 大雅‧蕩之什‧雲漢 Greater odes of the kingdom - Decade Of Dang - Yun Han — count: 6
  • 先縠 (先縠) 先縠佐之 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 宣公 Lord Xuan — count: 5
  • 先克 (先剋) 先克佐之 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 文公 Lord Wen — count: 4
  • 请先 (請先) 請先相見 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 隱公 Lord Yin — count: 4
  • 先书 (先書) 先書 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 序 Preface — count: 4
  • 晋先 (晉先) 晉先且居 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 文公 Lord Wen — count: 3
  • 先归 (先歸) 宰孔先歸 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 《春秋左氏傳》, 僖公 Lord Xi — count: 3