1. noun ancestor / forefather
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Concept: Relative 亲戚
    Notes: In the sense of 祖先 (ABC 'zǔ' 祖 bf 1; CCD '祖' 1; Guoyu '祖' n 2; Kroll '祖' 2; Unihan '祖')
  2. noun paternal grandparent
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文 , Concept: Relative 亲戚
    Notes: (ABC 'zǔ' 祖 bf 3; CCD '祖' 2; Guoyu '祖' n 1; Kroll '祖' 1; Unihan '祖')
  3. noun patriarch / founder
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 创始者; of a school, religious sect, etc (ABC 'zǔ' 祖 bf 2; Guoyu '祖' n 4; Kroll '祖' 2; CCD '祖' 3)
  4. verb to found / to initiate
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '祖' 3)
  5. verb to follow the example of
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '祖' v 3; Kroll '祖' 4)
  6. verb to sacrifice before going on a journey
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '祖' v 1; Kroll '祖' 4)
  7. noun ancestral temple
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '祖' n 3; Kroll '祖' 2a)
  8. verb to give a farewell dinner
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Guoyu '祖' v 2; Kroll '祖' 5a)
  9. verb be familiar with
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 熟悉 (Guoyu '祖' v 4)
  10. proper noun Zu
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names 名字 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (ABC 'zǔ' 祖 n; Guoyu '祖' n 5)

Contained in

祖父母祖国外祖父外祖母祖父祖母祖先汉高祖高祖明太祖六祖坛经祖籍祖宗六祖惠能五祖祖师爷祖师唐高祖太祖辽太祖宋太祖金太祖元世祖祖冲之郑光祖鼻祖远祖后梁太祖明成祖祖灵纹祖母绿祖拉康佛祖统纪德祖衮正祖祖师堂英祖佛祖六祖慧能世祖道祖释道祖先祖祖训光宗耀祖祖侍妈祖陈祖义皇明祖训高祖本记八宗祖师

Word is mentioned most frequently in

Truncated for common words

Collocations