1. noun letter / symbol / character
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: For example, 白纸写黑字 'to write black characters on white paper [to clearly document the matter]' (Guoyu '字' n 1; Suyu. p. 22; Unihan '字'; XHZD '字' 1)
  2. proper noun Zi
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '字' n 5)
  3. verb to love
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In this sense 字 is similar in meaning to 爱 (Guoyu '字' v 3)
  4. verb to teach / to educate
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In this sense 字 is similar in meaning to 教育 (Guoyu '字' v 2)
  5. verb to be allowed to marry
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In this sense 字 is similar in meaning to 许嫁 (Guoyu '字' v 1; XHZD '字' 7)
  6. noun courtesy name / style name / scholarly or literary name
    Domain: History 历史
    Notes: In this sense 字 is similar in meaning to 表字 (Guoyu '字' n 2; XHZD '字' 5)
  7. noun diction / wording
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In this sense 字 is similar in meaning to 字眼.
  8. noun handwriting
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In this sense 字 is similar in meaning to 字迹
  9. noun calligraphy / a work of calligraphy
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In this sense 字 is similar in meaning to 书法 (XHZD '字' 4)
  10. noun a written pledge / a letter / a contract
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In this sense 字 is similar in meaning to 书信 (Guoyu '字' n 3; XHZD '字' 6)
  11. noun a font / a calligraphic style
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In this sense 字 is similar in meaning to 字体 (XHZD '字' 3)
  12. noun the phonetic value of a character / the pronunciation of a character
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In this sense 字 is similar in meaning to 字音 (Guoyu '字' n 4; XHZD '字' 2)

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