Chinese Notes
Chinese Notes

约 (約) yuē yāo

  1. yuē adjective approximately
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity 数量
    Notes: In the sense of 大概 (ABC 'yuē' 约 adv; GHC yuē '约' 16; NCCED yuē '约' 7)
  2. yuē noun a treaty / an agreement / a covenant
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 和约 (ABC 'yuē' 约 bf 4; Unihan '約')
  3. yuē verb to arrange / to make an appointment
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Social Interaction 交际
    Notes: In the sense of 约定 (ABC 'yuē' 约 v 1; GHC yuē '约' 11; NCCED yuē '约' 2)
  4. yuē adjective vague / indistinct
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 隐约 (ABC 'yuē' 约 bf 5)
  5. yuē verb to invite
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 请 (ABC 'yuē' 约 v 2; GHC yuē '约' 12; NCCED yuē '约' 4)
  6. yuē verb to reduce a fraction
    Domain: Mathematics 数学
    Notes: (ABC 'yuē' 约 v 3; NCCED yuē '约' 8)
  7. yuē verb to restrain / to restrict / to control
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 约束. For example, in 《論語·子罕》 Analects of Confucius, Zi Han: 約我以禮 '[taught] me the restraints of propriety' (trans. by Legge, 1861; ABC 'yuē' 约 bf 1; GHC yuē '约' 4; Guoyu '約' v 2; NCCED yuē '约' 1)
  8. yuē adjective frugal / economical / thrifty
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 节约 (ABC 'yuē' 约 bf 2; GHC yuē '约' 7; NCCED yuē '约' 6)
  9. yuē adjective brief / simple
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 简约 (ABC 'yuē' 约 bf 3; GHC yuē '约' 6; NCCED yuē '约' 5)
  10. yuē noun an appointment
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (NCCED yuē '约' 3)
  11. yuē verb to envelop / to shroud
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 笼罩 (GHC yuē '约' 15)
  12. yuē noun a rope
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 绳子 (GHC yuē '约' 1)
  13. yuē verb to tie up
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 捆 (GHC yuē '约' 2; Guoyu '約' v 1)
  14. yuē adjective crooked
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 屈曲 (GHC yuē '约' 3)
  15. yuē verb to prevent / to block
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 阻止 (GHC yuē '约' 5)
  16. yuē adjective destitute / poverty stricken
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 穷困 (GHC yuē '约' 8)
  17. yuē adjective base / low
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 卑下 (GHC yuē '约' 9)
  18. yuē verb to prepare
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 准备 (GHC yuē '约' 13)
  19. yuē verb to plunder
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 掠 (GHC yuē '约' 14)
  20. yuē verb to envelop / to shroud
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: In the sense of 笼罩 (GHC yuē '约' 15)
  21. yāo verb to weigh
    Domain: Spoken Language 口语
    Notes: (ABC 'yāo' 约; NCCED yāo '约')
  22. yāo noun crucial point / key point
    Domain: Classical Chinese 古文
    Notes: (GHC yāo '约' 17)

Contained in

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Texts that the word is most frequently mentioned in

Collection Document Title Occurrences
History of Yuan 《元史》 卷一百七十八 列傳第六十五: 梁曾 劉敏中 王約 王結 宋衜 張伯淳 Volume 178 Biographies 65: Liang Ceng, Liu Minzhong, Wang Yue, Wang Jie, Song Dao, Zhang Bochun 51
New Book of Tang 《新唐書》 卷三十下    志第二十下  曆六下 Volume 30b Treatises 24: Calendar 6b 42
History of Song 《宋史》 卷八十七 志第四十 地理三 Volume 87 Treatises 40: Geography 3 41
History of the Southern Dynasties 《南史》 卷五十七 列傳第四十七 沈約 范雲 Volume 57 Biographies 47: Shen Yue, Fan Yun 40
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷九十五 列傳第六十五 藝術 Volume 95 Biographies 65: Arts 38
Book of Jin 《晉書》 卷一百〇 列傳第七十 王彌 張昌 陳敏 王如 杜曾 杜弢 王機 祖約 蘇峻 孫恩 盧循 譙縱 Volume 100 Biographies 70: Wang Mi; Zhang Chang; Chen Min; Wang Ru; Du Ceng; Du Tao; Wang Ji; Zu Yue; Su Jun; Sun En; Lu Xun; Qiao Zong 35
Book of Liang 《梁書》 卷十三 列傳第七 范雲 沈約 Volume 13: Fan Yun; Shen Yue 34
Old Book of Tang 《舊唐書》 卷三十四 志第十四: 曆三 Volume 34 Treatises 14: Calendar 3 27
History of Song 《宋史》 卷八十三 志第三十六 律曆十六 Volume 83 Treatises 36: Measures and Calendar 16 25
Stratagems of the Warring States 《戰國策》 卷二十一 趙四 Chapter 21: Zhao IV 25

Collocations

Simplified Traditional Example Example Reference Frequency
约剂 約劑 凡邦國都鄙及萬民之有約劑者藏焉 Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 春官宗伯 第三 3. Office of Spring and Minister of Rites 6
约结 約結 聖人之與人約結也 Guanzi 《管子》 形勢解第六十四 Chapter 64: Resolving a Situation 5
约信 約信 約信曰誓 The Book of Rites 《禮記》 《曲禮下》 Summary of the Rules of Propriety Part 2 3
絀约 絀約 仁人絀約 Xunzi 《荀子》 賦篇第二十六 Chapter 26: Fu Poetry 3
阴约 陰約 臣陰約閉謀以相待也 Guanzi 《管子》 君臣下第三十一 Chapter 31: A Ruler and his Ministers II 3
司约 司約 司約 Rites of Zhou 《周禮》 秋官司寇 第五 5. Office of Autumn and Minister of Justice 2
循约 循約 凡畸功之循約者難知 Han Feizi 《韓非子》 制分第五十五 Chapter 55: Standards and Distinctions 2
穷约 窮約 絀退窮約 Xunzi 《荀子》 賦篇第二十六 Chapter 26: Fu Poetry 2
饥约 饑約 苟其饑約又若此矣 Mozi 《墨子》 卷六 節葬下 Book 6 - Simplicity in Funerals III 2
君约 君約 我能為君約與國 Mencius 《孟子》 告子下 Gaozi II 2