发 (發)

  1. verb to send out; to issue; to emit; to radiate
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: Traditional: 發; as in 发出 (Giles 1892 '發'; Guoyu '發' v 1; Han Dian '发' 4)
  2. measure word round
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Quantity
    Notes: Traditional: 發; used for bullets and artillery shells (Guoyu '發' n)
  3. verb to hand over; to deliver; to offer
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Traditional: 發; in the sense of 送出 or 付出 (Giles 1892 '發'; Guoyu '發' v 8)
  4. verb to express; to show; to be manifest
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Traditional: 發; in the sense of 显现 (Giles 1892 '發'; Guoyu '發' v 7; Han Dian '发' 30)
  5. verb to start out; to set off
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Traditional: 發; in the sense of 起程; as in 出发 (Giles 1892 '發'; Guoyu '發' v 5)
  6. verb to open
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Traditional: 發; 发 is synonymous with 拨 or 开 in this sense. Etymology (Shuo Wen: 發,撥也,撥使開也。(Guoyu '發' v 3; Han Dian '发' 6)
  7. verb to requisition
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Traditional: 發; in the sense of 征发 or 征调 (Han Dian '发' 8)
  8. verb to occur
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: Traditional: 發; as in 发生 (Han Dian '发' 10)
  9. verb to declare; to proclaim; to utter
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Traditional: 發; as in 发布 (Giles 1892 '發'; Han Dian '发' 12)
  10. verb to express; to give vent
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: Traditional: 發; to an emotion; in the sense of 抒发 or 发泄 (Han Dian '发' 14)
  11. verb to excavate
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: Traditional: 發; in the sense of 挖掘 (Han Dian '发' 18)
  12. verb to develop; to cultivate; to grow; to bloom; to flower
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: Traditional: 發; in the sense of 生長 or 生長、產生 (Guoyu '發' v 2)
  13. verb to get rich
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Wealth
    Notes: Traditional: 發; in the sense of 发财 (Han Dian '发' 24)
  14. verb to rise; to expand; to inflate; to swell
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: Traditional: 發; in the sense of 兴起 (Giles 1892 '發'; Guoyu '發' v 4)
  15. verb to sell
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Traditional: 發; in the sense of 卖出 (Han Dian '发' 26)
  16. verb to shoot with a bow
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Traditional: 發 (Giles 1892 '發'; Han Dian '发' 1)
  17. verb to rise in revolt
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Traditional: 發; in the sense of 发难 (Han Dian '发' 34)
  18. verb to propose; to put forward; to suggest; to initiate
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Traditional: 發; in the sense of 提出 (Han Dian '发' 35)
  19. verb to enlighten; to inspire
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: Traditional: 發; in the sense of 启发 (Guoyu '發' v 6)
  20. verb to publicize; to make known; to show off; to spread
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: Traditional: 發; in the sense of 传扬 (Han Dian '发' 38)
  21. verb to ignite; to set on fire
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Traditional: 發; in the sense of 点燃 (Han Dian '发' 41)
  22. verb to sing; to play
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Music
    Notes: Traditional: 發; in the sense of 歌唱 or 表演 (Han Dian '发' 45)
  23. verb to feel; to sense
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Traditional: 發; in the sense of 感到 (Han Dian '发' 46)
  24. verb to act; to do
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Traditional: 發; in the sense of 行动 (Han Dian '发' 47)

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