务 (務)

  1. noun affairs; business; matter; activity
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As in 事务; for example, in 韓非子·詭使 ”Han Feizi”, Absurd Encouragements: 本務 'primary duties' (trans. by Liao 1939, ch. 45; ABC 'wù' bf 1; Guoyu '務' n 1; Kroll 2015 '務' 3; NCCED '务' 1; Unihan '務')
  2. verb to labor at
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As in 务农 (ABC 'wù' bf 3; Guoyu '務' v 1; Kroll 2015 '務' 1; NCCED '务' 2)
  3. adverb must; should
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As in 务必 (ABC 'wù' bf 2; Guoyu '務' adv; Kroll 2015 '務' 2a; NCCED '务' 4; Unihan '務')
  4. verb to pursue; to seek; to strive for
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: As in 务求 (ABC 'wù' bf 2; Guoyu '務' v 2; NCCED '务' 3)
  5. noun a necessity
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll 2015 '務' 2)
  6. noun tax office
    Domain: History 历史 , Subdomain: China
    Notes: (Guoyu '務' n 2)
  7. proper noun Wu
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语 , Subdomain: Names , Concept: Surname 姓氏
    Notes: (Guoyu '務' n 3)

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  • 务德 (務德) 齊侯不務德而勤遠略 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋左氏傳, 僖公 Lord Xi — count: 8
  • 圣王务 (聖王務) 是以聖王務行禮 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋左氏傳, 昭公 Lord Zhao — count: 4
  • 务去 (務去) 君人者將禍是務去 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋左氏傳, 隱公 Lord Yin — count: 4
  • 务时 (務時) 務時敏 — Book of Documents 尚書, 商書 說命下(僞) Shang Shu - Charge to Yue III (forged) — count: 4
  • 务求 (務求) 必務求興天下之利 — Mozi 墨子, 卷四 兼愛下 Book 4 - Universal Love III — count: 4
  • 务地利 (務地利) 不務地利則倉廩不盈 — Guanzi 管子, 牧民第一 Chapter 1: Shepherding the People — count: 3
  • 冉务 (冉務) 其宰公冉務人止之 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋左氏傳, 文公 Lord Wen — count: 3
  • 君子务 (君子務) 吾聞君子務在擇人 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋左氏傳, 襄公 Lord Xiang — count: 3
  • 三务 (三務) 三務成功 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋左氏傳, 昭公 Lord Zhao — count: 3
  • 务施 (務施) 句踐能親而務施 — The Commentary of Zuo on the Spring and Autumn Annals 春秋左氏傳, 哀公 Lord Ai — count: 3