Taxonomy of meanings for 抱:

  • 抱 bào (OC: buuʔ MC: bɑu) 薄浩切 上 廣韻:【持也説文曰引取也薄浩切一 】
    • EMBRACE
      • vtoNembrace; carry in one's arms, carry along in one's arms; hold in one's arms
      • vtoNfigurativeembrace, cover
      • vtoNpassiveget hugged
      • overlap and>INTERACT
        • vtoNfigurativeoverlap and interact
      • what one can hold in one's arms>MEASURES
        • physiological base> (lower)CHEST
        • generalised>HOLD
          • vtoNhold in one's arms
          • vtoNhold in one's arms
        • specific> (of birds) BROOD ON
          • object>CHICK
            • generalised>FEED
                • abstract>CULTIVATE
                  • vtoNcultivate as basically important (the law)
            • and move with what one holds>CARRY
              • vtoNcarry along in one's arms
          • INTERACT
            • vtoNfigurativeoverlap and interact