Taxonomy of meanings for 尚:

  • shàng (OC: djaŋs MC: dʑiɐŋ) 時亮切 去 廣韻:【庶幾亦髙尚又飾也曾也加也佐也韻略云凡主天子之物皆曰尚尚醫尚食等是也又姓後漢髙士尚子平又漢複姓有尚方氏時亮切四 】
  • cháng (OC: djaŋ MC: dʑiɐŋ) 市羊切 平 廣韻:【尚書官名又時仗切 】
    • ADMIRE
      • vt(oN)admire the contextually determinate N
      • vtoNgive high priority to; prize highly; give highest priority to; admire more than other things; show admiration for
      • vtoNmiddle voicebe esteemed; enjoy high status
      • admired for status> 尚NOBLE
        • vibe of high social status.
      • admired for quality> 尚EXCELLENT
        • vadNthe best 尚宰人 "the best cook"
        • vibe admirable; be supreme; be best; excel; be of special importance
        • vt+prep+Nstativebe superior to N
        • exceed in excellence> 尚WIN
          • vt+prep+Ngradedbe more supreme than
          • vtoNsurpass, win against; dominate (somebody); overcome (somebody);
          • vtoNpassivebe surpassed
          “excel”
        • consider as excellent/important> 尚IMPORTANT
          • consider a future event as important and desirable>HOPE
              • it would be excellent> 尚UTINAM
                • padSwould that
        • admired for excellence>尚SUPERIOR
          • nsubjectsuperior
          • serve as superior to> 尚GOVERN
            • vtoNbe administratively and bureaucratically in charge of (by imperial authority) 尚書"official in charge of documents"
            “be in charge of”
        • the (admired?) bygone time> 尚PAST
          • nabhigh antiquity LSCQ 樂所由來者尚也 "the origin of music is in high antiquity"
          • nadVtimein ancient times; going back to ancient times
          • vibe long past
          • as in the past> 尚STILL
            • vadVpresentstill
            • logical, adversative> 尚NONETHELESS
              • padVlogicstill; in spite of everything