Taxonomy of meanings for 往:

  • wǎng (OC: ɢʷaŋʔ MC: ɦʷiɐŋ) 于兩切 上 廣韻:【之也去也行也至也于兩切二 】
    • GO TO
      • vtoNOBI: set out for; be on one's way; go along to; go to GUAN: 往之, 所往
      • viactset out; go along; walk off
      • vt(oN1).-VtoN2go to a contextually determinate place and V, set out to V; be on one's way to (with a verbal (or subjectless sentential, if one prefers) object) 往拜之
      • vt(oN)go to the contextually determinate place (often answering a summoning by a superior)
      • vt+prep+Ngo to
      • vt-V.+prep+Ngo to V to N
      • viactgo on and on; keep going
      • vt(oN.)-Vimperativego to the contextually determinate place and V!
      • vtoN.-V[0]go to N in order to V
      • vt(oN.)-Vgo out to V
      • vt(oN1.-VtoN2)set out to a certain place to do a certain thing to the object N2
      • vtoNfigurative"go to"
      • iussive:>SEND
        • vtoNsend over
        • vt(oN)send over the contextually determinate object
      • so as to join>RALLY
        • vtoNrally
        • in order to do as one is told>OBEY
          • viactgo and do as one is told
          • act accordingly>ACT
            • viactgo to a place> go ahead and act; go on to act in the future; proceed to do what one is supposed to do
    • and in the process>LEAVE
      • vt[0][oN]imperative[you] should leave [this place]; go away!
      • vt[oN]go one's way; go away, leave; get out; go out; set out for campaigns
      • figurative>ISSUE
          吾言既~矣
        • grammaticalised: starting from this>AFTER
          • vicome afterwards, happen afterwards
        • this world>DIE
          • vileave > pass away, die
          • be bygone>PAST
            • nadSin the past, some time ago
            • v[adN]what is past> the past, what has already happened; matters of the past; the first thing
            • vadNpast, previous, preceding, last
            • vibe a matter of the past, be past
            • have a past>OLD
              • vadNbygone, already past, previous
              • vibe bygone, be (already) a matter of the past
            • having lasted long>ENDURING
              • vadVover a long period: ever
          • intermittently>OFTEN
            • vadVreduplicated 往往: from time to time, now and again