Taxonomy of meanings for 明:

  • míng (OC: mraŋ MC: mɯiaŋ) 武兵切 平 廣韻:【光也昭也通也發也又姓出平原河南山公集有平原明普武兵切五 】
    • BRIGHT
      • nabstativebrightness; light
      • vadNbright; shining
      • vibe bright; shine brightly; be not dark
      • vichangebecome bright; be lit up by
      • vadNfigurativeillustrious (明德)
      • vtoNfigurativemake illustrious
      • VPibe bright and clear
      • time of>MORNING
        • nthe dawn
        • nadSOBI 2: at dawn
        • impending>NEXT
          • vadN.adVnext; the next several; the ensuing (day)
      • effect of brightness>SEE
        • nabdisposition(keen) eyesight
        • vibe clearsighted, have sharp sight
        • accessible to>VISIBLE
          • nabmetaphysicalthe sphere of the visible
    • abstract>CLEAR
      • nabfactualwhat is evident and clear
      • nabpsychclarity, distinctness of vision
      • vadNclear; publicly well-known
      • vadVlucidly; openly, clearly; perfectly clearly 明知
      • vibe evident; be transparent; be clearly visible
      • vt+prep+Ngradedbe clearer than
      • vtoNcausativemake public and clear; promote publicly, make publicly well-known; be publicly clear about, demonstrate publicly
      • vtoNab{S}psychmake it clear that (one) is characterised as in S
      • causative>EXPLAIN
        • vt(oN)explain the contextually determinate point
        • vtoNcausativeCAUSE TO BE CLEAR> explain, elucidate on
        • vtoNpsychexplain (onself), make (oneself) clear, make one's position clear
        • vtoNPab{S}causative(cause to be clear>) make clear, cause something to become clearly understood
        • vtoSexplain that S
        • vtoNabexplain the abstract matter of Nab
        • vttoNPab. prep Nexplain the NPab to the audience N
        • successfully some truth>PROVE
          • vtoNPab{S}explain the truth of; prove that S
      • apperception>UNDERSTAND
        • nab.post-V{NUM}kinds of enlightenment
        • vadNBUDDH: enlightened
        • vt+prep+Nunderstand properly; develop a proper understanding of
        • vt+prep+Nab{ACT}be so intelligent that ??????????????????
        • vt+prep+Sunderstand clearly that S
        • vtoNunderstand fully, have a clear understanding ofBUDDH: reach enlightenment concerning
        • vtoNcausativeenlighten; make someone understand
        • vtoNcausativeenlighten
        • vtoNpassivebe properly understood
        • vtoNab{S}understand
        • vtoSstativebe clear about, understand clearly that S
        • vistativehave perceptive understanding
        • vt(oN)have a perfectly clear understanding of contextually determinate things
        • vt[oN]have a perfectly clear understanding of things
        • nabclear understanding
        • capable of>INTELLIGENT
          • nabdispositionvisual intelligence> intelligence, perspicaciousness
          • vadNenlightened 明主
          • vadVintelligently
          • vibe good at seeing things, be visually talented> be intelligent; be perspicacious, be enlightened
          • vtoNcausativecause to be good at seeing things> sharpen the sight of
          • vtoNputativeregard as enlightened
          • vibe intelligent
          • vibecome more enlightened
          • nab.post-Nthe intelligence of an N
          • vtoNcausativecause to become intelligent/enlightened
          • vpostadVintelligently
          • NPabdispositionintelligence
          • VPadNintelligent
          • VPiintelligent; bright; quick of comprehension
          • comprehensively >WISE
            • nabdispositionperspicacity; enlightened spirit, enlightenment; level of intellectual enlightenment
            • v[adN]nonreferentialone who is enlightened; those who are perspicacious
            • vtoNcause to become wise, make wise
      • extended>PURE
        • vadNclean, unsullied (of dress)
      • causative>SHINE
        • vtoNilluminate
        • shine abstractly>FAMOUS
          • vadNillustrious etc
          • vibe illustrious, be distinguished and well-known as important; be glamorous
          • vtoNcausativemake illustrious
          • vtoNcausativemake (oneself) illustrious
          • nabshining glory> fame
          • vt[oN{REFLEX}]make oneself illustrious
          • supernaturally>SACRED
            • vadNsacred, holy, of supernatural significance 明堂
        • effect of shining>SHOW
          • vtoNshow up, make clear; show up in a positive light, show up the virtues of
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