Taxonomy of meanings for 方:

  • fāng (OC: paŋ MC: pʷiɐŋ) 府良切 平 廣韻:【四方也正也道也比也𩔖也法術也亦官名續漢書曰尚方令掌上手工巧作御刀劒諸好器物也又姓史記周大夫方叔之後府良切十三 】
  • fáng (OC: baŋ MC: bʷiɐŋ) 符方切 平 廣韻:【方與縣名又府良切 】
    • SQUARE
      • nsubject=nonrefthat which is square, a square; something that is square
      • nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003:
      • nabstativesquareness
      • nadNsquare (feet)
      • vadN(so-and-so many miles) square
      • vibe square
      • MEASURE HYDCD NO. 16
      • PLACE
        • npost-Narea
        • TERRITORY
          • nregion; ZUO: other regions, local areas
          • ndefiniteLY 4.19: a definite place?
          • nccfigurativeregions 十方
          • n[adN]N=humOBI: local people
          • DWELL HYDCD NO. 24
          • STATE
            • nregion
        • DIRECTION
          • ndirection
          • METHOD
            • nab.post-V{NUM}methodmethods
            • nabmethodbasic method, basic orientation; specialist method; definite method; by extension: definite point
            • nadNprofessional, specialised
            • nabprescribed standard or literary recipe
            • TRUE HYDCD NO. 20
          • SIDE HYDCD NO. 12
            • SURROUND HYDCD NO. 14
        • metaphorical>CORRECT
          • nabpsychrectitude, correct attitute
          • v[adN]nonreferentialthose who are correct
          • vadNright-minded
          • vibe correct, consistent
          • causative>ARRANGE
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              • CATEGORY HYDCD NO. 7
              • RESEMBLE
                • vt+prep+Nresemble
            • >COMPARE
              • vt+prep+Npassivebe compared to
              • vtoNillustrate by comparison
            • DISTINGUISH HYDCD NO. 23 方物
              • PREJUDICE
                • nabpsychone-sided subjective method> prejudice?? ???
            • DRUG
              • nabtextprescription, medical recipe
      • specific>STATIONARY
        • na square wooden tablet that can be used as writing material
      • NOW
        • padSfor the time being; at the present time
        • padS1.adS2S1=subjectlessat the moment of V then S; no sooner Ved than S, just when V then S (sometimes coordinated with 便)
        • padVwithout delay, right now, just now; at this point; at one point; for the time being
        • ppostN.+Vjust now; at this point of time
        • FUTURE HYDCD NO. 39
        • TOGETHER HYDCD NO. 3
      • PRECEDE
        • padVfirst, just
        • WHEN
          • padS1.adS2just when; from the moment; while ZZ 方其夢也 "just when we are in the midst of a dream"
          • padV.postN{SUBJ}:adSjust when V, S; the moment when V, S
          • THEN
            • padS1.post-S2then; but then (NOT: only then)
            • ONLY THEN
              • padS1.post-S2only then; after S2 only then S1, emphasising the need for S2 to happen before S1
              • padV.postN{SUBJ}:post-Sthen, at that point
        • abstract grammatialised>BECAUSE
          • padS1.post-S2to V only because S
      • ONLY HYDCD NO. 41
      • =舫TWIN-BODYSHIP
          • RAFT
            • nraft
            • vtoNpassivebe sailed on by raft
        • SACRIFICE
          • nsacrifice to the spirits of the four quarters (SHI)
        • =放DISCARD
          • vtoNprobably loan for 放?