Taxonomy of meanings for 弱:

  • 弱 ruò (OC: njewɡ MC: ȵiɐk) 而灼切 入 廣韻:【劣弱 】
    • WEAK
      • v[adN]nonreferential(that which is weak>) a weak state (群弱 several weak states)
      • nabstativeweakness
      • nccsubjectthat which is weak, a weak state
      • v[adN]nonreferentialthe weak; a weak person; the weaker party
      • vadNweak, frail; young and weak
      • vadNnon-restrictiveweak
      • vichangebecome weak> be weakened
      • vigradedbe weak, frail; be young and weak
      • vifigurativeaesthetically weak
      • vt+prep+Nshow weakness with respect to (or perhaps: be weak as compared to)
      • vtoNcausativeto weaken
      • vtoNputativeregard as weak
      • vt+prep+Ngradedbe weaker than
      • process>DECLINE
        • vichangebe weakened, grow weak
      • putative>DESPISE
        • event: be the weaker in contest>DEFEAT
          • generalised>TENUOUS
            • age>YOUNG
              • nnonreferentialthe young
              • vadNnon-restrictiveminor
              • vibe an infant; be young, be of an age where one is still very much dependent on others; be too young
              • v-p.adVwhen still a baby
          • (late colloquial)FEAR