Taxonomy of meanings for 質:

  • 質 zhì (OC: tjid MC: tɕit) 之日切 入 廣韻:【朴也主也信也平也謹也正也又姓漢書貨殖傳云質氏以洒削而鼎食注云理刀劔也之日切又音致十五 】
    • SUBSTANCE
      • nabmetaphysicalthe very substance; substantial facts; real substance versus mere superficious embellishments or accomplishments
      • nabmaterialsubstance; basis; material base
      • viactbe all substance, pay attention only to substance
      • nabsemanticsemantic substance, substantive subject of discourse
      • general>THING
          • contained>CONTENT
              • specific: agricultural>SOIL
              • aimed at>TARGET
                • nYILI: centre of target
              • physical>BODY
                • nphysical frame, physical condition??
                • =礩 concrete: (bottom part of)>PILLAR
                  • nZGC: stone or metal base of a pillar
                • CHOPPING BLOCK
                  • nn: executioner's chopping block (used in executions)
            • abstract>QUALITY
                • physical>SHAPE
                  • basic>NATURE
                      • quintessential>ESSENCE
                        • nabmetaphysicalessence DC: 性質;本質。《論語·衛靈公》:"君子義以為質,禮以行之。"《史記·樂書》:"中正無邪,禮之質也;莊敬恭順,禮之制也。" 張守節 正義:"質,本也。" 王西彥 《古屋》第五部二:"要緊的不是名詞,而是實質。"
                    • psychological: (real)>FEELING
                      • nabfigurativesubstantial feelings, basic attitudes (which identify one as the person one is)
                      • undiluted>PURE
                          • unreflected>NAIVE
                            • vibasic and uncontrived, without frills
                          • uncomplicated>SIMPLE
                            • nabdispositionunadorned and substantial simplicity
                            • vadNunadorned, substantial and plain
                          • undistored>CORRECT
                            • vtoNcorrect?? ??? ????
                            • up to the same standard>EQUAL
                          • putative>ASSESS
                      • =礩
                      • =鑕
                      • =櫍
                      • =贄
                    • 質 zhì (OC: tids MC: ʈɯi) 陟利切 去 廣韻:【交質又物相贅又之日切 】
                      • PAWN
                          • human>HOSTAGE
                            • nhostage
                            • vadNheld as hostage
                            • viact as hostage, be a hostage; serve as a hostage
                            • vtoNcausativecause to be hostage> take hostage
                            • vttoN1. prep N2confirm by the sending of hostages
                            • vi+prep+NN=placeserve as hostage in N; be about to be sent as hostage to N
                            • nabstatus of being hostage; hostage stay
                        • =贄