Taxonomy of meanings for 後:

  • hòu (OC: ɡooʔ MC: ɦəu) 胡口切 上 廣韻:【先後説文遟也又胡豆切 】
  • hòu (OC: ɡoos MC: ɦəu) 胡遘切 去 廣韻:【方言云先後猶娣姒 】
  • hòu (OC: ɡooʔ MC: ɦəu) 胡口切 上 廣韻:【後古文 】
    • hòu 後BEHIND
      • vt+Nfigurativeput (oneself) behind/after N
      • v[adN]socialthose who stay behind
      • n(post-N)the rear, that which is behind one; the rearguard; the hind part
      • n{PLACE}adVat the rear
      • nsubjecthind part
      • npost-Nbehind N
      • v[adN]those people at the rear; soldiers at the rear
      • vicome behind, come last
      • vichangefall behind
      • vtoNcausativeput (oneself) last/behind/in the rear
      • vtoNfigurativecome behind, be less honoured than, take second place as compared with
      • n(post-N.postadV)from behind the contextually determiate N
      • vadNbackward-positioned
      • npost-N.adSbehind one's back
      • v[adN]post-NN's rear soldiers
      • move backwards>WITHDRAW
        • viprocessmove backwards (e.g. of clothes)
      • move behind> hòu 後FOLLOW
        • vtoNfollow in the footsteps of
        • vtoNcausativecause to follow; cause to come last
    • behind in time> hòu 後FUTURE
      • nthe future
      • nadNfuture (people, times, generations etc.)
      • nadVtimein the future, afterwards
      • at the time coming behind> hòu 後THEREUPON
        • naftermath; the time that came/comes afterwards
        • nsubjectthe later ones (i.e. words); what comes later (the results)
        • nadS1.postS2afterwards, later on, at a later stage
        • npost-Naftermath of N, the time after N
        • npost-S1.adS2afterwards; at a later stage; after S1
        • vadNlater (generations); succeeding, second (main wife)
        • vadSafterwards
        • vadVafterwards; later
        • vadVlastlast, latest 後至 "arrive later, arrive last"
      • more future> hòu 後LATE
        • nabactlateness, being too late
        • npost-.N ZHI:adSafter
        • npost-S1.adS2after S1, S2
        • vadNgraded: later (generations, times etc)
        • vadS1.post-S2(then) later
        • vadVgradedtoo late, later than expected; later 後至
        • viactfall behind; be later than expected
        • vigradedbe too late; be later than expected
        • vt0oN.adSlater by the time N
        • vtoNbe late for (an event); be later than
        • npost-S1.adS2after S then
        • vadNfigurativelater in one's text
        • nadV1.post-V2afterwards
        • vt[oN]arrive later than others
      • most future> hòu 後LAST
        • vadNthe last
        • vadVsuperlativelast
        • vicome last, be the last to arrive
        • vtoNiussiveorder to be last
        • vtoNputativeconsider as having only secondary importance, regard as less important
      • future generation> hòu 後DESCENDANT
        • npost-NN=humdescendant, offspring
        • n(post-N)offspring, later generations
        • inheriting descendant>HEIR
          • nabeventthe (question of) succession/successor
          • nccHF 14.6.28 sucessor
      • figurative: in importantce>UNIMPORTANT
        • nabsocialposition of lowest authority
        • vtoNputativeread qùshēng: regard as possessed of lesser authority, put last
        • vtoNattitudinalread qùshēng: treat (in practice) as being of secondary importance; humiliate through lack of respect
        • vtoNattitudinalread qùshēng: put (oneself) last, treat oneself as the least honourable 自後
        • vtoNattitudinalread qùshēng: humble (oneself)> display an attitude of polite humility 後己
        • vtoNattitudinalread qùshēng: put (oneself) last 後身
        • putative: regard as coming behind oneself>DESPISE
          • vtoNput last, give lowest priority to; deemphasise