Taxonomy of meanings for 眾:

  • zhòng (OC: tjuŋs MC: tɕiuŋ) 之仲切 去 廣韻:【多也三人爲衆又姓左傳魯大夫衆仲之仲切又音終一 】
    • MANY
      • n[adN]nonreferentialthose who are more> the majority
      • nabstativenumerousness
      • npost-Nthe crowd of Ns 夜叉眾
      • vadNdefinitethe numerous (primarily of persons), the numerous (dignified objects); the many; all the various
      • vadNgrammatical termreferring to many items GULIANG Yin 4 衛人者眾辭也 "a plural phrase (!)"
      • vadNindefinitemany
      • vadNN=nonhuthe many; a great deal of
      • vichangebecome many; become numerous, become more
      • vigradedbe many, be numerous; contain many members; be in the majority 甚眾
      • vpostadNgradedin large numbers 甚眾
      • vt0oNgradedthere are many, there is a proliferation of [construction opaque]
      • vtoNhave many, contain many
      • like the many>VULGAR
        • nthe hoi polloi, the vulgar ordinary people
        • vadNvulgar, ordinary, characteristic of the hoi polloi; the mob
      • incremental>INCREASE
        • vtoNcausativecause to increase
    • ALL
      • nadNquantifierthe large number of, all the many, all the various, all sorts of
      • grammaticalised:>PLURAL PREFIXES
        • vadNdefinitethe (many) N
        • vadNgrammaticalisedin the plural 眾辭
      • CROWD
        • ncountedmultitudes
        • v[adN]N=humthe subject of being many> the crowd, the many people; the mulitudes of the people; the hoi polloi
        • npost-NN=humcrowd of Ns; entourage of N;
        • nm:post-N zhīa group of N
        • ARMY
          • npluralOBI: hosts; numerous armed forces; the numerous armes forces; also: armed forces of an individual household
        • OFFICIAL
          • npluralthe many officials
        • PEOPLE
          • nnonreferentiala crowd; the masses; the multitides; the population (as something quantifiable)
          • nplurOBI 3: the royal dependents, the group of royal retainers, service dependents of the king of the Shāng; the masses
          • nm(post-N)one's numerous people
          • MONK
            • ndefiniteBUDDH: masses > the assembly of monks/nuns (present at a contextually defined place) (sometimes also including other groups present during sermons)
            • nccBUDDH: crowd > (individual) member of the assembly of monks/nuns
          • WORKER
            • npluralOBI: workers, craftsmen
      • grammaticalised> CLASSIFIER