Taxonomy of meanings for 從:

  • cóng (OC: dzoŋ MC: dzioŋ) 疾容切 平 廣韻:【就也又姓漢有將軍從公何氏姓苑云今東莞人疾容切又即容七㳟秦用三切三 】
  • cōng (OC: tshoŋ MC: tsʰioŋ) 七恭切 平 廣韻:【從容又疾容秦用二切 】
  • zòng (OC: dzoŋs MC: dzioŋ) 疾用切 去 廣韻:【隨行也疾用切又才容切一 】
  • cóng (OC: dzoŋ MC: dzioŋ) 疾容切 平 廣韻:【從古文説文曰相聽也 】
    • FOLLOW
      • vt(oN.)adVin pursuit of/following in the footsteps of the contextually determinate object N
      • vt(oN.)adVomfollowing a contextually determinate person along
      • vt(oN)follow along with a contextually determinate person
      • vtoN.adVfollowing; moving along with; as a follower of
      • vtoNliterally: follow after, go along with, come along
      • vtoNcausativecause to become a follower, invite to become a follower
      • vtoNcontinuativeaccompany as a follower
      • vtoNfigurativebecome a follower of; be a follower of; become a disciple of; follow and obey (a person) as a follower
      • vtoNpassivebe followed (as a deliberate act)
      • vttoN1.+N2{PLACE}follow N1 until the place N2
      • vt+prep+N.adVfollowing, in conjunction with and under the leadership of
      • vt+prep+Nfigurativefollow and support N
      • vtoNimperativefollow N!
      • vtoNsucceed
      • vtoNN=nonhufollow along with (changes etc)
      • vtoNcausativefigurative: cause to follow long, cause to follow suit
      • vt+prep+Ninchoativefigurative: join the followers and supporters of; start following
      • trying to catch up>PURSUE
        • vtoNpursue (somebody or something); go after someone in order to find or retrieve him
      • a person, openly>ACCOMPANY
        • vadNaccompanying
        • vt(oN.)adVaccompanying N> in the company of N
        • vt(oN)accompany the contextually determinate person
        • vtoNaccompany
        • vtoN.adVin the company of to V
        • vt.postN{OBJ}(.adV)in the company of
        • as a subordinate>SERVE
          • vadNattendant, serving 從臣
          • vt(oN)ombe in attendance with (a senior person)
          • vt+prep+Nbe in the retinue of (a superior)
          • vtoNbecome a follower of; be a follower of; be in attendence; LY 14.20: place oneself after (the grandees) in rank
          • vtoNcausativemake a follower; cause to join one's entourage
          • vt(oN)become a follower of the contextually determinate N
        • as a student>STUDY
          • vtoNfollow as a teacher
    • course of action>ACT
      • viacttake action accordingly
      • vtoNactcarry out (government); pursue a policy of (e.g. enlarging the army) 從事
      • pattern/rule>CONFORM
        • vt(oN.)adVconforming to the contextually determinate N
        • vt(oN)conform to them; decide to follow (something contextually determinate)
        • vtoNfigurativedecide to follow (advice or suggestions); follow intentions; obey (laws etc); act in accordance with (a tradition etc); LY: follow (a dynasty) and take one's values from; follow (a path[which is not an ordinary act of following behind])
        • vtoNfigurativebe followed
        • vtoNprocessfollow suit; suffer the same fate
        • vtt(oN1.)+N2cause N to follow N
        • vtoNbecome a follower of
        • preceding behaviour>CONTINUE
          • vtoNcontinue, go on after the beginning
          • mathematical>ADD
            • vtoNmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: join up with> add to form of addition in which one basic number is given, and added to it (joining it, cóng 從 ) are other numbers: 從定法 "joins>is added to the already determined divisor". The operation of addition, as construed by the term cóng 從 is thus not symmetrical, there being one main number to which others are added and hence disappear from the calculating surface. [Note that what is conventionally called a "calculating board" has never been excavated from any period whatever, as Jean-Claude Martzloff has rightly emphasised.
        • obligatory task>WORK
          • vtoNwork at, work with; carry out (tasks)
        • order(s of)>OBEY
          • vi0there will be obedience???
          • vt(oN)obey the contextually determinate person(s)
          • vt[oN]show obedience [to one]
          • vtoN.adVto V, obeying V
          • vtoNN=humanobjey the rules or commands of (sages etc); side with
          • vtoNpassivebe obeyed
          • vtoNabobey (orders) (not normally persons)
          • vt+prep+Ncontinuousbe obedient to
          • vtoNobey (order)
          • vt[oN](of limbs etc) follow one's instructions/intentions
        • person>IMITATE
          • vtoNfollow the same path as
      • request>AGREE TO
        • vt(+V[0])agree to do (what one is advised to do)
        • vtoNagree to do as one is told (close to "obey", but also applies to superiors)
      • grammaticalised>FROM
        • vt(oN.)+Vto V from the contextually determinate N
        • vtoN.adVfrom
        • vtoN.adVfigurativeform > deriving from; on the basis of
        • vtoN.adVN=abstractfrom (an abstract location)
        • vtoN(come on>) follow from, be the result of; be in accordance with
      • abstract: following from>BECAUSE
        • vtoN.adVbecause of
    • =縱EVEN IF
      • vt0oS1.adS2although in fact
      • padV.postN{SUBJ}although in fact
      • vt[0]+V[0].adSalthough
    • =縱VERTICAL
      • =縱UNRESTRAINED
        • viactbe unrestrained
        • vt+prep+Ngive free rein to; let oneself go with; indulge in
        • vtoNZUO Zhao 10, vt: give free rein to (one's desires etc.)
        • vtoNpsychgive free rein to (oneself)
        • vtoNliteralleave to hang loosely, loosen the grip on