Taxonomy of meanings for 除:

  • 除 chú (OC: rla MC: ɖiɔ) 直魚切 平 廣韻:【階也又去也直魚切十三 】
    • REMOVE
      • vt(oN)remove the contextually determinate object;
      • vt[0]oN.postadVtverbal complement with verbs conveying any kind of removal, expressing that this removal performed to its completion (compare English 'off' as in cut off, shave off, etc.)
      • vt[oN]remove things surgically; remove people (from court etc)
      • vtoNabolish; get rid of, weed out; remove; make clean, clear (a road); dismiss from office; have (someone) removed
      • vtoNpassivebe removed
      • VPtoNresultativeremove
      • dirt>CLEANSE
        • vtoNcausativeremove dirt> keep clean; clear away obstacles from
        • vtoNmiddle voicebe cleaned properly
        • resulting feature>CLEAN
          • vihave dirt removed; be clean for use
      • disease>CURE
        • vtoNrid people of disases
        • official> ADMINISTRATION
          • bureaucratic>APPOINT
            • vt(oN)appoint the contextually determinate person to a higher position
      • radically>DISCARD
        • vtoNdiscard, reject; do away with
        • vtoNpassivebe discarded
        • discard unity???>>>DIVIDE
          • vtoNmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: divide
        • from life>KILL
          • vtoNget out of the way> kill
        • from detention>RELEASE
          • vtoNexempt from taxes
        • garments>TAKE OFF
          • vtoNtake off
      • dangerous prospect>AVOID
        • vtoNavoid (misfortunes); keep (disasters) at bay
      • grammaticalised>EXCEPT
        • vtoN.adVremove N and V > coverb: except, with the exception of
    • GATE
        • passage behind and before screen>CORRIDOR
          • ncorridor, passageway; vestibule
          • steps behind>STAIRS
            • nsteps, stairs in a palace or large public building
    • 除 zhù (OC: rlas MC: ɖiɔ) 遲倨切 去 廣韻:【去也見詩 】
    • 除 shu1《集韻》商居切,平魚書。魚部。