Taxonomy of meanings for 手:

  • 手 shǒu (OC: hmljuʔ MC: ɕiu) 書九切 上 廣韻:【手足 】
    • HAND
      • nhand; hands; fist
      • nadVanalogywith one's own hands, with a hand; in his own hands
      • n[post-N]pluralone's hands
      • n(post-N)one's hands
      • use hand>HOLD
        • kill with one's hands>KILL
          • use hand>PICK UP
            • vtoNgrasp; pick up
          • use hand>BIND
            • vtoNpassiveget tied up; be manacled
          • general>ARM
            • narm including hand
          • metonymy>HUMAN
            • nperson
          • in use of hands>SKILL
            • figurative>PERSONALLY
            • grammaticalised: "upper part">SIDE