Taxonomy of meanings for 守:

  • shǒu (OC: qhjuʔ MC: ɕiu) 書九切 上 廣韻:【主守亦姓出姓苑 】
  • shòu (OC: qhjus MC: ɕiu) 舒救切 去 廣韻:【太守 】
    • SAFEGUARD
      • nobjectwhat is safeguarded; property; holding
      • nabactdefensive/self-protective measure
      • v[adN]guardians (of some treasured thing)
      • viacttake good care of things/states
      • vt(oN)figurativeguard, preserve (a contextually determinate abstract N)
      • vtoNkeep to and ensure that one does not lose; hold in reserve
      • vtoNconcreteprotect
      • vtoNfigurativekeep in good shape, take good care of; retain carefully, guard
      • vtoNN=placekeep guard at
      • vtoNpassivebe properly safeguarded
      • vt(oN)keep the contextually determinate place safe
      • vtoNreflexive.自take good care of oneself
      • vtoNobject=abstractkeep unchanged, preserve
      • against attack etc>DEFEND
        • nabactdefensive warfare, defense
        • vadNdefensive; guard- 守狗
        • viactundertake defensive tasks; be in charge of the defence of the state
        • vt(oN)defend the contextually determinate object
        • vtoNdefend; guard; protect
        • vtoNpassivebe effectively defended
        • vtoNreflexive.自defend (oneself)
        • object: enemy>FEND OFF
          • vtoNguard against
        • generalised>WORK
          • nabactassigned task, official work; task performed
      • by acting in accordance with>CONFORM
        • vtoNabkeep in conformity with (Nature, the Way); observe carefully (duties etc); devote oneself carefully to the demands of
        • object conformed to>PRINCIPLE
          • nabobject[WHAT ONE PRESERVES AS VALUES>] treasured values
          • vt[oNab]conform with [one's principles]
    • shòu derivation by tone change: exocentric>RULER
      • nagentgovernor; governor of a jùn 郡
      • action>GOVERN
        • viactrun the administration; run an administration
        • vt(oN)govern the contextually determinate object; remain in charge of the contextually determinate place N so as to safeguard it
        • vtoNbe in charge of, keep order in
        • what one performs when governing>DUTY