Taxonomy of meanings for 命:

  • mìng (OC: mɢreŋs MC: mɯiaŋ) 眉病切 去 廣韻:【使也敎也道也信也計也召也眉病切一 】
    • COMMAND
      • nab.post-V{NUM}actpublic general command with legal force
      • nabtextorder to a certain person or group; a specific order
      • nabroyalroyal or imperial order, something that is by the higher order (from somebody)
      • vadVby official order;authorised by commands from superiors 命而往
      • vt+V[0]give orders to V
      • vtoNcommand (an undertaking)
      • vtoNN=humanissue orders of duty to
      • vtt(oN.)+V[0]give orders to a contextually determinate subordinate to V
      • vtt[oN.+V[0]]issue commands, issue any command
      • vtt{PASS}+prep+N{SUBJ}.+Vpassivebe ordered by N to V
      • vttoN.+V[0]passivebe ordered to V by a contextually determinate person
      • vttoN.+V[0]pivotorder formally (typically at a general or rather formal level) the N to V
      • vttoN1.post-vt(oN2)omgive a determinate command (to someone)
      • nabconceptcommand
      • vt(+V[0])give orders to do the contextually determiante thing
      • vtoNpassivebe ordered, be commanded; receive a charge
      • vtt[oN.]+V[0]give orders [to the speaker] to V
      • vt(oN)give orders to the contextually determinate person N (often the speaker)
      • vt+prep+Nbe in command of
      • vtoNcommission N, order the performance of the official act N
      • nab.post-Nofficial order (from N)
      • AUTHORITY
        • nabsocialZHOULI: authority, sovereignty; superior power
      • royal>DECREE
        • nabmetaphysicalmandate (from Heaven etc)
        • vtoNdecree as fate, mandate
        • heavenly>FATE
          • nabconceptconcept of fate
          • nabmetaphysicalfate, destiny
          • nabmetaphysicalthe principles of fate
          • nabspecificspecific: Mandate of Heaven
          • vt+V[0]be fated to V; have the destiny to come to V
          • vtoNpassivebe fated, be ordained by fate, be a matter of fate
          • BASIC NATURE
            • nabfeaturecharacter assigned by fate 天命
          • fated lifespan>LIVE
            • nabreflexivemy life, one's life
            • nabstativestate of being alive, one's aliveness
            • nabtimeallotted lifespan; life
            • nab.post-Nderivedcontinuing existence, life
    • ADVISE
        • TEACH
          • vtoNMENG: instruct
          • nabobjectinstruction
        • BAPTISE
          • vttoN1.+VtoN2命之曰 give the name N2 to N1
          • nabsocialterminological conventions
          • vtoNgive a name
          • administratively>APPOINT
            • nabactappointment; appointment and mandate 受命
            • vt+prep+Npassiveby appointed to one's position by N
            • vtoNgive an appointment to, appoint; give a mandate to
            • vtoNpassiveget a formal (feudal) appointment
            • vttoN1.+N2appoint N1 to the position N2
          • lexical>NAME
            • {vtt...}mathematical termCHEMLA 2003:
            • viactbe engaged in creating names
            • vt(oN1.)+VtoN2determinne to call a contextually determinate N1 by the name N2 命曰棄
            • vt(oN1{PIVOT}).+Vt+N2(declare the contextually determinate thing to be called) declare something (to be "X") 命曰:
            • vtoNgive a name to, introduce a new name for; use a characterisation for
            • vtoNpassivebe referred to as N, be given the name N
            • vtoN1.adVtoN2baptise N1 as N2; declare N1 to be N2; insist on calling N1 an N2
            • vttoN1.+N2give to N1 a name N2
            • vt(oN)give a name to the contextually determinate N
            • semantic>REFER TO
              • vt(oN)stativerefer to (an object or an aspect of reality)
            • scriptural>WRITTEN CHARACTER
              • vtoNgive a name to, assign a character to describe something; See NAME
              • DOCUMENT
                • nformal document stating results of an agreement or a public order etc.
        • acting in accordance with an order>REPORT
          • vttoN1.+N2to inform (a subordinate person N1) (about something N2)