Taxonomy of meanings for 徐:

  • 徐 xú (OC: lja MC: ziɔ) 似魚切 平 廣韻:【緩也説文安行也亦州名古之彭國禹爲徐州秦屬泗水郡漢爲郡復置徐州又姓自顓頊之後春秋時徐偃王行仁義爲楚文王所滅其後氏焉出東海髙平東莞琅邪濮陽五望似魚切四 】
    • SLOW
      • nabactslowing down
      • v[adN]nonreferentialthe slow
      • vadNgentle (wind etc), slow
      • vadVslowly, softly, gently; with slow emphasis; at one's own pace, gradually
      • vi.red:adVslowly, at one's convenience, without any hurry
      • vi.redproceed very gently, slowly; going along gently
      • vibe slow and comfortable; be mild
      • vichangeslow down
      • vtoNcausativeslow down, calm down, stabilise
    • grammaticalised>ALL
      • STATES
        • nprA state, older even than that of Zhōu, a powerful state at the early stage that was able to challenge the Zhōu, but finally destroyed in 512.