Taxonomy of meanings for 中:

  • zhòng (OC: krluŋs MC: ʈiuŋ) 陟仲切 去 廣韻:【當也陟仲切又陟冲切二 】
  • zhōng (OC: krluŋ MC: ʈiuŋ) 陟弓切 平 廣韻:【平也成也宜也堪也任也和也半也又姓漢少府卿中京出風俗通又漢複姓有七氏漢有諫議大夫中行彪晉中行偃之後虞有五英之樂掌中英者因以爲氏古有隱者中梁子漢書藝文志有室中周著書十篇賈執英賢傳云路中大夫之後以路中爲氏張晏云姓路爲中大夫何氏姓苑有中壘氏中野氏陟弓切又陟仲切四 】
    • INSIDE
      • n(post-N)the inside of the contextually determinate N
      • n{PLACE}adVin the middle, at the centre; on the inside
      • nplacecentre; middle; the inside
      • nadNmiddle; innermost; inner; under-(wear); inside
      • nadNfigurativeinnermost (feelings etc)
      • nadVinside, in one's heart, in one's mind; in my mind
      • npost-.N1+N2in N1 and N2
      • npost-Nthe inside of, in
      • npost-Nfigurativeinside, within N (with abstract nouns)
      • npost-Nplaceinside, in the middle of N 其中x
      • npost-Npostpositionin; inside
      • npost-N1.adN2inside
      • vibe in the centre
      • vt+prep+Nhave one's middle or central part in N
      • vtoNplace oneself in the middle of (a gate)
      • npost-.N+ZHIinside of N
      • nabfigurativepsychological inside (of a person etc)
      • vt prep Vhave one's middle or central part in V-ing
      • npost-Ninside of N
      • npost-Nthe inside of N
      • MIDDLE
        • nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003:
        • nabmethodnon-one-sided middle path
        • nabtimemidday
        • nadNmid-
        • nadNfigurativemiddle (>of the middle period)
        • nadVin mid-life; before one has grown old
        • nadVplacein the middle, in the center
        • vifigurativeDELETE
        • vt+prep+Nstativebe situated at the centre of N
        • nadNcentral
        • n(ad.N1post-N2)its middle part, the middle part of the contextually determiate N
        • HALF
          • nadN.adVhalf, mid-
          • nadNmid-
          “mid-”
        • middle of the day>NOON
          • nadN(the time of) noon
        • central settlement>CAPITAL CITY
          • nHan bureaucratic usage: capital city
        • middle of two/many>BETWEEN
          • nwhat is between
      • AMONG
        • npost-N1.adN2among
        • among many>ORDINARY
          • nadNmediocre; ordinary; middling
          • nadVordinarily (long-lived); average
          • v[adN]a person who is only mediocre
          • vibe mediocre??
    • APPROPRIATE
      • vtoNstativefit into
      • vibe appropriate, be proper, be the right way 刑罰不中 "are not fitting".
      • be appropriate to> zhòngCONFORM
        • vtoNcorrespond exactly to, be exactly appropriate for; be in conformity with
        • conform to order>OBEY
          • vtoNobey by keeping in accordance with
        • conform to standard>GOOD
          • vadNtrusty and even-handed (also towards one's inferiors
          • vibe trusty and even-handed (towads the people)
          • nabfeaturetrustiness and unbiased even-handedness (to superiors and inferiors)
          • vt+prep+NN=the peopledeal even-handedly and trustily with (the people etc)
        • conform to the target> zhòngSHOOT
          • nabacthitting the target
          • viacthit the mark (with what one says)
          • vt[oN]hit the target
          • vtoNpassivebe hit (of a target)
          • vtoNperfectivehit (a the target with a bullet or an arrow); hit exactly (something)
          “hit the target”
      • be inside of>WEAR
        • vtoNto wear on the inside
      • be inside a time>WHEN
        • npost-NN=period of timewithin, during (a period of time)