Taxonomy of meanings for 延:

  • 延 yán (OC: lan MC: jiɛn) 以然切 平 廣韻:【稅也逺也進也長也陳也言也亦州漢髙如縣取延川爲延安郡又姓漢有延篤南陽人爲京兆尹殺梁兾使者以然切十三 】
    • CONTINUE
      • vadNconsecutive 延年 "for years on end"
      • viprocesscontinue
      • vt.red:(+V[0])go on and on V-ing
      • vt[0]+V[0]it continues to V
      • vt+V[0]OBI 3: continue to V
      • vtoNcontinue; prolong
      • vtoNcausativecause to continue> prolong
      • causative: disparately>SPREAD
        • causative: cause to be continuous>LINK
          • causative: in time>TRANSMIT
            • feature: "continuing in one dimension>LONG
                • causative: make longer>STRETCH OUT
                  • vtoNstretch ( e.g. in order to reach something, crane (neck etc) 延頸
                  • vtoNfigurativestrain (one's eyes etc)
                • feature: topographic>DISTANT
                    • cause to be distant in time>DELAY
                      • vtoNSHU: delay
                      • nabactdelay
                • feature: three-dimensional>BIG
                  • vtoNcausativebuild so as to enlarge what exists> extend, enlarge
              • specifically: upwards>HIGH
                • continue in state of expectation>WAIT
                  • for the arrival of visitor>WELCOME
                    • vtoNinvite in, welcome
                  • declarative>INVITE
                    • vtoNinvite, conduct
                    • vttoN.+V[0]pivotinvite (someone) (to do something)
                  • against resistance>SEDUCE
                    • resultative>>REACH
                      • vt+prep+Nreach to
                    • =誕
                    • =埏
                    • =綖
                  • 延 yàn (OC: lans MC: jiɛn) 予線切 去 廣韻:【曼延不斷其莚也 】