Taxonomy of meanings for 好:

  • hǎo (OC: qhuuʔ MC: hɑu) 呼晧切 上 廣韻:【善也美也呼晧切又呼号切二 】
  • hào (OC: qhuus MC: hɑu) 呼到切 去 廣韻:【愛好亦壁孔也見周禮又姓出纂文又呼老切 】
    • BEAUTIFUL
      • nsubject=pluralsplendid things, beautiful things
      • nabfeatureBUDDH: anuryanjana: beautiful excellencies
      • nabaestheticbeauty LY 室家之好
      • vadNcomely, handsome; good to look at
      • vadNacousticbeautiful
      • vigradedbe beautiful to look at, be attractive 甚好LIEXIANZHUAN 姿貌好而性良
      • vifigurativebe morally attractive
      • vpostadVso that it becomes beautiful
      • vtoNputativeconsider as beautiful
      • vtoNmake beautiful
      • generally>GOOD
        • nabsubject=actionwhat is morally good > the good
        • vadNgood
        • vigraded(morally) good
        • socially>FRIEND
          • nabsocialgood diplomatic relations; acts of friendship
          • viactestablish good friendly diplomatic relations
          • vtoNattitudinalbe fond of, have a liking for (a person)
          • vtoNattitudinalmake a diplomatic show of friendship for
          • v[adN]N=objobject of friendship 舊好
        • comparatively>EXCELLENT
          • vadNexcellent, suitable; effective
          • viof excellent quality
          • grammaticalised, perfective>VERBAL SUFFIX
            • vpostadVlate: perfective suffix
          • adverbial:DILIGENT
            • vadVimperativeproperly, carefully
            • vpostadVcompletely, properly
          • for a purpose>APPROPRIATE
            • v-Vbe good/appropriate for V-ing
            • EASY
              • vt+V(0)late: easy (for one) to V 好相與 "be easy to get along with"
            • grammaticalised:IMPERATIVE MARKER
              • vadVnicely! diligently! (compare 好好地!!)
              • vpostadSbe best to V > deverbal sentence final 好 occasionally marking a mild imperative (often co-appearing with modal verbs or - in the case of a prohibitive - with 莫); should rather
      • ha4o marked derivation: putative>DESIRE
        • nabpsychpredilection; likes (versus dislikes); preferences
        • vt(+V[0])love to perform the contextually determinate act V
        • vt+V[0]like to, be fond of VERBING [often impossible to distinguish from vt+Nab[act]
        • vtoNN=nonhulike (something); be fond of (something); LY 4.6: be truly fond of (goodness)
        • vtoNstativefind attractive, be deeply fond of (persons, things, or courses of action); be disposed to love; be preoccupied by; like; sometimes specifically: LY 4.3 be truly fond of
        • vtoNabbe fond of Nab
        • vt+prep+Nbe especially fond of N
        • synekdoche: abstract>TENDENCY
          • vt+V[0]be in the habit of; be prone to, tend to, have an inclination to
          • grammaticalised> PROBABLY