Taxonomy of meanings for 直:

  • zhí (OC: dɯɡ MC: ɖɨk) 除力切 入 廣韻:【正也又姓楚人直弓之後漢有御史大夫直不疑除力切四 】
    • STRAIGHT
      • nsubjectwhat is straight, something straight
      • vadNstraight and unwarped, not bent, not crooked; direct (not unnecessarily long)
      • vadVstraight, without detours
      • vibe straight and unwarped, not bent, not crooked
      • vichangebecome straight
      • vifigurativebe straight and not warped in action; follow instructions straightforwardly
      • vtoNabfigurativemake (morally) straight
      • psychological and rhetorical>FRANK
        • nabdispositionforthrightness; straighfarwardness; straightforward meaning
        • vadNfigurativeforthright, straighforward
        • vadVfigurativestraightforwardly, frankly, in a forthright manner
        • viactbe forthright, be straightforward; follow straightforward public procedure
        • vipsychbe forthright, frank and straihtforward by inclination
        • and strict in moral judgment>STERN
          • vtoNbe straight and stern with (others)
          • vtoNreflexive.己be straight and strict with (oneself)
          • vadVin a straight and stern manner
      • make straight contact>MEET
        • vtoNmeet face to face with; meet up with; face up to, confront
    • and without any reduction>INTENSELY
      • vadV+Vintensitivedeverbal intensifier before modal verbs expressing obligation: really (should); really (must); sometimes also appearing with an emphatic copula or other verbs
      • and in accordance with facts>CORRECT
          • and effective>GOOD
            • nnonreferentialthe straighforward, the morally straight
            • nabactmoral straightness, moral straightforwardness
            • vadNfigurativemorally straight
            • vadVfigurativein a morally straight fashion
            • vifigurativebe morally straight
            • viactact in a morally straight way
            • vichangebecome morally straight
            • vt+prep+Nbe straightforward and good with respect to
            • vtoNcausativemake somebody morally straight
          • get desired “correct” legal result>WIN
            • nabvictory in legal battle, favourable judgment
          • causative: straighten out>GOVERN
            • vtoNtake charge of, be in charge of; administer; accept responsibility for
      • =值COST
        • BUT
          • vadS1.post-S2but then; however; on the contrary
        • ONLY
          • vadVonly; the only thing to do was
        • mathematical: SQUARE TO BE DELETED!!!!!!!!