Taxonomy of meanings for 色:

  • sè (OC: sqrɯɡ MC: ʃɨk) 所力切 入 廣韻:【顔色所力切十五 】
    • COLOUR
      • n[adN]subjectcoloured object of any kind
      • nab.post-V{NUM}stativecolour
      • npost-Ncolour of N
      • vibe or become coloured
      • vtoNcausativecause (oneself) to have colour
      • vtoNfigurativegive its proper appearance and colour
      • nabfeaturecolour
      • APPEARANCE
        • nabfeatureexpressive appearance, air
        • expressive>FACE
          • nouter facial expression as expressive of an inner mental state or psychological disposition; spirit displayed
          • nadVinstrumentwith one's face; in one's face; as regards one's facial expression; as regards one's facial appearance
          • nmactthe deliberate production of facial expression, behaviour as manifested in facial expression
          • viactmake a different face; change facial expression =變色
          • ncommendatory: attractive complexion; beautiful face
          • BEAUTIFUL
            • nabfeaturebeautiful appearance
            • v[adN]beautiful women; female beauty
          • specifically>SEXY
            • nsubjectattractive females
            • nabfeaturean abstract kind of erotic attractiveness
            • nabaestheticfemale beauty; male or female good looks; sex; sexy looks; female charms
            • nadNof female beauty; sexual
            • npost-NN's attractiveness; N's beauty
        • general>LANDSCAPE
          • nabfeaturenatural settings, aesthetic environment
          • generalised>THING
            • nZhuangzi, but later mostly BUDDH: form, matter, physical objects (the object which is perceived); SANSKRIT rūpa
            • nadNbuddhistBUDDH: made of form, with the charactersitics of form
            • abstract>CATEGORY
              • nablogicalBuddh: category of physical objects in this world