Taxonomy of meanings for 多:

  • duō (OC: k-laal MC: tɑ) 得何切 平 廣韻:【衆也重也又貝多樹名葉如枇杷葉得何切三 】
  • zhī (OC: ʔl'aal MC: tɕiɛ) 章移切 平 廣韻:【 】
    • many/much>MANY
      • vt0oN{SUBJ}.adSthe more there is N, the more S: 多...彌...
      • nmsubj=nonhumanmuch, what there is much of
      • v[adN]many; a great part, the greater part
      • vad.VtoNreference=objectmany of the object N; much of the object stuff
      • vadNnumerous, a great many, many; much; a lot of; a large number of
      • vadNdefinitethe many
      • vadVin large numbers, one a wide scale; in large quantities on a large scale; referring to the object: many objects; most subjects
      • vadVreference=objecton a large scale> many objects; much object stuff
      • vichangebecome more and more
      • vigradedbe many; be abundant, be much; be more than enough; be in a majority
      • vimuchbe much, be plentiful
      • vpostadNa lot, much
      • vt(oN)have many of the contextually determinate things; be multifarious
      • vt+prep+Ngradedbe more than 多於鄰國
      • vt0oN{SUBJ}there are/were/will be many; be many
      • vtoNbe as many as, amount to
      • vtoNgradedbe more than; be greater than
      • vadVsuperlativemost
      • vt( prep N)be in the majority (as compared to the contextually determinate N)
      • v[adN]many things
      • vtoNhave many
      • vadVin many ways
      • vad.Vt(oN)reference=objectmany of the contextually determinate objects N; much of the contextually determinate object stuff
      • abstract>IMPORTANT
        • vigradedbe more important
        • vtoNPab{S}declarativerecommend to one's attention or emphasise
        • vtoNconsider as important
        • vibe important, be paramount
        • putative>ADMIRE
          • vtoNpsychhave high (self-)esteem; be too full of oneself
          • vtoNputativethink much of, regard as important, regard highly; have an inflated opinion of
          • vtoNpassivebe regarded as important
          • vtoSappreciate that S
      • change into>INCREASE
        • vadVall the more, more and more
        • vichangeincrease, multiply, become more and more
        • vtoNcausativeincrease the size or amount of (stockpiles etc); increase the number of
    • degree>INTENSELY
      • vibe intense; perhaps also postposed vpostadV: do this intensely
      • vadVintensely, very much
      • vpostadVmuch, intensely
      • superlative>EXTREME
        • vadVat most
      • too much/many>EXCESSIVE
          • declarative>EXAGGERATE
            • vtoN.post-Npropsychoverestimate one's own N
        • putative:find excessive/strange/surprising>STRANGE
          • vtoNputative(?) find strange; be surprised at, make much of
        • times>OFTEN
          • vadNabfrequent
          • vadVin the majority of cases; often; in many cases; mostly; all the time
          • vibe frequent, be the standard case
        • have much>HAVE
          • vtoNstativehave much; have many; contain many 多金
          • too much> SUPLUS
          • bring about much>CAUSE
            • vtoNabcause much Nab
      • at most????=只???>ONLY
        • padVonly ????(commentary: 邢昺:古人多,只同音