Taxonomy of meanings for 遠:

  • yuàn (OC: ɢʷans MC: ɦʷiɐn) 于願切 去 廣韻:【離也于愿切一 】
  • yuǎn (OC: ɢʷanʔ MC: ɦʷiɐn) 雲阮切 上 廣韻:【遥逺也雲阮切二 】
    • DISTANT
      • vtoNfigurativeget far away from something (of principles, doctrine etc.)
      • DELETEfigurativeone who is on distant terms
      • v[adN]what is distant, a distant place
      • v[adN]timethose who are distant in time (i.e. long dead)
      • nabconceptdistance
      • v[adN]nonreferentialthose who are distant; fig: the disaffected
      • vadNdistant, far-away; from far away
      • vadNfigurativeunrelated
      • vadNfigurativedistant in time
      • vadNoriginfrom a distant place
      • vadSin the distance
      • vadVin the far distance, far away; into the far distance; on a distant journey; over a long distance
      • vadVgradedat a greater distance, further away
      • vadVfromfrom a long distance
      • vibe distant; be far away, be far off; be a long way; go a long way
      • vifigurativebe far-reaching; have far-reaching significance
      • vpostadVgreatly; by a wide margin
      • vt(oN)imperativeyuàn: move off from a contextually determinate point in space
      • vt(oN)stativebe distant from the contextually determinate object
      • vt+prep+Ngradedbe further away than N, be more distant than N
      • vt+prep+NN=placebe far away in place N
      • vtoNbe far from
      • vtoNactkeep one's proper distance
      • vtoNcausativecause to be distant, keep (one's person) at a distance (from something); keep someone else at a distance
      • vtoNcausativebe kept at a distance
      • vtoNputativeregard as far away, regard as being a long distance to travel. Also pronounced as yuàn.
      • viactgo a long way; cover a large distance
      • vt+prep+Nfigurativebe widely different from; be at variance with
      • vtoNfigurativebe at variance with
      • vadNfigurative=far-reachingfar-reaching
      • vadVfigurativewith a long future perspective; with a long-term perspective; be far-reaching
      • vt1post-vt2oNbe distant from 與X遠 “be far away from X"
      • vt(oN.)[adN]those who are distant
      • v[adN]those people who are physically distant from the contextually determinate N
      • viconstitute a long distance
      • vi(of a journey to travel): be far
      • and thus not present>ABSENT
          • change>LEAVE
            • vtoNgo far away
            • causative>BANISH
              • vtoNbanish to a distant place
        • conative, causative>AVOID
          • vtoNkeep (disasters) at bay; stay clear of (disasters; the true Way);
      • in quality>DIFFERENT
        • vpostadVby a wide margin of difference
        • vtoNfigurativebe figuratively distant from> be widely different, be far different
        • intensitive, grammaticalised>MORE
          • vpostadVdistant in relation to> by a large margin
        • in time>PAST
          • vibe distant in time, be far removed in time
        • metaphorical>PROFOUND
          • vadNYI: profound 其旨遠 "the significance is far-reaching"
          • vadVfrom a profound long-term perspective
      • putative>DISTANT
        • vtoNfigurativeget far away from something (of principles, doctrine etc.)
        • DELETEfigurativeone who is on distant terms
        • v[adN]what is distant, a distant place
        • v[adN]timethose who are distant in time (i.e. long dead)
        • nabconceptdistance
        • v[adN]nonreferentialthose who are distant; fig: the disaffected
        • vadNdistant, far-away; from far away
        • vadNfigurativeunrelated
        • vadNfigurativedistant in time
        • vadNoriginfrom a distant place
        • vadSin the distance
        • vadVin the far distance, far away; into the far distance; on a distant journey; over a long distance
        • vadVgradedat a greater distance, further away
        • vadVfromfrom a long distance
        • vibe distant; be far away, be far off; be a long way; go a long way
        • vifigurativebe far-reaching; have far-reaching significance
        • vpostadVgreatly; by a wide margin
        • vt(oN)imperativeyuàn: move off from a contextually determinate point in space
        • vt(oN)stativebe distant from the contextually determinate object
        • vt+prep+Ngradedbe further away than N, be more distant than N
        • vt+prep+NN=placebe far away in place N
        • vtoNbe far from
        • vtoNactkeep one's proper distance
        • vtoNcausativecause to be distant, keep (one's person) at a distance (from something); keep someone else at a distance
        • vtoNcausativebe kept at a distance
        • vtoNputativeregard as far away, regard as being a long distance to travel. Also pronounced as yuàn.
        • viactgo a long way; cover a large distance
        • vt+prep+Nfigurativebe widely different from; be at variance with
        • vtoNfigurativebe at variance with
        • vadNfigurative=far-reachingfar-reaching
        • vadVfigurativewith a long future perspective; with a long-term perspective; be far-reaching
        • vt1post-vt2oNbe distant from 與X遠 “be far away from X"
        • vt(oN.)[adN]those who are distant
        • v[adN]those people who are physically distant from the contextually determinate N
        • viconstitute a long distance
        • vi(of a journey to travel): be far