Taxonomy of meanings for 策:

  • 策 cè (OC: skhreeɡ MC: tʂʰɯæk) 楚革切 入 廣韻:【謀也籌也釋名曰䇿書敎令於上所以驅䇿諸下也又馬箠也楚革切十四 】
    • WHIP
      • nwhipping cane
      • vtoNdrive along with a whip
      • nab{PRED}derivedfigurative: be the invigorating "whip" of a phrase enlivening a text
    • typical use>FLAY
      • v{PASS}adNflayed, whipped
      • vito use a whip
      • vtoN策其馬
      • generalised>STICK
        • typical use>SUPPORT
          • psychological>ENCOURAGE
              • specific>DRIVE
                  • COMMAND
                      • DECREE
                        • nabtextHan bureaucracy: an edict enfeoffing a king or feudal lord WENXINDIAOLONG 19
                        • nadVusing a written decree/document
                      • DOCUMENT
                        • nbundle of bamboo strips for writing on; document; recordsbamboo or wooden strips woven together as a mat (the character 冊 depicts this). Ordinarily hemp was used for string, but silk could be used for especially valuable writings; perhaps leather ( 韋 ) was used in a similar way. On each strip were cut triangular indentations to keep the string in place. It was common to have two or three strings ( 編, 道 ). The last strip served as a center around which the 冊 was wrapped. On the back of the first strip the title of the 冊 could be written. Each strip could have a serial number. 冊 and 策 appear to be used interchangably, except that wheras 策 is a general word for strips of any length women in the above way, 策 (cf. its original meaning of "whip") is preferably made of rather long strips. 冊 is not used for counting written material. [JP]STATIONARY
                        • nadVfigurativeusing a formal document, certified by a document > legally > formally, officially
                        • nexaminationexamination document
              • STARS