Taxonomy of meanings for 見:

  • jiàn (OC: keens MC: ken) 古電切 去 廣韻:【視也又姓出姓苑古電切又胡電切二 】
  • xiàn (OC: ɡeens MC: ɦen) 胡甸切 去 廣韻:【露也胡甸切四 】
    • SEE
      • nabfeaturethe capacity of seeing > sight
      • nabpsychspiritual perceptiveness
      • viactsee things; have intellectual vision [Note that since the object is unrecoverable, we cannot speak of a deleted object.]
      • vt(+N.)postadVsee and recognise
      • vt(oN)see the contextually determinate N (often NPab[S])
      • DELETEN=indefsee (one)
      • vt(oS)see this; realise this
      • vt+prep+Nlay one's eyes on; see what happens in place N
      • vt+prep+NPab{S}see that S
      • vtoNperceive visually; witness, come across; lay one's eyes on; focus and perceive properly; come across; notice; visualise intellectually; occasionally: imagine, have a vision of (ghosts)
      • vtoNfigurativewitness, be aware of, gain knowledge of, notice
      • vtoNpassiveto be seen; to allow oneself to be seen
      • vtoNpsychsee (oneself)
      • vtoNreflexive.己see (oneself)
      • vtoNPab{S}to see that S; to see how S
      • vtoSfigurativeto notice that S
      • vtoSimperativesee/contemplate that S!
      • vtoSinchoativecome to see that S; notice that S
      • vttoN.+V[0]psychsee that oneself V-s
      • vttoN1.+prep+N2to notice (something N1) in (a place N2) 見賢焉
      • nabwhat one sees, view
      • vtoNinchoativecatch sight of; notice
      • vt[oN]perfectivehave seen and learnt things (as in 少見)
      • vtoNfigurativehave an eye for; have a keen perception of
      • of text>READ
        • vtoNlook over, read
      • of things>AWARE
        • vtoNbe exposed to; become aware of, notice; be aware of; perceive; have noticed HANSHU: 凡人之智能見已然不能見將然
        • of reasons etc>UNDERSTAND
          • nabunderstanding; intellectual perspective; coming to understand
          • vt(oN)understand the contextually determinate matter
          • vt[oN]have understanding; understand things[CA] mod.CH
          • vt+prep+Nunderstand, realise
          • vtoNfigurative: realise, be able to understand what is not immediately visible; see through, recognise the true nature of
          • vtoNPab{S}understand that S
          • vtoSunderstand that S
          • of understood facts>BELIEVE
            • npost-Ndoctrine concerning N
            • vtoNpassivebe considered as
            • vtoSconsider (the subject of S as the predicate of S), have the view that
            • coherent beliefs>DOCTRINE
              • nabview, personal opinion; doctrine; personal perspective dogma (in BUDDH texts 'view' is often used negatively and implies a wrong or one-sided understaning, as well as a 'fixed' standpoint)
              • nabpsychdoctrine; personal doctrine
        • come to be aware>ENCOUNTER
          • vt prep Nbe exposed to N
          • vtoNbe faced with; incur
          • of negative things>SUFFER
            • vtoNbe exposed to
            • grammaticalisedPASSIVE MARKER
              • vt+.Vt[0]{PASS}+prep+Nbe exposed to the action of V-ing from the part of N 見惡於紂
              • vt+V[0]{PASS}V=undesirablepassivising grammaticalised particle derived from a transitive verb
              • vt+V[0]{PASS}get V-ed
              • vt+V[0]{PASS}V=desirablebe exposed to V-ing
              • vt+V[0]get verbed, be exposed to V-ing 為x見v
    • a person>MEET
      • viactmeet
      • vtoNLATER: meet; come upon; encounter; get to know
      • vt(oN)meet the contextually determinate N
      • formal act>VISIT
        • viactcome on a visit
        • viactgain an audience (object idiomatically omitted: THIS POSES DELIGHTFUL TROUBLE FOR SYNTACTIC/SEMANTIC CLASSIFICATION)
        • vt(oN)pay a visit; get to have a meeting with a contextually determinate person
        • vt+prep+Nvisit
        • vt+prep+Npassiveto be received for audience (to be pronounced as xiàn in this usage)
        • vtoNpay a visit to (often to a superior), have an audience with; gain an audience with;
        • vtoNpassiveagree to be visited; agree to an audience, receive in audience
        • vttoN1.+prep+N2cause N1 to get an audience with N2
        • vttoN1(. N2)cause N1 to visit the contextually determinate N2
      • post-Han colloquial: generalised>PERCEIVE
          • by ear>HEAR
            • vtoNhear about
        • post-Han colloquial: envisage>INTEND
          • vt+V[0]intend to V
      • xiànVISIBLE
        • vichangebecome visible, appear, come to light; show one's face
        • vtoNmathematical termCHEMLA 2003:
        • vtoNinchoativebecome visible (in a place); turn up (in a text)
        • vibe visible
        • nabfeatureappearance
        • DELETEactDELETE
        • vi+prep+Nbecome visible to N
        • vt0oN{SUBJ}appear
        • vi+prep+NN=placebecome visible in the place N
        • make visible>SHOW
          • vtoNcausativemake visible, show openly; make a show of; cause to appear; show, display (abilities);
          • vttoN1.+prep+N2psychshow (oneself) to N2
          • vtoNpsychmake a display of (oneself)
          • vtoNab{S}show that S
          • of person>INTRODUCE
            • vttoN1.+prep+N2introduce (a person N1) to (a superior N2), arrange an audience with (a superior N2) for (a person N1)子圉見孔子於商太宰
            • vttoN1(.+prep+N2)omintroduce (someone) to a contextually determinate person