Taxonomy of meanings for 養:

  • 養 yǎng (OC: laŋʔ MC: jiɐŋ) 廣韻:餘兩切 上【育也樂也飾也字從羊食又姓孝子傳有養奮餘兩切七 】
    • REAR
      • nabactproper care
      • vishow a caring attitude; make a living
      • vt(oN)omcare properly for a contextually determinate N
      • vtoNnurture, nourish, bring up, rear, take good care of, provide for; provide for the needs of; maintain, provide a maintenance allowance for
      • vtoNfigurativenourish (the soul, one's in-born nature, the spirits/gods); take good care of (soldiers etc); look after
      • vtoNpassivebe reared
      • vtoNfigurative(of abstract things) be nourished or properly cultivated
      • vtoNreflexive.自nourish (oneself)
      • vtoN1.adN2passivereared
      • vadNpassivebeing reared 養兒 "baby being (breast-)fed
      • vt1oN1.-vt2oN2resultativerear N1 into N2
      • abstract>CARE FOR
        • vtoNtake good care of
        • protectively>SAFEGUARD
          • restitute>CURE
            • vtoNnurse back to health
            • social>SUPPORT
              • GIVE
                • vtoNgive to as a means of support living expenses; give as a present to keep someone near one
                (vttoN1.+N2)!!!
          • abstact>CULTIVATE
            • vtoNcultivate (a mentality, connections etc)
          • means>FOOD
            • nmmeans of support, sustenance; nourishment
      • 養 (OC: laŋs MC: jiɐŋ) 廣韻:餘亮切 【供養 】