Taxonomy of meanings for 指:

  • 指 zhǐ (OC: kjiʔ MC: tɕɯi) 職雉切 上 廣韻:【手指也又示也斥也 】
    • FINGER
      • nfinger
      • nadVpluralwith your fingers
    • on foot>TOE
      • ntoe
    • use finger to exercise authority>COMMAND
      • nabtextinstructions
      • vt[oN]order about, direct
    • figurative>MEAN
      • nabsemanticmeaning; intentions
      • vtoNfigurativepoint to, indicate; point out; mean
    • logically>REFER TO
      • vtoNpoint to (someone or something); refer directly to
    • action: point out>SHOW
      • viactpoint with the finger
      • vt(oN)point a finger at (a contextually determinate N)
      • vt+prep+Npoint at (with the finger)
      • vtoNpoint a finger at
      • vtoNfigurativepoint to, lead on to, show up
      • vt[oN]point one's finger at various people