Taxonomy of meanings for 放:

  • 放 fàng (OC: paŋs MC: pʷiɐŋ) 甫妄切 去 廣韻:【逐也去也甫妄切四 】
    • BANISH
      • nabactbeing exiled
      • vadNbanished
      • vtoNsend away, banish, expel, oust
      • vtoNpassivebe banished from (an office)
      • vttoN1.+prep+N2banish N1 to the place N2
      • result>FLEE
        • generalised>DISCARD
          • vtoNdiscard
          • from office>DISMISS
            • inadvertent>LOSE
              • concrete>DROP
                • vtoNto drop; to release from one's hand
              • set free>RELEASE
                • vt(oN)figurativeto give up, to let go of (an idea)
                • vtoNset free, give free rein to; take off
                • vtoNfigurativerelease (light) > emit
                • vtoNpassivebe given free rein
                • vttoN.+V[0]send N off to V
                • vttoN1. N2set N1 free in the place N2
                • from guilt/responsibility>FORGIVE
                  • vtoNleave aside and forgive
                • set free to act>PERMIT
                  • vttoN.+V[0]allow N to V
                  • feature>UNRESTRAINED
                    • nabpsychlack of restraint, wantonness
                    • vadNunrestrained, not properly controlled
                    • vadVin an unrestrained way
                    • viactgive free rein to one's desires
                    • vtoNrelease freely; be unrestrained with respect to, fail to show proper control with respect to
                    • nabactlicence; lack of restraint, wantonness
                    • viexpress oneself quite freely
              • generalised>ISSUE
                • vtoNemit (light etc)
                • vtoNput forth (words in poetry)
                • object flowers>BLOSSOM
                  • viprocessblossom
                • so as to make visible>SHOW
                  • in orderly fashion>ARRANGE
                      • so as to enlarge>EXPAND
                        • so as to fix in a certain place>PUT
                          • so as to bring something about>CAUSE TO
                            • object means of transport>DRIVE
                    • 放 fǎng (OC: paŋʔ MC: pʷiɐŋ) 分网切 上 廣韻:【同倣 】
                      • CONFORM
                        • vt+prep+Nabandon oneself to conformity with
                        • so as to depend on>RELY ON
                          • so as to act like>IMITATE
                            • as aim>ARRIVE
                              • vt+prep+NN=placearrive? 趙注: 放,至也。
                        • 放 fang1《集韻》分房切,平陽非。陽部。