Taxonomy of meanings for 虛:

  • 虛 康熙字典:《唐韻》朽居切《集韻》《正韻》休居切,音噓。空虛也。
    • EMPTY
      • nabemptiness, empty space; depletion; voidness;
      • nabactthe cultivation of emptiness
      • nabmethod(abstract) emptiness (of mind)
      • vadNfigurativeinsubstantial, inconsequential; rarified; vacant; also generally: empty; characterised by emptiness 虛月 "months where they are empty"
      • vadVfigurativeinconsequentially; groundlessly, without a basis in facts; > in vain
      • vibe literally empty (like storehouses etc)
      • viactbe vacant; be open-minded; cultivate emptiness; be empty and receptive
      • vtoNcausativecause to be empty; allow to be empty
      • vtoNcausativecause (oneself) to be empty
      • vtoNcausativemake (oneself) empty 虛己
      • vtoNfigurativecause (the mind etc) to be without special ambitions and preoccupations 虛心
      • nabpoeticderived: meaninglessness
      • causative: empty out>EXHAUST
        • vtoNdeplete, exhaust the resources of
        • vtoNpassivebe depleted
      • become empty/nonexistent>DIE
        • nabstatedeath
      • abstract>SPACE
        • nempty space
        • contents of>AIR
          • nmair
        • above>SKY
          • nsky 碧虛 "greenish-blue sky"
      • empty of solid gross matter>TENUOUS
        • visubtle, imponderable; insubstantial
        • abstract>INSUFFICIENT
          • nabfeatureinsufficiencies, weak points
          • in strength>WEAK
            • vibe insufficient and weak 膽虛 "weak courage"
          • in status>HUMBLE
            • vtoNcausativemake (oneself) humble> humble (oneself) before others
            • vadVas a humble person would> humbly 虛受 “receive humbly"
      • empty fo concrete content>ABSTRACT
        • vadNfigurativeabstract and without concrete reference
      • devoid of individual cause>NATURALLY
        • vadVwithout any particular agent or reason being involved: naturally
      • devoid of purpose>IN VAIN
        • vadVto no avail; to no effect; needlessly; for nothing; for no reason 名不虛傳 “the good name is not transmitted for nothing"
        • vadVfor no good reason, for nothing, out of nothing
      • devoid of basis in fact>UNTRUE
        • vadNuntrue; unsubstantiated
        • vadVfalsely, without solid foundation in truth
        • vibe unfounded; be without real substance; be unsubstantiated
        • fraudulently>FAKE
          • vadNbe not genuine, be false; be fake; be dishonest
          • vifake
          • vadVin a fake way; emptily, falsely
    • ALTAR
      • naltar
    • CONSTELLATION
      • nBarrens, one of the 28 constellations or Lodgings of stars in Heaven
  • 虛 康熙字典:《廣韻》去魚切,音祛。《說文》大丘也。《集韻》古者九夫爲井,四井爲邑,四邑爲丘,丘謂之虛。
    • =墟RUINS
      • nruins
      • nadNin ruins
      • vichangebe turned into ruins, be laid waste
      • vtoNpassivebe reduced to ruins, be laid waste