Taxonomy of meanings for 忠:

  • 忠 zhōng (OC: krluŋ MC: ʈiuŋ) 陟弓切 平 廣韻:【無私也敬也直也厚也亦州名本漢臨江縣屬巴郡後魏置臨州貞觀爲忠州 】
    • FAITHFUL
      • nab{PRED}be devoted effort; be the doing/giving one's best
      • nabactcommitment; devoted effort, duty of loyal devotion; trustiness; the doing of one's loyal best 臣德也。
      • v[adN]nonreferentialthose who make a devoted effort, those who do their devoted best
      • vadNdevoted, trusty (of persons and of actions); doing his best
      • vadVdoing one's devoted loyal best, with one's utmost devoted loyal effort; loyally and prepared to make every effort on behalf of someone
      • viactdo one's loyal best; be loyal in action
      • vifeelfeel true loyal devotion
      • vt(oN)make a devoted effort for a contextually determinate superior
      • vt+prep+Ndo one's devoted loyal best for N (also, by way of exception, to the people! ZUO 2.6)
      • vtoNdo one's honest and loyal best for (a superior, or the law)
      • vibe faithful/devoted (of acts)
      • and truthful, from one's heart>HONEST
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        • and non-selfish>GENEROUS
            • generalised moral>GOOD
              • vadNtrusty and even-handed (also towards one's inferiors
              • vibe trusty and even-handed (towads the people)
              • nabfeaturetrustiness and unbiased even-handedness (to superiors and inferiors)
              • vt+prep+NN=the peopledeal even-handedly and trustily with (the people etc)
          • exocentric: faithful effort>EFFORT
            • nabactdedicated effort; giving one's best
            • vadVwith whole-hearted effort
            • viactgive one's best; do as well as one can
            • vt(oN)do one's best for; work wholheartedly for something or someone contextually determinate
            • vtoNgive one's best for someone or something
        • CONFUCIANS
        • 忠 zhang1 康熙字典: 又、叶陟良切,音張。【漢溧陽長潘乾𥓓】彬文烈武,扶弱抑强。龕刈骾雄,流惡顯忠