Taxonomy of meanings for 開:

  • 開 kāi (OC: khɯɯl MC: kʰəi) 苦哀切 平 廣韻:【開解亦州名本漢朐䏰縣地蜀置漢豐縣後魏置開州領東關東岡二郡又姓吕氏春秋云開方衞公説文作開經典亦作闓苦哀切五 】
    • OPEN
      • vibe open
      • vifigurativebe opened up> be open (to impressions, internally); be opened up
      • vpostadVverbal complement
      • vt(oN)figurativeopen up to the contextually determinate N (typically the Buddhist truth)
      • vtoNopen (window, door, storehouse, eyes, mouth, document etc.)
      • vtoNreflexive.自open itself
      • vtoNfigurativeopen up (new land etc)
      • vt(oN)leave open
      • vtoNpassive: be opened up for people (as a path of action or possibility)
      • vtoNopen up for
      • resulting feature: not narrow>BROAD
        • vtoNcausativeopen the way for, expand
      • process>BLOSSOM
        • figurative>CREATE
            • object social>ESTABLISH
              • object action>BEGIN
                  • physical: open up for beginning to plant>AGRICULTURE
                    • vtoNopen up for cultivation
              • physical>SPLIT
                  • and move apart>SCATTER
                      • figurative: bureaucratic>DISMISS
                        • by temperature>MELT
                            • feature>WARM
                              • vtoNcausativecause to be hot > warm up, heat up 開浴
                      • figurative: open up for others to see>SHOW
                        • vtoNfigurativedisclose
                        • vttoN1.+prep+N2disclose
                        • physically>ARRANGE
                          • through speech>EXPRESS
                              • advice to others>ENCOURAGE
                                • vtoNencourage; open up possibilities for
                              • intellectual:to oneself>UNDERSTAND
                                • vtoNopen oneself to an understanding of
                                • vt[oN]be open to an understanding of things.
                        • mathematical technical term>CALCULATE
                          • vtoNmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: