Taxonomy of meanings for 掩:

  • 掩 yǎn (OC: qromʔ MC: ʔɯiɛm) 衣儉切 上 廣韻:【閉取也説文云斂也小上曰掩 】
    • COVER
      • vtoNcover (e.g. ears, so as to make unable to interact with the outside); hide; retrace (their own traces); block up;
      • vtoNpassivebe covered
      • vt(oN)cover up something contextually determinate so as to block it
      • vtoNimperativecover
      • generalised>CONCEAL
        • vtoNcover up for see 掩蓋
        • vtoNfigurativeconceal
        • vtoNmiddle voiceget concealed, remain concealed
      • with pressure>SQUEEZE
        • so as to make impenetrable>BLOCK
          • vtoNblock the sight of
          • vtoNpassivehave one's sight blocked
          • what is designed to be blocked>SHUT
            • vtoNpost-Han, Tang: close the door
          • generalised>STOP
              • object: enemy>FEND OFF
                  • ATTACK
                    • vtoNlaunch a surprise attack (typically for taking booty)
          • generalised>SURPASS
            • CATCH
              • specific>GAMBLE
                • grammaticalised>ALL