Taxonomy of meanings for 才:

  • 才 cái (OC: sɡɯɯ MC: dzəi) 昨哉切 平 廣韻:【用也質也力也文才也説文作才艸木之初也 】
    • AS SOON AS
      • padV.postN{SUBJ}:postSthe moment when; the instant when
      • padS1.adS2S1=subjectlessthe moment when V, S; instant when V, S
    • BE IN
      • vt(oN)be in the contextually determinate place > be inside, be there; be present
      • vt[0]oN.postadVN=timeduring, at (a time)
      • vt[0]oN.postadVN=placein, into
      • vt+prep+Nliterally: be in the place N
      • vt+prep+Nabstractconsist in
      • vt+prep+N1.postadN2in
      • vt0oN.adStemporalOBI 3: at (a certain time), during (a certain period)
      • vt0oNfigurativethe point is in; the abstract thing resides in
      • vtoN.adVplacein; at
      • vtoN.postadVin; at
      • vtoNbe in the place N
      • vtoNfigurativebe in; hold (an office etc.)
      • vtoNabstract(abstractly:) be present in (a person); consist in; belong to; reside in
      • vtoNimperativekeep in the place N!
      • vtoNspacebe in (a certain place)
      • vtoN.adVfigurativein; at
      • vt+NN=timehappen at the time N; be cone at the time N
      • vt prep Nfigurativefiguratively dwell in, live in, be immersed in
      • vtoNfigurativebe concerned with
      • vtoNfigurativeabstract: consist in
      • vt prep Nfigurativereside in; consist in
      • vtoNbe visibly present in
    • TALENT
      • nab.post-V{NUM}dispositiongift, talent 多材
      • nabdispositionpromising faculties, promising talents
      • nadNgifted, talented
      • vigradedbe talented, be worthy; be promising 才甚 very talented
      • nsubjectpersons of talent
      • npost-Nabthe talent of N-ing
      • n{PRED}post-Nabhave the talent to V See FAYAN 21.1 皆諸侯卿相之才 "(Confucius' discioples) all had the talent to become feudal lords and senior ministers"
      • v[adN]the talented; the more talented
      • nab(post-N)talent
      • nab.post-N1[adN2]dispositionmen of the talents of an N
    • BASIC NATURE
      • SURNAMES
        • = 纔
        • = 財
        • = 裁
        • = 在