Taxonomy of meanings for 陳:

  • chén (OC: ɡrliŋ MC: ɖɯin) 直珍切 平 廣韻:【陳古文説文本直刃切𠛱也 】
  • zhèn (OC: ɡrliŋs MC: ɖɯin) 直刃切 去 廣韻:【同敶見經典 】
  • chén (OC: ɡrliŋ MC: ɖɯin) 直珍切 平 廣韻:【陳列也張也衆也布也故也亦州名本太昊之墟畫八卦之所周武王封舜後胡公滿於陳楚滅陳爲縣漢爲淮陽國隋爲陳州又姓胡公滿之後子孫以國爲氏出穎川汝南下邳廣陵東海河南六望又虜三字姓後魏書有侯莫陳氏直珍切又直刃切五 】
    • DEPLOY
      • vadNlined-up, arrayed
      • vt[oN]deploy, get properly lined up
      • vtoNlay out physically, display and deploy; line up
      • vtoNpassivebe properly deployed and arranged (for battle etc)
      • BATTLE ARRAY
        • viactline up in battle array
        • general>BATTLE
      • general>ARRANGE
        • vtoNarrange in order (so as to survey etc)
        • vistand in a row; get arranged
        • architectural straight lining-up>CORRIDOR
          • nSHI: covered passageway in palace
        • purpose>SHOW
          • vtoNmanifest through action, display through action; deploy visibly
          • vtoNpassivebe publicly displayed (in the market place)
          • vttoN1+.vtoN2to show N1 to N2, to manifest N1 (through action) to N2
          • already shown, hence>OLD-FASHIONED
              • general>OLD
                • nsubjectwhat is old; the old stuff (not of aged persons or old animals)
                • vadNold
                • vibe no longer quite fresh
            • general>ENDURING
              • result>ROTTEN
                • vadNrotten; stale
              • alternative result>TASTELESS
                • vadNtasteless; stale; not fresh
              • using language>EXPLAIN
                • vtoNlay out in words; set forth, put forward; bring out into the open
                • vtoNprepositionto explain (something) 以; to lay out clearly (something)
                • vtoNpassivebe laid out clearly, be made explicit; be publicly pronounced (of words)
                • vadNpassiveexplained
                • addressed>REPORT
                  • vtoNreport; announce (subject: superior)
                  • generalised>>SPEAK
                    • vadNpassiveputr forward, uttered
                    • viactexpress an opinion, put something forward
                    • vt(oN)imperativespeak about a contextually determiate thing
                    • vtoNexpress (a promise etc), put forward (a statement etc)
        • STATES
          • nprname of a state
          • npradNof Chen; belonging to Chen