Taxonomy of meanings for 貴:

  • guì (OC: kluds MC: kʷɨi) 居胃切 去 廣韻:【尊也髙也釋名曰貴歸也物所歸仰也説文作䝿亦姓出自陸終之後風俗通有貴遷爲廬江太守居胃切三 】
    • NOBLE
      • nsubjectwhat is noble
      • nabactbeing regarded as noble
      • nabprocessthe state of being noble; the process of becoming noble
      • nabsocialnobility, noble status
      • nabsocialhigh status, honour; nobility
      • v[adN]nonreferentialperson of noble status; nobleman; the noble
      • vadNof high status, elevanted; noble
      • vichangerise in status, become more noble; try to become mor noble
      • vigradedbe noble; enjoy high status; hold a high position 最為貴,最貴,至貴
      • vt(oN)causativecause the contextually determinate N to become noble
      • vt+prep+Ngradedbe more precious
      • vtoNattitudinaltreat as noble, attribute nobitlity to through one's actions or words
      • vtoNattitudinalbe treated as noble by
      • vtoNcausativeconfer high honours upon; give high status to, confer high status upon
      • vtoNcausativevalue (oneself)
      • nabfeaturenobility
      • vt prep Nbe more noble than N
      • vtoNpassivebe recognised as noble
      • putative>RESPECT
        • vtoNappreciate and respect
        • vtoNpassivebe appreciated and respected
        • declarative>PRAISE
          • vtoNcommend, approve of
      • general>PRECIOUS
        • vadNprecious
        • viof material objects: be precious, be of great status
        • vifigurativebe to be treasured most
        • economic>EXPENSIVE
          • nabconceptexpensiveness, high price levels
          • vadNhigh (price) 貴價
          • vadVat a high price
          • vichangebecome expensive 甚貴
          • vigradedbe expensive 貴甚"very expensive"
          • viexcessivelybe too expensive
          • vpostadVexpensively 鬻貴 "offer for sale at a high price"
          • vtoNdeclarativedeclare to be expensive
          • vtoNputativefind expensive
          • vt+prep+Ngradedbe more expensive than N
        • social>IMPORTANT
          • vigradedbe (the most) important 民為貴
          • modal>NEED
            • putative>>APPRECIATE
              • vt(oN)putativeprize the contextually determinate person; hold the contextually determinate N in high esteem
              • vifigurativebe treasured as a non-material asset
              • vt+V[0]putativeset great store by V-ing [Here as often the V in object position is hard to distinguish from an Nab. The criterion for the distintion in general is whether the subject of what we call V has to be the same as that of the vt.]
              • vtoNpassivebe highly esteemed by 貴於
              • vtoNputativehold in high esteem; set great store by, prize highly; regard as very important
              • vtoNputative.reflex.自have high self-esteem
              • vtoNputativevalue (oneself) highly
              • vt[0]oNsuperlativeexhortatory: one should value most highly
              • vt[oN]passiveputative: be treasured; be prized highly
              • future>HOPE
                • vt+V[0]hope very much to V, really intend to
            • psychological>DESIRE
        • grammaticalised: honorific>YOU
          • vadN[.post-npro2]your precious, your distinguished
        • RULERS OF ZHOU
          • NPprhumanSTANDARD NAME: King Jǐng of the Zhōu (reigned 544 - 520)ALTERNATIVE NAMES:Guì 貴 PARENTS: Son of >ZhōuLíng wáng周靈王 WIVES:?CHILDREN: Father of >ZhōuJìng wáng周敬王