Taxonomy of meanings for 國:

  • guó (OC: kʷɯɯɡ MC: kʷək) 古或切 入 廣韻:【邦國又姓太公之後左傳齊有國氏代爲上卿古或切一 】
    • administrative city yī 邑, administrative centre dū 都, capital> guó 國CAPITAL
        • the capital one was born in> guó 國HOME
          • by occasional metonymy: inhabitants of the capital> guó 國PEOPLE
            • npluralthe people in the state
        • polity governed from the capital, in Zhou dynasty times feudal enfeoffed, in Han times enfeoffed and governed by member of the imperial family> guó 國STATE
          • n(post-N)the state of a contextually determinate person (many examples need to be moved here)
          • n[post-N][our] state; [his] state, her state, their state, one's state; [the subject's] state
          • n[post-N]definiteour state, [one's] country. MOVE UP TO THE ENTRY ABOVE
          • nnonreferential(in general:) the state
          • n[post-N]territoryone's state as territory
          • nwithin empiredemesne; royal domain within the empire
          • nabfigurativerealm 佛國
          • ncc(not necessarily large, territorially conceived) state (within the empire)
          • npost=Npr衛國
          • npost=Nprterritorystate in the sense of territory of the state
          • nname of one's state
          • nenfeoffed state, state enfeoffed by the Zhou King
          • n(adN)the contextually determiate N (e.g. population) of the state
          • n[adN]everyone in the state N =國人
          • n Stopic: as for the state, in it S
          • npost-NN=ruler: N's state, the state governed by N
          • nadNthe contextually determinate N (e.g. minister) of the state
          • lands under administrative control from the capital> guó 國TERRITORY
              • live in as (or establish as) one’s home territory> guó 國DWELL