Taxonomy of meanings for 巧:

  • 巧 qiào (OC: khruus MC: kʰɯau) 苦教切 去 廣韻:【巧僞山海經曰義均始爲巧倕作百巧也又苦絞切 】
  • 巧 qiǎo (OC: khruuʔ MC: kʰɯau) 苦絞切 上 廣韻:【好也能也善也苦絞切又巧僞苦敎切二 】
    • SKILLFUL
      • nabactexercise of one's special skill
      • nabdispositiondexterity, adroitness; special skill; exercise of one's special skill CLEAN THE LATTER CASES OUT. INTRODUCE nab-act
      • vadNskilful (especially with one's tongue, in one's thought)
      • vadVskillfully
      • vibe possessed of high skill; be nimble, dexterous, adroit; artful
      • vt+prep+Nab{ACT}N=actbe crafty and deviously skilled with respect to (an activity)
      • vt+V[0]be skilled at
      • vtoNputativebe skilful with regard to
      • visubject=nonhumanskillful
      • intellectually>INTELLIGENT
        • derogatory>CRAFTY
          • nabactartful conduct, devious action
          • nabfeatureartfulness
          • v[adN]nonreferentialthe crafty
          • vadNcrafty, wickedly shrewd, wily
          • vadVcraftily
          • vibe wicked and shrewd
          • vtoNcausativecause to be crafty, cause to be excessively clever
          • vadNsuperficially crafty, pointlessly skillful
          • vadNartful
          • NPabactunderhand tricks
        • transitive>EXCEL
          • related action>CONFORM
            • vtoNconform craftily to, use all one's skill in conforming to
        • (late colloquial) grammaticalised>CONTINGENT