Taxonomy of meanings for 棄:

  • 棄 qì (OC: khils MC: kʰi) 詰利切 去 廣韻:【説文捐也詰利切五 】
    • DISCARD
      • nobjectwhat has been discarded
      • vt(oN)discard the contextually determinate N
      • vtoNabandon; set aside; discard (as no longe of use), throw away (useless things); refuse to accept
      • vtoNfigurative(unjustifiably) reject (proposals); abandon (a person); jetison; disregard (orders etc)
      • vtoNfigurativeabandon, reject
      • vtoNfigurativediscard (oneself), reject (oneself)
      • vtoNmathematical termCHEMLA 2003:
      • vtoNN=humanbreak with (somebody); reject (someone) as unworthy
      • vtoNpassivebe rejected, be abandoned
      • vtt(oN1.)+N2N2=placethrow N1 away into N2
      • vttoN1.+N2discard N1 in the place N2
      • vtoNmiddle voicebe bound to rejection; get abandoned; be lost
      • vtoNthrow away, discard
      • vttoN1.+prep+N2discard N1 in the place N2
      • vt[oN{REFLEX}]give oneself up as hopeless, abandon oneself to a dissipated life
      • place on is in>LEAVE
        • vtoNlet go of; leave alone
      • psychological>DISREGARD
        • nab.t:post-Nactdismissal
        • vtoNdisregard, dismiss as irrelevant; dismiss as unimportant; forget all about; disobey
        • vt(oN)disregard contextually determinate N, dismiss contextually determinate N as irrelevant
        • inadvertently>FORGET
          • inadvertently, as a consequence>LOSE
            • vtoNlose (e.g. hair, when washing one's hair)
        • concrete: object wife>DIVORCE
          • vtoNdiscard> divorce; get divorced from [it is obviously difficult to say whether this is a separate meaning. This entry just serves as a reminder that the discarding can be figuratively of wives one divorces. Cf. English: "he ditched her"]
          • vtoNpassivebe divorced