Taxonomy of meanings for 處:

  • chǔ (OC: khljaʔ MC: tɕʰiɔ) 昌與切 上 廣韻:【居也止也制也息也留也定也説文又作処亦姓風俗通云漢有北海太守處興 】
  • chù (OC: qhljas MC: tɕʰiɔ) 昌據切 去 廣韻:【處所也昌據切又音杵二 】
  • chù (OC: khljaʔ MC: tɕʰiɔ) 昌據切 去 廣韻:【俗處 】
  • 處 chǔ (OC: khljaʔ MC: tɕʰiɔ) 昌與切 上 廣韻:【居也止也制也息也留也定也説文又作処亦姓風俗通云漢有北海太守處興 】
    • chu3 state>BE IN
      • vt+prep+Nfind oneself in, be in
      • vtoNfind oneself in (a condition, at a time); occupy (a position or an office)
      • vt[oN]be in a place
      • chu3 action>REMAIN
        • viactremain (with someone)
        • vtoNfigurativeremain in, stay in
        • vtoNremain in the place N
        • perfective>STOP
          • chu3 remain in possession>HAVE
            • vtoNobtain and then continue to enjoy the use of 處厚祿
            • chu3 and occupy>DWELL
              • viactpass one's time, live in a certain place vt(oN)
              • vt+prep+Nlive in
              • vtoNstay in (a place); stay among (the barbarians etc); choose to dwell in, choose as one's abode; take up private residence in
              • vtoNcausativecause (oneself) to have a dwelling
              • vtoNfigurativedwell in (oneself)
              • vt+prep+Ninchoativetake up private residence in
              • vttoN1.+prep+N2cause N1 to take up residence in N2
              • vt[oN]dwell in one's place
              • vt(oN)inchoativesettle in N
              • vtoNfigurativederived: dwell in spiritually> live by N, be constantly informed spiritually or morally by N
              • for recuperation>REST
                • viremain in a place to take a rest
        • chu3 causative>ARRANGE
          • vtoNarange, place properly
      • chu3 and act accordingly>ACT
        • nabacttreatment; handling (of a matter); behavi5our
        • vtoNconduct (official duties); deal with, treat (one's children etc in a certain way)
        • vt[oN]deal with one's affairs
        • chu3 social>COOPERATE
          • viactengage in cooperation
          • chu3 transitive>GOVERN
            • viactmanage; govern, administrate
            • vtoNsort out properly
            • chu3 legal>JUDGE
              • vtoNpass judgement on; sentence; deal with legally
    • 處 chù (OC: qhljas MC: tɕʰiɔ) 昌據切 去 廣韻:【處所也昌據切又音杵二 】
      • chu4PLACE
        • n.red:adVallREDUP: at all places, everywhere
        • nplace 其處often: same place; one's proper place; dé qí chù 得其處 "find one's proper place" absent, but 之其處.
        • nab.post-Sthe place where S obtains or happens
        • nabfigurativeabstract place, 'mental' placeBUDDH: point; feature, item(sometimes semantically very weak, functioning similar to a nominalizer: 'the fact that...; respect'; sphere (Skt. gocara, s. in 心行處 functional realm of the mind)
        • npost-Nthe place where N was/is
        • npost-Sthe place where S happens
        • nabsocialsocial place
        • chu4 abstract>SITUATION
          • nabfeaturecurrent situation, current stage; constellation
          • chu4 theoretical>FEATURE
            • nabmetaphysicalBuddhist: feature in a thing
            • chu4 theoretical>ESSENCE
              • nabmetaphysicalbasic feature
            • chu4 conceivable>POSSIBLE
              • nabBUDDH: place where something may happen > possibility in this world
        • chu4 chronological>TIME
          • nab.post-NTang dynasty: point in time, circumstances of time and place
          • chu4 relational>THEREUPON
            • vi N{SUBJ}grammaticalisedshould perhaps be vi N{SUBJ}.adS after such-and-such a time
        • chu4 social>OFFICE
          • nabemployment, position, job