Taxonomy of meanings for 前:

  • qián (OC: dzeen MC: dzen) 昨先切 平 廣韻:【先也昨先切六 】
  • qián (OC: dzeen MC: dzen) 昨先切 平 廣韻:【古文前 】
    • space>IN FRONT
      • npost-Nfigurativein front of N, leading position in respect to N
      • n(post-N)what is before one's eyes; the front (of an animal)
      • n{PLACE}adVin front; up front
      • nplacefrontline, the place up in front
      • nadNfront 前殿
      • nadNfigurativethe aforementioned
      • npost-N(spatial) before; in front of
      • npostadVdirectiondirectional complement: V in forward direction
      • nadVin front; up front; ahead
      • npost-.N ZHIspacein front of, before
      • n(post-N.postadV)from the front of the contextually determiate N
      • n(post-N.)adSin front of one
      • move>ADVANCE
        • viactmove forward; step forward
        • viprocessmove forward (e.g. of one's dress)
        • viimperativemove forward!
        • transitive>LEAD
          • vtoNlead
          • status>SUPERIOR
            • v[adN]indefinitesuperior; Danish: overmand
        • late: formal, in audience>VISIT
          • vipresent oneself in an audience
      • time>EARLY
        • vibe earlier
        • historical>PAST
          • nsubjectthe earlier ones (e.g. words, deeds)
          • nabtimeearlier time
          • nadSat an early stage, in the beginning; in the former case (rather than the latter)
          • vadN(temporal) previous, earlier, former; preceding 前人,前相
          • vadVformerly, earlier