Taxonomy of meanings for 望:

  • wàng (OC: maŋs MC: mʷiɐŋ) 巫放切 去 廣韻:【看望説文曰出亡在外望其還也亦祭名又姓何氏姓苑云魏興人又音亡 】
  • (wáng) (OC: maŋ MC: mʷiɐŋ) 武方切 平 廣韻:【看望又音妄 】
    • from a distance>LOOK
      • vtoNlook out for; look at (admiringly) from afar; look to (for guidance); look into the distance (as from a tower etc); see from a distance; look around; look into distance in expectation of somebody's arrival
      • vt[oN]look into the distance 四望 "look around in all directions"
      • vtoN.adVlook in the direction of > in the direction of
      • vt(oN)look at the contextually determinate distant object
      • grammaticalised: “from”DISTANT
        • vtoN1.+N2at a distance of N2 from N1
      • so as to assess by comparison>COMPARE
        • vtoNlook at so as to compare
    • LOOK UP
      • vtoNlook upwards into the distance
      • anticipate>EXPECT
        • vtoNexpect
        • positive>HOPE
          • vtoNlook out for> hope for, look forward to in the future; place one's hopes in (a person or thing) N
          • nobjectthe object of hope
          • viactnourish (vain) hopes
          • vtoNPab{S}to hope that (something will take place), nourish vain hopes that S
          • nabpsychhope 絕望"discontinue hopes, cut off hopes"; 失望 "lose one's hope"
          • vt+prep+Nplace one's (vain) hopes in
          • vt+V[0]hope to V
          • vtoShope that S
          • nabnegativevain hopes
          • vttoN1.+prep+N2hope for N1 from N2
          • important, regarding oneself>ASPIRATION
            • vtoNaspire to be like; emulate
      • abstract>ADMIRE
        • vtoNadmire from a distance; look up to admiringly from a distance; look up to and place one's hopes in
        • nobjectobject of admiration 民之望也 "the object of the people's admiration" ZUO
        • vt+prep+Nbe full of admiration for N
        • what one admires>MODEL
          • nmodel 民之望也 "the object of the people's admiration" ZUO
        • passive:FAMOUS
          • nabsocialillustriousness and public admiration
          • vadNmuch admired and illustrious
      • full moon day (on which one looks up at the moon)>DAY
        • contemptuous>DESPISE
          • vtoNshow disdain for
          • hostile>HATE
            • vtoNresent
            • vipsychfeel resentment 怨望
            • vt+prep+Nfeel resentment against 怨望
            • acute>ANGER
              • vt[oN]show resentment
          • action>ACCUSE
            • vt[oN]make accusations 責望
            • vtoNblame, accuse, bring public charges against
        • allowing one to look>WINDOW
          • nwindow
        • ritual, to (distant) mountains and rivers>ANIMISTIC SACRIFICE
          • nabactname of a sacrifice to the gods of mountains and rivers (SHU)
          • viactcarry out the wa4ng sacrifice to the gods of mountains and rivers