Taxonomy of meanings for 止:

  • zhǐ (OC: kljɯʔ MC: tɕɨ) 諸市切 上 廣韻:【停也足也禮也息也待也留也諸市切十 】
    • STOP
      • nabactdesisting; ceasing to do what one was doing
      • viactstop walking or running
      • vichangestop, fail to go on doing what one was doing; desist MOVE THESE TO THE NEXT LEXEME ENTRY
      • viactdesist, not go or get through with a planned action; stop one's habitual action
      • viinchoativeget bogged down
      • vt(+V[0])desist from doing what one was going to do
      • vt(oN)stop a contextually determinate person
      • vt(oN)N=humanstop a contextually determinate person
      • vt(oN)N=nonrefstop the contextually determinate object (in good time)
      • vtoNcausativecause to stop; put a stop to
      • vtoNcausativecause to desist from an intended course of action
      • vtoNcausativeget to cease;
      • vtoNcausativecause to stop up in the process of walking, bring to a halt
      • vtoNcausativemiddle voice/passive: be stopped
      • vtoNreflexive.自stop (oneself)
      • vt(oN)deriveddecide not to do what one was going to do
      • vtoNpassivebe stopped
      • vttoN.+VtoSconativetry to stop somebody by saying S
      • resultative>AVOID
        • vt+V[0]avoid V-ing
        • avoiding behaviour>HABIT
          • nabacthabitual comportment (particularly in the form of avoidances)
      • in a place, resultative>REMAIN
        • viactremain in a place or in an office
        • vt(oN)stay with a contextually determinate object
        • vtoNcausativecause (somebody) to stay where he is; not allow (somebody) to leave
        • vt prep Nfigurativeremain permanently committed to
        • nabpscychologicalpermanent basic moral commitment
        • specific>DWELL
          • vispend the night
          • vt(oN)spend the night in
          • viderivedabstract: (in recitation) stay in place (not moving on quickly), dwell in one place/on one word
          • specific>ROOST
            • vt+Nsette on, stay on
          • specific>REST
            • nabfeaturestillness
            • viactbe at rest; take temporary abode; come to rest; be inactive, fail to engage in action
            • vt+Nrest in a place N; take one's temporary abode in
            • vt+prep+Nrest at N
            • vt prep Nfigurativerest in, reside in, be positioned in
            • feature>PEACEFUL
              • viBUDDH: be all at rest and at peace in body and mind
          • causative>SAFEGUARD
            • vtoNcausativekeep (something) in a place
    • specific: one’s official work>RETIRE
      • viactto stop one's service; withdraw from office and remain in retirement;
    • =趾FOOT
      • n=趾 foot HANSHU: 斬左趾 "cut off the left foot".