Taxonomy of meanings for 廣:

  • 廣 guǎng (OC: kʷaaŋʔ MC: kʷɑŋ) 古晃切 上 廣韻:【大也闊也古晃切二 】
    • BROAD
      • nabfeaturewidth
      • nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: widthIn JZ 廣 does not always refer to the smaller side of the rectangle, but regularly refers to the dimension in the east-west direction. By the time of the commentator Li Chunfeng, this has changed, and 廣 has come to refer to the smaller dimension irrespective of its directionality.
      • nabgradedCHEMLA 2003: comparative width; the comparatively wider partJZ 5.1, Liu Hui's comm: 損廣補狹 "one reduces the comparatively wider part and compensatorily increases the comparatively narrower part"
      • vadNbroad, spacious
      • vadVfigurativewidely; broadly; on a broad scale; in a wide-ranging manner
      • vichangebecome braoder> expand, be expanding
      • vigradedbe wide and large, spacious (as a dwelling, or a territory)
      • vifigurativebe broad of vision and ambition
      • vtoNcausativeexpand, make larger
      • vtoNcausativebroaden
      • vtoNreflexive.自broaden what (one) has, create room for (oneself), be expansive about (oneself)
      • vt+Nstativebe broad to the extent of, be as broad as
      • vifigurativebe widespread
      • vadNfigurativeexpansive, far-reaching; well-developed
      • exocentric: broad>ROOM
        • grammaticalised: adverbiL>EVERYWHERE
          • vadVfigurativebroadly> everywhere
          • abstract: objects>ALL
            • vadNmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: comprehensive, general (as of a mathematical procedure 術 )JZ 1.24 大廣田術曰 "the greatly general procedure for plane geometrical shapes"
            • vadVCHEMLA 2003: comprehensively, generallyJZ 1.21, Liu Hui's comm: 廣諭 "provide a comprehensive>general mathematical explication"
            • vadVcomprehensively, very broadly
            • restriced>MANY
              • comparative>MORE
                • vichangebecome more
                • action> causative>ADD
              • cause to be everywhere>SCATTER
                • vadNwide-spread
                • vibe spread far and wide
                • distribute goodness>GENEROUS
                  • v[adN]nonreferentialthe generous
                  • vadVgenerously
                  • viactbe generous
                  • towards those who are saddened>CONSOLE
                  • figurative>PUBLICISE
                    • vtoNmake widely known; spread widely news of
                    • vtoNmiddlevoicebe made widely known, be widely promoted
              • generalised>BIG
                • causative, figurative>EXAGGERATE
                  • vtoNputativehave an exaggerated view of (oneself)
                • exocentric: ambitious>ASPIRATION
                  • length between>DISTANT
                • 廣 guang4《集韻》古曠切,去宕見。陽部。
                  • CHARIOT
                    • n(broad?) chariot
                    • general>VEHICLE
                      • nlarge vehicle
                    • soldiers belonging to>BATTALION
                      • nbatallion of 15 war chariots
                • 廣 kuang4《正字通》音曠。
                  • =曠