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Meaning of 丝

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(Trad.: 絲)
Pinyin:
English Definition: silk; thread; trace; (cuisine) shreds or julienne strips; Classifiers: ; classifier: a thread (of cloud, smoke etc), a bit, an iota, a hint (of sth) etc
Chinese Definition:
①蚕吐出的像线的东西,是织绸缎等的原料:蚕丝。丝绸。缂丝(中国特有的一种丝织的手工艺品。亦作“刻丝”)。
②像丝的东西:铁丝。菌丝。肉丝。游丝。
③细微,极小:一丝不苟。
④绵长的思绪或感情:情丝。愁丝。
⑤中国市制重量单位(一丝等于千分之一分):丝毫(喻极少,极小,一点儿)。丝恩发怨(指极小的恩怨)。
⑥公制长度单位,一米的十万分之一(亦称“忽米”、“道”)。
⑦指弦乐器:丝竹(琴、瑟、箫、笛等乐器的总称。“竹”指管乐器)。
⑧中国古代乐器八音之一。

Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Ideographic: Simplified form of 絲, two threads
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    Example Words:
    丝毫 [ háo ]: the slightest amount or degree; a bit
    丝绸 [ chóu ]: silk cloth; silk
    一丝不苟 [ gǒu ]: not one thread loose (idiom); strictly according to the rules; meticulous; not one hair out of place
    吐丝 [ ]: (of spiders, caterpillars, silkworms etc) to extrude silk
    永不生锈的螺丝钉 [ yǒng shēng xiù de luó dīng ]: a "screw that never rusts" — sb who selflessly and wholeheartedly serves the Communist Party, like Lei Feng 雷锋 , to whom the metaphor is attributed
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