Meaning of 侯

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Pinyin: hóu
English Definition: marquis, second of the five orders of ancient Chinese nobility 五等爵位 ; nobleman or high official
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Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictographic: A person who might be a target
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诸侯 zhū hóu feudal vassal; feudal princes, esp. the monarchs (dukes or princes) of the several vassal states 诸侯国 of Zhou during Western Zhou and Spring and Autumn periods 11th-5th century BC; subordinate warlord; local official
王侯 wáng hóu aristocracy
侯爵 hóu jué marquis
万户侯 wàn hóu Marquis (highest Han dynasty ducal title meaning lord of 10,000 households); high nobles
挟天子以令诸侯 xié tiān lìng zhū hóu (expr.) hold the feudal overlord and you control his vassals
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Example Sentences
By that time, I thought, "I have to go.
There were no other women there by that time.
For I believe Thou wilt do it in Thine own time and way.
We need to solve the climate crisis.
At that time none of us knew, or needed to care, what was happening in such far-off places as China, or Vietnam, or the Congo.