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
We need to solve the climate crisis.
Sometimes, the athletes do not have a choice.
There were no other women there by that time.
Sometimes the cat will lie there all afternoon .
By that time, I thought, "I have to go.