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Meaning of 号

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(Trad.: 號)
Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
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  • Above to below
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ kǎo ] obstruction of breath (qi); variant of 考
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  • Pinyin: hào

    English Definition: ordinal number; day of a month; mark; sign; business establishment; size; ship suffix; horn (wind instrument); bugle call; assumed name; to take a pulse; classifier used to indicate number of people; Classifiers:
    Chinese Definition:
    ①名称:国号。年号。字号。
    ②指人除有名、字之外,另起的别称:别号(如“李白,字太白,号号青莲居士”)。
    ③标志:记号。
    ④排定的次序或等级:编号。号码。
    ⑤扬言,宣称:号称(a.名义上是;b.以某名著称)。
    ⑥记上标志:号衣。号房子。
    ⑦命令:号令。号召。
    ⑧量词,用于人数:昨天去了几十号人。

    Example Words:
    号码 [ hào ]: number; Classifiers:
    信号 [ xìn hào ]: signal
    挂号 [ guà hào ]: to register (at a hospital etc); to send by registered mail
    符号 [ hào ]: symbol; mark; sign
    号召 [ hào zhào ]: to call; to appeal
  • Pinyin: háo

    English Definition: roar; cry
    Chinese Definition:
    ①拖长声音大声呼叫:呼号。号叫。
    ②大声哭:哀号。号丧。号啕大哭。

    Example Words:
    干号 [ gān háo ]: to cry out loud without tears
    呼号 [ háo ]: to wail; to cry out in distress
    哀号 [ āi háo ]: to cry piteously; anguished wailing; same as 哀嚎
    啼饥号寒 [ háo hán ]: hunger cries and cold roars (idiom); wretched poverty
    狼号鬼哭 [ láng háo guǐ ]: lit. wolves howling, devils groaning (idiom); pathetic screams
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