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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:
    称号 chēng hào name; term of address; title
    号召 hào zhào to call; to appeal
    口号 kǒu hào slogan; catchphrase; Classifiers:
    信号 xìn hào signal
    号码 hào number; Classifiers:
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  • 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:
    呼号 háo to wail; to cry out in distress
    哀号 āi háo to cry piteously; anguished wailing; same as 哀嚎
    号啕 háo táo to cry; to wail loudly
    奔走呼号 bēn zǒu háo to go around campaigning for a cause (idiom)
    号哭 háo to bawl; to wail; to cry
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