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Pinyin: shǒu
English Definition: to guard; to defend; to keep watch; to abide by the law; to observe (rules or ritual); nearby; adjoining
Chinese Definition:
①保持,卫护:守成(在事业上保持前人的成就)。守御。守身(爱护自身,保持自己的品节)。守节。守恒。守望相助。墨守成规。
②看管:看守。守护。
③在一个地方不动:守株待兔。留守。
④遵照:遵守。守法。守时。
⑤维持原状,不想改变:保守。因循守旧。
⑥呆在一起:厮守。
⑦节操:操守。
⑧靠近,依傍:守着水的地方,可多种稻子。
⑨古代官名:太守。守祧(中国周代掌管祭祀宗庙的官)。守刺(太守,刺史)。守令(指太守、刺史、县令等地方官)。
⑩姓氏。
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Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Ideographic: Keeping something within one's walls
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [gàimian2] roof; house
    • [ cùn ] inch; small, tiny
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Example Words
遵守 zūn shǒu to comply with; to abide by; to respect (an agreement)
防守 fáng shǒu to defend; to protect (against)
保守 bǎo shǒu conservative; to guard; to keep
坚守 jiān shǒu to hold fast to; to stick to
守法 shǒu to abide by the law
More: 守* | *守 | *守*
Example Sentences
1
Discipline must be strictly observed during wartime.
2
We need to strictly abide by the regulations.
3
I stayed overnight in the hospital last night.
4
She held her child tightly in front of the fireplace.
5
Everyone in the courtroom must abide by the law.