Meaning of 尺

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Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Ideographic: Picture of a man measuring by pacing
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ shī ] body, corpse
    • [ gōu ] secret, hidden, mysterious; small, minute; to conceal
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  • Pinyin: chǐ
    English Definition: a Chinese foot; one-third of a meter; a ruler; a tape-measure; one of the three acupoints for measuring pulse in Chinese medicine; Classifiers:
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    尺度 chǐ scale; yardstick
    尺寸 chǐ cun size; dimension; measurement
    公尺 gōng chǐ meter (unit of length)
    标尺 biāo chǐ surveyor's rod; staff; staff gauge; rear sight
    英尺 yīng chǐ foot (unit of length equal to 0.3048 m)
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  • Pinyin: chě
    English Definition: one of the characters used to represent a musical note in gongche notation, 工尺谱
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    合四乙尺工 chě gōng names of the five notes of the Chinese pentatonic scale, corresponding roughly to do, re, mi, sol, la
    工尺谱 gōng chě traditional Chinese musical notation using Chinese characters to represent musical notes
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Example Sentences
Do you need to change the size?
The width of the table is about three feet.
He measured the edge with a ruler
This shirt is a little small for me.
Please pass me that ruler.