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Meaning of 收

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Pinyin: shōu
English Definition: to receive; to accept; to collect; to put away; to restrain; to stop; in care of (used on address line after name)
Chinese Definition:
①接到,接受:收发。收信。收支。收讫。收益。
②藏或放置妥当:这是重要东西,要收好了。
③割断成熟的农作物:收割。收成。麦收。
④招回:收兵。收港。
⑤聚,合拢:收容。收理。收集。
⑥结束:收尾。收煞。收盘。
⑦逮捕,拘押:收捕。收监。收押。收审。
⑧约束,控制(感情或行动):收束。收心。收伏(亦作“收服”)。
⑨支发放送种。

Antonyms:
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ jiū ] to connect, to join; vine
    • [ ] to rap, to tap; script; to let go
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Example Words:
收入 [ shōu ]: to take in; income; revenue; Classifiers:
收拾 [ shōu shi ]: to put in order; to tidy up; to pack; to repair; (coll.) to sort sb out; to fix sb
吸收 [ shōu ]: to absorb; to assimilate; to ingest; to recruit
收获 [ shōu huò ]: to harvest; to reap; to gain; crop; harvest; profit; gain; bonus; reward
收据 [ shōu ]: receipt; Classifiers:
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