Meaning of 敛

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(Trad.: 斂)
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (strike) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ qiān ] all, together, unanimous
    • [ ] to rap, to tap; script; to let go
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  • Pinyin: liǎn
    English Definition: to hold back; to restrain; to control (oneself); to collect; Taiwan pr. [lian4]
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    收敛 shōu liǎn to dwindle; to vanish; to make vanish; to exercise restraint; to curb (one's mirth, arrogance etc); to astringe; (math.) to converge
    敛财 liǎn cái to accumulate wealth; to rake in money
    聚敛 liǎn to accumulate; to gather; to amass wealth by heavy taxation or other unscrupulous means; (science) convergent
    内敛 nèi liǎn introverted; reserved; (artistic style) understated
    横征暴敛 héng zhēng bào liǎn to tax by force and extort levies (idiom); to screw taxes out of the people by force
    More: 敛* | *敛 | *敛*
  • Pinyin: liàn
    English Definition: variant of
Example Sentences
Let the flight through the sky end in the folding of the wings over the nest.
And it is common that those who are blinded by greed will resort to unscrupulous means to amass their fortunes.
Well, add one more reason to spite Ronald: as the global economy spirals downward, McDonald's is minting money.
When the enthusiasm for the rational convergence, when the interest in writing blessing, darling, so that two sincere hearts so invisible at love in the tightly dependent!
In red wines, tannins are present in grape skins and seeds and lead to astringency and (in the case of young, high-tannin wines) a dry, puckering feeling in the mouth.