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Meaning of 方

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Pinyin: fāng
English Definition: square; power or involution (math.); upright; honest; fair and square; direction; side; party (to a contract, dispute etc); place; method; prescription (medicine); just when; only or just; classifier for square things; abbr. for square or cubic meter
Chinese Definition:
①方才。
②表示时间、相当于“始”“才”。[例]有五月方生者谓之晚筀。——宋·沈括《梦溪笔谈》。[合]如梦方醒;方当(正当,正值)。
③表示时间,相当于“正在”。[例]守门卒方熟睡。——《资治通鉴·唐纪》。[例]余方心动欲还。——宋·苏轼《石钟山记》。[例]时予方以讨贼督师桂林。——孙文《〈黄花冈七十二烈士事略〉序》。[合]方殷(正当剧盛之时)。
④表示时间,相当于“将”。[例]今治水军八十万众,方与将军会猎于吴。——《资治通鉴·汉献帝建安十三年》。[例]余方高驰而不顾。——《楚辞·屈原·涉江》。
⑤表示情态方式,相当于“一并”。[例]甲兵方起于天下。——《墨子·备城门》。
⑥表示范围或程度,相当于“只”、“仅”。[例]赏有功,罚有罪,而不失其人,方在于人者也。——《韩非子》。

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Total strokes: 4; Radical:
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Example Words:
地方 [ fāng ]: region; regional (away from the central administration); local
方便 [ fāng biàn ]: convenient; suitable; to facilitate; to make things easy; having money to spare; (euphemism) to relieve oneself
北方 [ běi fāng ]: north; the northern part a country; China north of the Yellow River
方面 [ fāng miàn ]: respect; aspect; field; side; Classifiers:
方法 [ fāng ]: method; way; means; Classifiers:
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