Meaning of 旨

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Pinyin: zhǐ
English Definition: imperial decree; purport; aim; purpose
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Ideographic: A spoon aimed for the mouth
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] spoon, ladle; knife, dirk
    • [ ] sun; day; daytime
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Example Words
宗旨 zōng zhǐ objective; aim; goal
旨在 zhǐ zài to have as its purpose; to be intended to; to aim to (do sth)
主旨 zhǔ zhǐ gist; main idea; general tenor; one's judgment
圣旨 shèng zhǐ imperial edict
旨意 zhǐ decree; order
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Example Sentences
And the Department for Children, Schools and Families is to issue guidelines about extra- curricular activities, aiming to get pupils back into the real world.
Therefore made I a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might make known unto me the interpretation of the dream.
"Social media monitoring" services charge anything from tens of dollars to tens of thousands of dollars per month to provide brands with insights about their social marketing efforts.
The satellite was designed to provide voice, data, and video services across the Americas, Africa and Europe.
You don't need to dump everything in developed markets -- that's not the point of this kind of relative risk assessment.