Meaning of 横

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(Trad.: 橫)
Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tree) conveys the meaning.
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  • Pinyin: héng
    English Definition: horizontal; across; crosswise; horizontal stroke (in Chinese characters); to place (sth) flat (on a surface); to cross (a river, etc); in a jumble; chaotic; (in fixed expressions) harsh and unreasonable; violent
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    纵横 zòng héng lit. warp and weft in weaving; vertically and horizontal; length and breadth; criss-crossed; able to move unhindered; abbr. for 合纵连横 , School of Diplomacy during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC)
    横向 héng xiàng horizontal; orthogonal; perpendicular; lateral; crosswise
    横行 héng xíng to go on the rampage; to riot; to run amuck
    横幅 héng horizontal scroll; banner; streamer
    横跨 héng kuà to span; to stretch across; to travel across
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  • Pinyin: hèng
    English Definition: harsh and unreasonable; unexpected
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    蛮横 mán hèng rude and unreasonable
    骄横 jiāo hèng arrogant; overbearing
    专横 zhuān hèng imperious; peremptory
    横祸 hèng huò unexpected calamity
    横财 hèng cái easy money; windfall; ill-gotten gains; undeserved fortune; illegal profit
    More: 横* | *横 | *横*
Example Sentences
Absorbed in his walking, Old Chuan was startled when he saw distinctly the cross-road ahead of him.
After she married him, she noticed her husband walking sideways like all the other crabs.
A girl will supposedly marry the man who she will see in her dream walking along the straw placed across the bowl of water under her bed.
She noticed that he was walking straight instead of sideways.
Suddenly, a baseball bounces across the street, and a boy comes racing after it.