Meaning of 武

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English Definition: martial; military
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: To stop someone with an arrow
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ ] one; a, an; alone
    • Surround from upper right
      • [ ] to catch, to arrest; to shoot with a bow
      • [ zhǐ ] to stop, to halt; to detain; to desist
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Example Words
武器 weapon; arms; Classifiers:
武装 zhuāng arms; equipment; to arm; military; armed (forces)
武汉 hàn Wuhan city on Changjiang, subprovincial city and capital of Hubei province
武警 jǐng armed police
武术 shù military skill or technique (in former times); all kinds of martial art sports (some claiming spiritual development); self-defense; tradition of choreographed fights from opera and film (recent usage); also called kungfu 功夫 ; Classifiers:
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Example Sentences
At the age of 14, she was taken into the imperial palace by Emperor Taizong as a concubine.
He was one of the most celebrated officials of Wu Zetian's reign and was credited with moderating her reign from being considered one of terror to one of greater efficiency and honesty.
Evaluated from its attack against the social situations of that time, its value in thinking is much higher compared with the novels involving legal matter and chivalry confluence.
If you are bad, I learn the bad. I want to learn until I am a martial arts expert, skilled in all weapons.
At that time the Empress ordered to rebuild the tower on the former address.