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Meaning of 甲

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Pinyin: jiǎ
English Definition: first of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干 ; (used for an unspecified person or thing); first (in a list, as a party to a contract etc); letter "A" or roman "I" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc; armor plating; shell or carapace; (of the fingers or toes) nail; bladed leather or metal armor (old); ranking system used in the Imperial examinations (old); civil administration unit in the baojia 保甲 system (old); ancient Chinese compass point: 75°
Chinese Definition:
①天干的第一位,用于作顺序第一的代称:甲子。花甲(六十岁的人)。
②居于首位的,超过所有其它的:甲等。
③古代科举考试成绩名次的分类:一甲(名为“进士及第”);二甲(名为“进士出身”);三甲(名为“同进士出身”)。
④古代军人打仗穿的护身衣服,用皮革或金属叶片制成:盔甲。甲兵。甲士。
⑤现代用金属做成有保护功能的装备:甲板。装甲车。
⑥某些动物身上有保护功能的硬壳:龟甲。
⑦手指或脚趾上的角质硬壳:指甲。
⑧旧时户口编制单位:保甲。甲长。
⑨植物果实的外壳:甲坼(外表裂开)。
⑩古同“胛”,肩胛。

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Example Words
甲板 jiǎ bǎn deck (of a boat etc)
装甲车 zhuāng jiǎ chē armored car; Classifiers:
甲方 jiǎ fāng first party (law); see also 乙方
甲骨文 jiǎ wén oracle script; oracle bone inscriptions (an early form of Chinese script)
甲醇 jiǎ chún methyl alcohol; methanol CH3OH; wood alcohol; wood spirit
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