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Meaning of 窝

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(Trad.: 窩)
Pinyin:
English Definition: nest; pit or hollow on the human body; lair; den; place; to harbor or shelter; to hold in check; to bend; classifier for litters and broods
Chinese Definition:
①鸟兽昆虫的巢穴。[合]鸡窝;鸟窝。
②巢穴,窟,尤指用作隐藏或避难用的洞穴。[合]贼窝;土匪窝;窝窝凹凹(偏僻处)。
③身体表面的天然凹隐。[合]心窝;酒窝;胳肢窝。
④借指人的安身处。[合]窝里炮(只能在家里发威风,自相攻击);安乐窝;窝家(暗娼接客处);窝铺(用草、树枝搭的草屋);窝风所在(避风处)。
⑤指人或物体所在或所占的地方。[合]窝坨儿(地方;地点);这炉子真碍事,给它挪个窝儿。
⑥物成团或簇。亦指事物集中处。[合]窝弓(安在草丛中的伏弓,用以射杀野兽);草长成窝。

Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (cave) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ xué ] cave, den, hole
    • [ guō ] to chat, to gossip, to jaw, to talk; mouth
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Example Words:
被窝 [ bèi ]: quilt wrapped around the body as a tube (traditional bedding); (contemporary) bedding; quilt; blankets; cover; bed
一窝蜂 [ fēng ]: like a swarm of bees; everyone swarms around pushing and shouting; a hornet's nest
兔子不吃窝边草 [ zi chī biān cǎo ]: A rabbit doesn't eat the grass by its own burrow (idiom); One shouldn't do anything to harm one's neighbors.
报窝 [ bào ]: to brood; to hatch
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