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Meaning of 荒

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Pinyin: huāng
English Definition: desolate; shortage; scarce; out of practice; absurd; uncultivated; to neglect
Chinese Definition:
①年成不好,收成不好:荒年。灾荒。防荒。备荒。
②长满野草,或无人耕种:荒芜。荒地。开荒。
③废弃:荒废。荒疏。荒置。业精于勤,荒于嬉。
④冷落偏僻:荒村。荒郊。荒落(a.荒凉冷落;b.荒疏衰退)。荒颓。
⑤严重缺乏,不够用:煤荒。
⑥不实在的,不正确的:荒信。荒唐(a.浮夸,不实在;b.行为放荡。“唐”均读轻声)。
⑦放纵,迷乱:荒淫。荒腆(沉湎于酒)。
⑧远,边远的地方:荒远。荒遐。八荒。
⑨扩大:“天作高山大王荒之”。
⑩包有:“奄有龟蒙,遂荒大东,至于海邦”。
⑾工业上指没有经过精细加工的:荒子(毛坯)。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (grass) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ máng ] blade; ray; silvergrass, Miscanthus sinensis
    • [ chuān ] stream, river
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Example Words
荒山 huāng shān desert mountain; barren hill
荒漠化 huāng huà desertification
荒唐 huāng táng beyond belief; preposterous; absurd; intemperate; dissipated
荒凉 huāng liáng desolate
荒地 huāng wasteland; uncultivated land
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