Meaning of 裘

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Pinyin: qiú
English Definition: fur; fur coat; surname Qiu
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (clothes) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ qiú ] to seek; to request, to demand; to beseech, to beg for
    • [ ] cloth; clothes, apparel; dress, coat
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Example Words
集腋成裘 chéng qiú many hairs make a fur coat (idiom); many small contributions add up to sth big; many a mickle makes a muckle
貂裘换酒 diāo qiú huàn jiǔ lit. to trade a fur coat for wine (idiom); fig. (of wealthy people) to lead a dissolute and extravagant life
裘力斯·恺撒 qiú · kǎi Julius Caesar, 1599 tragedy by William Shakespeare 莎士比亚
肥马轻裘 féi qīng qiú lit. stout horses and light furs; fig. to live in luxury
轻裘缓带 qīng qiú huǎn dài reposeful and scholarly (of a general in former times) (idiom)
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Example Sentences
Ask your date to give you some in-motion advice and perhaps even pick up something small for each other. Trinkets only.
Earlier this summer, Jo Thompson, a mother of five, wrote of her dream to travel overland to Australia. Now she is ready to set off.
Just for today, I am a guest at the world' s most perfect island resort. I feel less like Jo Thompson than I would have thought possible.
This puts "Years of Red Dust" at something of a disadvantage because many of the stories Qiu tells are already quite familiar in the West.
When we reached the downstream end of the island and were about to get back into our inflatable rafts Cho said, "Ed - look behind you". I turned and saw five canoes paddling up to us.