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Meaning of 覆

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Pinyin:
English Definition: to cover; to overflow; to overturn; to capsize
Chinese Definition:
①遮盖,蒙:覆盖。覆溺。覆蔽。覆被(遮盖,喻恩荫)。覆庇。
②翻,倾倒,败,灭:覆舟。颠覆。覆灭。覆辙(翻过车的道路,喻曾经失败的做法)。覆没。覆水难收。覆巢无完卵(喻灭门之祸,无一得免,亦喻整体覆灭,个人不能幸存)。前车之覆,后车之鉴。
③同“复”。
Total strokes: 18; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (cover) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] west, western, westward
    • [ ] again, repeatedly; copy, duplicate; to restore, to return
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Example Words
覆盖 gài to cover
覆盖面 gài miàn coverage
颠覆 diān to topple (i.e. knock over); to capsize; fig. to overturn (a regime, by plotting or subversion); to undermine; to subvert
翻天覆地 fān tiān sky and the earth turning upside down (idiom); fig. complete confusion; everything turned on its head
翻来覆去 fān lái to toss and turn (sleeplessly); again and again
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Example Sentences
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And by covering the fibres with carbon nanotubes, at least 20 watt-hours per kilogram is expected by the end of next year.
2
He suddenly leaned forward, one elbow appearing on the table, his hand covering his eyes.
3
In the morning, the window-panes of the housekeeper's room were covered with ice.
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Feathers cover the arms and tail, but also the feet, suggesting that a four-winged stage may have existed in the transition to birds.
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All windows inside are covered with a black film or laid with bricks. Nobody should know somebody lives here.