Meaning of 释

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(Trad.: 釋)
Pinyin: shì
English Definition: to explain; to release; Buddha (abbr. for 释迦牟尼 ); Buddhism
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (collect) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ biàn ] to distinguish; to pick, to gather, to collect
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Example Words
解释 jiě shì explanation; to explain; to interpret; to resolve; Classifiers:
释放 shì fàng to release; to set free; to liberate (a prisoner); to discharge
诠释 quán shì to interpret; to comment and explain; to annotate; to perform (i.e. interpret a theatrical role); to decode; interpretation; annotation
阐释 chǎn shì to explain; to expound; to interpret; elucidation
注释 zhù shì marginal notes; annotation; to annotate; to add comments to text
More: 释* | *释 | *释*
Example Sentences
On a hot day, a tree can release tens of gallons of water into the air, acting as a natural air conditioner for its surroundings.
When Apple releases an update to its operating system, it's available to all customers that day.
The default theme has received some attention since last release and comes in light and dark versions.
All of us at least have in common a concern with the potential complexity of those circumstances that surround interpretation.
But for Shi this is just the beginning.