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Meaning of 阵

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(Trad.: 陣)
Pinyin: zhèn
English Definition: disposition of troops; wave; spate; burst; spell; short period of time; classifier for events or states of short duration
Chinese Definition:
①[析字](会意。从阜(fù),从车。土山前摆满了战车。字本作“陈”。“阵”为后起字。本义:两军交战时队伍的战斗队形)。
②用本义。[例]信乃使万人先行,出背水阵。——《史记·淮阴侯传》。[例]先登陷阵。——《史记·樊哙传》。[合]阵脚(战阵的前沿阵地);阵圆(战阵布置完毕);阵图(作战时所摆列的军阵图形);阵梢(战斗队列的尾端);阵杀(军中诛杀)。
③阵地。[例]大王尝与吴人战,五战而三胜,阵卒尽矣。——《史记》。
④阵殁(在战场上死去;阵亡);阵场(战场);阵门(军营之门);阵俘(战场上俘获的敌兵);阵云(战地气氛,战阵烟云。又称“战云”)。
⑤又指战争或战斗。[例]鲜于仲通六万卒,征蛮一阵全军没。——唐·白居易《蛮子朝》。[合]阵阵赢(仗仗取胜);叫阵;怯阵;出阵;阵败(战败);阵率(战士)。
⑥雷阵雨来临前乌云翻滚、雷电交加的现象。[例]阵急如酣战,点粗成乱沤。——唐·李咸用《和殷衙推春霖即事》。[合]阵头雨(雷阵雨);阵影(阵云的阴影)。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: A formation of soldiers
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] place, town, city
    • [ chē ] cart, vehicle; to move in a cart
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Example Words:
阵地 [ zhèn ]: position; front
阵容 [ zhèn róng ]: troop arrangement; battle formation; lineup (of a sports team etc)
一阵 [ zhèn ]: a burst; a fit; a peal; a spell (period of time)
一阵子 [ zhèn zi ]: a while; a spell; a short time; a burst
一小阵儿 [ xiǎo zhèn r ]: very brief period of time
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