Meaning of 霸

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English Definition: hegemon; tyrant; lord; feudal chief; to rule by force; to usurp; (in modern advertising) master
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 21; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (rain) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] rain
    • Left to right
      • [ ] leather, animal hide; to reform; to remove
      • [ yuè ] moon; month
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Example Words
霸权 quán hegemony; supremacy
霸王 wáng hegemon; overlord; despot
称霸 chēng lit. to proclaim oneself hegemon; to take a leading role; to build a personal fiefdom
霸占 zhàn to occupy by force; to seize; to dominate
霸道 dào the Way of the Hegemon; abbr. for 霸王之道 ; despotic rule; rule by might; evil as opposed to the Way of the King 王道 ; overbearing; tyranny; (of liquor, medicine etc) strong; potent
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Example Sentences
There are many types of bully bosses.