Meaning of 颐

Use your mouse
to draw a Chinese
character here
(Trad.: 頤)
English Definition: cheek; lower cheek; chin; jaw; to nourish
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (head) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ chén ] minister, statesman, official, vassal
    • [ ] page, sheet, leaf
Similar Characters:
Step by Step Stroke Sequence: Download Customize Pin it
Stroke order image for Chinese character 颐
Example Words
颐指气使 zhǐ shǐ lit. to order people by pointing the chin (idiom); to signal orders by facial gesture; arrogant and bossy
颐养天年 yǎng tiān nián lit. to nurture one's years (idiom); fig. to enjoy one's later years
大快朵颐 kuài duǒ to gorge oneself; to eat heartily (idiom)
颐和园 yuán Summer Palace in Beijing
颐养 yǎng to nourish; to nurture; to strengthen
More: 颐* | *颐 | *颐*
Example Sentences
But when you look at the returns to investors, you realize that it's much, much better than that.
Capello will be undermined entirely if he reassigns the armband at the behest of disgruntled members of the Football Association board.
If that team wants to invest, it will bring it to the full NEA partnership, which meets every Monday in a windowless conference room. After intense discussions, there are two votes.
The key to NEA's success is not only its decision-making process but also its commitment to maintaining very deep pockets and its ability to invest across both sector and stage.
In its 33 years in business, NEA has done that job quite well.