Meaning of 拾

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Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: To gather things in one's hands
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shǒu ] hand
    • [ ] to combine, to join, to unite; to gather
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  • Pinyin: shí
    English Definition: to pick up; to collate or arrange; ten (banker's anti-fraud numeral)
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    拾掇 shí duo to clear up; to tidy up; to pick up; to repair
    拾遗 shí to pocket a lost article; (fig.) to correct others' errors; to remedy omissions (in a text etc)
    拾零 shí líng to pick up bits; to collect scrap material; tidbits; gleanings (used as gossip)
    拾金不昧 shí jīn mèi to pick up money and not hide it (idiom); to return property to its owner
    拾取 shí to pick up; to collect
    More: 拾* | *拾 | *拾*
  • Pinyin: shè
    English Definition: to ascend in light steps
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    拾级而上 shè ér shàng to walk slowly up a flight of steps (idiom)
    拾级 shè to go up or down stairs step by step
    More: 拾* | *拾 | *拾*
Example Sentences
He likes to tidy up the room to keep it neat and tidy.
The street cleaners are collecting rubbish on the street.
Let's tidy up this conference room together.
He packed up the bundle and set off immediately.
She conscientiously keeps her home clean and tidy.