Meaning of 止

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Pinyin: zhǐ
English Definition: to stop; to prohibit; until; only
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Pictographic: A foot
Character Formation:
  • Overlaid
    • [ shàng ] above, on top, superior; to go up; to attend; previous
    • [ shù ] number one; line
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Example Words
停止 tíng zhǐ to stop; to halt; to cease
防止 fáng zhǐ to prevent; to guard against; to take precautions
禁止 jìn zhǐ to prohibit; to forbid; to ban
制止 zhì zhǐ to curb; to put a stop to; to stop; to check; to limit
为止 wéi zhǐ until; (used in combination with words like in constructs of the form ... ...为止 )
More: 止* | *止 | *止*
Example Sentences
I've had several men mention to me that the .454 Casull kicks too much for them.
Should you pick only one friend from each phase of your life, or more than one?
Not only does protein help us to maintain and build muscle, it also contributes to satiety or fullness.
Some people decide to do this when they are older, closer to the end of their lives, but for me this moment is right now.
There was only a true, unfiltered reality that I wanted to enjoy not only on the trail, but also in everyday life.