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Meaning of 笼

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(Trad.: 籠)
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bamboo) conveys the meaning.
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  • Pinyin: lóng
    English Definition: enclosing frame made of bamboo, wire etc; cage; basket; steamer basket; to cover; to cage; to embrace; to manipulate through trickery
    Chinese Definition:
    ①用竹篾、木条编成的盛物器或罩物器:灯笼。熏笼。
    ②用竹篾、木条或金属丝等编插而成的养鸟或虫的器具:鸡笼。鸟笼。蝈蝈笼。
    ③旧时囚禁犯人的东西:囚笼。牢笼。
    ④用竹木或金属材料制成的有盖的蒸东西器具:笼屉。蒸笼。
    ⑤泛指包络之物:笼头。

    Example Words:
    笼子 lóng zi cage; basket; container
    鸟笼 niǎo lóng birdcage
    出笼 chū lóng just out of the steamer basket 蒸笼 ; to appear (of products, publications, sometimes derog., "lots of shoddy material is appearing nowadays")
    回笼 huí lóng to steam again; to rewarm food in a bamboo steamer; to withdraw currency from circulation
    牢笼 láo lóng cage; trap (e.g. basket, pit or snare for catching animals); fig. bonds (of wrong ideas); shackles (of past misconceptions); to trap; to shackle
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  • Pinyin: lǒng
    English Definition: to cover; to cage; covering; also pr. [long2]
    Chinese Definition:
    ①较大的箱子:箱笼。
    ②遮盖,罩住:笼罩。烟笼雾罩。
    ③概括而不分明,不具体,称“笼统”。

    Example Words:
    笼罩 lǒng zhào to envelop; to shroud
    笼统 lǒng tǒng general; broad; sweeping; lacking in detail; vague
    笼络 lǒng luò to coax; to beguile; to win over
    大雾笼罩 lǒng zhào to be engulfed in a dense fog (idiom)
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Example Sentences
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After the light was turned off, the rat had to wait a short time before it was released form its cage.
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But Faraday cages can be costly.
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"Alas, " cries the cage bird, "I should not know where to sit perched in the sky."
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Interestingly, he cast her as the novice man killer in The Cage.
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These turnovers were an institution, and the girls called them 'muffs', for they had no others and found the hot pies very comforting to their hands on cold mornings.