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:

    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:

    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
After the light was turned off, the rat had to wait a short time before it was released form its cage.
But Faraday cages can be costly.
"Alas, " cries the cage bird, "I should not know where to sit perched in the sky."
Interestingly, he cast her as the novice man killer in The Cage.
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.