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Meaning of 缪

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(Trad.: 繆)
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (thread) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] silk; thread
    • [ liù ] the sound of the wind; to soar
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  • Pinyin: liǎo
    English Definition: old variant of
    Chinese Definition:
    ①古同“缭”,缭绕。
  • Pinyin: miào
    English Definition: mu (Greek letter Μμ); surname Miao
    Chinese Definition:
    ①姓氏。
  • Pinyin: miù
    English Definition: variant of ; error; erroneous
    Chinese Definition:
    ①(妣缪)错误。
    ②(缪巧)计谋,机智,如“岂有他缪缪,阴阳不能贼?”

    Example Words:
    塞缪尔 sāi miù ěr Samuel (name)
    纰缪 miù error; mistake
    缪巧 miù qiǎo plan; scheme; intelligent; quick-witted
    缪思 miù variant of 缪斯
    缪斯 miù Muse (Greek mythology)
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  • Pinyin: móu
    English Definition: to wind round
    Chinese Definition:
    ①(绸缪)见“(繆)绸”。
    Example Words:
    未雨绸缪 wèi chóu móu lit. before it rains, bind around with silk (idiom, from Book of Songs 诗经 ); fig. to plan ahead; to prepare for a rainy day
    绸缪 chóu móu to be sentimentally attached to sb or sth
    情意绸缪 qíng chóu móu to be head over heels in love (idiom)
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: old variant of
    Chinese Definition:
    ①古同“穆”,恭敬。
Example Sentences
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Unocal' s possession of certain technologies and materials such as rare earth minerals with dual use potential introduces additional security considerations, the USCC commissioner said.
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Her replacement, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., has consistently voted with the court' s more conservative justices in major decisions hostile to the use of racial classifications by the government.
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Saint Bartholomew is one of the Apostles of Christ.