Meaning of 芒

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Pinyin: máng
English Definition: awn (of cereals); arista (of grain); tip (of a blade); Miscanthus sinensis (type of grass); variant of , Mt Mang at Luoyang in Henan
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (grass) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ wáng ] death, destruction; to lose; to perish
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Example Words
光芒 guāng máng rays of light; brilliant rays; radiance
锋芒 fēng máng tip (of pencil, spear etc); sharp point; cutting edge; spearhead; vanguard
锋芒毕露 fēng máng to show off one's ability
芒种 máng zhòng Mangzhong or Grain in Beard, 9th of the 24 solar terms 二十四节气 6th-20th June
初露锋芒 chū fēng máng first sign of budding talent; to display one's ability for the first time
More: 芒* | *芒 | *芒*
Example Sentences
I disagreed with Mundy, but I liked him.
Some might venture down to the 24 Heures of Le Mans or Italy' s Mille Miglia, where the continentals were better organised.
When I was living then separated from Armand, I went and was very much interested in the waterfront.
He got such a kick out of seeing me emerge as a young schoolgirl I suppose, and a young artist, into becoming Armand' s lover and then wife.
You could be one all your life without ever knowing what a pentagram was, without ever seeing a dead cockerel other than as Chicken Marengo.