Meaning of 酉

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Pinyin: yǒu
English Definition: 10th earthly branch: 5-7 p.m., 8th solar month (8th September-7th October), year of the Rooster; ancient Chinese compass point: 270° (west)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictographic: A vessel half-filled with wine
Character Formation:
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Similar Characters: 西
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Example Words
酉时 yǒu shí 5-7 pm (in the system of two-hour subdivisions used in former times)
酉阳 yǒu yáng Youyang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County in Chongqing
酉阳县 yǒu yáng xiàn Youyang Miao and Tujia autonomous county in Qianjiang suburbs of Chongqing municipality
酉鸡 yǒu Year 10, year of the Cock (e.g. 2005)
辛酉 xīn yǒu fifty-eighth year H10 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1981 or 2041
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Example Sentences
About the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing around.
Tumors somehow turn on the telomerase gene.
And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.
Scientists hope to fight cancer by deactivating the enzyme.
She hung up her coat and stepped out of her shoes and walked around the room picking up things She stuck the newspaper in the wastebasket .