Meaning of 周

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(Trad.: 週)
Pinyin: zhōu
English Definition: to make a circuit; to circle; circle; circumference; lap; cycle; complete; all; all over; thorough; to help financially; week; weekly; variant of
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: Border 冂 around land 土 with a well 口
Character Formation:
  • Surround from above
    • wide
    • Above to below
      • soil, earth; items made of earth
      • mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words:
周期 [ zhōu ]: period; cycle
周年 [ zhōu nián ]: anniversary; annual
周密 [ zhōu ]: careful; thorough; meticulous; dense; impenetrable
众所周知 [ zhòng suǒ zhōu zhī ]: as everyone knows (idiom)
周折 [ zhōu zhé ]: twists and turns; vicissitude; complication; difficulty; effort; Classifiers:
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