Chinese Symbol

What you see below, and can magnify, is the Chinese character for: upper, up, upward; higher, superior, better; first part, preceding, previous; emperor; a note, equivalent to 1, of the scale in gongchepu, a traditional Chinese musical notation; falling-rising tone one of the four tones in classical Chinese and the third tone in modern standard Chinese pronunciation; go up, mount, board, get on; go to, leave for; submit, send in; present; forge ahead, go ahead; appear on the stage, enter; enter the court, enter the field; fill, supply, serve; place something in position, set, fix; apply, paint, smear; be put on record, be carried in a publication; wind, screw, tighten; be engaged at a fixed time in work, study, etc.; up to, as many as; a surname; falling-rising tone; used after a verb:
1. to indicate motion from a lower to a higher position;
2. to indicate achievement of the action expressed by the verb;
3. to indicate the beginning and continuity of the action expressed by the verb; used after a noun:
1. to indicate the surface of an object;
2. to indicate the scope of something. I've divided all details into 5 sections. Please note that there might be more than one symbol with these meaning. If you want to see the other symbols or words with the same meaning, please click on the English words listed in the section 2 below.

SECTION 1:
TEXT AND IMAGE

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SECTION 2:
PRONUNCIATION AND MEANING
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-Upper, up, upward; higher, superior, better; first (part), preceding, previous; emperor; (a note, equivalent to 1, of the scale in gongchepu, a traditional Chinese musical notation); falling-rising tone (one of the four tones in classical Chinese and the third tone in modern standard Chinese pronunciation)
-Go up, mount, board, get on; go to, leave for; submit, send in; present; forge ahead, go ahead; appear on the stage, enter; enter the court, enter the field; fill, supply, serve; place something in position, set, fix; apply, paint, smear; be put on record, be carried (in a publication); wind, screw, tighten; be engaged at a fixed time (in work, study, etc.); up to, as many as
-(A surname)
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-Falling-rising tone
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-(Used after a verb:
1. to indicate motion from a lower to a higher position;
2. to indicate achievement of the action expressed by the verb;
3. to indicate the beginning and continuity of the action expressed by the verb)
-(Used after a noun:
1. to indicate the surface of an object;
2. to indicate the scope of something)

More symbols with the following meanings:

First
Preceding
Previous
Falling-rising tone
Go to
Leave for
Submit
Present
Go ahead
Enter
Fill
Supply
Serve
Fix
Paint
Tighten
Study
As many as

A warning: In Chinese, words are often composed by two Chinese characters, and sometimes by three or more. This page is not a dictionary.

SECTION 3:
TRADITIONAL VERSION

There's no difference between the simplified and the traditional version of this character.

SECTION 4:
CHINESE WORDS CONTAINING THIS SYMBOL

This Chinese character is contained in the following Chinese words:

SECTION 5:
CHINESE NAMES CONTAINING THIS SYMBOL

This Chinese symbol is not contained in any Chinese name.

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