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English Meaning(s) for 要

  1. cornerstone; main point; keystone
  2. requirement; need
  3. necessary; required

Definition and Synonyms for 要

Pivot axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
Synonyms: ピボット, 中子, 中心, 中枢, 中軸, 心棒, 枢軸, ,
Heart And Soul the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
Synonyms: えきす, ポイント, エッセンス, 中枢, 中核, 主意, 主旨, 基幹, , 心臓, 心臓部, 本質, 枢要, 枢軸, , 核心, 眼目, 神髄, , , 要点, 要義, 要領, 骨子, 骨髄
Necessity the condition of being essential or indispensable
Synonyms: 不可欠, 必然, 必要, 必須, , , 須要

Meanings for each kanji in 要

need; main point; essence; pivot; key to Kanji Details »

Categories 要 is a member of

Axis the center around which something rotates
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Mental Object the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
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Demand a condition requiring relief
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 要

Sample Sentences for 要

Truth needs not many words.
Keep the change!
It's so obvious we don't need proof.
Good wine needs no bush.
His speech was brief and to the point.

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