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[さき()]
saki
noun, no adjective, noun, used as a suffix, prefix

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saki

English Meaning(s) for 先

noun, no adjective, noun, used as a suffix, prefix
  1. previous; prior; former; some time ago; preceding
  2. point (e.g. pencil); tip; end; nozzle
  3. head (of a line); front
  4. ahead; the other side
  5. the future; hereafter
  6. destination
  7. the other party

Definition and Synonyms for 先

Hereafter the time yet to come
Synonyms: フューチャー, 今後, 以後, , , この先, 先々, 先行, 先行き, 向後, 将来, , , , , この後, 後々, 後ろ, 後の世, 後方, 御先, 御先, 未来, 末々, 自今, 行先, 行く先, 行方
Point sharp end
Synonyms: , , , 先端, , , , , 穂先,
Prong a pointed projection
Synonyms: ,
Priority preceding in time
Synonyms: プライオリティ, 優先, 優先権, ,
Point a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
Synonyms: , , , 先端, 先頭, , , , , 穂先, ,
Terminal either extremity of something that has length
Synonyms: , , , 先っぽ, 先端, , 外れ, 外れる, , 尻っぽ, 後端, 最後, , , , , 末つ方, 末梢, 末端, 棒先, 極端, , , 端っこ, 端末
Front the side that is forward or prominent
Synonyms: フロント, , , , 前部, 前面
Front the immediate proximity of someone or something
Synonyms: , , , お前, 御先, 御前, 御前, 目の前, 面前
Tip the extreme end of something
Synonyms: , , 先っぽ, 先端, 最先端
Front the side that is seen or that goes first
Synonyms: まとも, フロント, , , , 前部, 前面, 正面, , , 表側
Head the top of something
Synonyms: ヘッド, 上端, , , 先端, 戴く, , 頂上, 頂点
Tip especially something pointed
Synonyms: , , 先っぽ, 先端, 最先端

Meanings for each kanji in 先

before; ahead; previous; future; precedence Kanji Details »

Categories 先 is a member of

Time the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
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Projection any structure that branches out from a central support
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Side an extended outer surface of an object
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Mark a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)
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Face a surface forming part of the outside of an object
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Terminal either extremity of something that has length
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Extremity the outermost or farthest region or point
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Proximity the region close around a person or thing
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Top the upper part of anything
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Earliness quality of coming early or earlier in time
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 先

Sample Sentences for 先

He walked vigorously ahead of us.
You cannot go any farther.
At present a very great number of people are seeking to participate and, depending on circumstances, up to a month ahead is fully booked.
And so it seems she tried phoning but it's who was on the other end of that phone that was the problem.
Taking into account the time I'd just spent napping, I'm really picking up the sense that this time's exam really won't be straight forward.

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