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[せん()]
sen
noun, no adjective

English Meaning(s) for 先

noun, no adjective
  1. the future; priority; precedence; former; previous; old; late

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
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
Tip the extreme end of something
Synonyms: , , 先っぽ, 先端, 最先端
Point sharp end
Synonyms: , , , 先端, , , , , 穂先,
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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Mark a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)
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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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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

His office is right up there.
Er, Sir? What's written on the blackboard isn't an exponential function but a trigonometric one ...
Our task has been easy so far, but it will be difficult from now on.
It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled. Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states. We are, and always will be, the United States of America.
The airplane was just going to take off.

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