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English Meaning(s) for 命

  1. life; life force (sometimes written as 生命)
  2. lifetime; lifespan
  3. most important thing; foundation; core
  4. paired tattoos of the "life" kanji on the upper arms of a man and woman (indicating unwavering love)
  5. fate; destiny; karma

Definition and Synonyms for 命

Authorisation a document giving an official instruction or command
Synonyms: 免許, 公認, , , 命令, お墨付き, , 御言, 承認, 指図, 授権, 許可, 認可, 認定
Order a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
Synonyms: 下命, 下知, , , 司令, , , 命令, , 御言, 指令, 沙汰
Charge a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
Synonyms: コミッション, 上前, 作為, 取次, 取り次ぐ, 周旋料, , , 命令, , 御言, 職権
Order taxonomic group containing one or more families
Synonyms: , オーダー, 仰せ, 体制, 修道会, 勲章, 号令, , , 命令, , 後先, 御言, 整頓, 次第, 注文, 注文, 用命, , 秩序, 規律, 順位, 順序, 順番
Life the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones
Synonyms: うぶ, なまり, ライフ, , , , 御言, , , , , , 生命

Meanings for each kanji in 命

fate; command; decree; destiny; life; appoint Kanji Details »

Categories 命 is a member of

Legal Document a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
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Bid an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
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Taxonomic Group animal or plant group having natural relations
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Organic Phenomenon a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 命

Sample Sentences for 命

As long as there is life, there is hope.
I shall never forget your kindness.
The patient's life was in danger.
She took her own life.
This monument is dedicated to the soldiers who gave their lives to their country.

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