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[えん()]
en
noun

Alternate Written Forms:

[えにし()]
enishi
[えに()]
eni
[()·]
eni

English Meaning(s) for 縁

noun
  1. fate; destiny (esp. as a mysterious force that binds two people together)
  2. relationship (e.g. between two people); bond; link; connection
  3. family ties; affinity
  4. opportunity; chance (to meet someone and start a relationship)
  5. pratyaya (indirect conditions, as opposed to direct causes)
  6. narrow open-air veranda

Definition and Synonyms for 縁

Brink a region marking a boundary
Synonyms: , , 境界, 外れ, 外れる, , , ,
Connexion the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)
Synonyms: コネ, コネクション, 係わる, 係属, 因縁, 接合, 接続, 接続口, 結びつき, 結びつく, 結合, 続柄, , , , 縁故, 連係, 連鎖, 関わり, 関係
Border a strip forming the outer edge of something
Synonyms: , ,
Brim a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat
Synonyms: , , , , , ,
Lip the top edge of a vessel or other container
Synonyms: , , , 縁辺, 飲み口
Relation an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
Synonyms: コネクション, リレーション, , 係る, 係わる, 係り合い, 因縁, 引っ掛かり, 引っ掛かる, 掛かり合い, 掛かり合う, 結びつき, 結びつく, , , , 縁故, 連絡, 連関, , , , , 関わり, 関係, 関わり合う, 関連, 関連性
Edge the outside limit of an object or area or surface
Synonyms: エッジ, , , 傍ら, , 外輪, 果て, 果てる, , 端っこ, , , , 縁辺, , , , , , 際涯
Edging border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)
Synonyms: , ,
Flange a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object
Synonyms: , ,
Moulding a decorative recessed or relieved surface on an edge
Synonyms: , , , 縁取り, 縁取る
Gallery a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed)
Synonyms: ベランダ, 回廊, 歩廊, , , , 縁側
Karma the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation
Synonyms: 天命, , , , 業因, , ,
Brink the edge of a steep place
Synonyms: , , , ,
Edge the boundary of a surface
Synonyms: へり, , , , 端っこ, , , , 縁辺
Relationship a relation between people
Synonyms: コネ, コネクション, 人間関係, , , 係る, 係わる, 係り合い, 掛かり合い, 掛かり合う, 牙婆, 結びつき, 結びつく, , , , 縁故, , , , , 間柄, 関わり, 関係, 関わり合う, 頼り, 頼る
Alliance a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest
Synonyms: リレーション, 係わる, 因縁, 由縁, , 結びつき, 結びつく, , , , 縁故, 間柄, 関わり
Kinship relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
Synonyms: , , , , , 続柄, , , , 縁故, 縁続き, 血縁, 親戚, 親族関係, 類縁
Edge a line determining the limits of an area
Synonyms: へり, リミット, , , 境界, 境界線, 境目, , , ,
Margin the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
Synonyms: エッジ, ボーダー, ボーダーライン, , , , 境域, 境界, 境界線, 境目, , , ,
Edge a place farthest away from the center of something
Synonyms: エッジ, , , 傍ら, , 外輪, 果て, 果てる, , 端っこ, , , , 縁辺, , , , , , 際涯

Meanings for each kanji in 縁

affinity; relation; connection; edge; border; verge; brink Kanji Details »

Categories 縁 is a member of

Abstract Entity a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
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Relation an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
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Border a strip forming the outer edge of something
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Edge a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object
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Edge the outside limit of an object or area or surface
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Porch a structure attached to the exterior of a building often forming a covered entrance
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Projection any structure that branches out from a central support
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Destiny an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
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Bound the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
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Edge the boundary of a surface
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Demarcation Line the boundary of a specific area
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Connexion a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)
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Line a length (straight or curved) without breadth or thickness
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Edge a line determining the limits of an area
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Change Of Integrity the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
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Sample Sentences for 縁

So they filled them to the brim.
My Latin teacher used to look down sternly on me over the rim of her glasses, but now I know it only had to do with the fact that she was wearing reading glasses and that she will have found it a nuisance taking them off all the time, so what looked like contempt towards us students might well and truly have been kindness.
He has done with Susie.
Our connection may be cut on paper but the bonds of old remain as they were.
The path is bordered with hedges.

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