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no adjective, noun

English Meaning(s) for 先

no adjective, noun
  1. former; previous; old
  1. first move (in go, shogi, etc.); opening move

Definition and Synonyms for 先

Hereafter the time yet to come
Synonyms: のち, さっき, これから, フューチャー, 今後, 以後, , , この先, お先, 先々, 先行, 先行き, 向後, 将来, , , , この後, 後々, 後々, 後ろ, 後の世, 後方, 後来, 御先, 未来, 末々, 来者, 自今, 行き先, 行く先, 行方, 行き方, 行き方
Prong a pointed projection
Synonyms: さっき, ,
Priority preceding in time
Synonyms: さっき, 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: そば, さっき, , , 先端, 先頭, , , , 穂先, , , , ,
Terminal either extremity of something that has length
Synonyms: そば, さっき, , , 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: さっき, , , 先っぽ, 先っちょ, 先端, 最先端
Point sharp end
Synonyms: そば, さっき, , , 先端, , , , 穂先, , , ,
Head the top of something
Synonyms: さっき, ヘッド, いただく, 上端, , , 先端, , 頂上, 頂点
Tip especially something pointed
Synonyms: さっき, , , 先っぽ, 先っちょ, 先端, 最先端

Meanings for each kanji in 先

» before; ahead; previous; future; precedence

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

Last time it was a natural childbirth.
Last time I couldn't carry my baby to full term.
I had a difficult delivery last time.
Japan follows the principle of first-to-file.
I don't know what to do from now on.

Comments for 先

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Yep, the reason is that the audio engine runs separately to the main dictionary, so for words where there is multiple readings, the audio engine chooses the most likely option.  It's something that I'm looking to fix up in the first half of next year.

#3 Posted by flint over 1 year ago

+1, a lot of the times the kana is on'yomi but the pronunciation is kun'yomi, at least at single kanji

#2 Posted by modjo_ over 1 year ago

Why do do many words not sound as they are read?

#1 Posted by jaranyaporn over 1 year ago

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