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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

What came first? The egg or the hen?
I anticipated his question.
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
They did not wish to go any farther.
For studying abroad, I can't decide whether I should go to Australia or Canada.

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