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[いのち()]
inochi
noun

English Meaning(s) for 命

noun
  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

It is no exaggeration to say that, as far as he was concerned, his wife was life itself to him.
He rescued the little girl at the cost of his life.
He saved her at the cost of his own life.
Illusions are short lived.
That whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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