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[めい()]
mei
noun

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[みょう()]
myou

English Meaning(s) for 命

noun
  1. command; decree; life; destiny

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, 用命, , , 秩序, 規律, 順位, 順序, 順番
Life the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones
Synonyms: 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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Sample Sentences for 命

The work cost him his life.
His life is in danger.
As long as there is life, there is hope.
She saved the drowning child at the risk of her own life.
Have mercy on me and spare my life, please!

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