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2 exact word matches found in search '先'
noun, 'no' adjective, noun (suffix), prefix
1. previous; prior; former; first; earlier; some time ago; preceding
2. point (e.g. pencil); tip; end; nozzle
(click the word to view an additional 5 meanings and 3 forms)
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1. former; previous; old
noun
2. first move (in go, shogi, etc.); opening move
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283 words found beginning with '先'
noun
1. teacher; master; doctor  (honorific)
suffix
2. with names of teachers, etc. as an honorific  (honorific)
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 1 meaning)
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
last month
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noun
senior (at work or school); superior; elder; older graduate; progenitor; old-timer  (see also: 後輩)
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
the other day; a few days ago
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adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
last week; the week before
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noun
head; lead; vanguard; first
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms)
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adverb, noun
before; earlier than; first; ahead; beyond; away; previously; recently
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms)
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pointed end; tip; fine point; spearhead; cusp; vanguard; advanced; leading edge; apex (of a curve)
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preceding; going first; leading; going ahead; taking priority
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ancestor
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542 words found containing '先' in any position
noun, 'no' adjective, noun (suffix), prefix
1. previous; prior; former; first; earlier; some time ago; preceding
2. point (e.g. pencil); tip; end; nozzle
(click the word to view an additional 5 meanings and 3 forms)
5
3
TEST
1. former; previous; old
noun
2. first move (in go, shogi, etc.); opening move
5
TEST
noun
1. teacher; master; doctor  (honorific)
suffix
2. with names of teachers, etc. as an honorific  (honorific)
(click the word to view an additional 1 reading and 1 meaning)
5
1
TEST
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
last month
5
2
TEST
noun
senior (at work or school); superior; elder; older graduate; progenitor; old-timer  (see also: 後輩)
4
2
TEST
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
the other day; a few days ago
3
2
TEST
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
last week; the week before
5
2
TEST
noun
head; lead; vanguard; first
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms)
2
3
TEST
preceding; going first; leading; going ahead; taking priority
1
3
TEST
adverb, noun
before; earlier than; first; ahead; beyond; away; previously; recently
(click the word to view an additional 2 forms)
1
3
TEST
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