Definition of 徹

  • penetrate
  • clear
  • pierce
  • strike home
  • sit up (all night)


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • テツ

Popular Words With This Kanji

徹底, てってい

thoroughness, completeness, consistency

通る, 徹る, 透る, とおる

to go by, to go past, to go along, to travel along, to pass through, to use (a road), to take (a route), to go via, to go by way of, to run (between), to operate (between), to connect, to go indoors, to go into a room, to be admitted, to be shown in, to be ushered in, to come in, to penetrate, to pierce, to skewer, to go through, to come through, to permeate, to soak into, to spread throughout, to carry (e.g. of a voice), to reach far, to be passed on (e.g. of a customer's order to the kitchen), to be relayed, to be conveyed, to pass (a test, a bill in the House, etc.), to be approved, to be accepted, to go by (a name), to be known as, to be accepted as, to have a reputation for, to be coherent, to be logical, to be reasonable, to be comprehensible, to be understandable, to make sense, to get across (e.g. of one's point), to be understood, to be straight (e.g. wood grain), to be well-informed, to be wise, to do ... completely, to do ... thoroughly

通す, 徹す, 透す, とおす

to let pass, to overlook, to continue, to keep, to make way for, to persist in

徹夜, てつや

all night, all-night vigil, sleepless night

徹する, てっする

to sink in, to penetrate, to devote oneself, to believe in, to go through, to do intently and exclusively

貫徹, かんてつ

accomplishment, realization, realisation, penetration

冷徹, れいてつ


不徹底, ふてってい

inconsistent, illogical, unconvincing, not thorough, indefinite, half-way

一徹, いってつ

obstinate, stubborn, inflexible

透徹, とうてつ

penetration, absolutely clear, not dirty, clearness

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