Definition of 函

  • box (archaic)

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • カン
  • はこ
  • れる

Popular Words With This Kanji

入れる, 容れる, 函れる, いれる

to put in, to let in, to take in, to bring in, to insert, to set (a jewel, etc.), to ink in (e.g. a tattoo), to admit, to accept, to employ, to hire, to accept, to comply, to grant, to adopt (a policy, etc.), to take (advice, etc.), to listen to, to pay attention to, to include, to pay (one's rent, etc.), to cast (a vote), to make (tea, coffee, etc.), to turn on (a switch, etc.), to send (a fax), to call

箱, 函, 匣, 筥, 筐, 凾, はこ, こう

box, car (of a train, etc.), shamisen case, shamisen, man who carries a geisha's shamisen, receptacle for human waste, feces (faeces)

投函, 投かん, とうかん

mailing, posting

関数, 函数, かんすう

function (e.g. math, programming, programing)

暗箱, 暗函, あんばこ

camera obscura

函蓋, かんがい

box and cover

通箱, 通い箱, 通函, かよいばこ

reusable shipping carton

函渠, かんきょ

drain with an oblong cross-section

函人, かんじん

armorer, armourer

経函, きょうかん

sutra box


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