Definition of 伏

  • prostrated
  • bend down
  • bow
  • cover
  • lay (pipes)


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • フク
  • せる

Popular Words With This Kanji

伏せる, ふせる

to lay something upside down, to turn something over, to cover, to lay (pipes), to lay (an ambush), to hide

降伏, 降服, こうふく

capitulation, surrender, submission

潜伏, せんぷく

concealment, hiding, ambush, incubation

起伏, きふく

undulation, ups and downs, highs and lows

俯せる, うつ伏せる, うつぶせる

to lie face-down

伏線, ふくせん

preparation, foreshadowing, underplot (in a novel), precautionary measures

伏兵, ふくへい

ambush, troops in ambush

待ち伏せ, 待伏せ, まちぶせ

performing an ambush

待ち伏せ, 待伏せ, まちぶせ

performing an ambush

屈伏, 屈服, くっぷく

yielding, submission, surrender, giving way, succumbing

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