Definition of 命

  • fate
  • command
  • decree
  • destiny
  • life
  • appoint

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • メイ
  • ミョウ
  • いのち

Popular Words With This Kanji

革命, かくめい

revolution, 58th year of the sexagenary cycle (in onmyou-dou)

生命, せいめい

life, existence

命令, めいれい

order, command, decree, directive, (software) instruction, statement

命, いのち

life, life force, lifetime, lifespan, most important thing, foundation, core, paired tattoos of the "life" kanji on the upper arms of a man and woman (indicating unwavering love), fate, destiny, karma

命じる, めいじる

to order, to command, to appoint

任命, にんめい

appointment, nomination, ordination, commission, designation

懸命, けんめい

eagerness, earnestness, risking one's life

亡命, ぼうめい

flight from one's country, seeking asylum, defection, emigration (for political reasons), (going into) exile, becoming a (political) refugee

一生懸命, 一生けん命, いっしょうけんめい

very hard, with utmost effort, with all one's might, for dear life

一生懸命, 一生けん命, いっしょうけんめい

very hard, with utmost effort, with all one's might, for dear life


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