Definition of 降

  • descend
  • precipitate
  • fall
  • surrender

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • コウ
  • りる
  • ろす
  • くだ
  • くだ

Popular Words With This Kanji

以降, いこう

on and after, as from, hereafter, thereafter, since

降りる, 下りる, おりる

to descend (e.g. a mountain), to go down, to come down, to alight (e.g. from bus), to get off, to disembark, to dismount, to step down, to retire, to give up, to quit, to be granted, to be issued, to be given, to form (of frost, dew, mist, etc.), to be passed (from the body; i.e. of a roundworm)

下す, 降す, くだす

to make (a decision), to pass (judgement, etc.), to hand down (orders, etc.), to let go down, to lower, to do oneself, to do by oneself

下る, 降る, くだる

to descend, to go down, to come down, to be handed down (of an order, judgment, etc.), to pass (of time), to surrender, to capitulate, (often in neg. form) to be less than, to be inferior to, to have the runs, to have diarrhea

下ろし, 降ろし, 卸し, 卸, おろし

dropping, unloading, removing, grated vegetables, fruit, etc., grater, using new tools (or clothes, etc.), new tools (or clothes, etc.)

下ろす, 降ろす, 下す, おろす

to take down (e.g. flag), to launch (e.g. boat), to drop, to lower (e.g. ladder), to let (a person) off, to unload, to discharge, to drop off (a passenger from a vehicle), to let (a person) off, to withdraw money from an account, to wear (clothing) for the first time, to fillet (e.g. a fish)

降板, こうばん

leaving the mound (baseball), being knocked out, resigning from a role or position

下降, かこう

downward, descent, fall, drop, subsidence

滑降, かっこう

skiing down a slope, doing downhill skiing, descent

降伏, 降服, こうふく

capitulation, surrender, submission


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