Definition of 操

  • maneuver
  • manipulate
  • operate
  • steer
  • chastity
  • virginity
  • fidelity


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ソウ
  • サン
  • みさお
  • あやつ

Popular Words With This Kanji

操作, そうさ

operation, management, processing, manipulating to one's benefit, to operate, to manipulate, to fiddle (e.g. the books)

操縦, そうじゅう

flying (a plane), management, handling, control, manipulation

体操, たいそう

gymnastics, physical exercises, calisthenics

操業, そうぎょう


操る, あやつる

to manipulate, to operate, to handle, to operate (e.g. a machine), to steer (a ship), to have a good command of (a language), to be fluent in, to operate a puppet, to pull the strings of a puppet, to mastermind, to pull the strings, to control from the shadows, to play (a musical instrument)

操, みさお

chastity, fidelity, honour, honor, faith

節操, せっそう

constancy, integrity, honor, honour, chastity, fidelity

情操, じょうそう

sensibility (artistic, moral), (good) taste, sentiment

柔軟体操, じゅうなんたいそう


操り人形, 操人形, あやつりにんぎょう

puppet, marionette

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