Definition of 抱

  • embrace
  • hug
  • hold in arms


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ホウ
  • いだ
  • かかえる

Popular Words With This Kanji

抱える, かかえる

to hold or carry under or in the arms, to have (esp. problems, debts, etc.), to employ, to engage, to hire

抱く, 懐く, いだく, だく, うだく

to embrace, to hold in the arms (e.g. a baby), to hug, to harbour (e.g. grudge) (harbor), to bear (e.g. a grudge), to entertain (e.g. suspicion), to have sex with, to make love to, to sleep with, to sit on eggs

抱負, ほうふ

aspiration, ambition, pretension

抱え込む, かかえ込む, かかえこむ

to hold (carry) a thing in one's arm, to embrace (a baby), to take upon oneself

抱き合う, だきあう

to embrace each other

辛抱, 辛棒, しんぼう

patience, endurance

抱え, かかえ

armful, employee

丸抱え, まるがかえ

completely financed, sponsored, under patronage

辛抱強い, しんぼうづよい

patient, persevering

抱き抱える, 抱きかかえる, だきかかえる

to hold, to carry, to embrace (in one's arms)

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