Definition of 懐

  • pocket
  • feelings
  • heart
  • yearn
  • miss someone
  • become attached to
  • bosom
  • breast


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • カイ
  • ふところ
  • なつかしい
  • なつかしむ
  • なつ
  • なつける
  • なずける
  • いだ
  • おも

Popular Words With This Kanji

思う, 想う, 念う, 憶う, 懐う, 惟う, おもう

to think, to consider, to believe, to think (of doing), to plan (to do), to judge, to assess, to regard, to imagine, to suppose, to dream, to expect, to look forward to, to feel, to desire, to want, to recall, to remember

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

懐かしい, なつかしい

dear, desired, missed

懐, 懷, ふところ

bosom, bust, (breast) pocket, purse, handbag

懐疑, かいぎ

doubt, skepticism, scepticism, disbelief

述懐, じゅっかい


懐かしむ, なつかしむ

to yearn for (someone, something), to miss

懐中電灯, 懐中電燈, かいちゅうでんとう

electric torch, flashlight

懐中電灯, 懐中電燈, かいちゅうでんとう

electric torch, flashlight

懐く, なつく, なずく, なづく

to become emotionally attached

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