Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
拠り所, 拠所, 拠
Kana Reading
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    grounds; foundation; authority; support; something upon which to rely
    Example sentence
    広辞苑にこう書いてあります」と言って広辞苑唯一の拠り所に論陣張るよくいる There are a lot of people who say, "it says this in Koujien," and use that dictionary as the only grounds for their argument.

Examples of 拠り所, 拠所, 拠, よりどころ in a sentence

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Kanji in this word


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foothold, based on, follow, therefore

On'Yomi: キョ,

Kun'Yomi: よ.る

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On'Yomi: ショ

Kun'Yomi: ところ, -ところ, どころ, とこ

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