位 - Dong Chinese dictionary

wèi

position

Depicts a person () standing () in a specific position.

Components
亻 iconic component

  Iconic component

rén

  

person

is a component form of .

立 iconic component

  Iconic component

  

stand

Evolution

位 Bronze script Late Western Zhou (~800 BC)

Bronze script

Late Western Zhou (~800 BC)
位 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
位 Clerical script Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

Clerical script

Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)
位 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

wèi

throne; position, post; rank, status; seat; position; location; place; classifier for people (honorific); classifier for binary bits (e.g. 十六位 16-bit or 2 bytes); (physics) potential

Most common words with 位
Freq.
Word
Meaning

position

位置

position

单位

unit (of measure)

各位

everybody

地位

position

Component uses

Meaning component in 1 character

Sound component in 1 character