場 - Dong Chinese dictionary

chǎngcháng

open space

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
土 meaning component

  Meaning component

  

earth

昜 sound component

  Sound component

yáng

  

bright

Evolution

場 Seal script Chu (Warring States: 475-221 BC)

Seal script

Chu (Warring States: 475-221 BC)
場 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)
場 Clerical script Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

() 

chǎng

open space, field, market; large place used for a specific purpose; stage; scene (of a play); classifier for sporting or recreational activities; classifier for number of exams

() 

cháng

threshing floor; classifier for events and happenings: spell, episode, bout

Most common words with 場
Freq.
Word
Meaning

stage

市场

marketplace

现场

(on) the spot

机场

airport

在场

to be present