止 - Dong Chinese dictionary

zhǐ

stop

Original meaning: 

foot

Pictograph of a foot. The meaning of this character has shifted over time and now means "stop".

Evolution

止 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

(~1250-1000 BC)
止 Bronze script Late Shang dynasty (~1100 BC)

Bronze script

Late Shang dynasty (~1100 BC)
止 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

zhǐ

stop, halt, desist; detain; to stop; to prohibit; until; only

Most common words with 止
Freq.
Word
Meaning

阻止

to prevent

停止

to stop

为止

until

防止

to prevent

禁止

to prohibit

Component uses

Meaning component in 12 characters

Sound component in 13 characters

齿

Iconic component in 14 characters

退

Unknown component in 1 character

Deleted component in 1 character