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handkerchief 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˈhaNGkərCHif/,/-CHēf/,
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handkerchieves, plural; handkerchiefs, plural;
  1. A square of cotton or other finely woven material, typically carried one's pocket and intended for blowing or wiping one's nose


  1. a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory
  2. A handkerchief (also called handkercher or hanky) is a form of a kerchief, typically a hemmed square of thin fabric that can be carried in the pocket or purse, and which is intended for personal hygiene purposes such as wiping one's hands or face, or blowing one's nose. ...
  3. (Handkerchiefs) If you lose your handkerchief in a dream it is an omen showing that your engagement is in danger of breaking up. If your hankie is torn then the lover’s quarrels will be so bad that you will not be able to make up. ...
  4. Only once in Authorized Version (Act 19:12). The Greek word ( sudarion ) so rendered means properly "a sweat-cloth." It is rendered "napkin" in Joh 11:44; Joh 20:7; Luk 19:20.
  5. A piece a cloth, normally white used for wiping one's nose. (Well, what else did you expect!)
  6. Square of cloth, smaller than a kerchief, often with a decorative border and corner design, carried as a personal accessory.
  7. a piece of cloth used to keep oneself clean or wipe off sweat
  8. cloth  boys used  to keep dried snot in before tissues were invented.