mìng
v./n. to assign (a name, a title, etc.); to order, to command; instruction, order
Other meanings
[mìng]   n. fate, destiny; life; life expectancy
    mouth (for )
    person, man (for )
 n/a 
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
EXAMPLES
mìng míng
v. name
mìng tí
v./n. assign a subject, set a question; proposition
tīng mìng yú rén
idiom. be at sb's service, dance to one's pipe
dài mìng
v. await orders
wéi mìng shì cóng
idiom. at one's beck and call; be at sb.'s bidding
shòu mìng
v. to give orders