zhāi
char. to abstain from meat and wine; to give alms (to monks); fast; vegetarian diet (for religious reasons)
Other meanings
[zhāi]   char. (formal) room used for study
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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
zhāi jiè
n. fast, abstain from meat
zhāi yuè
n. Ramadan (the month of fast in the Islamic religion)
kāi zhāi
v. resume a meat diet, come to the end of Ramadan
quán sù zhāi
n. (of Buddhist or Taoist) vegetarian diet
cháng zhāi
n. (Buddhism) permanent abstention from meat, fish, etc.
huà zhāi
v. (of Buddhist monk) beg for a vegetarian meal, beg alms from door to door
chī zhāi
phr. to practice abstinence from meat for religious reasons