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v. use a rope or crane to lift up or let down; hang, suspend
Other meanings
[diào]   char. to condole, to mourn
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.
tiān huā bǎn shang diào zhe yì zhǎn dēng .
phr. There is a lamp hanging on the ceiling.
jǐng chá yòng shéng zi bǎ tā cóng jíng lǐ diào shàng lái .
phr. The police lifted him up from the well with a rope.
diào chuáng
n. hammock
diào qiáo
n. suspension bridge, drawbridge
dǎ diào zhēn
v. put sb on a drip; have oneself put on a drip
diào shàn
n. ceiling fan
yì kē shù shang diào sǐ
idiom. hang oneself on tree-- one should keep his options open