gǒng
char. arch-shaped; to cup one hand in the other in greeting; to encircle
Other meanings
[gǒng]   v. to arch; to push (with the body or part of the body); (of sprouts) sprout up from the soil
    hand
 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.
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góng shǒu xiāng ràng
phr. give up or surrender submissively
gǒng dòng
n. bridge opening
gǒng qiáo
n. arch bridge
zhòng xīng gǒng yuè
idiom. a myriad of stars surrounding the moon -- a host of lesser lights around the leading one