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char. duke; Mister (term of address for an elderly man); (husband's side) father-in-law
Other meanings
[gōng]   adj. male (This word can only describe the animals)
[gōng]   char. public, state-owned; generally accepted or acknowledged; international, of the world; open, overt; righteous; fair, impartial
'公' is part of the following simplified words:
 凇 嗡 塕 忪 松 淞 滃 滚 瓮 磙 翁 菘 蓊 蚣 衮 讼 鈆 颂 鹟
'公' is part of the following traditional words:
 凇 嗡 塕 忪 松 淞 滃 瓮 磙 翁 菘 蓊 蚣 訟 鈆 頌 鬆 鶲
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.
gōng gong
n. husband's father, father-in-law; (dialect) grandfather
gōng jué
n. duke
gōng pó
n. husband's father and mother
zhū gōng
phr. (lit.) everyone, all (respectful term of address for elder men)