ancient cooking cauldron with two looped handles and three or four legs; pot (dialect); to enter upon a period of (classical); Kangxi radical 206; one of the 64 hexagrams of the Book of Changes

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春秋鼎盛 春秋鼎盛 chun1 qiu1 ding3 sheng4
the prime of one's life

大名鼎鼎 大名鼎鼎 da4 ming2 ding3 ding3
grand reputation; renowned; famous

刀锯鼎镬 刀鋸鼎鑊 dao1 ju4 ding3 huo4
knife, saw and cauldron; ancient instruments of torture; fig. torture

鼎铛玉石 鼎鐺玉石 ding3 cheng1 yu4 shi2
lit. to use a sacred tripod as cooking pot and jade as ordinary stone (idiom); fig. a waste of precious material; casting pearls before swine

鼎城 鼎城 ding3 cheng2
Dingcheng district of Changde city 常德市, Hunan

鼎城区 鼎城區 ding3 cheng2 qu1
Dingcheng district of Changde city 常德市, Hunan

鼎鼎 鼎鼎 ding3 ding3
great; very important

鼎鼎大名 鼎鼎大名 ding3 ding3 da4 ming2
famous; celebrated

鼎沸 鼎沸 ding3 fei4
a confused noise; a racket

鼎革 鼎革 ding3 ge2
change of dynasties; clear out the old, bring in the new

鼎湖 鼎湖 ding3 hu2
Dinghu district of Zhaoqing city 肇慶市|肇庆市, Guangdong

鼎湖区 鼎湖區 ding3 hu2 qu1
Dinghu district of Zhaoqing city 肇慶市|肇庆市, Guangdong

鼎力 鼎力 ding3 li4
(honorific) your kind efforts; thanks to your help

鼎立 鼎立 ding3 li4
lit. to stand like the three legs of a tripod; tripartite confrontation or balance of forces

鼎力相助 鼎力相助 ding3 li4 xiang1 zhu4
We are most grateful for your valuable assistance.

鼎盛 鼎盛 ding3 sheng4
flourishing; at its peak; a golden age

鼎盛期 鼎盛期 ding3 sheng4 qi1
flourishing age (of the ceremonial tripod); golden age

鼎盛时期 鼎盛時期 ding3 sheng4 shi2 qi1
flourishing period; golden age

鼎食 鼎食 ding3 shi2
extravagant food

鼎泰丰 鼎泰豐 ding3 tai4 feng1
Din Tai Fung, restaurant specializing in dumplings, with stores in many countries

鼎新 鼎新 ding3 xin1
to innovate

鼎峙 鼎峙 ding3 zhi4
a tripartite balance; compromise between three rivals

鼎助 鼎助 ding3 zhu4
(honorific) your inestimable assistance; thanks to your help

鼎族 鼎族 ding3 zu2
rich patriarchal family; aristocracy

鼎足 鼎足 ding3 zu2
lit. the three legs of a tripod; fig. three competing rivals

鼎足之势 鼎足之勢 ding3 zu2 zhi1 shi4
competition between three rivals; tripartite confrontation

定鼎 定鼎 ding4 ding3
lit. to set up the sacred tripods (following Yu the Great); to fix the capital; to found a dynasty; used in advertising

福鼎 福鼎 fu2 ding3
Fuding county level city in Ningde 寧德|宁德, Fujian

福鼎市 福鼎市 fu2 ding3 shi4
Fuding county level city in Ningde 寧德|宁德, Fujian

革故鼎新 革故鼎新 ge2 gu4 ding3 xin1
to discard the old and introduce the new (idiom); to innovate

九鼎 九鼎 jiu3 ding3
the Nine Tripod Cauldrons, symbol of state power, dating back to the Xia Dynasty

民怨鼎沸 民怨鼎沸 min2 yuan4 ding3 fei4
seething discontent (idiom); popular grievances boil over

染指于鼎 染指於鼎 ran3 zhi3 yu2 ding3
lit. dip one's finger in the tripod (idiom); fig. to get one's finger in the pie; to get a share of the action

人声鼎沸 人聲鼎沸 ren2 sheng1 ding3 fei4
lit. a boiling cauldron of voices (idiom); hubbub; brouhaha

三权鼎立 三權鼎立 san1 quan2 ding3 li4
separation of powers

问鼎 問鼎 wen4 ding3
to aspire to the throne; to aim at (the first place etc)

问鼎轻重 問鼎輕重 wen4 ding3 qing1 zhong4
lit. to inquire whether the tripods are light or heavy (idiom); a laughable attempt to seize power

问鼎中原 問鼎中原 wen4 ding3 zhong1 yuan2
to plan to seize power of the whole country (idiom)

一言九鼎 一言九鼎 yi1 yan2 jiu3 ding3
one word worth nine sacred tripods (idiom); words of enormous weight

钟鼎文 鐘鼎文 zhong1 ding3 wen2
bell-cauldron script; the 籀文 form of Chinese character used in metal inscriptions

钟鸣鼎食 鐘鳴鼎食 zhong1 ming2 ding3 shi2
extravagant lifestyle