Character Contained In References Comments
 Simplified  Traditional  Ancient forms  Archaic forms
  traditional formhandwritten form

Variants

Phonetic

Semantic

Apparent
Mandarin
hou4
English
Definitions
after; behind; later; queen; rear; afterwards; back; empress; surname; descendents; post-
Mnemonic
To take a step and drag a trailing thread behind
Etymology
Notes
Original form of this character was nearly identical to early form of 退