上 means 'above'

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Strokes : 3    Frequency: 13   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Challenge set: 1    Grade: 1   Intermediate lesson: 1    Beginner lesson: 3   Begins 479 words   Used in 1337 words   Used in 11811 names   Component in 10 kanji (6 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ジョウ   ショウ
   うえ above   うわ- above   げる to raise   がる to rise   かみ first half, upper part   のぼ to climb   のぼせる to bring up, to raise   のぼ to bring up
On    シャン
Kun    -あげる   あがり   -あがり   のぼ   たてまつ
Name    あおい   あげ   い   か   かき   かず   かん   こう   のぼり   ほつ
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 上 is used 87 times, read 7 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 上 is used 1280 times, read 7 ways (with 3 variations).
ジョウ : 654 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
1. not less than; ... and more; ... and upwards  (see also: )
2. beyond ... (e.g. one's means); further (e.g. nothing further to say); more than ... (e.g. cannot pay more than that)
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ショウ : 10 words FIND ALL
holy priest; saint
うえ : 71 words FIND ALL
noun, 'no' adjective, adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (suffix)
1. above; up; over; elder (e.g. daughter)
2. top; summit
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かみ : 35 words FIND ALL
upper reaches of a river; upstream  (see also: 川下)
げる : 378 words FIND ALL
'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to rise; to go up; to come up; to ascend; to be raised  (opposite: 下がる)
2. to enter (esp. from outdoors); to come in; to go in
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うわ- (read as うわ) : 77 words FIND ALL
coat; tunic; jacket; outer garment
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のぼ : 40 words FIND ALL
1. ascent; climbing; ascending (path); climb
2. up-train (e.g. going to Tokyo)  (see also: 上り列車; this meaning is restricted to form 上り)
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げる (read as あげ) : 13 words FIND ALL
sales; amount sold; proceeds
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かみ (read as がみ) : 1 word FIND ALL
waist (the part of the pants located above the crotch); pant rise
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げる (read as あげり) : 1 word FIND ALL
Henshall: 23 (originally: 37)  Joy o' Kanji : 37  Key to Kanji: 547 

Cascading kanji view

ジョウ   ショウ   うえ above   うわ- above   あげる to raise   あがる to rise   かみ first half, upper part   のぼ to climb   のぼせる to bring up, to raise   のぼ to bring up   
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