前 means 'before'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 31   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Study set: 1-2    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 2    Beginner lesson: 6   Begins 361 words   Used in 664 words   Used in 3573 names   Component in 15 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   まえ before
Name    さき   さと   まい
⿱   () grass   the body part and the sword  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 前 is used 48 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 前 is used 634 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
ゼン : 425 words FIND ALL
adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
morning; a.m.
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まえ : 204 words FIND ALL
1. name; full name  (see also: 名字, )
2. given name; first name
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さき: 5 words. FIND ALL
skilled miner; coal-cutter  (see also: 後山)
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An additional 29 less common words include 前 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 177 (originally: 159)  Joy o' Kanji : 159  Key to Kanji: 643 

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ゼン   まえ before   
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the body part and the sword
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ニク body part   
トウ   かたな sword   
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