士 means 'samurai'

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Strokes : 3    Radical number: 33    Frequency: 262   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-1    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 24 words   Used in 295 words   Used in 1816 names   Component in 199 kanji (29 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun    さむらい gentleman, samurai, samurai radical (no. 33)
Name    お   ま
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 ground; earth  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 士 is used 15 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
Across all words in Japanese, 士 is used 275 times, read 2 ways (with 3 variations). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
シ : 247 words FIND ALL
lawyer; attorney
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シ (read as じ) : 23 words FIND ALL
Mount Fuji; Mt. Fuji; Fujiyama; Fuji-san
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さむらい : 2 words FIND ALL
mnemonic for remembering the months with fewer than 31 days (ni, shi, mu, ku, etc.)
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さむらい (read as ざむらい) : 1 word FIND ALL
Most common form: 地侍
provincial samurai in the middle ages, who engaged in agriculture in peacetime
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ま: 1 word. FIND ALL
Most common form: 海人
1. male diver (who collects shells, seaweed, etc.)  (see also: 海女; esp. 海人, 海士)
2. fisherman  (esp. 海人, 蜑)
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
noun, noun (suffix), 'no' adjective
1. doctorate; PhD; Dr (as a title)  (usu. はくし)
2. expert; learned person  (usu. はかせ)
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An additional 土 less common words include 士 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 521 (originally: 494)  Joy o' Kanji : 494  Key to Kanji: 409 

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シ   samurai
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