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守 means 'protect'

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Strokes : 6    Frequency: 387   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-10    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 23    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 43 words   Used in 171 words   Used in 966 names   Component in 3 kanji (1 Jōyō)
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   シュ   ス
Kun
   まも to protect, guard   もり babysitting
Kun    かみ   まも   -もり
Name    う   し   も   て
⿱   roof   inch  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 守 is used 12 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 守 is used 163 times, read 5 ways (with 4 variations).
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シュ : 89 words FIND ALL
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defense; defence  (see also: 攻撃)
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ス : 16 words FIND ALL
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1. absence; being away from home
2. house-sitting; house-sitter
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シュ (read as じゅ) : 5 words FIND ALL
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noun
local Shinto deity; tutelary god
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もり : 18 words FIND ALL
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noun
lighthouse keeper
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かみ : 2 words FIND ALL
noun
director (of the provincial governors under the ritsuryo system)  (see also: 国司, 長官)
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まも : 23 words FIND ALL
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'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to protect; to guard; to defend
2. to keep (i.e. a promise); to abide (by the rules); to observe; to obey; to follow
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まも (read as まもり) : 3 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. protection; defense; defence
2. providence
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noun
one of the six administrators of a Zen temple who substitutes for the chief priest  (see also: 六知事; Buddhist term)
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1. babysitting; babysitter  (see also: 子守り)
2. taking care of; assisting; assistant; helper
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Henshall: 316 (originally: 300)  Joy o' Kanji : 300  Key to Kanji: 472 

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シュ   ス   まも to protect, guard   もり babysitting   
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スン   inch
roof   
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