彫 means 'sculpt'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1569   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-25    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 30 words   Used in 46 words   Used in 29 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   to sculpt, to carve
Kun    -ぼ
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Do you know the purpose of the tiny sculptures known as netsukes? Do you know how a pharmacist’s mortar relates to a way of engraving? Do you know why the Japanese compare some people to sculptures or why two constellation names include 彫? Do you know about traditional tattoos that cover a great deal of the body, with the picture often coming directly from ukiyoe? You soon will!
⿰   circumference   fur  
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調 investigate  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 彫 is used 2 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 彫 is used 46 times, read 2 ways (with 3 variations).
チョウ : 21 words FIND ALL
carving; engraving; sculpture
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(read as ぼ) : 12 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 浮彫
1. relief; embossed carving
2. bringing to the fore; throwing something into relief
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: 7 words FIND ALL
Most common form: ほる
'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to carve; to engrave; to sculpt; to chisel
2. to tattoo  (this meaning is restricted to reading ほる)
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(read as ほり) : 5 words FIND ALL
1. engraving a woodblock or seal
2. woodblock or seal engraver
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ぼり: 1 word. FIND ALL
Most common form: 木彫り師
wood sculptor; woodcarver  (see also: 木彫り職人; obscure term)
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An additional 調 less common words include 彫 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1590  Joy o' Kanji : 1590  Key to Kanji:

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チョウ   ほ to sculpt, to carve   
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fur, bristles, beard   
シュウ   まわ circumference   
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ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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