敬 means 'respect'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1140   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-15    Grade: 6   Intermediate lesson: 49    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 30 words   Used in 69 words   Used in 717 names   Component in 8 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   うやま to respect, revere
On    キョウ
Name    け   たか   たかし   たけ   とし   のり   ひろ   ゆき   よし
Left side exists as a rare kanji, (any).
⿰  ⿱   () grass   verse   strike  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 敬 is used 7 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 敬 is used 68 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
ケイ : 54 words FIND ALL
respect; esteem; reverence; honour; honor
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キョウ : 10 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: 愛嬌者
pleasant person; attractive person; animal liked by all because of its cuteness
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キョウ (read as ぎょう) : 1 word FIND ALL
to have a charming face, voice, personality, etc.; to be charming
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うやま : 3 words FIND ALL
'u' godan verb, transitive verb
to show respect; to honour; to honor
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An additional 1 less common words include 敬 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 856 (originally: 846)  Joy o' Kanji : 846  Key to Kanji: 250 

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ケイ   うやま to respect, revere   
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ク    verse, phrase   
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ぼく strike   
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