更 means 'again'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 1052   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-20    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 33    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 46 words   Used in 107 words   Used in 225 names   Component in 18 kanji (3 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   さら again   ける grow late   かす stay up late
Kun    さら
A Joy o' Kanji essay is available for 更 - click the badge to download
See how the four Joyo yomi of 更 will take you in very different directions. With ふ•ける and ふ•かす, you can stay up late. With さら, you can talk about what's new. By adding hiragana to さら, you produce adverbs, such as one for 'furthermore.' Finally, コウ means 'change' in terms for 'renewal,' 'revision,' and 'rehabilitation.' As a bonus, learn what it means to change clothes in Japan!
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Windows of Time
午 更 宵 旦
Rock around the clock with these four kanji. They might seem to represent mere points in a 24-hour stretch. But as 午 appears in terms for "morning" and "afternoon," it applies to a large chunk of the day. Then 宵 takes over, generally meaning "early evening" but also sometimes "evening." We find 更 in terms for the ancient Chinese system of night watches that ran from about 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Night ends with dawn (旦). These multipurpose kanji also symbolize parts of the year, from New Year's (旦) to late autumn (更).
⿱   one  ⿻   sun; day   crossed swords  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 更 is used 8 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 更 is used 98 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
コウ : 67 words FIND ALL
change; modification; alteration; revision; amendment
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さら : 22 words FIND ALL
1. new; unused  (often written with kana only; regional dialect: Kansai-ben; this meaning is restricted to reading さら)
2. new
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ける : 6 words FIND ALL
late at night; small hours of the morning
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さら (read as ざら) : 3 words FIND ALL
Most common form: まんざらでもない
expression, 'i' adjective
not all bad; not as dissatisfied (or annoyed) as one would have others believe  (often written with kana only)
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An additional ふ.かす less common words include 更 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1248  Joy o' Kanji : 1248  Key to Kanji: 326 

Cascading kanji view

コウ   さら again   ふける grow late   ふかす stay up late   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
crossed swords
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