東 means 'east'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 110   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Study set: 1-3    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 3    Beginner lesson: 11   Begins 191 words   Used in 243 words   Used in 9356 names   Component in 21 kanji (6 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ひがし east
Name    あい   あがり   あづま   こ   さき   しの   とお   はる   ひが   もと
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 東 is used 21 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 東 is used 221 times, read 2 ways (with 5 variations). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
トウ : 168 words FIND ALL
1. east and west
2. Orient and Occident; East and West
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トウ (read as どう) : 2 words FIND ALL
Kanto region (incl. Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki and Chiba prefectures)  (see also: 関東地方)
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ひがし : 33 words FIND ALL
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はる: 1 word. FIND ALL
crown prince
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あづま: 3 words. FIND ALL
Azuma coat; type of coat worn over a kimono; popular in the middle of the Meiji era
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しの: 2 words. FIND ALL
daybreak; dawn  (archaic)
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あずま: 11 words. FIND ALL
man from eastern Japan (esp. Edo or elsewhere in the Kanto region)
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
Most common form: カントン
1. Guangdong (China); Kwangtung
2. Guangzhou; Kwangchow; Canton (China)  (see also: 広州)
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An additional あずま less common words include 東 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 201 (originally: 184)  Joy o' Kanji : 184  Key to Kanji: 799 

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トウ   ひがし east   
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