横 means 'side'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 457   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-12    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 25    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 166 words   Used in 223 words   Used in 1371 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   よこ side
⿰   tree   yellow  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 横 is used 6 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 横 is used 183 times, read 2 ways.
オウ : 63 words FIND ALL
1. crossing
noun or verb acting prenominally
2. transverse
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よこ : 120 words FIND ALL
1. horizontal (as opposed to vertical); lying down  (see also: 横になる)
2. side-to-side (as opposed to front-to-back); width; breadth  (see also: 首を横に振る)
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An additional 構 less common words include 横 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 255 (originally: 235)  Joy o' Kanji : 235  Key to Kanji: 63 

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オウ   よこ side   
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モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
オウ   コウ   き yellow   
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キョウ   とも together   
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katakana 'ha'; eight
デン   た rice field   
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