Components

止 means 'stop'

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Strokes : 4    Radical number: 77    Frequency: 393   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-7    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 12    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 61 words   Used in 342 words   Used in 151 names   Component in 141 kanji (26 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
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   シ
Kun
   める to stop   まる to stop
Kun    とどめる to keep in position   -どまり   -ど   とど   とどまる   やめる   や   -や   よ   -さ   -さ
Name    どめ
     
See how the "stopping" radical has a lot to do with movement! That’s particularly true when it comes to the etymologies of characters such as 止, (walk), and (passing of time).
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 止 is used 15 times, read 4 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 止 is used 332 times, read 7 ways (with 3 variations).
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シ : 195 words FIND ALL
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suspension; stoppage; discontinuance; interruption
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める (read as ど) : 47 words FIND ALL
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1. brake; skid; pawl
2. restraint; curtailment; self-imposed limit; check
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める : 41 words FIND ALL
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to stop (moving); to come to a stop
2. to stop (doing, working, being supplied); to come to a halt; to cease; to be stopped; to be suspended
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める : 30 words FIND ALL
'mu' godan verb, intransitive verb
to cease; to stop; to be over
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とどめる : 7 words FIND ALL
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ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to stop; to stay (e.g. the night); to cease; to put an end to
2. to contain; to keep (in position, in place); to limit
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-さ (read as さ) : 6 words FIND ALL
to stop in the midst of; to leave undone  (see also: 差す; after the -masu stem of a verb)
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'su' godan verb, transitive verb
to cease; to desist; to cut it out; to lay off (an activity); to drop (a subject) to abolish; to resign; to give up  (see also: 止める; often written with kana only)
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まる (read as とまり) : 1 word FIND ALL
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Most common form: 止り木
noun
1. perch
2. barstool
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どまり: 1 word. FIND ALL
expression, noun
(train) terminating at this station; not in service
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どめ: 2 words. FIND ALL
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noun
snow guard (to prevent snow from sliding off of a roof); snow stop
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An additional と.まる less common words include 止 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 143 (originally: 129)  Joy o' Kanji : 129  Key to Kanji: 422 

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シ   とめる to stop   とまる to stop   
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