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 63 words   Used in 342 words   Used in 151 names   Component in 148 kanji (26 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   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).
シ : 195 words FIND ALL
suspension; stoppage; discontinuance; interruption
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める (read as ど) : 47 words FIND ALL
0 3
1. brake; skid; pawl
2. restraint; curtailment; self-imposed limit; check
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める : 41 words FIND ALL
'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
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
0 3
Most common form: 止り木
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
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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