浪 means 'wandering'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 1146   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-13    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 18 words   Used in 58 words   Used in 451 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Name    なに
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From wild waves to wanderers to wastefulness, this essay takes you on quite a ride. It also explores figurative takes on “ronin” and an old (but still relevant) name for Osaka. Learn to say, “I am currently unemployed,” “It's certainly a waste of time,” “He lives the life of a vagrant,” and “The vagabond, when rich, is called a tourist.” Also discover the meaning of “zodiacal rabbit” + “wave”!
The essay is also included in the following Thematic Bundles
Following Whims
随 漂 浮 浪
All who wander are not lost, at least not with this collection of kanji. They largely represent the happiest forms of aimless wandering, hedonism, freedom from worldly concerns, and wanderlust. Yes, this can veer off into extramarital affairs, restlessness, vagrancy, and unemployment. One kanji figures into a term for "failed college applicant." But another relates to essay writing as "following the pen" wherever it wishes. And two essays in this bundle touch on the Sanka, Japan's homegrown nomads and original hippies. Let freedom ring!
⿰   () water   good  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 浪 is used 4 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 浪 is used 49 times, read 1 way (with 2 variations).
ロウ : 37 words FIND ALL
1. ronin; wandering samurai without a master to serve
2. out of work  (this meaning is restricted to form 浪人)
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なに: 4 words. FIND ALL
naniwabushi; var. of sung narrative popular during the Edo period
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なみ: 8 words. FIND ALL
offing wave; deep water wave
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An additional なみ less common words include 浪 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1937  Joy o' Kanji : 1937  Key to Kanji:

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ロウ    wandering   
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リョウ   よ good   
スイ   みず water   
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