監 means 'keep watch'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 589   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-3    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 58 words   Used in 130 words   Used in 49 names   Component in 14 kanji (4 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Name    けん
The upper part does not exist as an independent kanji - it is a modified form of (lie down).
⿱  ⿰   subject  ⿱  𠂉 () man   one   dish  
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 lie down  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 監 is used 5 times, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 監 is used 129 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
カン : 127 words FIND ALL
1. supervision; control; superintendence; direction
2. director; superintendent; supervisor; coach; foreman; manager; overseer; controller; boss
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げん: 2 words. FIND ALL
noun, noun (suffix)
1. special Nara-period administrative division for areas containing a detached palace (Yoshino and Izumi)  (archaic)
2. secretary; third highest-ranking officials in the Dazaifu  (see also: 大宰府; archaic)
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An additional 臥 less common words include 監 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1111  Joy o' Kanji : 1111  Key to Kanji:

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カン    keep watch, oversee   
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シン   ジン    subject, retainer   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと man   
さら dish   
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