締 means 'close'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 1020   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-10    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 43 words   Used in 113 words   Used in 14 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   める to close; to fasten   まる to be closed
Kun   まり   -し   -じ
⿰   thread   sovereign  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 締 is used 5 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 締 is used 104 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
テイ : 10 words FIND ALL
1. conclusion; execution (of a contract); entering (into treaty)
2. fastening (as in a joint)
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める : 55 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to tie; to fasten
2. to total; to sum  (see also: 〆る)
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める (read as じ) : 20 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 戸締り
closing up; fastening the doors
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まる (read as しまり) : 19 words FIND ALL
0 5
company director; board member
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An additional 9 less common words include 締 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1622  Joy o' Kanji : 1622  Key to Kanji:

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テイ   しめる to close; to fasten   しまる to be closed   
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テイ    sovereign   
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リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
cover; covered   
キン   turban; cloth
シ   いと thread   
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