老 means 'old'

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Strokes : 6    Radical number: 125    Frequency: 426   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-11    Grade: 4   Intermediate lesson: 24    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 153 words   Used in 281 words   Used in 472 names   Component in 19 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   いる   ける to grow old
Name    えび   おい   び
   ⽼ (Chinese)  
Learn how (think), (person), and 老 don’t depict what you would imagine.
⿱   () old   spoon  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 老 is used 10 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 老 is used 237 times, read 3 ways (with 2 variations). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
ロウ : 162 words FIND ALL
the aged; old person
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いる : 18 words FIND ALL
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Most common form: おい
old age; old person; the old; the aged
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ける : 5 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 化ける
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to age; to grow old (esp. in appearance); to show marks of age
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いる (read as おい) : 4 words FIND ALL
1. helmet with white hair coming out of the top to make one look like an old person  (see also: 老冠)
2. kanji "old" radical at top
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
1. old shop; shop of long standing
2. well-established; first of the kind; veteran
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び: 47 words. FIND ALL
whiskered velvet shrimp (Metapenaeopsis barbata); red rice prawn  (often written with kana only)
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An additional 15 less common words include 老 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 638 (originally: 609)  Joy o' Kanji : 609  Key to Kanji: 1093 

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ロウ   old   おいる    ふける to grow old   
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