越 means 'surpass'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 554   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Challenge set: 6    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 27    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 30 words   Used in 177 words   Used in 2097 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
     える to surpass
On    オツ
Kun    -ご   -ご
Name    えち   えっ   お   こえ   こし   ごえ   ごし   ごや
If you want to outdistance others, beat them to the punch, defer work till later, move to Kawagoe, climb over a wall, cross a mountain, be promoted over your boss, or simply excel, you'll need 越. It's also useful for violating borders and walking all over people. Finally, 越 enables you to cross into a new year - if you've taken the proper measures to welcome the New Year's gods.
This is a synopsis of Joy o' Kanji's in-depth essay on 越
⿺   run     
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 越 is used 10 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
Across all words in Japanese, 越 is used 164 times, read 3 ways (with 6 variations).
エツ : 43 words FIND ALL
supremacy; predominance; being superior to
エツ (read as えっ) : 12 words FIND ALL
border transgression
オツ : 2 words FIND ALL
alms-giver; person who donates to a monk or a temple; dana-pati
: 64 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to cross over; to cross; to pass through; to pass over (out of)  (esp. 越える)
2. to exceed  (esp. 超える)
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(read as ご) : 33 words FIND ALL
noun (suffix)
1. across; over; beyond; through; crossing
2. throughout (a period of time); for
(read as こし) : 5 words FIND ALL
Mitsukoshi (department store)
ごえ: 1 word. FIND ALL
variety of sweet potato with red skin and sweet yellow flesh (product of the Kawagoe region)
えち: 3 words. FIND ALL
Echigo; old name for Niigata Prefecture
ごし: 1 word. FIND ALL
over center field (centre)
Henshall: 1021  Joy o' Kanji : 1021  Key to Kanji: 47 

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エツ   こ    こえる to surpass   
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ソウ   はし run   
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spear; javelin
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