近 means 'close'

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Strokes : 7    Frequency: 127   JLPT: N4    Ring: 3    Set: 3    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 9    Beginner lesson: 19   Begins 153 words   Used in 215 words   Used in 766 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   ちか close
On    コン
Name    おう   おお   この
⿺   () move   axe  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 近 is used 23 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
Across all words in Japanese, 近 is used 208 times, read 3 ways (with 4 variations).
キン : 170 words FIND ALL
'no' adjective, adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)
most recent; these days; right now; recently; nowadays
コン : 1 word FIND ALL
cherry tree east of the southern stairs of the Hall for State Ceremonies (in Heian Palace)  (see also: 右近の橘, 紫宸殿)
ちか : 30 words FIND ALL
near; close; short (distance)
ちか (read as じか) : 1 word FIND ALL
near; handy; within reach; familiar
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おう: 1 word. FIND ALL
Omi beef
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この: 3 words. FIND ALL
Imperial Guards
ぢか: 2 words. FIND ALL
near oneself; close to one; familiar
Henshall: 113 (originally: 103)  Joy o' Kanji : 103  Key to Kanji: 231 

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キン   ちか close   
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キン   axe
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カ   ゲ   した below, under   くだ to descend   さげる to lower, to reduce   
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