遅 means 'late'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 994   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-17    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 33    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 82 words   Used in 122 words   Used in 53 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   おそ late   おくれる to be late   おくらす to make late
迟 (Chinese)     
⿺   () move  ⿸   corpse   sheep  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 遅 is used 8 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 遅 is used 117 times, read 3 ways.
チ : 65 words FIND ALL
lateness; late coming  (see also: 遅れる)
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おくれる : 27 words FIND ALL
Most common form: 後れる
ichidan verb, intransitive verb
to be late; to be delayed; to fall behind schedule; to be overdue  (see also: 遅刻)
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おそ : 25 words FIND ALL
0 2
1. slow  (this meaning is restricted to form 遅い, 鈍い)
2. late (e.g. "late at night")
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An additional おく.らす less common words include 遅 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1574  Joy o' Kanji : 1574  Key to Kanji: 729 

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チ   おそ late   おくれる to be late   おくらす to make late   
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ヨウ   ひつじ sheep   
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