重 means 'heavy'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 158   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Challenge set: 4    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 9    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 277 words   Used in 586 words   Used in 2009 names   Component in 11 kanji (7 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   ジュウ   チョウ
   おも heavy   かさなる to be piled up   かさねる to pile up    -fold, -ply
   え   しげ
Kun    おも   おもなう   おも
Name    さね   しげる
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 重 is used 32 times, read 5 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 重 is used 572 times, read 5 ways (with 1 variation). 1 words use a non-standard reading.
ジュウ : 412 words FIND ALL
important; momentous; essential; principal; major
チョウ : 40 words FIND ALL
precious; valuable
え : 34 words FIND ALL
suffix, counter
-fold; -ply  (see also: ; counter for layers in the hito-futa-mi counting system)
おも : 48 words FIND ALL
1. heavy; weighty; massive  (opposite: 軽い)
2. heavy (feeling); depressed; gloomy; blue; uneasy
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かさなる : 35 words FIND ALL
ichidan verb, transitive verb
1. to pile up; to put something on top of another; to stack up
2. to repeat many times over; to go through something repeatedly
かさなる (read as がさ) : 2 words FIND ALL
1. chrysanthemum
2. color scheme for a kasane  (see also: )
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Part of a non-standard reading: 1 word. FIND ALL
Henshall: 326 (originally: 311)  Joy o' Kanji : 311  Key to Kanji: 499 

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ジュウ   チョウ   おも heavy   かさなる to be piled up   かさねる to pile up   え -fold, -ply   
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