重 means 'heavy'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 158   JLPT: N4    Usefulness: 2    Study set: 2-4    Grade: 3   Intermediate lesson: 9    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 289 words   Used in 587 words   Used in 2009 names   Component in 19 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 28 times, read 5 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 重 is used 572 times, read 5 ways (with 1 variation). 1 word uses a non-standard reading.
ジュウ : 412 words FIND ALL
important; momentous; essential; principal; major
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チョウ : 40 words FIND ALL
precious; valuable
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え : 34 words FIND ALL
one layer; single; onefold
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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
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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
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An additional かさ.ねる less common words include 重 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 326 (originally: 311)  Joy o' Kanji : 311  Key to Kanji: 499 

Cascading kanji view

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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