飼 means 'raise animals'

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Strokes : 13    Frequency: 1352   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-19    Grade: 5   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 22 words   Used in 51 words   Used in 166 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   to raise (animals), rear
Name    かい
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⿰   () eat; food   administer  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 飼 is used 3 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 飼 is used 35 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
シ : 11 words FIND ALL
breeding; raising; rearing
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'u' godan verb, transitive verb
to keep (a pet or other animal); to raise; to have; to own; to feed
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(read as が) : 5 words FIND ALL
0 3
1. free range breeding; pasturing; grazing
2. letting run free (dog, child, etc.)
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かい: 5 words. FIND ALL
0 1
1. cormorant fishing
2. cormorant fisherman
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An additional かい less common words include 飼 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 722 (originally: 1322)  Joy o' Kanji : 1322  Key to Kanji: 435 

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シ   raise animals   か to raise (animals), rear   
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シ    administer   
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カ    good, possible, approval   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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eat; food
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