高 means 'expensive' or 'high'

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Strokes : 10    Radical number: 189    Frequency: 65   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Study set: 1-2    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 2    Beginner lesson: 9   Begins 526 words   Used in 947 words   Used in 6472 names   Component in 42 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   たか   たか expensive, tall, high   たかまる to be elevated   たかめる to promote, heighten
Kun    -だか   たかぶる to get excited
Name    か   こ   じょい   た   はか
⾼ (Chinese)     
Read about the etymology of 高, explore the variant 髙, and discover the sweet back story for the name of one type of shochu.
⿳   lid   mouth   wide mouth  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 高 is used 40 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 高 is used 791 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
コウ : 549 words FIND ALL
senior high school; high school  (see also: 高等学校; abbreviation)
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たか : 151 words FIND ALL
1. high; tall  (opposite: 低い; this meaning is restricted to form 高い)
2. expensive
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たか (read as だか) : 85 words FIND ALL
appreciation of the yen; strong yen; strengthening of the yen; high-valued yen; exchange in favor of the yen (favour)
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こ: 6 words. FIND ALL
old Japanese court music from the Nara period  (see also: 右方高麗楽)
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An additional たか.い less common words include 高 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 132 (originally: 119)  Joy o' Kanji : 119  Key to Kanji: 342 

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コウ   expensive; high   たか    たか expensive, tall, high   たかまる to be elevated   たかめる to promote, heighten   
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wide mouth
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コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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