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  • on reading:
  • ショウ
  • kun reading:
  • meaning(s):
  • seduce, call, send for, wear, put on, ride in, buy, eat, drink, catch (cold)
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おうしょう being called to the colours (mil)
しょう call; send for; wear; put on; take (a bath); ride in; buy; eat; drink; catch (a cold)
めし summons; call
めしかえ change of clothes
せる めしよせる to call (someone) to you; to call together; to call to come
使 めしつかい servant; menial
使 めしつかう to employ
める めしあつめる to call together
めしだす to call out; to summon
がり めしあがりもの food
がる めしあがる to eat
げる めしあげる to forfeit; to confiscate; to call out
めしかえ change of clothes
れる めしいれる to call in
めしもの clothing
めしとる to arrest; to apprehend
めしかかえ mercenary troops
える めしかかえる to employ; to engage
れる めしつれる to bring along; to accompany
めす to call; to send for; to put on; to wear; to take (a bath); to ride in; to buy; to eat; to drink; to catch (a cold)
しょうかん summons
しょうかんじょう call; summons; subpoena
しょうかんれいじょう summons for directions (legal UK)
しょうかん recall
使 めしつかい servant; menial
使 めしつかい servant
使 めしつかう to hire a servant
しょうしゅう calling together (e.g. parliament)
しょうしゅうしゃ convenor
しょうしゅうれい mustering-out order; callup
しょうしゅうれいじょう draft papers; callup notice
しょうじょう letter of invitation
しょうせい calling together; invitation
しょうち calling together
しょうぼ levy; enlistment
しょうめい call; divine call