Definition of 振

  • shake
  • wave
  • wag
  • swing

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • シン
  • -ぶ
  • るう

Popular Words With This Kanji

振り, ぶり

style, manner, after (period of time) again (e.g. meeting again after a year)

振り, 風, ふり

swing, shake, wave, swinging, appearance, behaviour, pretence (pretense), show, lacking a reservation or introduction (at a restaurant, etc.), postures (of a dance), unsewn part of a hanging sleeve on a traditional Japanese woman's garment, counter for swords, blades, etc.

振り返る, 振りかえる, 振返る, ふりかえる

to turn head, to look over one's shoulder, to turn around, to look back

振り返る, 振りかえる, 振返る, ふりかえる

to turn head, to look over one's shoulder, to turn around, to look back

振り返る, 振りかえる, 振返る, ふりかえる

to turn head, to look over one's shoulder, to turn around, to look back

不振, ふしん

dullness, depression, slump, stagnation

振興, しんこう

promotion, encouragement

振る, ふる

to wave, to shake, to swing, to sprinkle, to throw (dice), to cast (actor), to allocate (work), to turn down (somebody), to reject, to jilt, to dump, to abandon, to give up, to ruin, to add kana indicating a reading of a word, to slightly change headings, to change directions, to extract by broiling, to prepare an infusion of, to decoct, to carry with great vigor (e.g. a portable shrine), to bring up the main topic, to replace, to substitute, to set up a joke for somebody else

三振, さんしん

strike out (baseball), fanning out

久しぶり, 久し振り, ひさしぶり

a long time (since the last time), it's been a while (since I last saw, mailed, etc., you)


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