Definition of 首

  • neck
  • counter for songs and poems


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • シュ
  • くび

Popular Words With This Kanji

首相, しゅしょう

Prime Minister, Chancellor (Germany, Austria, etc.), Premier

首脳, 主脳, しゅのう

head, brains, leading spirit

首都, しゅと

capital city, metropolis

党首, とうしゅ

party leader

主席, 首席, しゅせき

head, chief, chairman, governor, president, top student, head of the class, top seat, first desk (in orchestra)

頭, 首, あたま, かしら, かぶり, こうべ, ず, つむり, つぶり, つむ, かぶ

head, mind, brain, intellect, top, hair (on one's head), bangs, fringe, top structural component of a kanji

首都圏, しゅとけん

the capital city (often Tokyo) area (typically within 50 km of city's centre) (center)

首位, 主位, しゅい

first place, head position, leading position

官, 司, 寮, 首, 長, つかさ

office, official, chief, head

一首, いっしゅ

tanka, poem

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