Definition of 固

  • harden
  • set
  • clot
  • curdle


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • かためる
  • かたまる
  • かたまり
  • かた

Popular Words With This Kanji

固める, 堅める, かためる

to harden, to freeze, to strengthen, to solidify, to make (a fist), to tramp down (snow, dirt), to put together, to collect, to gather, to consolidate, to make secure, to stabilize, to settle down, to strengthen (belief, resolution, etc.), to establish (evidence), to fortify, to reinforce, to support, to wear for a specific purpose (armor, coat, etc.), to swear, to resolutely vow, to sincerely promise, to tie tightly, to fasten, to hold a bow fully drawn

固まる, かたまる

to harden, to solidify, to become firm, to become certain, to gather (together), to assemble, to huddle together

固定, こてい

fixation, fixing (e.g. salary, capital)

硬い, 固い, 堅い, 緊い, かたい

hard, solid, tough, stiff, tight, wooden, unpolished (e.g. writing), strong, firm (not viscous or easily moved), safe, steady, honest, steadfast, obstinate, stubborn, bookish, formal, stuffy

固有, こゆう

characteristic, traditional, peculiar, inherent, native, eigen-

元より, 固より, 素より, もとより

from the beginning, from the first, all along, originally, of course

固執, こしつ, こしゅう

adherence (e.g. to ideas, beliefs, a pet theory) (negative nuance), persistence, insistence, stubbornness

断固, 断乎, だんこ

firm, determined, resolute, conclusive

固め, 堅め, かため

hardening, fortifying, pledge, vow, defense, defence, guarding

塊, 固まり, 塊まり, かたまり

lump, mass, bundle, clump, clod, cluster

This site uses the EDICT and KANJIDIC dictionary files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and are used in conformance with the Group's licence.

Study Lists

JLPT N2 Study List

This list contains all words and kanji related to the JLPT N2 test. Official word and kanji lists are not available for these tests;...

Jōyō Kanji Study List

This list contains all Kanji in the revised 2010 Jōyō Kanji list.  This is a guide to the Kanji characters by the Japanese Ministry of...

Remember The Kanji 6th Edition

This is the collection of Kanji that is provided in the 6th Edition of Remember The Kanji. This is meant to make it easy to add this list...

Kanji so far

Whatever has popped up 

Week 24: Joyo Kanji Challenge

From "History" to "Perfect"

Join Now And Go Premium To Create Your Own Vocabulary Study Lists

Join Now

Related Practice Sheets


Week 24: Joyo Kanji Challenge

From "History" to "Perfect"

Join And Go Premium To Create Your Own Practice Sheets

Join Now