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kaiser Tweet Definition of kaiser Like Definition of kaiser on Facebook
  1. An emperor of a German-speaking country, particularly the Holy Roman Empire (962-1806), the Austrian Empire (1806-1918), and the German Empire (1871-1918).
  2. a person who exercises or tries to exercise absolute authority; autocrat.
Kay Tweet Definition of Kay Like Definition of Kay on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A surname derived from several Old and Middle English words; also adopted by immigrants whose surnames began with a K.
  2. (given name, male) derived from the surnames, or from a rare medieval given name ( as the Sir Kay of Arthurian legend ), Welsh Cai, Latinized as Caius, related to the modern male name Kai.
  3. (given name, female), short form of Katherine and other names beginning with a "K";popular as a middle name.
Keith Tweet Definition of Keith Like Definition of Keith on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Scottish surname.
  2. (given name, male).
Kelly Tweet Definition of Kelly Like Definition of Kelly on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An Irish surname, Anglicized from the Gaelic í� Ceallaigh
  2. (given name, female) derived from the surname, popular from the 1960s to the 1980s.
kemp Tweet Definition of kemp Like Definition of kemp on Facebook
  1. Coarse, rough hair wool or fur.
Kennedy Tweet Definition of Kennedy Like Definition of Kennedy on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An Irish and Scottish surname, derived from the Gaelic í� Ceannéidigh, "descendant of Head (ceann) + Ugly (éidigh) ".
  2. w:John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, US President.
  3. (given name, female) of modern American usage.
Kenny Tweet Definition of Kenny Like Definition of Kenny on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), diminutive of Kenneth
Kent Tweet Definition of Kent Like Definition of Kent on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A maritime county in the southeast of England bordered by Sussex, Surrey, London, the North Sea and the English Channel.
  2. (slang) A one pence piece. Named after the cheapest property in Monopoly (TM).
  3. A surname derived from the place name.
  4. (given name, male) transferred from the surname; of mostly American usage, but never popular.
Kern Tweet Definition of Kern Like Definition of Kern on Facebook
noun m (plural Kerns)
  1. A type of medieval Irish soldier
key Tweet Definition of key Like Definition of key on Facebook
  1. An object designed to open and close a lock.
  2. An object designed to fit between two other objects (such as a shaft and a wheel) in a mechanism and maintain the orientation between them.
  3. A crucial step or requirement.
the to solving this problem...
the to winning this game
  1. A guide explaining the symbols or terminology of a map or chart.
The says that A stands for the accounting department.
  1. One of several small, usually square buttons on a typewriter or computer keyboard, most of which generally correspond to a particular character.
Press the Escape .
  1. One of a number of rectangular moving parts on a piano or musical keyboard, each causing a particular sound or note to be produced.
  2. One of various levers on a musical instrument used to select notes, such as a lever opening a hole on a woodwind.
  3. (music) A hierarchical scale of musical notes on which a composition is based
the of B-flat major
  1. A device used to transmit Morse code.
  2. (cryptography) A piece of information (e.g. a passphrase) used to encode or decode a message or messages.
  3. (computing): In a database, a field of a relation constrained to be unique.
  4. (computing): In a database, a field in a record that is used as a search argument (but is not necessarily unique).
  5. (computing): A value that uniquely identifies an entry in an associative array.
  6. (basketball): The free-throw lane together with the circle surrounding the freethrow line, the freethrow lane having formerly been narrower, giving the area the shape of a skeleton key hole.
He shoots from the top of the .
  1. (slang): kilogram
  1. To fit (a lock) with a key.
  2. To fit (pieces of a mechanical assembly) with a key to maintain the orientation between them.
  3. (telegraphy and radio telegraphy) To depress (a telegraph key).
  4. (radio) To operate (the transmitter switch of a two-way radio).
  5. (computing): (more usually to key in) To enter (information) by typing on a keyboard or keypad.
Our instructor told us to in our user IDs.
  1. (colloquial) To use a key as a tool of convenience.
He keyed the car that had taken his parking spot.
  1. Indispensable.
He is the player for his soccer team.
He is the witness.
  1. Important, salient.
She makes several points
Keynes Tweet Definition of Keynes Like Definition of Keynes on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English surname
  2. w:John Maynard Keynes, John Maynard Keynes, English economist
Khrushchev Tweet Definition of Khrushchev Like Definition of Khrushchev on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. w:Nikita Khrushchev, Nikita Khrushchev, the leader of the Soviet Union as First Secretary of the Communist Party from 1953 to 1964.
    • 1974, Freddie Mercury, "Killer Queen", Sheer Heart Attack.
    • : A built-in remedy for and Kennedy.
kid Tweet Definition of kid Like Definition of kid on Facebook
  1. A young goat.
  2. Of a goat, the state of being pregnant: in kid
  3. kidskin, Kidskin.
  4. A young antelope.
  5. (colloquial) A child or young person.
King Tweet Definition of King Like Definition of King on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English and Scottish surname; a nickname for someone who either acted as if he were a king or had worked in the king's household
Kingston Tweet Definition of Kingston Like Definition of Kingston on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The capital of Jamaica.
  2. Any of various towns or cities in the UK, US, Canada or Australia.
Knight Tweet Definition of Knight Like Definition of Knight on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. an English status surname for someone who was a mounted soldier
Knox Tweet Definition of Knox Like Definition of Knox on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a Scottish surname
  2. a male given name derived from the surname
  3. county in Maine
Koch Tweet Definition of Koch Like Definition of Koch on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A language of Meghalaya (India), Assam, Tripura, Manipur, West Bengal, Bihar, and Bangladesh.
kohl Tweet Definition of kohl Like Definition of kohl on Facebook
  1. A dark powder (stibnite) used as eye makeup, especially in Eastern countries.
Koko Tweet Definition of Koko Like Definition of Koko on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A Khoisan language of Namibia and Botswana.
Kramer Tweet Definition of Kramer Like Definition of Kramer on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a surname derived from the German Krí¤mer

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