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noun
  1. a spiritual part of the soul in Egyptian mythology, which survived after death
  • 1983: Then, I wondered how long I must wait before seeing my Double, but if I recalled, the Ka was not supposed to appear before the seventy days of embalming were done. " Norman Mailer, Ancient Evenings
keeper Tweet Definition of keeper Like Definition of keeper on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who keeps something.
Finders keepers; losers weepers.
  1. (slang) Something worth keeping.
You can throw out all the blurry photos, but the one with her and her daughter is certainly a .
  1. A person charged with guarding or caring for, storing, or maintaining something; a custodian, a guard.
  2. (sports) The player charged with guarding a goal or wicket. Short form of goalkeeper, wicketkeeper.
  3. A part of a mechanism that catches or retains another part, for example the part of a door lock that fits in the frame and receives the bolt.
  4. (American football) An offensive play in which the quarterback runs toward the goal with the ball after it is snapped.
kill Tweet Definition of kill Like Definition of kill on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of killing.
The assassin liked to make a clean , and thus favored small arms over explosives.
  1. Specifically, the death blow.
The hunter delivered the with a pistol shot to the head.
  1. The result of killing; that which has been killed.
The fox dragged its back to its den.
verb
  1. To put to death; to extinguish life.
Smoking kills more people each year than alcohol and drugs combined.
There is conclusive evidence that smoking kills.
  1. (transitive) To render inoperative.
He killed the engine and turned off the headlights, but remained in the car, waiting.
  1. (transitive) To stop, cease, or render void.
The editor decided to the story.
''The news that a hurricane had destroyed our beach house killed our plans to sell it.
  1. (context, transitive, figurative) To amaze, exceed, stun, or otherwise incapacitate.
That night, she was dressed to .
That joke always kills me.
  1. (transitive) To tell off severely.
My boss will me if I'm late.
When she finally got home her dad just about killed her.
  1. (transitive) To use up or to waste.
I'm just doing this to time.
Between the two of us, we killed the rest of the case of beer.
  1. (context, transitive, figurative) To overpower or overwhelm.
The team had absolutely killed their traditional rivals, and the local sports bars were raucous with celebrations.
  1. (transitive) To force a company out of business.
kilovolt Tweet Definition of kilovolt Like Definition of kilovolt on Facebook
noun
  1. One thousand ( 103 ) volts, abbreviated as kV or KV.
kilowatt Tweet Definition of kilowatt Like Definition of kilowatt on Facebook
noun
  1. One thousand ( 103 ) watts, abbreviated as kW or KW.
kilowatt-hour Tweet Definition of kilowatt-hour Like Definition of kilowatt-hour on Facebook
noun
  1. a unit of electrical energy equal to that done by one kilowatt acting for one hour
  2. (British) a "unit" of electrical consumption by which domestic consumers are charged

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