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beginning with letter K
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kale Tweet Definition of kale Like Definition of kale on Facebook
noun
  1. cole
  2. An edible plant, similar to cabbage, with curled leaves that do not form a dense head (Brassica oleracea acephala)
  3. (slang) money
kame Tweet Definition of kame Like Definition of kame on Facebook
noun
  1. (geology) A round hill or short ridge of sand or gravel deposited by a melting glacier.
keek Tweet Definition of keek Like Definition of keek on Facebook
noun
  1. A look, especially a quick one; a peek.
verb
  1. To peek; peep.
The man keeked over the fence. =
kemp Tweet Definition of kemp Like Definition of kemp on Facebook
noun
  1. Coarse, rough hair wool or fur.
Kirk Tweet Definition of Kirk Like Definition of Kirk on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (context, chiefly, UK) The Presbyterian Church of Scotland.
  2. (given name, male, ).
kist Tweet Definition of kist Like Definition of kist on Facebook
verb
  1. (obsolete) (past of, kiss)
kite Tweet Definition of kite Like Definition of kite on Facebook
noun
  1. A bird of prey with long wings and weak legs that mostly feeds on carrion and spends long periods soaring.
  2. A heavier than air object which fly, flies in the air by obtaining lift from wind, and is tethered by a line or a string.
  3. (context, geometry) A quadrilateral having two pairs of edges of equal length, the edges of each pair being consecutive.
  4. (context, slang) An aircraft, or aeroplane.
verb (kit, ing)
  1. rare: To fly a kite (usually used with go.)
I'm going kiting this weekend
kithe Tweet Definition of kithe Like Definition of kithe on Facebook
verb
  1. (context, archaic, except in Scots) To make known; to reveal.
    • Late C14: For, but if Crist open myracle kiíže, / Wiížouten gilt ížou shalt be slayn as swiíže. " Geoffrey Chaucer, The Man of Law's Tale
know Tweet Definition of know Like Definition of know on Facebook
verb (knows, knowing, knew, known)
  1. (intransitive) To be certain or sure about.
I know that I"m right and you"re wrong.
He knew something terrible was going to happen.
  1. (transitive) To be acquainted or familiar with; to have encountered.
I know your mother, but I"ve never met your father.
  1. (transitive) To have knowledge of; to have memorised information, data, or facts about.
He knows more about 19th century politics than one would expect.
She knows where I live.
Let me do it. I know how it works.
  1. (transitive) To understand (a subject).
She knows chemistry better than anybody else.
  1. (context, transitive, archaic, biblical) To have sexual relations with.
  2. (intransitive) To be informed about.
Do you know that Michelle and Jack are getting divorced? " Yes, I know.
  1. (transitive) To be aware of (a person's) intentions.
I won"t lend you any money. You would never pay me back; I know you.
  1. (transitive) To experience.
Their relationship knew ups and downs.
knowe Tweet Definition of knowe Like Definition of knowe on Facebook
noun
  1. A small hill. Alternate form of knoll, common in Scotland and Ulster; also known in England.

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