English dictionary


kabbalah |kəˈbɑːlə| — an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret

kadi |ˈkɑːdiː| — Alternative form of qadi.

Kaffir |ˈkæfər| — important for human and animal food; growth habit and stem form similar to Indian corn but having sawtooth-edged leaves

Kafir |ˈkæfər| — an offensive and insulting term for any Black African

kaftan |ˈkæftæn| — a woman's dress style that imitates the caftan cloaks worn by men in the Near East

kaif  — Alternative spelling of kif.

kail |ˈkeɪl| — a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head

kailyard |ˈkeɪljɑːrd| — (Scotland) A kitchen garden.

kaiser |ˈkaɪzər| — the title of the Holy Roman Emperors or the emperors of Austria or of Germany until 1918

kakemono |ˌkækɪˈməʊnəʊ| — a Japanese (paper or silk) wall hanging; usually narrow with a picture or writing on it and a roller at the bottom

kale |keɪl| — informal terms for money

kaleidoscope |kəˈlaɪdəskəʊp| — a complex pattern of constantly changing colors and shapes

kaleidoscopic |kəˌlaɪdəˈskɑːpɪk| — continually shifting or rapidly changing

kaleidoscopical |kəˌlaɪdəˈskɒpɪkəl| — continually shifting or rapidly changing

kalends |ˈkælendz| — Alternative form of calends.

kali |kaːlɪ| — bushy plant of Old World salt marshes and sea beaches having prickly leaves; burned to produce a crude soda ash

Kalmuck |ˈkælmʌk| — A kind of shaggy cloth resembling bearskin

kanaka |ˈkænəkə| — A person of Hawaiian descent.

kangaroo |ˌkæŋɡəˈruː| — any of several herbivorous leaping marsupials of Australia and New Guinea having large powerful hind legs and a long thick tail

Kantian |ˈkæntɪən| — of or relating to Immanuel Kant or his philosophy

Kantianism |ˈkæntiːənɪzəm| — (philosophy) The philosophical system of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) and his followers; also called transcendental idealism.

kaoliang |ˌkɑːəʊliːˈæŋ| — sorghums of China and Manchuria having small white or brown grains (used for food) and dry pithy stalks (used for fodder, fuel and thatching)

kaolin |ˈkeɪəlɪn| — a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper)

kaoline  — a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper)

kapellmeister |kəˈpelmaɪstə| — (music) A leader or conductor of a musical group such as an orchestra.

kapok |ˈkeɪpɑːk| — a plant fiber from the kapok tree; used for stuffing and insulation

kappa |ˈkæpə| — the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet

kaput |kəˈpʊt| — destroyed or killed

Karaite |ˈkerəˌaɪt| — An adherent of Karaism.

karakul |ˈkerək(ə)l| — hardy coarse-haired sheep of central Asia; lambs are valued for their soft curly black fur

karat |ˈkærət| — the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold

karoo |kəˈruː| — Any vast prairie bordering a desert.

karri |ˈkærɪ| — The tree Eucalyptus diversicolor, native to south-western Western Australia

karroo |kəˈruː| — Alternative form of karoo.

karting  — An open-wheeled motorsport that uses small vehicles called karts or go-karts.

kasha |ˈkaʃə| — boiled or baked buckwheat

Kashmiri |kæʃˈmiːrɪ| — a member of the people of Kashmir

katabatic |ˌkadəˈbadɪk| — of an air current or wind; moving downward or down a slope because of cooling especially at night

katydid |ˈkeɪtɪˌdɪd| — large green long-horned grasshopper of North America; males produce shrill sounds by rubbing together special organs on the forewings

kauri |ˈkaʊriː| — resin of the kauri trees of New Zealand; found usually as a fossil; also collected for making varnishes and linoleum

kayak |ˈkaɪæk| — a small canoe consisting of a light frame made watertight with animal skins; used by Eskimos

kayo |keɪˈəʊ| — a blow that renders the opponent unconscious

Kazakh |kəˈzæk| — a Muslim who is a member of a Turkic people of western Asia (especially in Kazakstan)

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