English dictionary


kedgeree |ˈkedʒəriː| — a dish of rice and hard-boiled eggs and cooked flaked fish

keel |kiːl| — a projection or ridge that suggests a keel

keel over |ˈkiːl ˈoʊvr̩| — turn over and fall

keelson |ˈkelsən| — a longitudinal beam connected to the keel of ship to strengthen it

keen |kiːn| — a funeral lament sung with loud wailing

keenly |ˈkiːnli| — in a keen or penetrating way

keenness |ˈkiːn nəs| — a quick and penetrating intelligence

keep |kiːp| — the financial means whereby one lives

keep away |ˈkiːp əˈweɪ| — prevent from coming close

keep back |ˈkiːp ˈbæk| — secure and keep for possible future use or application

keep down |ˈkiːp ˈdaʊn| — place a limit on the number of

keep in |ˈkiːp ɪn| — cause to stay indoors

keep off |ˈkiːp ˈɒf| — refrain from certain foods or beverages

keep on |ˈkiːp ɑːn| — allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature

keep out |ˈkiːp ˈaʊt| — prevent from entering; shut out

keep up |ˈkiːp ʌp| — maintain a required pace or level

keeper |ˈkiːpər| — someone in charge of other people

keeping |ˈkiːpɪŋ| — conformity or harmony

keepsake |ˈkiːpseɪk| — something of sentimental value

keg |keɡ| — the quantity contained in a keg

kelp |kelp| — large brown seaweeds having fluted leathery fronds

kelpie |ˈkelpi| — (Scottish folklore) water spirit in the form of a horse that likes to drown its riders

kelpy |ˈkelpiː| — (Scottish folklore) water spirit in the form of a horse that likes to drown its riders

Kelt |kelt| — a member of a European people who once occupied Britain and Spain and Gaul prior to Roman times

Kelvin |ˈkelvɪn| — the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

ken |ken| — range of what one can know or understand

kennel |ˈkenl| — outbuilding that serves as a shelter for a dog

kent |kent| — a county in southeastern England on the English Channel; formerly an Anglo-Saxon kingdom, it was the first to be colonized by the Romans

Kentish |ˈkentɪʃ| — one of the major dialects of Old English

Kenyan |ˈkenjən| — a native or inhabitant of Kenya

kepi |ˈkeɪpi| — a cap with a flat circular top and a visor

kept |kept| — (especially of promises or contracts) not violated or disregarded

keratin |ˈkerətɪn| — a fibrous scleroprotein that occurs in the outer layer of the skin and in horny tissues such as hair, feathers, nails, and hooves

kerb |kɜːrb| — an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)

kerbstone |ˈkɜːrbstoʊn| — a paving stone forming part of a curb

kerchief |ˈkɜːrtʃɪf| — a square scarf that is folded into a triangle and worn over the head or about the neck

kern |kərn| — United States composer of musical comedies (1885-1945)

kernel |ˈkɜːrnl| — the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone

kerosene |ˈkerəsiːn| — a flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaters

kestrel |ˈkestrəl| — small North American falcon

ketch |ketʃ| — a sailing vessel with two masts; the mizzen is forward of the rudderpost

ketchup |ˈketʃəp| — thick spicy sauce made from tomatoes

kettle |ˈketl| — a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid

kettledrum |ˈketldrʌm| — a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it

key |kiː| — metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated

keyboard |ˈkiːbɔːrd| — device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like

keyed |ˈkiːd| — set to a key or tone

keyhole |ˈkiːhoʊl| — the hole where a key is inserted

keyless |ˈkiːləs| — lacking or not requiring a key

Keynesian |ˈkeɪnziən| — a follower of the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes

keynote |ˈkiːnoʊt| — the principal theme in a speech or literary work

keypad |ˈkiːpæd| — a keyboard that is a data input device for computers; arrangement of keys is modelled after the typewriter keyboard

keystone |ˈkiːstoʊn| — a central cohesive source of support and stability

keystroke |ˈkiːstroʊk| — the stroke of a key; one depression of a key on a keyboard