English dictionary


keck |kek| — (intransitive) To retch or heave as if to vomit.

keckle  — (nautical) To wind rope or chains around (a cable etc.) to protect its surface from friction, abrasion, or ice.

kedge |kej| — (nautical) A small anchor used for warping a vessel; also called a kedge anchor.

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

keek |kiːk| — To peek; peep.

keeking  — Present participle of keek.

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

keel over |ˈkiːl ˈəʊvər| — turn over and fall

keelage |ˈkiːlɪdʒ| — The right of demanding a duty or toll for a ship entering port.

keelhaul |ˈkiːlhɔːl| — (nautical) To punish by dragging under the keel of a ship.

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

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

keen-witted |ˈwɪtɪd| — quick-witted

keenly |ˈkiːnlɪ| — 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

keeping-room |ˈkiːpɪŋrʊm| — (dated, dialect, UK, US, New England) A family sitting room.

keepsake |ˈkiːpseɪk| — something of sentimental value

kef |keɪf| — Alternative spelling of kif.

kefir |kəˈfɪr| — A fermented milk drink from the Caucasus and Eastern Europe, similar to yogurt but more liquid.

keg |keɡ| — the quantity contained in a keg

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

kelpie |ˈkelpɪ| — (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

kelson |ˈkelsən| — Alternative spelling of keelson.

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

kendo |ˈkendəʊ| — a Japanese martial art using "swords" of split bamboo.

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

kentledge |ˈkentlɪdʒ| — (nautical) Weights (often scrap or pig iron) used as permanent ballast on ships.

Kenyan |ˈkenjən| — a native or inhabitant of Kenya

kepi |ˈkeɪpɪ| — 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 |ˈkɜːrbstəʊn| — 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

kerchiefed |ˈkɜːtʃɪft| — Wearing a kerchief.

kerf |kərf| — The groove or slit created by cutting a workpiece; an incision.

kermis |ˈkərməs| — Alternative form of kirmess.

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

kerne |kɜːn| — Alternative spelling of kern.

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

kersey |ˈkɜːsɪ| — A type of rough woollen cloth.

kerseymere |ˈkɜːrzɪˌmiːr| — Alternative spelling of cassimere.

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

kettle-drum |ˈketldrʌm| — Alternative spelling of kettledrum.

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 |ˈkiːhəʊl| — the hole where a key is inserted

keyless |ˈkiːləs| — lacking or not requiring a key

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

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

keynoter |ˈkiːˌnəʊtər| — A speaker who delivers the keynote speech of a conference.

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

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

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

keyword |ˈkiːwɜːrd| — Any word used as the key to a code.

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