English dictionary


kibble |ˈkɪbl| — coarsely ground grain in the form of pellets (as for pet food)

kibbutz |kɪˈbʊts| — a collective farm or settlement owned by its members in modern Israel; children are reared collectively

kibe |kaɪb| — ulcerated chilblain on the heel

kibitz |ˈkɪbɪts| — make unwanted and intrusive comments

kibitzer |ˈkɪbɪtsər| — (Yiddish) a meddler who offers unwanted advice to others

kibosh |ˈkaɪbɑːʃ| — stop from happening or developing

kick |kɪk| — the act of delivering a blow with the foot

kick about |ˈkɪk əˈbaʊt| — be around; be alive or active

kick around |ˈkɪk əˈraʊnd| — be around; be alive or active

kick back |ˈkɪk ˈbæk| — pay a kickback; make an illegal payment

kick in |ˈkɪk ɪn| — enter a particular state

kick off |ˈkɪk ˈɒf| — commence officially

kick out |ˈkɪk ˈaʊt| — force to leave or move out

kick up |ˈkɪk ʌp| — raising the feet backward with the hands on the ground; a first movement in doing a handstand

kick-start |ˈkɪk stɑːrt| — start (a motorcycle) by means of a kick starter

kickback |ˈkɪkbæk| — a commercial bribe paid by a seller to a purchasing agent in order to induce the agent to enter into the transaction

kicker |ˈkɪkər| — a player who kicks the football

kickoff |ˈkɪkɒf| — (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score

kickshaw |ˈkɪkˌʃɔː| — something considered choice to eat

kid |kɪd| — a young person of either sex

kid-glove |ɡlʌv| — showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people

kiddy |ˈkɪdi| — informal term for a young child

kidnap |ˈkɪdnæp| — take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

kidnapper |ˈkɪdnæpər| — someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)

kidnapping |ˈkɪdnæpɪŋ| — (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment

kidney |ˈkɪdni| — either of two bean-shaped excretory organs that filter wastes (especially urea) from the blood and excrete them and water in urine

kike |kaɪk| — (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew

kilderkin |ˈkildərkən| — an obsolete British unit of capacity equal to 18 Imperial gallons

kill |kɪl| — the act of terminating a life

kill off |ˈkɪl ˈɒf| — kill en masse; kill on a large scale; kill many

killer |ˈkɪlər| — someone who causes the death of a person or animal

killing |ˈkɪlɪŋ| — an event that causes someone to die

killjoy |ˈkɪldʒɔɪ| — someone who spoils the pleasure of others

kiln |kɪln| — a furnace for firing or burning or drying such things as porcelain or bricks

kilo |ˈkiːloʊ| — one thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

kilocycle |ˈkɪləsaɪkəl| — one thousand periods per second

kilogram |ˈkɪləɡræm| — one thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

kilohertz |ˈkɪləhɜːrts| — one thousand periods per second

kilometer |kəˈlɑːmətər| — a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters (or 0.621371 miles)

kilometre |ˈkɪləmiːtər| — a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters (or 0.621371 miles)

kilowatt |ˈkɪləwɑːt| — a unit of power equal to 1000 watts

kilt |kɪlt| — a knee-length pleated tartan skirt worn by men as part of the traditional dress in the Highlands of northern Scotland

kilter |ˈkɪltər| — in working order

kimono |kɪˈmoʊnoʊ| — a loose robe; imitated from robes originally worn by Japanese

kin |kɪn| — a person having kinship with another or others

kind |kaɪnd| — a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality

kind-hearted |ˈkɑɪndˈhɑrtɪd| — having or proceeding from an innately kind disposition

kindergarten |ˈkɪndərɡɑːrtn| — a preschool for children age 4 to 6 to prepare them for primary school

kindergartener |ˈkɪndəˌɡɑːtnə| — a child who attends a preschool or kindergarten

kindle |ˈkɪndl| — catch fire

kindliness |ˈkaɪndlinəs| — friendliness evidence by a kindly and helpful disposition

kindling |ˈkɪndlɪŋ| — material for starting a fire

kindly |ˈkaɪndli| — in a kind manner or out of kindness

kindness |ˈkaɪndnəs| — the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic

kindred |ˈkɪndrəd| — group of people related by blood or marriage

kine |kaɪn| — domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age

kinematics |ˌkinəˈmadiks| — the branch of mechanics concerned with motion without reference to force or mass

kinescope |ˈkɪnɪˌskoʊp| — a cathode-ray tube in a television receiver; translates the received signal into a picture on a luminescent screen

kinesiology |ˌkɪnəˌsiˈɑːlədʒi| — the branch of physiology that studies the mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement

kinesthetic |ˌkɪnəsˈθetɪk| — of or relating to kinesthesis

kinetic |kɪˈnetɪk| — characterized by motion

kinetics |kəˈnediks| — the branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that cause motions of bodies

kinfolk |ˈkɪnfəʊk| — people descended from a common ancestor

king |kɪŋ| — a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom

king-size |ˈkɪŋ saɪz| — extra large

king-sized |ˈkɪŋ saɪzd| — extra large

kingbird |ˈkɪŋˌbərd| — large American flycatcher

kingbolt |ˈkɪŋˌboʊlt| — bolt that provides a steering joint in a motor vehicle

kingcup |ˈkɪŋkʌp| — swamp plant of Europe and North America having bright yellow flowers resembling buttercups

kingdom |ˈkɪŋdəm| — a domain in which something is dominant

kingfisher |ˈkɪŋfɪʃər| — nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp bill; usually crested and bright-colored; feed mostly on fish

kinglet |ˈkɪŋlɪt| — small birds resembling warblers but having some of the habits of titmice

kingly |ˈkɪŋli| — having the rank of or resembling or befitting a king

kingmaker |ˈkɪŋmeɪkər| — English statesman; during the War of the Roses he fought first for the house of York and secured the throne for Edward IV and then changed sides to fight for the house of Lancaster and secured the throne for Henry VI (1428-1471)

kingpin |ˈkɪŋpɪn| — the most important person in a group or undertaking

kingship |ˈkɪŋʃɪp| — the dignity or rank or position of a king

kink |kɪŋk| — a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)

kinky |ˈkɪŋki| — (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes

kino |ˈkiːnoʊ| — a gum obtained from various tropical plants; used as an astringent and in tanning

kinsfolk |ˈkɪnzfoʊk| — people descended from a common ancestor

kinship |ˈkɪnʃɪp| — a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character

kinsman |ˈkɪnzmən| — a male relative

kinswoman |ˈkɪnzwʊmən| — a female relative

kiosk |ˈkiːɑːsk| — small area set off by walls for special use

kip |kɪp| — sleep

kipper |ˈkɪpər| — salted and smoked herring

Kirghiz |kɪrˈɡiːz| — a member of a people vast regions of central Siberia

kirk |kɜːrk| — a Scottish church

kismet |ˈkɪzmet| — (Islam) the will of Allah

kiss |kɪs| — the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)

kisser |ˈkɪsər| — someone who kisses

kissing |ˈkɪsɪŋ| — affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)

kit |kɪt| — a case for containing a set of articles

kitbag |ˈkɪtbæɡ| — a knapsack (usually for a soldier)

kitchen |ˈkɪtʃɪn| — a room equipped for preparing meals

kitchener |ˈkɪtʃənər| — British field marshal (1850-1916)

kitchenette |ˌkɪtʃɪˈnet| — small kitchen

kitchenware |ˈkɪtʃɪnwer| — hardware utensils for use in a kitchen

kite |kaɪt| — a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value

kith |kɪθ| — your friends and acquaintances

kitten |ˈkɪtn| — young domestic cat

kittenish |ˈkɪtnɪʃ| — playful like a lively kitten

kitty |ˈkɪti| — the combined stakes of the betters

kiwi |ˈkiːwiː| — climbing vine native to China; cultivated in New Zealand for its fuzzy edible fruit with green meat