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-off |kɪk| — (intransitive) To make the first kick in a game or part of a game.

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

kick-up |ˈkɪkˈʌp| — (intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see kick,‎ up.

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

Kidderminster |ˈkɪdəmɪnstər| — A type of two-ply carpet once manufactured in the town of the same name

kiddle |ˈkɪdəl| — A kind of fishweir resembling a wattle or fence.

kiddy |ˈkɪdɪ| — 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

kidnapped |ˈkɪdˌnæpt| — simple past tense and past participle of kidnap

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

kids |ˈkɪdz| — plural form of kid

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

kilderkin |ˈkɪldərkən| — 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

kill-time |taɪm| — (intransitive) To spend time doing nothing in particular in order that it seems to pass more quickly.

killed |ˈkɪld| — Simple past tense and past participle of kill.

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 |ˈkiːləʊ| — 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

kilogramme |ˈkɪləʊɡræm| — (UK) Alternative spelling of kilogram.

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

kilowatt-hour  — a unit of electrical energy equal to that done by one kilowatt acting for one hour

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

kiltie |ˈkɪltiː| — A shoe having a fringed tongue or fringed extra piece that lies over the tongue.

kimono |kɪˈməʊnəʊ| — 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

kindler |ˈkɪndələr| — A thin dry stick used to help start a fire.

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

kindling |ˈkɪndlɪŋ| — material for starting a fire

kindly |ˈkaɪndlɪ| — 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

kinematic |ˌkaɪnɪˈmætɪk| — (physics) Of or relating to motion or to kinematics.

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

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

kinesiology |ˌkɪnəˌsɪˈɑːlədʒɪ| — 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 |kəˈnedɪks| — 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-crab |ˈkɪŋkræb| — a highly prized crab-like crustacean

king-size |ˈkɪŋ saɪz| — extra large

king-sized |ˈkɪŋ saɪzd| — extra large

kingbird |ˈkɪŋˌbərd| — large American flycatcher

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

kingcraft |ˈkɪŋˌkræft| — The skills needed to rule effectively as a king.

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 |ˈkɪŋlɪ| — 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

kingpost |ˈkɪŋpəʊst| — Alternative spelling of king post.

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

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

kinsfolk |ˈkɪnzfəʊk| — 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)

kiss-curl |ˈkɪsˌkərl| — Alternative form of kiss curl.

kissel |ˈkɪsəl| — Alternative form of kisel (dessert).

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

kitchen-cabinet |ˈkɪtʃɪnˈkæbɪnɪt| — Built-in cabinet found in a kitchen.

kitchen-garden  — A garden used for growing fruit, vegetables and/or herbs for use in the kitchen.

kitchen-sink |ˈkɪtʃɪnsɪŋk| — Used other than as an idiom: see kitchen,‎ sink. A sink in a kitchen used for washing dishes and preparing food.

kitchen-stuff |ˈkɪtʃɪnstʌf| — (archaic) fat collected from pots and pans

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

kiteflying |ˈkaɪtˌflaɪɪŋ| — The flying of kites.

kith |kɪθ| — your friends and acquaintances

kitten |ˈkɪtn| — young domestic cat

kittenish |ˈkɪtnɪʃ| — playful like a lively kitten

kittle |ˈkɪdl| — (Scotland and Northern England) To tickle, to touch lightly.

kitty |ˈkɪtɪ| — 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

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