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junction
noun Etymology: Latin junction-, junctio, from jungere to join — more at yoke Date: 1711 1. an act of joining ; the state of being joined 2. a. a place or point of ...
junctional
adjective see junction
junctural
adjective Date: 1942 of or relating to phonetic juncture
juncture
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. joint, connection b. the manner of transition or mode of relationship between two consecutive sounds in speech 2. an instance of joining ...
June
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French Juin, from Latin Junius Date: 14th century the sixth month of the Gregorian calendar
june beetle
noun see june bug
june bug
noun Usage: often capitalized J Date: 1829 any of numerous rather large leaf-eating scarab beetles (subfamily Melolonthinae) that fly chiefly in late spring and have larvae ...
Juneau
geographical name city & port capital of Alaska in SE coastal strip population 30,711
Juneberry
noun Date: circa 1810 serviceberry
Juneteenth
noun Etymology: blend of June and nineteenth Date: 1940 June 19 celebrated especially in Texas to commemorate the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865
Jung
biographical name Carl Gustav 1875-1961 Swiss psychologist
Jungfrau
geographical name mountain 13,642 feet (4158 meters) SW central Switzerland in Berner Alpen between Bern & Valais cantons
Junggar
or Dzungarian Basin or Dzungaria geographical name region W China in N Xinjiang Uygur N of the Tian Shan
Jungian
adjective Date: circa 1930 of, relating to, or characteristic of C. G. Jung or his psychological doctrines • Jungian noun
jungle
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Hindi jaṅgal & Urdu jangal forest, from Sanskrit jaṅgala desert region Date: 1776 1. a. an impenetrable thicket or tangled ...
jungle cat
noun Date: 1877 a small grayish to tawny cat (Felis chaus) found from northern Africa to Asia and having a black-tipped tail and tufted ears; broadly a wild cat (as a ...
jungle fowl
noun Date: circa 1825 any of several Asian wild birds (genus Gallus) related to the pheasants; especially a bird (G. gallus) of southeastern Asia from which domestic chickens ...
jungle gym
noun Etymology: from Junglegym, a trademark Date: 1923 a structure of vertical and horizontal bars for use by children at play
jungled
adjective Date: 1842 abounding in jungle
junglelike
adjective see jungle
jungly
adjective see jungle
Juniata
geographical name river 150 miles (241 kilometers) S central Pennsylvania flowing E into the Susquehanna
Junín
geographical name 1. city E Argentina W of Buenos Aires population 62,080 2. town central Peru at S end of Lake Junín (25 miles or 40 kilometers long)
junior
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, comparative of juvenis young — more at young Date: 13th century 1. a. less advanced in age ; younger — used chiefly ...
junior college
noun Date: 1899 an educational institution that offers two years of studies corresponding to those in the first two years of a four-year college and that often offers ...
junior high
noun see junior high school
junior high school
noun Date: 1909 a school usually including grades seven to nine — called also junior high
Junior Leaguer
noun Date: 1938 a member of a league of young women organized for volunteer service to civic and social organizations
junior miss
noun Date: 1923 1. an adolescent girl 2. junior 1b
junior varsity
noun Date: 1949 a team composed of members lacking the experience or qualification required for the varsity
juniorate
noun Date: 1845 1. a course of high school or college study for candidates for the priesthood, brotherhood, or sisterhood; specifically one preparatory to the course in ...
juniper
noun Etymology: Middle English junipere, from Latin juniperus Date: 14th century 1. a. any of numerous shrubs or trees (genus Juniperus) of the cypress family with leaves ...
juniper berry
noun see juniper
juniper tar
noun Date: circa 1930 a tarry liquid used topically in treating skin diseases and obtained by distillation from the wood of a Eurasian juniper (Juniperus oxycedrus) — ...
juniper tar oil
noun see juniper tar
Junius
biographical name Franciscus 1589-1677 English (German-born) philologist
junk
I. noun Etymology: Middle English jonke Date: 14th century 1. pieces of old cable or cordage used especially to make gaskets, mats, swabs, or oakum 2. a. (1) old ...
junk art
noun Date: 1962 three-dimensional art made from discarded material (as metal, mortar, glass, or wood) • junk artist noun
junk artist
noun see junk art
junk bond
noun Date: 1974 a high-risk bond that offers a high yield
junk DNA
noun Date: 1972 a region of DNA that usually consists of a repeating DNA sequence, does not code for protein, and has no known function
junk e-mail
noun Date: 1986 spam
junk food
noun Date: 1960 1. food that is high in calories but low in nutritional content 2. something that is appealing or enjoyable but of little or no real value
junk mail
noun Date: 1954 third-class mail (as advertising circulars)
junk sculpture
noun Date: 1965 junk art
junker
noun Etymology: 1junk + 2-er Date: 1944 something (as an automobile) of such age and condition as to be ready for scrapping
Junker
noun Etymology: German, from Old High German junchērro, literally, young lord Date: 1554 a member of the Prussian landed aristocracy • Junkerdom noun • Junkerism noun
Junkerdom
noun see Junker
Junkerism
noun see Junker
Junkers
biographical name Hugo 1859-1935 German airplane designer & builder
junket
I. noun Etymology: Middle English ioncate, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *juncata, from Latin juncus rush Date: 15th century 1. a dessert of sweetened flavored milk set with ...
junketeer
noun see junket II
junketer
noun see junket II
junkie
also junky noun (plural junkies) Date: 1923 1. a. a narcotics peddler or addict b. a person who derives inordinate pleasure from or who is dependent on something 2. ...
junky
I. noun see junkie II. adjective see junk I
junkyard
noun Date: 1880 a yard used to store sometimes resalable junk
Juno
noun Date: before 12th century the wife of Jupiter, queen of heaven, and goddess of light, birth, women, and marriage — compare Hera
Junoesque
adjective Date: 1888 marked by stately beauty
Junot
biographical name Andoche 1771-1813 Duc d'Abrantès French general
junta
noun Etymology: Spanish, from feminine of junto joined, from Latin junctus, past participle of jungere to join — more at yoke Date: 1622 1. a council or committee for ...
junto
noun (plural juntos) Etymology: probably alteration of junta Date: 1623 a group of persons joined for a common purpose
Jupiter
I. noun Etymology: Latin Date: 13th century 1. the chief Roman god, husband of Juno, and god of light, of the sky and weather, and of the state and its welfare and its laws ...
Jupiter Island
geographical name island SE Florida in the Atlantic
Jura
geographical name 1. canton W Switzerland area 322 square miles (834 square kilometers), population 65,376 2. mountains France & Switzerland extending about 145 miles (233 ...
jural
adjective Etymology: Latin jur-, jus law Date: 1635 1. of or relating to law 2. of or relating to rights or obligations • jurally adverb
jurally
adverb see jural
Juramento
geographical name — see Salado 1
Jurassic
adjective Etymology: French jurassique, from Jura mountain range Date: 1831 of, relating to, or being the period of the Mesozoic era between the Triassic and the Cretaceous ...
jurat
noun Etymology: short for Latin juratum (est) it has been sworn, 3d singular perfect passive of jurare to swear — more at jury Date: 1796 a certificate added to an ...
jurel
noun Etymology: Spanish Date: circa 1772 any of several carangid fishes (as a jack crevalle) of warm seas
juridic
adjective see juridical
juridical
also juridic adjective Etymology: Latin juridicus, from jur-, jus + dicere to say — more at diction Date: 1502 1. of or relating to the administration of justice or the ...
juridically
adverb see juridical
Juris Doctor
noun Etymology: Latin, doctor of law Date: 1969 a degree conferred by a law school usually after three years of full-time study
jurisconsult
noun Etymology: Latin jurisconsultus, from juris (genitive of jus) + consultus, past participle of consulere to consult Date: 1605 jurist; especially one learned in ...
jurisdiction
noun Etymology: Middle English jurisdiccioun, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French jurisdiction, from Latin jurisdiction-, jurisdictio, from juris + diction-, dictio act of ...
jurisdictional
adjective see jurisdiction
jurisdictionally
adverb see jurisdiction
jurisprudence
noun Date: 1654 1. the science or philosophy of law 2. a. a system or body of law b. the course of court decisions 3. a department of law • jurisprudential ...
jurisprudent
noun Etymology: Late Latin jurisprudent-, jurisprudens, from Latin juris + prudent-, prudens skilled, prudent Date: 1628 jurist
jurisprudential
adjective see jurisprudence
jurisprudentially
adverb see jurisprudence
jurist
noun Etymology: Middle French juriste, from Medieval Latin jurista, from Latin jur-, jus Date: 15th century one having a thorough knowledge of law; especially judge
juristic
adjective Date: 1831 1. of or relating to a jurist or jurisprudence 2. of, relating to, or recognized in law • juristically adverb
juristically
adverb see juristic
juror
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. a member of a jury b. a person summoned to serve on a jury 2. a person who takes an oath (as of allegiance)
Juruá
geographical name river NW central South America flowing from E central Peru NE into the Solimões in NW Brazil
Juruena
geographical name river 600 miles (966 kilometers) W central Brazil flowing N to unite with the Teles Pires forming the Tapajoz
jury
I. noun (plural juries) Etymology: Middle English jure, from Anglo-French juree, from jurer to swear, from Latin jurare, from jur-, jus Date: 15th century 1. a body of ...
jury nullification
noun Date: 1982 the acquitting of a defendant by a jury in disregard of the judge's instructions and contrary to the jury's findings of fact
jury-rig
transitive verb Etymology: 2jury Date: 1788 to erect, construct, or arrange in a makeshift fashion
jus divinum
foreign term Etymology: Latin divine law
jus gentium
noun Etymology: Latin, law of nations Date: 1548 international law
jus sanguinis
noun Etymology: Latin, right of blood Date: 1902 a rule that a child's citizenship is determined by its parents' citizenship
jus soli
noun Etymology: Latin, right of the soil Date: 1902 a rule that the citizenship of a child is determined by the place of its birth
Jusserand
biographical name Jean (Adrien-Antoine) Jules 1855-1932 French scholar & diplomat
jussive
noun Etymology: Latin jussus, past participle of jubēre to order; akin to Polish judzić to incite, Sanskrit yudhyati he fights Date: 1846 a word, form, case, or mood ...
just
I. archaic variant of joust II. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French juste, from Latin justus, from jus right, law; akin to Sanskrit ...
just about
phrasal almost
just the same
phrasal see all the same
just-folks
adjective Date: 1952 marked by the absence of formality or sophistication ; unpretentious
just-in-time
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1977 a manufacturing strategy wherein parts are produced or delivered only as needed
justice
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French justise, from Latin justitia, from justus Date: 12th century 1. a. the maintenance or administration of what is just ...
justice of the peace
Date: 15th century a local magistrate empowered chiefly to administer summary justice in minor cases, to commit for trial, and to administer oaths and perform marriages
justiciability
noun see justiciable
justiciable
adjective Date: 15th century 1. liable to trial in a court of justice 2. capable of being decided by legal principles or by a court of justice • justiciability noun
justiciar
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin justitiarius, from Latin justitia Date: circa 1580 the chief political and judicial officer of the Norman and later kings of England until the ...
justifiability
noun see justifiable
justifiable
adjective Date: 1561 capable of being justified ; excusable • justifiability noun • justifiably adverb
justifiably
adverb see justifiable
justification
noun Date: 14th century 1. the act, process, or state of being justified by God 2. a. the act or an instance of justifying ; vindication b. something that justifies ...
justificative
adjective Date: 1611 justificatory
justificatory
adjective Date: 1579 tending or serving to justify ; vindicatory
justifier
noun see justify
justify
verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: Middle English justifien, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French justifier, from Late Latin justificare, from Latin justus Date: 14th ...
Justin
biographical name Saint circa 100-circa 165 Justin (the) Martyr church father
Justinian I
biographical name 483-565 the Great Byzantine emperor (527-565)
justitia omnibus
foreign term Etymology: Latin justice for all — motto of the District of Columbia
justly
adverb see just II
justness
noun see just II
jut
I. verb (jutted; jutting) Etymology: perhaps short for 2jutty Date: circa 1573 intransitive verb to extend out, up, or forward ; project transitive verb to cause to ...
jute
noun Etymology: Bengali jhuṭo Date: 1746 the glossy fiber of either of two Asian plants (Corchorus olitorius and C. capsularis) of the linden family used chiefly for ...
Jute
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin Jutae Jutes, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English Eotenas Jutes Date: 14th century a member of a Germanic people ...
Jutish
adjective see Jute
Jutland
or Danish Jylland geographical name 1. peninsula N Europe projecting into North Sea & comprising mainland of Denmark & N portion of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 2. the ...
jutty
I. noun (plural jutties) Etymology: Middle English Date: 15th century 1. archaic jetty 2. a projecting part of a building II. transitive verb (juttied; juttying) Date: ...
juv
abbreviation juvenile
Juvenal
biographical name A.D. 55 to 60-circa 127 Decimus Junius Juvenalis Roman poet & satirist • Juvenalian adjective
Juvenalian
adjective see Juvenal
juvenescence
noun Date: 1800 the state of being youthful or of growing young • juvenescent adjective
juvenescent
adjective see juvenescence
juvenile
I. adjective Etymology: French or Latin; French juvénile, from Latin juvenilis, from juvenis young person — more at young Date: 1625 1. a. physiologically immature or ...
juvenile court
noun Date: 1899 a court that has special jurisdiction over delinquent and dependent children usually up to the age of 18
juvenile delinquency
noun Date: 1816 1. conduct by a juvenile characterized by antisocial behavior that is beyond parental control and therefore subject to legal action 2. a violation of the ...
juvenile delinquent
noun see juvenile delinquency
juvenile diabetes
noun Date: 1951 type 1 diabetes
juvenile hormone
noun Date: 1940 an insect hormone that is secreted by the corpora allata, inhibits maturation to the imago, and plays a role in reproduction
juvenile officer
noun Date: 1954 a police officer charged with the detection, prosecution, and care of juvenile delinquents
juvenile-onset diabetes
noun Date: 1975 type 1 diabetes
juvenilia
noun plural Etymology: Latin, neuter plural of juvenilis Date: 1622 1. compositions produced in the artist's or author's youth 2. artistic or literary compositions suited ...
juvenility
noun (plural -ties) Date: circa 1623 1. the quality or state of being juvenile ; youthfulness 2. a. immaturity of thought or conduct b. an instance of being juvenile
juxtapose
transitive verb (-posed; -posing) Etymology: probably back-formation from juxtaposition Date: 1851 to place side by side
juxtaposed
adjective Date: 1855 placed side by side ; being in juxtaposition Synonyms: see adjacent
juxtaposition
noun Etymology: Latin juxta near + English position — more at joust Date: 1654 the act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side; also the state of being ...
juxtapositional
adjective see juxtaposition
JV
abbreviation junior varsity
Jylland
geographical name see Jutland
K
I. abbreviation 1. Kelvin 2. kilometer II. symbol Etymology: New Latin kalium potassium
k
I. noun (plural k's or ks) Usage: often capitalized, often attributive Date: before 12th century 1. a. the 11th letter of the English alphabet b. a graphic ...
K of C
abbreviation Knights of Columbus
K ration
noun Etymology: probably alteration of C ration, but taken as initial of Ancel B. Keys b1904 American physiologist Date: circa 1940 a lightweight packaged ration of emergency ...
K'ang-hsi
biographical name 1654-1722 Chinese emperor (1661-1722)
K'ung
biographical name H. H. 1881-1967 originally K'ung Hsiang-hsi Chinese statesman
K'ung-Fu-tzu
biographical name see Confucius
K'ung-tzu
biographical name see Confucius
K-band
noun Date: circa 1948 a segment of the radio spectrum that lies between 10.9 GHz and 36.0 GHz and spans the upper superhigh-frequency and lower extremely-high-frequency bands ...
K-meson
noun Date: 1951 kaon
K-T
adjective Date: 1983 of, relating to, or occurring at the K-T boundary
K-T boundary
noun Etymology: K (alternative for C as abbreviation for Cretaceous) + Tertiary Date: 1983 the transition between the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods of geologic time ...
K2
or Godwin Austen geographical name mountain 28,250 feet (8611 meters) N Kashmir in Karakoram Range; 2d highest in the world
ka
abbreviation Etymology: German kathode cathode
Ka Lae
or South Cape geographical name headland Hawaii; southernmost point of Hawaii (island)
Kaaba
noun Etymology: Arabic ka‘ba, literally, cubic building Date: 1734 a small stone building in the court of the Great Mosque at Mecca that contains a sacred black stone and ...
Kaapland
geographical name — see Cape of Good Hope
kabala
noun see kabbalah
Kabalega Falls
or Kabarega Falls or Murchison Falls geographical name waterfall 130 feet (40 meters) W Uganda in the Victoria Nile
Kabardinian
adjective or noun see Kabardino-Balkaria
Kabardino-Balkaria
geographical name autonomous republic S Russia in Europe on N slopes of the Caucasus capital Nal'chik area 4826 square miles (12,499 square kilometers), population 784,000 ...
Kabarega Falls
geographical name see Kabalega Falls
kabbala
noun see kabbalah
kabbalah
also kabbala or kabala or cabala or cabbala or cabbalah noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Medieval Latin cabbala — more at cabal 1. a medieval and modern system of ...
kabbalism
noun see kabbalah
kabbalistic
adjective see kabbalah
Kabila
I. biographical name Joseph 1971- president of Democratic Republic of Congo (2001- ) II. biographical name Laurent (Désiré) 1938-2001 father of preceding president of ...
kabob
variant of kebab
Kabuki
noun Etymology: Japanese Date: 1899 traditional Japanese popular drama performed with highly stylized singing and dancing
Kabul
geographical name 1. river 435 miles (700 kilometers) Afghanistan & N Pakistan flowing E into the Indus 2. city capital of Afghanistan on Kabul River population 1,424,400 ...
Kabuli
adjective or noun see Kabul
Kabwe
or formerly Broken Hill geographical name city central Zambia population 166,519
Kabyle
noun Etymology: Arabic qabā'il, plural of qabīla tribe Date: 1738 1. a member of a Berber people living in the mountainous coastal area east of Algiers 2. the Berber ...
Kabylia
geographical name mountainous region N Algeria on coast E of Algiers; comprises two areas: Great Kabylia (to W) & Little Kabylia (to E)
Kachchh, Gulf of
or Gulf of Kutch geographical name inlet of Arabian Sea W India N of Kathiawar
Kachchh, Rann of
or Rann of Kutch geographical name salt marsh in S Pakistan & W India stretching in an arc from the mouths of the Indus to the head of Gulf of Kachchh
kachina
also katchina or katcina noun Etymology: Hopi qacína Date: 1888 1. one of the deified ancestral spirits believed among the Hopi and other Pueblo Indians to visit the pueblos ...
Kádár
biographical name János 1912-1989 1st secretary of Hungarian Communist party (1956-88)
kaddish
noun (plural kaddishes; also kaddishim) Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Aramaic qaddīsh holy Date: 1613 a Jewish prayer recited in the daily ritual of the synagogue ...
Kadesh-barnea
geographical name town of ancient Palestine SW of Dead Sea; exact location uncertain
Kadikoy
or ancient Chalcedon geographical name former city Asia on the Bosporus, now a district of Istanbul
Kadiyevka
geographical name — see Stakhanov
Kaerh
geographical name — see gar
Kaesong
geographical name city SW North Korea SE of Pyongyang population 331,000
kaffeeklatsch
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: German, from Kaffee coffee + Klatsch gossip Date: 1888 an informal social gathering for coffee and conversation
Kaffeklubben
geographical name island in Arctic Ocean off N coast of Greenland; northernmost point of land in the world, at 83°40′N
Kaffir
or Kafir noun Etymology: Arabic kāfir infidel Date: 1778 1. archaic a member of a group of southern African Bantu-speaking peoples 2. often not capitalized, chiefly South ...
Kaffir lime
noun Date: 1978 a citrus tree (Citrus hystrix) of southeastern Asia having aromatic leaves and roundish thick-rinded green fruits used especially in Thai cooking; also its ...
kaffiyeh
also keffiyeh noun Etymology: Arabic kūfīya, kaffīya, from al-Kufa Al-Kufa, town in Iraq Date: circa 1817 an Arab headdress consisting of a square of cloth folded to form ...
Kaffraria
geographical name region Republic of South Africa in Eastern Cape province S of Lesotho bordering on Indian Ocean
kafir
noun Date: circa 1785 a grain sorghum with stout short-jointed somewhat juicy stalks and erect heads
Kafir
noun Etymology: Arabic kāfir Date: 1759 Nuristani 1
Kafiri
noun Date: 1901 Nuristani 2
Kafiristan
geographical name — see Nuristan
Kafka
biographical name Franz 1883-1924 Czech-born author writing in German
Kafkaesque
adjective Date: 1946 of, relating to, or suggestive of Franz Kafka or his writings; especially having a nightmarishly complex, bizarre, or illogical quality
kaftan
variant of caftan
Kafue
geographical name river 600 miles (965 kilometers) Zambia flowing into the Zambezi
Kagawa
biographical name Toyohiko 1888-1960 Japanese social reformer
Kagera
geographical name river 430 miles (692 kilometers) Burundi, Rwanda, & NW Tanzania flowing N & E into Lake Victoria on Uganda border
Kagoshima
geographical name city & port S Japan in S Kyushu on Kagoshima Bay (inlet of the Pacific) population 536,685
Kahlo (de Rivera)
biographical name Frida 1907-1954 née Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón Mexican painter
Kahneman
biographical name Daniel 1934- American-Israeli psychologist
Kahoolawe
geographical name island Hawaii SW of Maui area 45 square miles (117 square kilometers)
kahuna
noun Etymology: Hawaiian Date: 1875 1. a Hawaiian shaman 2. a preeminent person or thing ; big gun
Kaibab Plateau
geographical name plateau N Arizona & SW Utah N of Grand Canyon
Kaieteur Falls
geographical name waterfall 741 feet (226 meters) high & 350 feet (107 meters) wide central Guyana
Kaifeng
geographical name city E central China in NE Henan population 318,000
Kailua
geographical name city Hawaii in NE Oahu population 36,513
kainit
noun see kainite
kainite
also kainit noun Etymology: German Kainit, from Greek kainos new — more at recent Date: 1868 a natural salt KMg(SO4)Cl•3H2O consisting of a hydrous sulfate and chloride ...
kairomone
noun Etymology: Greek kairos critical time, opportunity + English -mone (as in pheromone) Date: 1970 a chemical substance emitted by one species and especially an insect or ...
Kairouan
geographical name city NE Tunisia population 54,546
kaiser
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse keisari; akin to Old High German keisur emperor; both from a prehistoric Germanic word borrowed from Latin Caesar, cognomen of the ...
Kaiser
biographical name Henry John 1882-1967 American industrialist
kaiser roll
noun Date: circa 1898 a round crusty roll often used for sandwiches
Kaiser-Wilhelmsland
geographical name — see North-East New Guinea
kaiserdom
noun see kaiser
kaiserin
noun Etymology: German, feminine of Kaiser Date: circa 1888 the wife of a kaiser
kaiserism
noun see kaiser
Kaiserslautern
geographical name city SW Germany W of Ludwigshafen population 100,541
kaka
noun Etymology: Maori Date: circa 1774 an olive-brown New Zealand parrot (Nestor meridionalis) with gray and red markings
kakapo
noun (plural -pos) Etymology: Maori Date: 1843 a large chiefly nocturnal burrowing New Zealand parrot (Strigops habroptilus) that has green and brown barred plumage and ...
kakemono
noun (plural -nos) Etymology: Japanese Date: 1889 a vertical Japanese ornamental pictorial or calligraphic scroll — compare makimono
kakiemon
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Sakaida Kakiemon fl1650 Japanese potter Date: 1890 a Japanese porcelain decorated with enamel
Kakinada
geographical name city & port E India in NE Andhra Pradesh on Bay of Bengal population 279,875
kala-azar
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu kālā-āzār, literally, black disease Date: 1883 a severe parasitic disease chiefly of tropical areas that is marked by fever, progressive ...
Kalaallit Nunaat
geographical name — see Greenland
Kalaeloa Point
geographical name — see Barbers Point
Kalahari Desert
geographical name desert region S Africa N of Orange River & S of Lake Ngami in Botswana & NW Republic of South Africa
kalamata
also calamata noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Kalamata, port in Greece Date: 1979 a brine-cured black olive grown in Greece
Kalamazoo
geographical name city SW Michigan population 77,145
kalanchoe
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1830 any of a genus (Kalanchoe) of chiefly African tropical succulent herbs or shrubs of the orpine family often cultivated as ornamentals ...
Kalashnikov
noun Etymology: Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov b1919 Soviet weapons designer Date: 1970 a Soviet-designed assault rifle; especially AK-47
Kalat
or Khelat geographical name region NW Pakistan including S & central Baluchistan; a former princely state capital Kalat
Kalb
biographical name Johann 1721-1780 Baron de Kalb German general in American Revolution
kale
noun Etymology: Scots, from Middle English (northern) cal, from Old English cāl — more at cole Date: 14th century 1. a. cole b. a hardy cabbage (Brassica oleracea ...
kaleidoscope
noun Etymology: Greek kalos beautiful + eidos form + English -scope — more at idyll Date: 1817 1. an instrument containing loose bits of colored material (as glass or ...
kaleidoscopic
adjective see kaleidoscope
kaleidoscopically
adverb see kaleidoscope
Kalemie
or formerly Albertville geographical name city & port E Democratic Republic of the Congo on Lake Tanganyika population 96,212
kalends
variant of calends
Kalgan
geographical name — see Zhangjiakou
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
geographical name town Australia in S central West Australia population 25,016
Kālidāsa
biographical name 5th century A.D. Indian dramatist & poet
Kalimantan
geographical name 1. — see Borneo 2. the S & E part of Borneo belonging to Indonesia; formerly (as Dutch Borneo) part of Netherlands Indies
Kalinin
I. biographical name Mikhail Ivanovich 1875-1946 Russian politician; formal head of Soviet state (1919-46) II. geographical name — see Tver'
Kaliningrad
or German Königsberg geographical name city & port W Russia in Europe near Vislinski Zaliv; formerly capital of East Prussia population 411,000
Kalisz
geographical name commune central Poland W of Lodz population 106,087
kallidin
noun Etymology: German, from Kallikrein + Peptid peptide + -in Date: 1950 either of two vasodilator kinins formed from blood plasma globulin by the action of kallikrein: ...
kallikrein
noun Etymology: German, from Greek kallikreas sweetbread, pancreas, from kalli- beautiful (from kallos beauty) + kreas flesh — more at raw Date: 1930 a hypotensive ...
Kalmar
geographical name city & port SE Sweden population 56,863
Kalmuck
or Kalmuk or Kalmyk noun Etymology: Russian kalmyk, from Volga Tatar kalmık Date: 1613 1. a member of a Buddhist Mongol people originally of Dzungaria living mainly ...
Kalmuk
noun see Kalmuck
Kalmyk
noun see Kalmuck
Kalmykia
geographical name autonomous republic S Russia in Europe on NW shore of Caspian Sea W of the Volga capital Elista area 29,305 square miles (75,900 square kilometers), ...
Kaluga
geographical name city W central Russia in Europe on Oka River WNW of Tula population 347,000
Kama
I. noun Etymology: Sanskrit Kāma, from kāma love Date: 1861 the Hindu god of love II. geographical name river E Russia in Europe flowing SW into the Volga S of Kazan'

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