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kamaaina
noun Etymology: Hawaiian kama'āina, from kama child + 'āina land Date: 1903 one who has lived in Hawaii for a long time
Kamakura
geographical name city Japan in SE Honshu on Sagami Sea S of Yokohama population 174,299
Kamchatka
geographical name peninsula 750 miles (1207 kilometers) long E Russia in Asia between Sea of Okhotsk & Bering Sea
kame
noun Etymology: Scots, kame, comb, from Middle English (northern) camb comb, from Old English Date: 1795 a short ridge, hill, or mound of stratified drift deposited by ...
Kamehameha Day
noun Date: 1925 June 11 observed as a holiday in Hawaii in commemoration of the birthday of Kamehameha I
Kamehameha I
biographical name 1758?-1819 the Great king of Hawaii (1795-1819)
Kamenev
biographical name Lev Borisovich 1883-1936 Russian Communist leader
Kamerlingh Onnes
biographical name Heike 1853-1926 Dutch physicist
Kamet
geographical name mountain 25,447 feet (7756 meters) N India in Uttar Pradesh in NW part of the Himalayas
kamikaze
I. noun Etymology: Japanese, literally, divine wind Date: 1945 1. a member of a Japanese air attack corps in World War II assigned to make a suicidal crash on a target (as a ...
Kamloops
geographical name city Canada in S British Columbia population 77,281
Kampala
geographical name city capital of Uganda N of Lake Victoria population 773,463
kampong
noun Etymology: Malay Date: 1844 a hamlet or village in a Malay-speaking country
Kampuchea
geographical name — see Cambodia • Kampuchean adjective
Kampuchean
adjective see Kampuchea
Kan
I. abbreviation or Kans Kansas II. geographical name — see gan
kana
noun (plural kana) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Japanese Date: 1727 a Japanese system of syllabic writing having characters that can be used exclusively for writing ...
Kanak
noun Etymology: French canaque, probably from English Kanaka South Sea islander, from Hawaiian, person Date: 1910 a native Melanesian inhabitant of New Caledonia
kanamycin
noun Etymology: New Latin kanamyceticus, specific epithet of Streptomyces kanamyceticus Date: 1957 a broad-spectrum antibiotic from a Japanese soil streptomyces ...
Kananga
or formerly Luluabourg geographical name city S central Democratic Republic of the Congo population 371,862
Kananur
geographical name — see Cannanore
Kanarese
noun (plural Kanarese) Etymology: Kanara, India Date: 1847 1. Kannada 2. a member of a Kannada-speaking people of Karnataka, southern India
Kanawha
geographical name river 97 miles (156 kilometers) W West Virginia flowing NW into Ohio River
Kanazawa
geographical name city & port Japan in W central Honshu near Sea of Japan population 442,872
kanban
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Japanese, sign, placard; from the cards used on assembly lines to signal that parts are needed Date: 1977 just-in-time
Kanchenjunga
or Kangchenjunga geographical name mountain 28,169 feet (8586 meters) Nepal & Sikkim, India, in the Himalayas; 3d highest in the world
Kanchipuram
geographical name city SE India in N Tamil Nadu SW of Madras population 145,028
Kandahar
or Qandahar geographical name city SE Afghanistan population 130,212
Kandel
biographical name Eric Richard 1929- American (Austrian-born) neuroscientist
Kandinsky
biographical name Wassily 1866-1944 Russian painter
Kandy
geographical name city W central Sri Lanka ENE of Colombo population 104,000 • Kandyan adjective
Kandyan
adjective see Kandy
Kane
biographical name Elisha Kent 1820-1857 American arctic explorer
Kane Basin
geographical name section of the channel between NW Greenland & Ellesmere Island N of Baffin Bay
Kaneohe
geographical name city Hawaii on Kaneohe Bay, Oahu population 34,970
Kaneohe Bay
geographical name inlet Hawaii on E Oahu
kangaroo
noun (plural -roos) Etymology: Guugu Yimidhirr (Australian aboriginal language of northern Queensland) gaŋurru Date: 1770 any of various herbivorous leaping marsupial ...
kangaroo court
noun Date: 1853 1. a mock court in which the principles of law and justice are disregarded or perverted 2. a court characterized by irresponsible, unauthorized, or irregular ...
kangaroo rat
noun Date: 1867 any of a genus (Dipodomys) of nocturnal burrowing rodents of arid parts of western North America that travel by hopping on their long hind legs and have a long ...
Kangchenjunga
geographical name see Kanchenjunga
kanji
noun (plural kanji) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Japanese Date: 1920 a Japanese system of writing that utilizes characters borrowed or adapted from Chinese writing; ...
Kankakee
geographical name 1. river 135 miles (217 kilometers) Indiana & Illinois flowing SW & W to unite with Des Plaines River forming Illinois River 2. city NE Illinois on Kankakee ...
Kannada
noun Etymology: Kannada kannaḍa Date: 1856 the major Dravidian language of Karnataka, southern India
Kannapolis
geographical name town S central North Carolina population 36,910
Kano
geographical name city N central Nigeria population 594,800
Kanpur
geographical name city N India in S Uttar Pradesh on the Ganges population 1,879,420
Kans
abbreviation see Kan I
Kansan
adjective or noun see Kansas
Kansas
geographical name 1. (or Kaw) river 169 miles (272 kilometers) E Kansas flowing E into Missouri River — see Smoky Hill 2. state central United States capital Topeka area ...
Kansas City
geographical name 1. city NE Kansas adjacent to Kansas City, Missouri population 146,866 2. city W Missouri on Missouri River population 441,545
Kansu
geographical name — see Gansu
Kant
biographical name Immanuel 1724-1804 German philosopher • Kantian adjective
kantele
noun Etymology: Finnish Date: circa 1903 a traditional Finnish zither originally having five strings but now having as many as thirty
Kantian
adjective see Kant
Kanto Plain
geographical name region Japan in E central Honshu in which Tokyo is situated
Kanton Island
geographical name island (atoll) central Pacific in Phoenix Islands
Kao-hsiung
geographical name city & port SW Taiwan population 1,405,860
kaolin
noun Etymology: French kaolin, from Gaoling hill in China Date: circa 1741 a fine usually white clay that is used in ceramics and refractories, as a filler or extender, and ...
kaolinite
noun Date: 1867 a white mineral consisting of a hydrous silicate of aluminum that constitutes the principal mineral in kaolin • kaolinitic adjective
kaolinitic
adjective see kaolinite
kaon
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary ka kay (from K-meson, its earlier name) + 2-on Date: 1958 an unstable meson that occurs in both charged and neutral forms ...
kapellmeister
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: German, from Kapelle choir + Meister master Date: 1838 the director of a choir or orchestra
kaph
noun Etymology: Hebrew, literally, palm of the hand Date: circa 1823 the 11th letter of the Hebrew alphabet — see alphabet table
Kapidagi
or ancient Cyzicus geographical name peninsula NW Turkey in Asia projecting into Sea of Marmara
Kapitsa
biographical name Pyotr Leonidovich 1894-1984 Russian physicist
kapok
noun Etymology: Malay Date: circa 1750 a mass of silky fibers that invest the seeds of the ceiba tree and are used especially as a filling for mattresses, life preservers, ...
Kaposi's sarcoma
noun Etymology: Moritz Kaposi died 1902 Hungarian dermatologist Date: 1916 a neoplastic disease associated especially with AIDS, affecting especially the skin and mucous ...
kappa
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Greek, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew kaph Date: 15th century the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet — see alphabet table
kaput
also kaputt adjective Etymology: German kaputt, from French capot not having made a trick at piquet Date: 1895 1. utterly finished, defeated, or destroyed 2. unable to ...
kaputt
adjective see kaput
Kara Sea
geographical name arm of Arctic Ocean off coast of Russia E of Novaya Zemlya
Kara Su
geographical name the Euphrates above its junction with the Murat in E central Turkey
Kara-Kum
geographical name desert Turkmenistan S of Aral Sea between the Caspian Sea & the Amu Dar'ya area 115,830 square miles (300,000 square kilometers)
karabiner
variant of carabiner
Karachay-Cherkessia
or formerly Karachayevo-Cherkess geographical name autonomous region SE Russia in Europe in N Caucasus area 5444 square miles (14,100 square kilometers), population 431,000 ...
Karachayevo-Cherkess
geographical name see Karachay-Cherkessia
Karachi
geographical name city & port S Pakistan capital of Sind population 5,103,000
Karafuto
geographical name — see Sakhalin
Karaganda
or Qaraghandy geographical name city central Kazakhstan population 608,600
Karageorge
biographical name 1762-1817 originally George Petrović Karageorge Serbian nationalist & founder of Karageorgević dynasty
Karaikal
geographical name see Karikal 2
Karaism
noun Etymology: Late Hebrew qĕrāīm Karaites, from Hebrew qārā to read Date: circa 1883 a Jewish doctrine originating in Baghdad in the eighth century that rejects ...
Karaite
noun see Karaism
Karaj
geographical name city N Iran NW of Tehran population 275,100
Karajan
biographical name Herbert von 1908-1989 Austrian conductor
Karakalpak
geographical name autonomous republic NW Uzbekistan SE of Aral Sea capital Nukus area 63,938 square miles (165,599 square kilometers), population 1,273,800
Karakoram Pass
geographical name mountain pass 18,290 feet (5575 meters) NE Kashmir through Karakoram Range
Karakoram Range
geographical name mountain system S central Asia in N Kashmir & NW Tibet on Xinjiang Uygur border connecting the Himalayas with the Pamirs; westernmost system of the ...
Karakorum
geographical name ruined city Mongolia on the upper Orhon capital of Mongol Empire
karakul
noun Etymology: Karakul, village in Uzbekistan Date: 1853 1. often capitalized any of a breed of hardy fat-tailed sheep of central Asian origin with a narrow body and coarse ...
Karamanlis
biographical name Konstantinos 1907-1998 prime minister (1974-80) & president (1980-85; 1990-95) of Greece
karaoke
noun Etymology: Japanese, from kara empty + ōke, short for ōkesutora orchestra Date: 1979 a device that plays instrumental accompaniments for a selection of songs to which ...
karat
or carat noun Etymology: Middle English carrat — more at carat Date: 15th century a unit of fineness for gold equal to 1/24 part of pure gold in an alloy
karate
noun Etymology: Japanese, from kara empty + te hand Date: 1955 a Japanese art of self-defense employing hand strikes and kicks to disable or subdue an opponent • ...
karateist
noun see karate
karaya gum
noun Etymology: Hindi karāyal resin Date: 1916 any of several vegetable gums similar to tragacanth and often used as substitutes for it that are obtained from tropical ...
Karbalā'
geographical name city central Iraq SSW of Baghdad population 83,301
Karelia
geographical name autonomous republic NW Russia in Europe; formerly (1940-56), as the Karelo-Finnish Republic , constituent republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist ...
Karelian
noun Date: 1854 1. a native or inhabitant of Karelia 2. the Finno-Ugric language of the Karelians • Karelian adjective
Karelian Isthmus
geographical name isthmus Russia in Europe between Gulf of Finland & Lake Ladoga
Karen
noun (plural Karen or Karens) Date: 1833 1. a member of a group of peoples of eastern and southern Myanmar 2. a. a group of languages spoken by the Karen peoples b. a ...
Kariba, Lake
geographical name lake 175 miles (282 kilometers) long SE Zambia & N Zimbabwe formed in the Zambezi by Kariba Dam
Karikal
geographical name 1. territory of former French India S of Pondicherry; incorporated 1954 in India area 52 square miles (135 square kilometers) 2. (or Karaikal) city & port, ...
Karkheh
or Kerkheh or ancient Choaspes geographical name river flowing from W Iran S & W into marshlands E of the Tigris in SE Iraq
Karl-Marx-Stadt
geographical name — see Chemnitz
Karle
biographical name Jerome 1918- American physical chemist
Karlskrona
geographical name city & port SE Sweden on Baltic Sea area population 59,753
Karlsruhe
geographical name city SW Germany in Baden-Württemberg on the Rhine population 278,579 • Karlsruher noun
Karlsruher
noun see Karlsruhe
Karlstad
geographical name city SW Sweden population 77,290
karma
noun Etymology: Sanskrit karma fate, work Date: 1827 1. often capitalized the force generated by a person's actions held in Hinduism and Buddhism to perpetuate ...
karmic
adjective see karma
Karnak
geographical name town S Egypt on the Nile N of Luxor on N part of site of ancient Thebes
Karnataka
or formerly Mysore geographical name state SW India capital Bangalore area 74,037 square miles (191,756 square kilometers), population 44,977,201
Károlyi
biographical name Count Mihály 1875-1955 Hungarian politician
karoo
or karroo noun (plural karoos or karroos) Etymology: Afrikaans karo, from Khoikhoi karo, karro hard, dry Date: 1789 a dry tableland of southern Africa
Karoo
or Karroo geographical name plateau region W Republic of South Africa W of Drakensberg Mountains divided into Little Karoo (or Southern Karoo (in central Western Cape ...
kaross
noun Etymology: Afrikaans karos, from Khoikhoi karo-s, kro-s Date: circa 1731 a simple garment or rug of skins used especially by native tribesmen of southern Africa
Kárpathos
geographical name island Greece in the S Dodecanese area 118 square miles (307 square kilometers), population 8129
Karrer
biographical name Paul 1889-1971 Swiss chemist
Karroo
geographical name see Karoo
karroo
noun see karoo
Kars
geographical name city NE Turkey population 79,496
Karsavina
biographical name Tamara 1885-1978 Russian dancer
karst
noun Etymology: German, from Slovene dialect or Croatian dialect kras, kars, type of rock, region composed of such rock Date: 1902 an irregular limestone region with ...
Karst
or Kras or Italian Carso geographical name limestone plateau NE of Istrian Peninsula in W Slovenia extending into E Italy
karstic
adjective see karst
kart
noun Date: 1961 go-kart • karting noun
karting
noun see kart
Karun
geographical name river over 500 miles (804 kilometers) W Iran flowing into Shatt al Arab
kary-
or karyo-; also cary- or caryo- combining form Etymology: New Latin, from Greek karyon nut — more at careen 1. nucleus of a cell 2. nut ; kernel
karyo-
combining form see kary-
karyogamy
noun (plural -mies) Date: 1891 the fusion of cell nuclei (as in fertilization)
karyokinesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1882 1. the nuclear phenomena characteristic of mitosis 2. the whole process of mitosis • karyokinetic adjective
karyokinetic
adjective see karyokinesis
karyologic
adjective see karyology
karyological
adjective see karyology
karyology
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1895 1. the minute cytological characteristics of the cell nucleus especially with regard to the chromosomes 2. a ...
karyosome
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1889 a mass of chromatin in a cell nucleus that resembles a nucleolus
karyotype
I. noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1929 the chromosomal characteristics of a cell; also the chromosomes themselves or a representation of them ...
karyotypic
adjective see karyotype I
karyotypically
adverb see karyotype I
Karzai
biographical name Hamid 1957- president of Afghanistan (2002- )
Kasai
geographical name 1. river 1338 miles (2153 kilometers) N Angola & W Democratic Republic of the Congo flowing N & W into Congo River 2. region S central Democratic Republic ...
Kasbah
variant of casbah
kasbah
noun see casbah
kasha
noun Etymology: Russian Date: 1808 1. a porridge made usually from buckwheat groats 2. kasha grain before cooking
Kashan
noun Etymology: Kashan, Iran Date: 1905 an Oriental rug with floral motifs in soft colors
Kashgar
geographical name see Kashi
Kashi
or Kashgar geographical name city W China in SW Xinjiang Uygur population 174,570
Kashiwa
geographical name city Japan in E Honshu population 305,060
Kashmir
geographical name 1. (or formerly Cashmere) mountainous region N India (subcontinent) W of Tibet & SW of Xinjiang Uygur; includes valley ( Vale of Kashmir) watered by the ...
Kashmiri
noun (plural Kashmiris or Kashmiri) Date: 1880 1. an Indo-Aryan language spoken in Kashmir 2. a native or inhabitant of Kashmir
kashrut
noun see kashruth
kashruth
or kashrut noun Etymology: Hebrew kashrūth, literally, fitness Date: 1907 1. the Jewish dietary laws 2. the state of being kosher
Kashubian
noun Etymology: Kashube a member of a Slavic people Date: 1919 a Slavic language spoken northwest and southwest of Gdansk
Kaskaskia
geographical name river 320 miles (515 kilometers) SW Illinois flowing SW into Mississippi River
Kassala
geographical name city NE Sudan population 99,000
Kassel
geographical name city central Germany WNW of Erfurt population 196,828
Kasserine Pass
geographical name mountain pass central Tunisia
Kastellórizon
or Castellorizo or Italian Castelrosso geographical name island Greece in the E Dodecanese off SW coast of Turkey area 9 square miles (23 square kilometers)
Kastrioti
biographical name George — see Skanderbeg
Kástron
geographical name town Greece on Lemnos
kat
variant of khat
kata
noun (plural kata or katas) Etymology: Japanese, literally, model, pattern Date: 1945 a set combination of positions and movements (as in karate) performed as an exercise
katabatic
adjective Etymology: Greek katabatos descending, verbal of katabainein to go down, from kata- cata- + bainein to go — more at come Date: 1918 relating to or being a wind ...
Katahdin, Mount
geographical name mountain 5268 feet (1606 meters) N central Maine; highest point in state
katakana
noun Etymology: Japanese, from kata part + kana kana Date: 1727 the form of Japanese syllabic writing used especially for scientific terms, official documents, and words ...
Katanga
geographical name — see Shaba • Katangese adjective
Katangese
adjective see Katanga
katchina
or katcina variant of kachina
katcina
I. noun see kachina II. see katchina
Katerini
geographical name town N Greece population 46,304
Katharevousa
or Katharevusa noun Etymology: New Greek kathareuousa, from Greek, feminine of kathareuōn, present participle of kathareuein to be pure, from katharos pure Date: 1936 modern ...
Katharevusa
noun see Katharevousa
katharsis
archaic variant of catharsis
Katherina, Gebel
or Jabal Katrinah or Mount Catherine geographical name mountain 8652 feet (2637 meters) NE Egypt on Sinai Peninsula; highest in the Gebel Musa
Kathiawar
geographical name peninsula W India in Gujarat between Gulf of Kachchh & Gulf of Khambhat
Kathmandu
or Katmandu geographical name city capital of Nepal population 235,211
Katmai National Park
geographical name reservation S Alaska including Mt. Katmai & Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes
Katmai, Mount
geographical name volcano 6715 feet (2047 meters) S Alaska in Aleutian Range at NE end of Alaska Peninsula
Katmandu
geographical name see Kathmandu
Katowice
or German Kattowitz geographical name city S Poland in Silesia population 367,041
Katrine, Loch
geographical name lake 9 miles (14 kilometers) long central Scotland E of Loch Lomond
Katsina
geographical name city N Nigeria capital of old kingdom of Katsina population 182,400
katsura
noun see katsura tree
katsura tree
noun Etymology: Japanese katsura katsura tree Date: circa 1924 a deciduous tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum of the family Cercidiphyllaceae) of Japan and China sometimes grown ...
Kattegat
geographical name arm of North Sea between Sweden & Jutland Peninsula of Denmark
Kattowitz
geographical name see Katowice
katydid
noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1784 any of various large green American long-horned grasshoppers usually having stridulating organs on the forewings of the males that ...
katzenjammer
noun Etymology: German, from Katze cat + Jammer distress Date: 1849 1. hangover 2. distress 2 3. a discordant clamor
Kauai
geographical name island Hawaii WNW of Oahu area 555 square miles (1437 square kilometers)
Kaufman
biographical name George S(imon) 1889-1961 American dramatist
Kaunas
or Russian Kovno geographical name city central Lithuania on the Neman; a former (1918-40) capital of Lithuania population 433,600
Kaunda
biographical name Kenneth David 1924- Zambian politician & president (1961-91)
Kaunitz
biographical name Wenzel Anton von 1711-1794 Prince von Kaunitz-Rietberg Austrian statesman
kauri
noun Etymology: Maori kawri Date: 1823 1. any of various trees (genus Agathis) of the araucaria family; especially a tall timber tree (A. australis) of New Zealand having ...
kauri gum
noun see kauri
kauri pine
noun see kauri
kauri resin
noun see kauri
Kautsky
biographical name Karl Johann 1854-1938 German socialist writer
kava
noun Etymology: Tongan & Marquesan, literally, bitter Date: 1810 1. an Australasian shrubby pepper (Piper methysticum) from whose crushed root an intoxicating beverage is ...
kava kava
noun Date: 1891 kava
Kavála
or Kaválla geographical name city & port NE Greece in Macedonia population 58,576
Kaválla
geographical name see Kavála
Kāveri
geographical name — see Cauvery
Kāveri Falls
geographical name — see Cauvery Falls
Kaw
geographical name — see Kansas 1
Kawabata
biographical name Yasunari 1899-1972 Japanese writer
Kawagoe
geographical name city Japan in SE central Honshu population 304,860
Kawaguchi
geographical name city Japan in E Honshu N of Tokyo population 438,667
Kawartha Lakes
geographical name 1. group of lakes Canada in SE Ontario E of Lake Simcoe; traversed by Trent Canal system 2. city Canada in SE Ontario NE of Toronto population 69,179
Kawasaki
geographical name city Japan in E Honshu on Tokyo Bay, S suburb of Tokyo population 1,173,606
Kawasaki disease
noun Etymology: Tomisaku Kawasaki b1925 Japanese pediatrician Date: 1977 an acute illness of unknown cause that chiefly affects infants and children and is characterized ...
Kawasaki syndrome
noun see Kawasaki disease
kay
noun Date: 14th century the letter k
Kay
noun Date: 14th century a boastful overbearing knight of the Round Table who is foster brother and seneschal of King Arthur
kayak
noun Etymology: Inuit qayaq Date: 1757 1. an Eskimo canoe made of a frame covered with skins except for a small opening in the center and propelled by a double-bladed paddle ...
kayaker
noun see kayak
kayaking
noun see kayak
Kaye-Smith
biographical name Sheila 1887-1956 English novelist
kayo
I. noun Etymology: pronunciation of KO, abbreviation Date: 1920 knockout 1 II. transitive verb (kayoed; kayoing) Date: 1921 knock out
Kayseri
or ancient Caesarea or Mazaca or Caesarea Mazaca geographical name city central Turkey in Asia at foot of Erciyas Mt.; chief city of ancient Cappadocia population 421,362
Kaz Dagi
or Mount Ida geographical name mountain 5797 feet (1767 meters) NW Turkey in Asia SE of ancient Troy
Kazak
noun Etymology: Kazak (Kazakh), town in Azerbaijan Date: 1900 an Oriental rug in bold colors with geometric designs or stylized plant and animal forms
Kazakh
also Kazak noun Etymology: Russian kazakh, from Kazakh kazak Date: 1832 1. a member of a Turkic people of Kazakhstan and other countries of central Asia 2. the language of ...
Kazakhstan
or Kazakstan geographical name country NW central Asia extending from Caspian Sea to Altai Mountains; a constituent republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 1936-91 ...
Kazakstan
geographical name see Kazakhstan
Kazan
geographical name river 455 miles (732 kilometers) Canada flowing through a series of lakes into Baker Lake
Kazan Retto
geographical name — see Volcano Islands
Kazan'
geographical name city E central Russia in Europe capital of Tatarstan population 1,098,000
Kazantzakis
biographical name Nikos 1885-1957 Greek poet, novelist, & translator
Kazbek
geographical name mountain 16,558 feet (5047 meters) between Georgia & Russia in Europe in central Caucasus Mountains
kazillion
noun Etymology: alteration of zillion Date: 1986 zillion • kazillion adjective
kazoo
I. noun (plural kazoos) Etymology: imitative Date: 1884 an instrument that imparts a buzzing quality to the human voice and that usually consists of a small metal or plastic ...
Kazvin
geographical name — see Qazvin
kb
abbreviation 1. kilobar 2. kilobase
KB
abbreviation kilobyte
kbar
abbreviation kilobar
Kbps
abbreviation kilobits per second
kc
abbreviation kilocycle
KC
abbreviation 1. Kansas City 2. King's Counsel 3. Knights of Columbus
kc/s
abbreviation kilocycles per second
kcal
abbreviation kilocalorie
KCB
abbreviation knight commander of the Order of the Bath
KD
abbreviation 1. kiln-dried 2. knockdown; knocked down
kea
noun Etymology: Maori Date: 1862 a large mostly dull green New Zealand parrot (Nestor notabilis) that is normally insectivorous but sometimes destroys sheep by slashing the ...
Kea
or ancient Ceos geographical name island Greece in NW Cyclades; chief town Kea area 67 square miles (174 square kilometers)
Kealakekua Bay
geographical name inlet of the Pacific Hawaii in W Hawaii (island) on Kona coast W of Mauna Loa
Kean
biographical name Edmund 1789-1833 English actor
Kearney
geographical name city S central Nebraska on Platte River population 27,431
Kearny
I. biographical name Philip 1814-1862 American general II. geographical name town NE New Jersey N of Newark population 40,513
Keating
biographical name Paul John 1944- prime minister of Australia (1991-96)
Keats
biographical name John 1795-1821 English poet • Keatsian adjective
Keatsian
adjective see Keats
kebab
or kebob; also kabob noun Etymology: ultimately from Arabic or Persian kabāb, from Turkish kebap Date: 1673 cubes of meat (as lamb or beef) marinated and cooked with ...
kebbock
noun see kebbuck
kebbuck
or kebbock noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots dialect) cabok, from Scottish Gaelic ceapag Date: 15th century dialect British a whole wheel or ball of cheese
Keble
biographical name John 1792-1866 English clergyman & poet
kebob
noun see kebab
Kecskemet
geographical name city central Hungary population 108,000
Kedah
geographical name state Malaysia in N Peninsular Malaysia on Strait of Malacca capital Alor Setar area 3660 square miles (9516 square kilometers), population 1,304,800
kedge
I. verb (kedged; kedging) Etymology: Middle English caggen Date: 1627 transitive verb to move (a ship) by means of a line attached to a small anchor dropped at the distance ...
kedgeree
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu khicaṛī, ultimately from Sanskrit khiccā Date: 1662 1. an Indian dish of seasoned rice, beans, lentils, and sometimes smoked fish 2. cooked ...
keek
I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English kiken Date: 14th century chiefly Scottish peep, look II. noun Date: 1721 chiefly Scottish peep, look

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