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kg
abbreviation 1. keg 2. kilogram 3. king
kG
abbreviation kilogauss
KG
abbreviation knight of the Order of the Garter
KGB
abbreviation Etymology: Russian Komitet gosudarstvennoĭ bezopasnosti (Soviet) State Security Committee
kgps
abbreviation kilograms per second
Khabarovsk
geographical name 1. territory E Russia in Asia bordering on Sea of Okhotsk area 318,378 square miles (824,599 square kilometers), population 1,855,000 2. city, its capital, ...
Khachaturian
biographical name Aram Ilich 1903-1978 Soviet (Armenian-born) composer
Khadafy
biographical name variant of Gadhafi
khaddar
or khadi noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu khādar, khādī Date: circa 1885 homespun cotton cloth of India
khadi
noun see khaddar
Khakassia
geographical name autonomous region S Russia in Asia in SW Krasnoyarsk Territory N of the Sayan Mountains capital Abakan area about 24,000 square miles (62,400 square ...
khaki
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu khākī dust-colored, from khāk dust, from Persian Date: 1857 1. a. a khaki-colored cloth made usually of cotton or wool and used especially ...
Khālid
biographical name in full Khālid ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azīz ibn ‘Abd ar-Raḥmān al-Sa‘ūd 1913-1982 king of Saudi Arabia (1975-82)
Khalkha
noun Date: 1873 1. a member of a Mongol people of Outer Mongolia 2. the language of the Khalkha people used as the official language of the country of Mongolia
Khalkidikí
geographical name — see Chalcidice
Khalkís
or Chalcis geographical name city central Greece capital of Euboea on Evripos Strait population 51,482
Khambhat
or Cambay geographical name city W India in Gujarat W of Vadodara population 76,724
Khambhat, Gulf of
or Gulf of Cambay geographical name inlet of Arabian Sea in India N of Bombay
Khamenei
biographical name Hojatolislam Sayyed Ali 1939- religious leader of Iran (1989- )
khamsin
noun Etymology: Arabic rīḥ al-khamsīn the wind of the fifty (days between Easter and Pentecost) Date: 1685 a hot southerly Egyptian wind
khan
I. noun Etymology: Middle English caan, from Middle French kan, kaan, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish han prince Date: 15th century 1. a medieval sovereign of China and ...
Khan-Tengri
geographical name mountain 22,949 feet (6995 meters) on border between Kyrgyzstan & Xinjiang Uygur (China) in Tian Shan
khanate
noun Date: 1799 the state or jurisdiction of a khan
Khanka
geographical name lake E Asia between Maritime Territory, Russia & Heilongjiang, China area 1700 square miles (4420 square kilometers)
khapra beetle
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu khaprā, literally, destroyer Date: 1928 a dermestid beetle (Trogoderma granarium) that is native to the Indian subcontinent and is now a ...
Kharagpur
or Kharakpur geographical name city E India in SW West Bengal WSW of Calcutta population 279,736
Kharakpur
geographical name see Kharagpur
Kharkiv
or Kharkov geographical name city NE Ukraine, its capital 1921-34, on edge of Donets Basin population 1,623,000
Kharkov
geographical name see Kharkiv
Khartoum
geographical name city capital of Sudan at junction of White Nile & Blue Nile population 1,950,000
Khartoum North
or North Khartoum geographical name city central Sudan population 151,000
Khasi Hills
geographical name hills E India in NW central Assam
khat
also qat or kat noun Etymology: Arabic qāt Date: 1858 a shrub (Catha edulis) of the staff-tree family cultivated in the Middle East and Africa for its leaves and buds that ...
Khatami
biographical name Mohammad 1943- president of Iran (1997- )
Khatanga
geographical name river 800 miles (1287 kilometers) N Russia in Asia, in NE Krasnoyarsk Territory flowing N into Laptev Sea
Khayyám
biographical name Omar — see omar khayyam
khedival
adjective see khedive
khedive
noun Etymology: French khédive, from Turkish hidiv Date: 1847 a ruler of Egypt from 1867 to 1914 governing as a viceroy of the sultan of Turkey • khedivial or khedival ...
khedivial
adjective see khedive
Khelat
geographical name — see Kalat
Kheraskov
biographical name Mikhail Matveyevich 1733-1807 Russian poet
Kherson
geographical name city & port S Ukraine on the Dnieper near its mouth population 365,000
Khíos
geographical name — see Chios
Khirbat Qumran
or Khirbet Qumran geographical name locality West Bank on Wadi Qumran near NW shore of Dead Sea; site of an Essene community (about 100 B.C.-A.D. 68) near a series of caves ...
Khirbet Qumran
geographical name see Khirbat Qumran
Khiva
geographical name 1. (or Khorezm) oasis Uzbekistan on the lower Amu Dar'ya 2. (or Khwarazm) former khanate central Asia including Khiva oasis 3. town in the oasis, capital ...
Khmer
noun (plural Khmer or Khmers) Etymology: northern or western dialect Khmer khmε:r, a self-designation (standard Khmer khmaε) Date: 1876 1. a member of an aboriginal people ...
Khmer Republic
geographical name — see Cambodia
Khoikhoi
noun (plural Khoikhoi) Date: 1791 1. a member of any of a group of Khoisan-speaking pastoral peoples of southern Africa 2. the group of Khoisan languages spoken by the ...
Khoisan
noun Etymology: Khoikhoi + San Date: 1930 1. a group of African peoples speaking Khoisan languages 2. a family of African languages comprising principally Khoikhoi and the ...
Khomeini
biographical name Ayatollah Ruholla Mussaui 1900-1989 religious leader of Iran (1979-89)
Khorasan
or Khurasan geographical name region NE Iran; chief city Mashhad
Khorezm
geographical name see Khiva 1
Khorramabad
or Khurramabad geographical name city W Iran population 208,592
Khorramshahr
geographical name city & port W Iran in Khuzistan on Shatt al Arab NNW of Abadan
Khotan
geographical name — see Hotan
khoum
noun Etymology: modification of Arabic khums, literally, one fifth Date: 1973 — see ouguiya at money table
Khowar
noun Etymology: Khowar khowàr, from khów, people and area of Chitral, Pakistan Date: 1882 an Indo-Aryan language of northwest Pakistan
Khrushchev
biographical name, adjective Nikita Sergeyevich 1894-1971 Soviet politician; premier of Soviet Union (1958-64) • Khrushchevian adjective • Khrushchevite
Khrushchevian
adjective see Khrushchev
Khufu
Greek Cheops biographical name 26th century B.C. king of Egypt & pyramid builder
Khums, Al
geographical name — see Al Khums
Khurasan
geographical name see Khorasan
Khurramabad
geographical name see Khorramabad
Khuzistan
geographical name region SW Iran bordering on Persian Gulf; chief city Khorramshahr
Khwarazm
geographical name see Khiva 2
Khwārizmī, al-
biographical name circa 780-circa 850 Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī Islamic (Persian-born) mathematician & astronomer
Khyber Pass
geographical name mountain pass 33 miles (53 kilometers) long on border between Afghanistan & Pakistan in Safed Koh Range WNW of Peshawar
kHz
abbreviation kilohertz
ki
noun Etymology: Japanese & Korean Date: 1967 chi
KIA
abbreviation killed in action
Kiamusze
geographical name — see Jiamusi
kiang
noun Etymology: Tibetan (Lhasa dialect) gyẵ, gyẵŋ (written Tibetan rgyaŋ) Date: 1869 an Asian wild ass (Equus kiang syn. E. hemionus kiang) usually with reddish back ...
Kiangsi
geographical name — see Jiangxi
Kiangsu
geographical name — see Jiangsu
Kiaochow
geographical name — see Jiaozhou
kiaugh
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1786 Scottish trouble, anxiety
Kibaki
biographical name Mwai 1931- president of Kenya (2002- )
kibbe
or kibbeh or kibbi noun Etymology: Arabic dialect (Levant) kibba Date: 1874 a Near Eastern dish of ground lamb and bulgur that is eaten cooked or raw
kibbeh
noun see kibbe
kibbi
noun see kibbe
kibbitz
verb see kibitz
kibbitzer
noun see kibitzer
kibble
I. transitive verb (kibbled; kibbling) Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1790 to grind coarsely II. noun Date: circa 1905 coarsely ground meal or grain (as for ...
kibbutz
noun (plural kibbutzim) Etymology: Modern Hebrew qibbūṣ Date: 1926 a communal farm or settlement in Israel
kibbutznik
noun Etymology: Yiddish kibutsnik, from kibuts kibbutz (from Modern Hebrew qibbūṣ) + -nik, agent suffix Date: 1947 a member of a kibbutz
kibe
noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century an ulcerated chilblain especially on the heel; also heel
kibitz
also kibbitz verb Etymology: Yiddish kibetsn Date: 1927 intransitive verb 1. to act as a kibitzer 2. to exchange comments ; chat transitive verb to observe as a ...
kibitzer
also kibbitzer noun Date: 1922 one who looks on and often offers unwanted advice or comment ; broadly one who offers opinions
Kibo
geographical name mountain peak 19,340 feet (5895 meters) NE Tanzania; highest peak of Kilimanjaro & highest point in Africa
kibosh
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1836 something that serves as a check or stop • kibosh transitive verb
kick
I. verb Etymology: Middle English kiken Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. a. to strike out with the foot or feet b. to make a kick in football 2. a. ...
kick around
verb Date: 1839 intransitive verb 1. to wander or pass time aimlessly 2. a. to lie about mostly unnoticed or forgotten b. to undergo consideration usually ...
kick ass
phrasal often vulgar to kick butt
kick back
intransitive verb Date: 1972 to assume a relaxed position or attitude; also to spend time relaxing ; take it easy
kick butt
phrasal to use forceful or coercive measures in order to achieve a purpose; also to succeed or win overwhelmingly
kick in
verb Date: 1906 transitive verb contribute intransitive verb 1. slang die 2. to make a contribution 3. to begin operating or having an effect ; get started
kick off
verb Date: 1857 intransitive verb 1. to start or resume play in football by a placekick 2. a. to initiate proceedings b. to start out ; begin 3. slang die ...
kick out
transitive verb Date: 1697 to dismiss or eject forcefully or summarily
kick over
verb Date: 1951 intransitive verb to begin to fire — used of an internal combustion engine transitive verb turn over 1b
kick over the traces
phrasal to cast off restraint, authority, or control
kick pleat
noun Date: 1926 a short inverted pleat (as at the bottom of a skirt) used to give breadth
kick start
noun see kick-start
kick the bucket
phrasal die
kick turn
noun Date: 1910 a standing half turn in skiing made by swinging one ski high with a jerk and planting it in the desired direction and then lifting the other ski into a ...
kick up
verb Date: 1756 transitive verb 1. to cause to rise upward 2. to stir up ; provoke intransitive verb to give evidence of disorder
kick up one's heels
phrasal 1. to show sudden delight 2. to have a lively time
kick upstairs
phrasal to promote to a higher but less desirable position
kick-ass
adjective Date: 1970 often vulgar strikingly or overwhelmingly tough, aggressive, powerful, or effective
kick-start
transitive verb Date: 1928 1. to start (as a motorcycle) by means of a kick-starter 2. jump-start 2 • kick start noun
kick-starter
noun Date: 1916 a motor starter (as on a motorcycle) that is activated by a thrust of the foot
kickable
adjective see kick I
kickback
noun Date: 1920 1. a sharp violent reaction 2. a return of a part of a sum received often because of confidential agreement or coercion
kickboard
noun Date: 1949 a buoyant rectangular board held by a swimmer while developing kicking techniques
kickbox
intransitive verb see kickboxing
kickboxer
noun see kickboxing
kickboxing
noun Date: 1971 boxing in which boxers are permitted to kick with bare feet as in karate • kickbox intransitive verb • kickboxer noun
kicker
noun Date: circa 1580 1. one that kicks or kicks something 2. an unexpected and surprising remark, revelation, or set of circumstances
kickoff
noun Date: 1856 1. a kick that puts the ball into play in a football or soccer game 2. commencement 1
kickshaw
noun Etymology: by folk etymology from French quelque chose something Date: 1597 1. a fancy dish ; delicacy 2. trinket, gewgaw
kickstand
noun Etymology: from its being put in position by a kick Date: 1947 a swiveling metal bar or rod attached to a 2-wheeled vehicle (as a bicycle) and used to prop up the ...
kickup
noun Date: circa 1793 a noisy quarrel ; row
kicky
adjective Date: 1966 providing a kick or thrill ; exciting; also excitingly fashionable
kid
I. noun Etymology: Middle English kide, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse kith kid Date: 13th century 1. a. a young goat b. a young individual of various ...
Kid
biographical name see Kyd
kid glove
noun Date: 1725 a dress glove made of kid leather • kid-gloved adjective
kid leather
noun Date: 1687 1. a soft pliable leather made from kidskin 2. a glove leather made from lambskin or goatskin
kid stuff
noun Date: 1922 1. something befitting or appropriate only to children 2. something extremely simple or easy
kid-glove
adjective Date: 1888 marked by extreme care or deference
kid-gloved
adjective see kid glove
Kidd
biographical name William circa 1645-1701 Captain Kidd Scottish pirate
kidder
noun see kid IV
Kidderminster
I. noun Etymology: Kidderminster, England Date: 1836 an ingrain carpet — called also Kidderminster carpet II. geographical name town W central England SW of Birmingham ...
Kidderminster carpet
noun see Kidderminster I
kiddie
also kiddy noun (plural kiddies) Usage: often attributive Etymology: 1kid Date: 1889 a small child
kiddingly
adverb see kid IV
kiddish
adjective see kid I
kiddo
noun (plural kiddos) Etymology: 1kid Date: 1905 1. — used as a familiar form of address
kiddush
noun Etymology: Late Hebrew qiddūsh sanctification Date: 1753 a ceremonial blessing pronounced over wine or bread in a Jewish home or synagogue on a holy day (as the ...
kiddy
noun see kiddie
kidnap
transitive verb (-napped; also kidnaped; -napping; also -naping) Etymology: probably back-formation from kidnapper, from kid + obsolete napper thief Date: 1682 to seize and ...
kidnapee
noun see kidnap
kidnaper
noun see kidnap
kidnappee
noun see kidnap
kidnapper
noun see kidnap
kidney
noun (plural kidneys) Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century 1. a. one of a pair of vertebrate organs situated in the body cavity near the spinal column that ...
kidney bean
noun Date: 1548 1. an edible and nutritious usually kidney-shaped seed of any of various cultivated beans of the common species (Phaseolus vulgaris); especially a large dark ...
kidney stone
noun Date: 1874 a calculus (as of calcium salts) in the kidney
Kidron
geographical name valley Israel between Jerusalem & Mount of Olives; source of stream (Kidron) flowing E to Dead Sea
kidskin
noun Date: 14th century the skin of a young or sometimes a mature goat; also kid leather
Kiel
geographical name 1. city & port N Germany capital of Schleswig-Holstein on SE coast of Jutland Peninsula population 247,107 2. (or Nord-Ostsee) ship canal 61 miles (98 ...
kielbasa
noun (plural -basas; also kielbasy) Etymology: Polish kiełbasa Date: 1910 a smoked sausage of Polish origin
Kielce
or Russian Keltsy geographical name city S Poland S of Warsaw population 212,901
Kieran
biographical name John Francis 1892-1981 American journalist
Kierkegaard
biographical name Søren Aabye 1813-1855 Danish philosopher & theologian • Kierkegaardian adjective
Kierkegaardian
adjective see Kierkegaard
kieselguhr
noun Etymology: German Kieselgur Date: 1875 loose or porous diatomite
kieserite
noun Etymology: German Kieserit, from Dietrich Kieser died 1862 German physician Date: 1862 a mineral that is a white hydrous magnesium sulfate
Kiesinger
biographical name Kurt Georg 1904-1988 chancellor of West Germany (1966-69)
Kiev
or Ukrainian Kyiv or Kyyiv geographical name city capital of Ukraine on the Dnieper population 2,587,000 • Kievan adjective or noun
Kievan
adjective or noun see Kiev
kif
variant of kef
Kigali
geographical name city central Rwanda, its capital population 232,733
kike
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1904 usually offensive Jew
Kikládhes
geographical name — see Cyclades
Kikongo
noun Date: 1890 Kongo 2
Kikuyu
noun (plural Kikuyu or Kikuyus) Date: 1894 1. a member of a Bantu-speaking people of Kenya 2. the Bantu language of the Kikuyu people
Kilauea
geographical name volcano 4190 feet (1277 meters) with crater 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) wide Hawaii in SE Hawaii (island) in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Kilby
biographical name Jack St. Clair 1923- American electrical engineer
Kildare
geographical name county E Ireland in Leinster capital Naas area 654 square miles (1700 square kilometers), population 122,656
kilderkin
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle Dutch kindekijn, from Medieval Latin quintale quintal Date: 14th century 1. an English unit of capacity equal to 1/2 barrel 2. ...
kilim
also kelim noun Etymology: Turkish, from Persian kilīm Date: 1881 a pileless handwoven reversible rug or covering made in Turkey, Kurdistan, the Caucasus, Iran, and western ...
Kilimanjaro
geographical name mountain Tanzania on NE mainland near Kenya border — see Kibo
Kilkenny
geographical name 1. county SE Ireland in Leinster area 796 square miles (2070 square kilometers), population 73,635 2. town, its capital population 8513
kill
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, perhaps from Old English *cyllan; akin to Old English cwellan to kill — more at quell Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to ...
Kill Devil
geographical name hill E North Carolina near village of Kitty Hawk on sand barrier opposite Albemarle Sound
kill off
transitive verb Date: 1607 to destroy in large numbers or totally
kill the clock
or run out the clock phrasal to use up as much as possible of the playing time remaining in a game (as football) while retaining possession of the ball or puck especially to ...
Kill Van Kull
geographical name channel between New Jersey & Staten Island, New York, connecting Newark Bay & Upper New York Bay
Killarney, Lakes of
geographical name three lakes SW Ireland in County Kerry
killdeer
noun (plural killdeers or killdeer) Etymology: imitative Date: 1731 an American plover (Charadrius vociferus) characterized by two black breast bands and a plaintive ...
killed
adjective Date: 1919 being or containing a virus that has been inactivated (as by chemicals) so that it is no longer infectious
Killeen
geographical name city central Texas N of Austin population 86,911
killer
I. noun Date: 15th century 1. one that kills 2. killer whale 3. a. one that has a forceful, violent, or striking impact b. one that is extremely difficult to deal ...
killer app
noun Date: 1988 a computer application of such great value or popularity that it assures the success of the technology with which it is associated; broadly a feature or ...
killer bee
noun Date: 1976 Africanized bee
killer cell
noun Date: 1972 a lymphocyte (as a killer T cell or a natural killer cell) with cytotoxic activity
killer instinct
noun Date: 1931 an aggressive tenacious urge for domination in a struggle to attain a set goal
killer T cell
noun Date: 1975 a T cell that functions in cell-mediated immunity by destroying a cell (as one infected with a virus) having specific antigenic molecules on its surface — ...
killer whale
noun Date: 1884 a small gregarious toothed whale (Orcinus orca of the family Delphinidae) that is black with a white ventral side and white oval-shaped patches behind the ...
Killian
biographical name James Rhyne 1904-1988 American educator
Killiecrankie
geographical name mountain pass central Scotland in the SE Grampians
killifish
noun Etymology: killie killifish (perhaps from 3kill) + fish Date: 1836 1. any of a family (Cyprinodontidae) of numerous small oviparous fishes much used as bait and in ...
killing
I. noun Date: 15th century 1. the act of one that kills 2. kill 2a 3. a sudden notable gain or profit II. adjective Date: 15th century 1. that kills or relates to ...
killing field
noun Date: 1983 a scene of mass killing (as from a battle or massacre)
killingly
adverb see killing II
killjoy
noun Date: 1776 one who spoils the pleasure of others
Kilmarnock
geographical name burgh SW Scotland SW of Glasgow population 52,080
Kilmer
biographical name (Alfred) Joyce 1886-1918 American poet
kiln
noun Etymology: Middle English kilne, from Old English cyln, from Latin culina kitchen, from coquere to cook — more at cook Date: before 12th century an oven, furnace, or ...
kilo
noun (plural kilos) Date: 1870 kilogram
Kilo
Date: 1952 — a communications code word for the letter k
kilo-
combining form Etymology: French, modification of Greek chilioi thousand
kilobar
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1926 a unit of pressure equal to 1000 bars
kilobase
noun Date: 1975 a unit of measure of the length of a nucleic-acid chain that equals one thousand base pairs
kilobit
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1961 1. 1000 bits 2. 1024 bits
kilobyte
noun Etymology: from the fact that 1024 (210) is the power of 2 closest to 1000 Date: 1970 1024 bytes
kilocalorie
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1894 1. calorie 1b 2. calorie 2a
kilocycle
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1921 1000 cycles; especially kilohertz
kilogauss
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1895 1000 gauss
kilogram
noun Etymology: French kilogramme, from kilo- + gramme gram Date: 1797 1. the base unit of mass in the International System of Units that is equal to the mass of a prototype ...
kilogram-meter
noun Date: 1866 the meter-kilogram-second gravitational unit of work and energy equal to the work done by a kilogram force acting through a distance of one meter in the ...
kilohertz
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1929 1000 hertz
kilojoule
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1889 1000 joules; also a unit in nutrition equivalent to 0.239 calorie
kiloliter
noun Etymology: French kilolitre, from kilo- + litre liter Date: 1810 — see metric system table
kilometer
noun Etymology: French kilomètre, from kilo- + mètre meter Date: 1810 a metric unit or length equal to 1000 meters — see metric system table Usage: In North American ...
kiloparsec
noun Date: 1922 1000 parsecs
kilopascal
noun Date: 1978 1000 pascals
kilorad
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1965 1000 rads
kiloton
noun Date: 1950 1. 1000 tons 2. an explosive force equivalent to that of 1000 tons of TNT
kilovolt
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1898 a unit of potential difference equal to 1000 volts
kilowatt
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1884 1000 watts
kilowatt-hour
noun Date: 1892 a unit of work or energy equal to that expended by one kilowatt in one hour or to 3.6 million joules
kilt
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse kjalta lap, fold of a gathered skirt Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. chiefly dialect to ...
kilter
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1628 proper or usual state or condition ; order
kiltie
noun Date: 1842 1. (or kilty) one who wears a kilt 2. a shoe with a long slashed tongue that folds over the instep; also such a tongue
kilty
noun see kiltie 1
Kim Dae Jung
biographical name 1925- president of South Korea (1998-2003)
Kim Il Sung
biographical name 1912-1994 North Korean Communist leader (1948-94) & president (1972-94)
Kim Jong Il
biographical name 1942- North Korean Communist leader (1994- )
Kim Young Sam
biographical name 1927- president of South Korea (1993-98)
Kimberley
geographical name city Republic of South Africa in E Northern Cape WNW of Bloemfontein population 105,258
Kimberley Plateau
or The Kimberley geographical name plateau region N Western Australia N of 19°30′S
kimberlite
noun Etymology: Kimberley, South Africa + 1-ite Date: 1887 an agglomerate biotite-peridotite that occurs in pipes especially in southern Africa and that often contains ...
Kimbundu
noun Date: circa 1895 a Bantu language of northern Angola
kimchee
noun see kimchi
kimchi
also kimchee noun Etymology: Korean kimch'i Date: 1898 a vegetable pickle seasoned with garlic, red pepper, and ginger that is the national dish of Korea
Kimmel
biographical name Husband Edward 1882-1968 American admiral
kimono
noun (plural -nos) Etymology: Japanese, clothes, from ki wearing + mono thing Date: 1886 1. a long robe with wide sleeves traditionally worn with a broad sash as an outer ...
kimonoed
adjective see kimono
kin
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cynn; akin to Old High German chunni race, Latin genus birth, race, kind, Greek genos, Latin gignere to beget, Greek ...
kin selection
noun Date: 1975 a theory of natural selection which states that a usually altruistic behavior or attribute that lowers the fitness of a particular individual is selected for ...
kina
noun (plural kina) Etymology: New Guinea Pidgin, literally, gold lip (kind of oyster shell used as currency) Date: 1974 — see money table
Kinabalu
or Kinabulu geographical name mountain 13,455 feet (4101 meters) Malaysia in N central Sabah; highest in Borneo Island
Kinabulu
geographical name see Kinabalu
kinara
noun Etymology: Swahili, candlestick Date: 1975 a candelabra with seven candlesticks used in celebrating Kwanzaa
kinase
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from kinetic Date: 1947 any of various enzymes that catalyze the transfer of phosphate groups from a high-energy ...
Kincardine
or Kincardineshire or The Mearns geographical name former county E Scotland capital Stonehaven
Kincardineshire
geographical name see Kincardine
kind
I. noun Etymology: Middle English kinde, from Old English cynd; akin to Old English cynn kin Date: before 12th century 1. a. archaic nature b. archaic family, lineage ...
kind of
adverb Date: 1775 1. to a moderate degree ; somewhat
Kinder, Kirche, Küche
foreign term Etymology: German children, church, kitchen
kindergarten
noun Etymology: German, from Kinder children + Garten garden Date: 1852 a school or class for children usually from four to six years old
kindergartener
noun see kindergartner
kindergartner
also kindergartener noun Date: 1881 1. a teacher at a kindergarten 2. a child attending or of an age to attend kindergarten
kindhearted
adjective Date: 1535 having or showing a sympathetic nature • kindheartedly adverb • kindheartedness noun
kindheartedly
adverb see kindhearted
kindheartedness
noun see kindhearted
Kindi, al-
biographical name died circa 870 Arab philosopher
kindle
I. verb (kindled; kindling) Etymology: Middle English, probably modification of Old Norse kynda; akin to Old High German cuntesal fire Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. ...
kindler
noun see kindle I
kindless
adjective Date: 13th century 1. obsolete inhuman 2. disagreeable, uncongenial • kindlessly adverb
kindlessly
adverb see kindless
kindliness
noun Date: 15th century 1. the quality or state of being kindly 2. a kindly deed
kindling
noun Date: 1513 easily combustible material for starting a fire

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