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kindly
I. adjective (kindlier; -est) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cyndelīc, from cynd Date: before 12th century 1. a. obsolete natural b. archaic lawful 2. ...
kindness
noun Date: 13th century 1. a kind deed ; favor 2. a. the quality or state of being kind b. archaic affection
kindred
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from kin + Old English rǣden condition, from rǣdan to advise, read Date: 12th century 1. a. a group of related individuals b. one's ...
kine
archaic plural of cow
kinema
British variant of cinema
kinematic
adjective see kinematics
kinematical
adjective see kinematics
kinematically
adverb see kinematics
kinematics
noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: French cinématique, from Greek kinēmat-, kinēma motion, from kinein to move Date: 1840 a branch of dynamics that deals ...
kinescope
I. noun Etymology: from Kinescope, a trademark Date: 1930 1. picture tube 2. a motion picture made from an image on a picture tube II. transitive verb (-scoped; -scoping) ...
Kineshma
geographical name city central Russia in Europe NE of Moscow population 104,000
kinesics
noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: Greek kinēsis motion + English -ics Date: 1952 a systematic study of the relationship between nonlinguistic body motions ...
kinesiologist
noun see kinesiology
kinesiology
noun Etymology: Greek kinēsis Date: 1894 the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement • kinesiologist noun
kinesis
noun (plural kineses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kinēsis Date: 1905 a movement that lacks directional orientation and depends upon the intensity of stimulation
kinesthesia
or kinesthesis noun (plural -thesias or kinestheses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kinein + aisthēsis perception — more at anesthesia Date: 1880 a sense mediated by ...
kinesthesis
noun see kinesthesia
kinesthetic
adjective see kinesthesia
kinesthetically
adverb see kinesthesia
kinet-
or kineto- combining form Etymology: Greek kinētos moving movement ; motion
kinetic
adjective Etymology: Greek kinētikos, from kinētos, from kinein Date: 1864 1. of or relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces and energy associated ...
kinetic art
noun Date: 1961 art (as sculpture or assemblage) having mechanical parts which can be set in motion • kinetic artist noun
kinetic artist
noun see kinetic art
kinetic energy
noun Date: 1870 energy associated with motion
kinetic theory
noun Date: 1864 either of two theories in physics based on the fact that the minute particles of a substance are in vigorous motion: a. a theory that the temperature of a ...
kinetic theory of gases
noun see kinetic theory
kinetic theory of heat
noun see kinetic theory
kinetically
adverb see kinetic
kineticist
noun Date: 1960 1. a specialist in kinetics 2. a person who works in kinetic art ; kinetic artist
kinetics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: circa 1859 1. a. a branch of science that deals with the effects of forces upon the motions of material bodies or ...
kinetin
noun Date: 1955 a cytokinin C10H9N5O used especially to stimulate cell division in plant tissue culture
kineto-
combining form see kinet-
kinetochore
noun Etymology: kinet- + Greek chōros place Date: 1934 1. centromere 2. a specialized structure on the centromere to which the microtubular spindle fibers attach during ...
kinetoplast
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1925 a DNA-containing organelle especially of trypanosomes usually found in an elongated mitochondrian located ...
kinetoscope
noun Etymology: from Kinetoscope, a trademark Date: 1894 a device for viewing through a magnifying lens a sequence of pictures on an endless band of film moved continuously ...
kinetosome
noun Date: 1912 basal body
kinfolk
or kinfolks noun plural Date: 1873 relatives
kinfolks
noun plural see kinfolk
king
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cyning; akin to Old High German kuning king, Old English cynn kin Date: before 12th century 1. a. a male monarch of a ...
King
I. biographical name Ernest Joseph 1878-1956 American admiral II. biographical name Martin Luther, Jr. 1929-1968 American clergyman & civil rights leader III. biographical ...
King Charles spaniel
noun Etymology: Charles II of England Date: 1833 1. British English toy spaniel 2. Cavalier King Charles spaniel — not used technically
king cobra
noun Date: 1894 a large cobra (Ophiophagus hannah syn. Naja hannah) of southeastern Asia and the Philippines that may attain a length of 18 feet (5.5 meters)
king crab
noun Date: 1698 1. horseshoe crab 2. any of several very large crabs; especially one (Paralithoides camtschaticus) of the North Pacific caught commercially for food
King James Version
noun Etymology: James I of England Date: 1884 Authorized Version
king mackerel
noun Date: circa 1930 a mackerel (Scomberomorus cavalla) of the western Atlantic Ocean that is noted especially as a fighting sport fish
king of arms
Date: 15th century an officer of arms of the highest rank
king penguin
noun Date: 1885 a large penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) chiefly of subantarctic areas with a yellow patch on the upper breast
king post
noun Date: 1776 a vertical member connecting the apex of a triangular truss (as of a roof) with the base
king salmon
noun Date: 1881 chinook salmon
king snake
noun Date: 1709 any of numerous brightly marked colubrid snakes (genus Lampropeltis) chiefly of North and Central America
King's
geographical name — see Offaly
King's Bench
noun Date: 14th century a division in the English superior courts system that hears civil and criminal cases
King's Counsel
noun Date: 1678 a barrister selected to serve as counsel to the British crown
King's English
noun Date: 1553 standard, pure, or correct English speech or usage
king's evil
noun Usage: often capitalized K&E Etymology: from the former belief that it could be healed by a king's touch Date: 14th century scrofula
King's Lynn
or Lynn or Lynn Regis geographical name town E England in Norfolk near The Wash population 33,340
king's ransom
noun Date: circa 1590 a very large sum of money
king-size
or king-sized adjective Date: 1942 1. longer than the regular or standard size 2. unusually large 3. a. having dimensions of approximately 76 by 80 inches (about 1.9 ...
king-sized
adjective see king-size
kingbird
noun Date: 1778 any of various American tyrant flycatchers (genus Tyrannus) that are gray above and white, gray, or yellow below
kingbolt
noun Date: 1825 a vertical bolt by which the forward axle and wheels of a vehicle or the trucks of a railroad car are connected with the other parts
kingcraft
noun Date: 1643 the art of governing as a king
kingcup
noun Date: 1538 any of several plants of the buttercup family; especially marsh marigold
kingdom
noun Date: before 12th century 1. archaic kingship 2. a politically organized community or major territorial unit having a monarchical form of government headed by a king ...
kingdom come
noun Etymology: from the phrase “Thy kingdom come” (Matthew 6:10) Date: 1785 the next world ; heaven
kingfish
noun Date: 1750 1. any of several marine croakers (family Sciaenidae) a. any of three fishes (Menticirrhus americanus, M. littoralis, and M. saxatilis) of shallow coastal ...
kingfisher
noun Date: 15th century any of numerous nonpasserine birds (family Alcedinidae) that are usually crested and bright-colored with a short tail and a long stout sharp bill
kinglet
noun Date: 1603 1. a weak or petty king 2. any of several small birds (genus Regulus) that are related to the gnatcatchers
kingliness
noun see kingly
kingly
adjective (kinglier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. having royal rank 2. of, relating to, or befitting a king 3. monarchical • kingliness noun • kingly adverb
kingmaker
noun Date: 1599 one having great influence over the choice of candidates for political office
Kingman
geographical name reef central Pacific at N end of Line Islands
kingpin
noun Date: 1801 1. any of several bowling pins: as a. headpin b. the pin that stands in the middle of a triangular arrangement of bowling pins 2. the chief person in ...
Kings
noun plural but singular in construction Date: before 12th century 1. either of two narrative and historical books of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see bible ...
Kings Canyon National Park
geographical name reservation SE central California in the Sierra Nevada N of Sequoia National Park
Kings Mountain
geographical name ridge North Carolina & South Carolina SW of Gastonia, North Carolina
Kings Peak
geographical name mountain 13,528 feet (4123 meters) NE Utah in Uinta Mountains; highest point in state
kingship
noun Date: 14th century 1. the position, office, or dignity of a king 2. the personality of a king 3. government by a king
kingside
noun Date: 1941 the side of a chessboard containing the file on which the king sits at the beginning of the game
Kingsley
biographical name Charles 1819-1875 English clergyman & novelist
Kingsport
geographical name city NE Tennessee on the Holston population 44,905
Kingston
geographical name 1. city SE New York on the Hudson population 23,456 2. city Canada in SE Ontario on Lake Ontario near head of St. Lawrence River; capital of Canada 1841-44 ...
Kingston upon Hull
geographical name — see hull 2
Kingston upon Thames
geographical name see Kingston 3
Kingstown
geographical name 1. town & port capital of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on St. Vincent Island at head of Kingstown Bay population 15,670 2. — see Dun Laoghaire
Kingsville
geographical name city S Texas population 25,575
kingwood
noun Date: circa 1851 the wood of any of several tropical American leguminous trees (especially genus Dalbergia); especially the wood of a Brazilian tree (D. cearensis) used ...
kinin
noun Etymology: Greek kinein to move, stimulate + English 1-in — more at -kinesis Date: 1954 1. any of various polypeptide hormones that are formed locally in the tissues ...
kink
I. noun Etymology: Dutch; akin to Middle Low German kinke kink Date: 1678 1. a short tight twist or curl caused by a doubling or winding of something upon itself 2. a. ...
Kinkaid
biographical name Thomas Cassin 1888-1972 American admiral
kinkajou
noun Etymology: French, alteration of quincajou wolverine, of Algonquian origin; akin to Ojibwa kwi•nkwaʔa•ke• wolverine Date: 1796 a nocturnal arboreal omnivorous ...
kinkily
adverb see kinky
kinkiness
noun see kinky
kinky
adjective (kinkier; -est) Date: 1844 1. closely twisted or curled 2. relating to, having, or appealing to unconventional tastes especially in sex; also sexually deviant ...
Kirby-Smith
biographical name Edmund 1824-1893 originally surname Smith American Confederate general
Kirchhoff
biographical name Gustav Robert 1824-1887 German physicist
Kirchner
biographical name Ernst Ludwig 1880-1938 German painter
Kirghiz
noun (plural Kirghiz or Kirghizes) Etymology: Kirghiz kırğız Date: 1600 1. a member of a Turkic people of Kyrgyzstan and adjacent areas of central Asia 2. the language ...
Kirghiz Republic
or Kirgiz Republic geographical name — see Kyrgyzstan
Kirgiz Republic
geographical name see Kirghiz Republic
Kiribati
geographical name island nation W Pacific SSE of the Marshalls comprising the Gilbert, Line, & Phoenix groups and Banaba capital on Tarawa area 277 square miles (717 square ...
Kirikkale
geographical name city central Turkey E of Ankara population 185,431
Kirin
geographical name — see Jilin
Kiritimati
or Christmas geographical name island (atoll) in the Line Islands; largest atoll in the Pacific area 234 square miles (608 square kilometers), population 674
Kirjath-arba
geographical name — see Hebron
kirk
noun Etymology: Middle English (northern dialect), from Old Norse kirkja, from Old English cirice — more at church Date: 12th century 1. chiefly Scottish church 2. ...
Kirkcaldy
geographical name royal burgh & port E Scotland on Firth of Forth N of Edinburgh population 46,314
Kirkcudbright
or Kirkcudbrightshire geographical name former county S Scotland capital Kirkcudbright
Kirkcudbrightshire
geographical name see Kirkcudbright
Kirkland
geographical name city W Washington NE of Seattle population 45,054
Kirkpatrick, Mount
geographical name mountain 14,856 feet (4528 meters) E Antarctica in Queen Alexandra Range S of Ross Sea
Kirkuk
geographical name city NE Iraq SE of Mosul population 175,303
Kirkwall
geographical name burgh & port N Scotland capital of Orkney Islands on Mainland Island population 5947
Kirkwood
geographical name city E Missouri W of St. Louis population 27,324
Kirlian photograph
noun see Kirlian photography
Kirlian photography
noun Etymology: Semiticën D. Kirlian died 1978 and Valentina Kh. Kirlian died 1971 Soviet inventors Date: 1972 a process in which an image is obtained by application of a ...
Kirman
also Kerman noun Etymology: Kirman, province in Iran Date: 1876 a Persian carpet or rug characterized by elaborate fluid designs and soft colors
Kirov
I. biographical name Sergey Mironovich 1886-1934 Soviet politician II. geographical name or Vyatka city E central Russia in Europe population 493,000
Kirovabad
geographical name — see Ganca
Kirovograd
or Kirovohrad or formerly Zinovievsk or Elisavetgrad geographical name city S central Ukraine population 278,000
Kirovohrad
geographical name see Kirovograd
kirsch
noun Etymology: German, short for Kirschwasser, from Kirsche cherry + Wasser water Date: 1869 a dry colorless brandy distilled from the fermented juice of the black morello ...
Kirtland's warbler
noun Etymology: Jared P. Kirtland died 1877 American naturalist Date: 1858 a rare warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii) of northeastern North America that breeds in Michigan and ...
kirtle
noun Etymology: Middle English kirtel, from Old English cyrtel, from Old English *curt short, from Latin curtus mutilated, curtailed — more at shear Date: before 12th ...
Kiruna
geographical name city N Sweden in Lapland population 26,217
Kirwan
biographical name Richard 1733-1812 Irish chemist
Kisangani
or formerly Stanleyville geographical name city NE Democratic Republic of the Congo on Congo River population 373,397
Kish
geographical name ancient city of Sumer & Akkad E of site of Babylon
Kishinev
geographical name — see chisinau
kishka
noun see kishke
kishke
also kishka noun Etymology: Yiddish kishke gut, sausage, of Slavic origin; akin to Polish kiszka gut, sausage Date: circa 1936 beef or fowl casing stuffed (as with meat, ...
Kiska
geographical name island SW Alaska; largest & westernmost of Rat Islands in the Aleutians
Kislev
noun Etymology: Hebrew Kislēw Date: 14th century the third month of the civil year or the ninth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar — see month table
Kismaayo
or Kismayu geographical name city & port S Somalia population 30,115
Kismayu
geographical name see Kismaayo
kismet
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Turkish, from Arabic qisma portion, lot Date: 1834 1. fate 1 2. fate 2a
kiss
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cyssan; akin to Old High German kussen to kiss Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to touch with the lips ...
kiss ass
phrasal usually vulgar to act obsequiously especially to gain favor
kiss good-bye
phrasal 1. leave 2. to resign oneself to the loss of
kiss of death
Etymology: from the kiss with which Judas betrayed Jesus (Mark 14:44-46) Date: 1943 something (as an act or association) ultimately causing ruin
kiss of life
Date: 1961 chiefly British artificial respiration by the mouth-to-mouth method
kiss of peace
Date: circa 1898 a ceremonial kiss, embrace, or handclasp used in Christian liturgies and especially the Eucharist as a sign of fraternal unity
kiss off
transitive verb Date: circa 1935 to dismiss usually lightly • kiss-off noun
kiss one's ass
phrasal usually vulgar to act obsequiously toward one especially to gain favor
kiss up to
phrasal to curry favor with
kiss-and-tell
adjective Date: circa 1948 telling details of private matters
kiss-off
noun see kiss off
kissable
adjective see kiss I
kisser
noun Date: 1537 1. one that kisses 2. slang a. mouth b. face
Kissimmee
geographical name 1. river 140 miles (225 kilometers) S central Florida flowing SSE from Tohopekaliga Lake through Lake Kissimmee (12 miles or 19 kilometers long) into Lake ...
kissing bug
noun Date: 1899 any of various large bloodsucking bugs and especially some assassin bugs (genus Triatoma) including some capable of inflicting painful bites — called also ...
kissing cousin
noun Date: 1941 1. a person and especially a relative whom one knows well enough to kiss more or less formally upon meeting 2. one that is closely related in kind to ...
kissing disease
noun Etymology: from the belief that it is frequently transmitted by kissing Date: 1962 infectious mononucleosis
Kissinger
biographical name Henry Alfred 1923- American (German-born) scholar & government official; secretary of state (1973-77) • Kissingerian adjective
Kissingerian
adjective see Kissinger
kist
noun Etymology: Middle English kiste, from Old Norse kista, ultimately from Latin cista — more at chest Date: 14th century chiefly Scottish & South African chest 1b
Kistna
geographical name — see Krishna
Kisumu
geographical name city W Kenya on Lake Victoria population 152,643
kit
I. noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century 1. dialect British a wooden tub 2. a. (1) a collection of articles usually for personal use (2) a set of ...
kit bag
noun Etymology: 1kit Date: 1893 1. knapsack 2. a suitcase usually with sides that fasten at the top or open to the full width of the bag
kit fox
noun Etymology: 4kit Date: 1805 1. a. swift fox b. a fox (Vulpes macrotis) of the southwestern United States and Mexico with exceptionally large ears and a black tip ...
Kitakyushu
geographical name city & port Japan in N Kyushu formed 1963 by amalgamation of former cities of Kokura, Moji, Tobata, Wakamatsu, & Yawata population 1,026,467
kitchen
noun Etymology: Middle English kichene, from Old English cycene, from Late Latin coquina, from Latin coquere to cook — more at cook Date: before 12th century 1. a place (as ...
kitchen cabinet
noun Date: 1832 1. an informal group of advisers to one in a position of power (as the head of a government) 2. a cupboard with drawers and shelves for use in a kitchen
kitchen garden
noun Date: 1580 a garden in which plants (as vegetables or herbs) for use in the kitchen are cultivated
kitchen midden
noun Date: 1863 a refuse heap; specifically a mound marking the site of a primitive human habitation
kitchen police
noun Date: circa 1917 1. KP 2. the work of KPs
kitchen-sink
adjective Date: 1941 1. chiefly British portraying or emphasizing the squalid aspects of modern life 2. being or made up of a hodgepodge of disparate elements or ...
Kitchener
I. biographical name H(oratio) H(erbert) 1850-1916 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and of Broome British field marshal II. geographical name city Canada in SE Ontario ...
kitchenette
noun Date: 1903 a small kitchen or an alcove containing cooking facilities
kitchenware
noun Date: 1722 utensils and appliances for use in a kitchen
kite
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cȳta; akin to Middle High German kūze owl Date: before 12th century 1. any of various usually small hawks (family ...
kitelike
adjective see kite I
kiter
noun see kite II
kith
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cȳthth; akin to cūth known — more at uncouth Date: before 12th century familiar friends, neighbors, or relatives
Kithairón
geographical name — see Cithaeron
kithara
or cithara noun Etymology: Middle English cithara, from Latin, from Greek kithara Date: 14th century an ancient Greek stringed instrument similar to but larger than the lyre ...
kithe
verb (kithed; kithing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cȳthan, from cūth Date: before 12th century transitive verb chiefly Scottish to make known ...
Kíthira
or Kythera or Kýthira geographical name island W Greece; southernmost of Ionian Islands capital Kíthira area 110 square miles (286 square kilometers)
kitsch
noun Etymology: German Date: 1925 1. something that appeals to popular or lowbrow taste and is often of poor quality 2. a tacky or lowbrow quality or condition • ...
kitschy
adjective see kitsch
Kittatinny Mountain
geographical name ridge E United States in the Appalachians extending from SE New York through NW New Jersey into E Pennsylvania
kitten
I. noun Etymology: Middle English kitoun, from Anglo-French *kiton, chiton, diminutive of cat, chat cat, from Late Latin cattus Date: 14th century a young cat; also an ...
kittenish
adjective Date: 1754 resembling a kitten; especially coyly playful • kittenishly adverb • kittenishness noun
kittenishly
adverb see kittenish
kittenishness
noun see kittenish
Kittery Point
geographical name cape Maine at S tip
Kittitian
noun or adjective see Saint Kitts
kittiwake
noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1661 either of two cliff-nesting gulls (Rissa tridactyla and R. brevirostris) that winter on the open ocean
kittle
I. transitive verb (kittled; kittling) Etymology: Middle English (northern dialect) kytyllen Date: before 12th century 1. chiefly Scottish tickle 2. chiefly Scottish ...
Kittredge
biographical name George Lyman 1860-1941 American educator
kitty
I. noun (plural kitties) Date: 1719 cat 1a; especially kitten II. noun (plural kitties) Etymology: 1kit Date: circa 1887 1. a fund in a poker game made up of ...
Kitty Hawk
geographical name — see Kill Devil
kitty-corner
also catty-corner or catercorner or kitty-cornered or catty-cornered or catercornered adverb or adjective Etymology: kitty-corner alteration of cater-corner, from obsolete cater ...
kitty-cornered
adverb or adjective see kitty-corner
Kitzbühel
geographical name resort town W Austria in the Tirol population 8119
kiva
noun Etymology: Hopi kíva Date: 1871 a Pueblo Indian ceremonial structure that is usually round and partly underground
Kivu, Lake
geographical name lake 60 miles (96 kilometers) long & 30 miles (48 kilometers) wide E Democratic Republic of the Congo in Great Rift Valley N of Lake Tanganyika area 1042 ...
Kiwanian
noun Etymology: Kiwanis (Club) Date: 1921 a member of a major national and international service club
kiwi
noun Etymology: Maori Date: 1835 1. any of a small genus (Apteryx) of flightless New Zealand birds with rudimentary wings, stout legs, a long bill, and grayish brown ...
kiwifruit
noun Date: 1966 the edible fruit of a Chinese gooseberry having a fuzzy brown skin and slightly acidic typically green flesh
Kızıl Irmak
or ancient Halys River geographical name river 715 miles (1150 kilometers) N central Turkey flowing W & NE into Black Sea
kJ
abbreviation kilojoule
Kjölen Mountains
geographical name mountains on border between NE Norway & NW Sweden; highest Kebnekaise (in Sweden) 6965 feet (2123 meters)
KJV
abbreviation King James Version
KKK
abbreviation Ku Klux Klan
kl
abbreviation kiloliter
Klagenfurt
geographical name city S Austria capital of Carinthia WSW of Graz population 89,415
Klaipeda
or Memel geographical name city & port W Lithuania on the Baltic population 208,300
Klamath
geographical name river 250 miles (402 kilometers) S Oregon & NW California flowing from Upper Klamath Lake SW into the Pacific
Klamath Mountains
geographical name mountains S Oregon & NW California in the Coast Ranges; highest Mt. Eddy (in California) 9038 feet (2755 meters)
Klamath weed
noun Etymology: Klamath (River) Date: 1922 a European yellow-flowered perennial Saint-John's-wort (Hypericum perforatum) that is naturalized in North America especially in ...
Klan
noun Etymology: (Ku Klux) Klan Date: 1867 an organization of Ku Kluxers; also a subordinate unit of such an organization • Klanism noun • Klansman noun
Klanism
noun see Klan
Klansman
noun see Klan
klatch
also klatsch noun Etymology: German Klatsch gossip Date: 1941 1. a gathering characterized usually by informal conversation 2. group 2a
klatsch
noun see klatch
klavern
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: blend of Klan and cavern Date: circa 1924 a local unit of the Klan
Klaxon
trademark — used for an electrically operated horn or warning signal
klebsiella
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Edwin Klebs died 1913 German pathologist Date: 1928 any of a genus (Klebsiella) of nonmotile enterobacteria that includes causative agents of ...
Klee
biographical name Paul 1879-1940 Swiss painter
Kleenex
trademark — used for a cleansing tissue
kleig light
noun see klieg light
Klein
biographical name Lawrence Robert 1920- American economist
Klein bottle
noun Etymology: Felix Klein died 1925 German mathematician Date: 1941 a one-sided surface that is formed by passing the narrow end of a tapered tube through the side of the ...
Kleist
I. biographical name (Bernd) Heinrich Wilhelm von 1777-1811 German dramatist II. biographical name (Paul Ludwig) Ewald von 1881-1954 German field marshal
Klemperer
biographical name Otto 1885-1973 German conductor
klepht
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: New Greek klephtēs, literally, robber, from Greek kleptēs, from kleptein Date: 1820 a Greek belonging to any of several ...
klephtic
adjective see klepht
klepto
noun (plural kleptos) Date: 1953 kleptomaniac
klepto-
combining form Etymology: Greek, from kleptein to steal; akin to Gothic hlifan to steal, Latin clepere stealing ; theft
kleptocracy
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1819 government by those who seek chiefly status and personal gain at the expense of the governed; also a particular government of this kind • ...
kleptocrat
noun see kleptocracy
kleptocratic
adjective see kleptocracy
kleptomania
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1830 a persistent neurotic impulse to steal especially without economic motive
kleptomaniac
noun Date: 1861 a person evidencing kleptomania
Kleve
geographical name city W Germany WSW of Münster population 46,450
klezmer
noun (plural klezmorim) Etymology: Yiddish, from Hebrew kĕlēy zemer musical instruments Date: 1908 1. a Jewish instrumentalist especially of traditional eastern European ...
klieg light
or kleig light noun Etymology: John H. Kliegl died 1959 & Anton T. Kliegl died 1927 German-born American lighting experts Date: 1919 a carbon arc lamp used especially in ...
Klinefelter syndrome
noun see Klinefelter's syndrome
Klinefelter's syndrome
noun Etymology: Harry F. Klinefelter died 1990 American physician Date: 1950 an abnormal condition in a male characterized by usually two X and one Y chromosomes, ...
klister
noun Etymology: Norwegian, literally, paste, from Middle Low German klīster Date: 1936 a soft wax used on skis
Klitzing
biographical name Klaus von 1943- German physicist
Klondike
geographical name 1. river 90 miles (145 kilometers) Canada in central Yukon Territory flowing W into the Yukon 2. the Klondike River valley
kloof
noun Etymology: Afrikaans Date: 1731 South African a deep glen ; ravine
Klopstock
biographical name Friedrich Gottlieb 1724-1803 German poet
Kluane National Park
geographical name reservation Canada in SW Yukon Territory
kludge
or kluge noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1962 a system and especially a computer system made up of poorly matched components • kludgy also kludgey adjective
kludgey
adjective see kludge
kludgy
adjective see kludge
Klug
biographical name Aaron 1926- South African (Lithuanian-born) molecular biologist
kluge
noun see kludge
klutz
noun Etymology: Yiddish klots, literally, wooden beam, from Middle High German kloz lumpy mass — more at clout Date: 1960 a clumsy person • klutziness noun • klutzy ...
klutziness
noun see klutz
klutzy
adjective see klutz
Klyaz'ma
geographical name river about 390 miles (630 kilometers) central Russia in Europe flowing E to join the Oka W of Nizhniy Novgorod
klystron
noun Etymology: from Klystron, a trademark Date: 1939 an electron tube in which bunching of electrons is produced by electric fields and which is used for the generation and ...
km
abbreviation kilometer
kmh
or kmph abbreviation kilometers per hour
kmph
abbreviation see kmh
kmps
abbreviation kilometers per second
kn
abbreviation knot
knack
noun Etymology: Middle English knak Date: 14th century 1. a. a clever trick or stratagem b. a clever way of doing something 2. a special ready capacity that is hard ...
knacker
noun Etymology: probably from English dialect, saddlemaker Date: 1812 1. British a buyer of worn-out domestic animals or their carcasses for use especially as animal food or ...
knackered
adjective Etymology: English slang knacker to kill, tire, perhaps from knacker, noun Date: 1886 British tired, exhausted

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