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Korea Bay
geographical name arm of Yellow Sea between Liaodong Peninsula & North Korea
Korea Strait
geographical name strait 120 miles (193 kilometers) wide between S South Korea & SW Japan connecting Sea of Japan & Yellow Sea
Korean
noun Date: 1600 1. a native or inhabitant of Korea 2. the language of the Korean people • Korean adjective
Kórinthos
geographical name — see Corinth
korma
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu gormā, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish kavurma fried meat, from kavur- to fry, roast Date: 1832 an Indian dish of usually braised meat or ...
Korngold
biographical name Erich Wolfgang 1897-1957 American (Austrian-born) composer, conductor, & pianist
Kornilov
biographical name Lavr Georgiyevich 1870-1918 Russian general & counterrevolutionary
Korolenko
biographical name Vladimir Galaktionovich 1853-1921 Russian novelist
Kortrijk
or Courtrai geographical name commune NW Belgium in West Flanders on the Leie NNE of Lille population 76,141
koruna
noun (plural koruny or korunas or korun) Etymology: Czech, literally, crown, from Latin corona — more at crown Date: 1930 — see money table
Korzybski
biographical name Alfred Habdank Skarbek 1879-1950 American (Polish-born) scientist & writer
Kos
or Cos geographical name 1. island Greece in the Dodecanese area 111 square miles (289 square kilometers) 2. chief town on the island
Kosciusko, Mount
geographical name mountain 7310 feet (2228 meters) SE Australia in SE New South Wales; highest in Great Dividing Range & in Australia
Kościuszko
biographical name Tadeusz Andrzei Bonawentura 1746-1817 Polish patriot & soldier in American Revolution
kosher
I. adjective Etymology: Yiddish, from Hebrew kāshēr fit, proper Date: 1851 1. a. sanctioned by Jewish law; especially ritually fit for use b. selling or serving ...
Koshiba
biographical name Masatoshi 1926- Japanese astrophysicist
Koshigaya
geographical name city Japan in Honshu N of Tokyo population 285,280
Kosice
geographical name city E Slovakia population 234,840
Kosovar
noun or adjective see Kosovo
Kosovo
geographical name autonomous province S Serbia and Montenegro in SW Serbia area 4203 square miles (10,886 square kilometers), population 1,954,747 • Kosovar noun or ...
Kosrae
geographical name islands E Carolines; part of Federated States of Micronesia • Kosraean noun
Kosraean
noun see Kosrae
Kossel
biographical name Albrecht 1853-1927 German biochemist
Kossuth
biographical name Lajos 1802-1894 Hungarian patriot & statesman
Kostroma
geographical name city central Russia in Europe on the Volga population 282,000
Kostunica
biographical name Vojislav 1944- president of Yugoslavia (2000- )
Kosygin
biographical name Aleksey Nikolayevich 1904-1980 Soviet politician; premier of Soviet Union (1964-80)
Koszalin
geographical name city NW Poland population 107,580
Kota Baharu
geographical name city Malaysia in N Peninsular Malaysia capital of Kelantan population 281,161
Kota Kinabalu
or formerly Jesselton geographical name city & port Malaysia capital of Sabah population 112,758
Kotabaru
geographical name — see Jayapura
koto
noun Etymology: Japanese Date: 1795 a long Japanese zither having 13 strings
Kotor
or Italian Cattaro geographical name town & port SW Serbia and Montenegro in Montenegro on an inlet of the Adriatic population 22,496
Kottbus
geographical name — see Cottbus
Kotte
geographical name town W Sri Lanka, a suburb ESE of Colombo population 109,000
Kotzebue
biographical name August (Friedrich Ferdinand) von 1761-1819 German dramatist
Kotzebue Sound
geographical name arm of Chukchi Sea NW Alaska NE of Bering Strait
Kouchibouguac National Park
geographical name reservation SE Canada in E New Brunswick
Koudougou
geographical name town central Burkina Faso population 106,000
koumiss
or kumiss noun Etymology: Russian kumys, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish kımız koumiss Date: 1607 a beverage of fermented mare's milk made originally by the nomadic ...
kouprey
noun Etymology: Khmer ko:prey Date: 1940 a rare short-haired ox (Bos sauveli) having a large dewlap and found in forests in parts of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam
kouros
noun (plural kouroi) Etymology: Greek kouros, koros boy — more at crescent Date: 1920 an ancient Greek statue of a nude male youth standing with the left leg forward and ...
Koussevitzky
biographical name Serge 1874-1951 Sergey Aleksandrovich Kusevitsky American (Russian-born) conductor
Kovno
geographical name — see Kaunas
Kowloon
geographical name — see Jiulong
kowtow
I. noun Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) kòutóu, from kòu to knock + tóu head Date: 1804 an act of kowtowing II. intransitive verb Date: 1826 1. to show obsequious ...
Koyukuk
geographical name river about 500 miles (800 kilometers) N central Alaska flowing from Brooks Range SW into Yukon River
Kozhikode
geographical name — see Calicut
KP
noun Etymology: kitchen police Date: 1918 1. an enlisted man detailed to assist the cooks in a military mess 2. the work of KPs
kPa
abbreviation kilopascal
kpc
abbreviation kiloparsec
kph
abbreviation kilometers per hour
Kr
symbol krypton
Kra, Isthmus of
geographical name isthmus S Thailand in N central Malay Peninsula; 40 miles (64 kilometers) wide at narrowest part
kraal
I. noun Etymology: Afrikaans, from Portuguese curral pen for cattle, enclosure, from Vulgar Latin *currale enclosure for vehicles — more at corral Date: 1731 1. a. a ...
Krafft-Ebing
biographical name Richard 1840-1902 Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing German neurologist
kraft
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: German, literally, strength, from Old High German — more at craft Date: 1906 a strong paper or cardboard made from wood pulp ...
krait
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu karait Date: 1874 any of a genus (Bungarus) of brightly banded extremely venomous nocturnal elapid snakes of Pakistan, India, southeastern Asia, ...
Krakatau
or Krakatoa geographical name island & volcano Indonesia between Sumatra & Java
Krakatoa
geographical name see Krakatau
Krakau
geographical name see Kraków
kraken
noun (plural krakens or kraken) Etymology: Norwegian dialect Date: 1755 a fabulous Scandinavian sea monster
Kraków
or Cracow or German Krakau geographical name city S Poland on the Vistula population 748,356
Kras
geographical name — see karst
Krasner
biographical name Lee 1908-1984 originally Lenore Krassner American painter
Krasnodar
geographical name 1. territory S Russia in Europe in N Caucasus region area 32,278 square miles (83,600 square kilometers), population 5,004,000 2. (or formerly Ekaterinodar) ...
Krasnoyarsk
geographical name 1. territory W central Russia in Asia extending along valley of the Yenisey from Arctic Ocean to Sayan Mountains area 927,258 square miles (2,401,598 square ...
krater
also crater noun Etymology: Greek kratēr — more at crater Date: circa 1736 a jar or vase of classical antiquity having a large round body and a wide mouth and used for ...
kraut
noun Etymology: German, cabbage, from Old High German krūt Date: 1855 1. sauerkraut 2. often capitalized, usually disparaging german
Krebs
I. biographical name Edwin Gerhard 1918- American biochemist II. biographical name Sir Hans Adolf 1900-1981 British (German-born) biochemist
Krebs cycle
noun Etymology: H. A. Krebs Date: 1941 a sequence of reactions in the living organism in which oxidation of acetic acid or acetyl equivalent provides energy for storage in ...
Krefeld
or formerly Krefeld-Uerdingen geographical name city W Germany on the Rhine WSW of Essen population 245,772
Krefeld-Uerdingen
geographical name see Krefeld
Kreisky
biographical name Bruno 1911-1990 chancellor of Austria (1970-83)
Kreisler
biographical name Fritz 1875-1962 American (Austrian-born) violinist
kremlin
noun Etymology: obsolete German Kremelien the citadel of Moscow, ultimately from Old Russian kremlĭ Date: 1662 1. the citadel of a Russian city 2. capitalized [the Kremlin, ...
kremlinologist
noun see kremlinology
kremlinology
noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1958 the study of the policies and practices of the former Soviet government • kremlinologist noun, often capitalized
kreplach
noun Etymology: Yiddish kreplekh, plural of krepl filled dumpling Date: circa 1892 square or triangular dumplings filled with ground meat or cheese, boiled or fried, and ...
kreuzer
noun Etymology: German, from Kreuz cross; from its markings Date: 1547 a small coin formerly used in Austria and Germany
krewe
noun Etymology: alteration of crew Date: 1936 a private organization staging festivities (as parades) during Mardi Gras in New Orleans
krill
noun Etymology: Norwegian kril fry of fish Date: 1907 planktonic crustaceans and their larvae (order or suborder Euphausiacea and especially genus Euphausia) that constitute ...
Krim
geographical name — see Crimea
Krio
noun Etymology: Krio, speaker of Krio, Krio language, perhaps from Yoruba Kiriyó Christian, ultimately from Portuguese crioulo Creole Date: 1955 an English-based creole ...
kris
noun Etymology: Malay kĕris Date: circa 1580 a Malay or Indonesian dagger with a ridged serpentine blade
Krishna
I. noun Etymology: Sanskrit Kṛṣṇa Date: 1864 a deity or deified hero of later Hinduism worshipped as an incarnation of Vishnu II. geographical name or formerly Kistna ...
Krishnaism
noun Date: 1885 a widespread form of Hindu religion characterized by the worship of Krishna
Kriss Kringle
noun Etymology: modification of German Christkindl Christ child, Christmas gift, diminutive of Christkind Christ child Date: 1849 Santa Claus
Kristiania
geographical name — see Oslo
Kristiansand
geographical name city & port SW Norway on the Skagerrak SW of Oslo population 64,888
Kristiansund
geographical name city & port W Norway population 17,121
Kríti
geographical name — see Crete
Krivoy Rog
geographical name see Kryvyy Rih
Kroemer
biographical name Herbert 1928- American (German-born) electrical engineer
Krogh
biographical name (Schack) August Steenberg 1874-1949 Danish physiologist
krona
I. noun (plural kronor) Etymology: Swedish, literally, crown Date: 1875 — see money table II. noun (plural kronur) Etymology: Icelandic krōna, literally, crown Date: ...
krone
I. noun (plural kroner) Etymology: Danish, literally, crown Date: 1885 — see money table II. noun (plural kronen) Etymology: German, literally, crown Date: 1895 1. the ...
Kronecker delta
noun Etymology: Leopold Kronecker died 1891 German mathematician Date: 1926 a function of two variables that is 1 when the variables have the same value and is 0 when they ...
Kronshtadt
geographical name city W Russia in Europe on island in E Gulf of Finland W of St. Petersburg population 45,300
kroon
noun (plural krooni or kroons) Etymology: Estonian (partitive singular krooni), literally, crown, from Swedish krona or German Krone Date: 1925 — see money table
Kropotkin
biographical name Pyotr Alekseyevich 1842-1921 Russian geographer & revolutionary
Kroto
biographical name Sir Harold Walter 1939- British chemist
Kruger
I. biographical name Barbara 1945- American artist II. biographical name Paul 1825-1904 Stephanus Johannes Paulus South African statesman
Kruger National Park
geographical name game reserve NE Republic of South Africa in E parts of Limpopo & Mpumalanga provinces on Mozambique border
Krugerrand
noun Etymology: S. J. P. Kruger + rand Date: 1967 a one-ounce gold coin of the Republic of South Africa
Krugersdorp
geographical name city NE Republic of South Africa in Gauteng W of Johannesburg population 92,725
krumhorn
noun see krummhorn
krummholz
noun (plural krummholz) Etymology: German, from krumm crooked + Holz wood Date: 1903 stunted forest characteristic of timberline
krummhorn
also crumhorn or krumhorn noun Etymology: German Krummhorn, from krumm curved + Horn horn Date: circa 1696 a Renaissance double-reed woodwind instrument consisting of a ...
Krung Thep
geographical name — see bangkok
Krupp
biographical name family of German munition makers: including Friedrich 1787-1826; his son Alfred 1812-1887; Alfred's son Friedrich Alfred 1854-1902; Friedrich Alfred's ...
Krupskaya
biographical name Nadezhda Konstantinovna 1869-1939 wife of Lenin Russian revolutionary
Krutch
biographical name Joseph Wood 1893-1970 American author & critic
krypton
noun Etymology: Greek, neuter of kryptos hidden — more at crypt Date: 1898 a colorless relatively inert gaseous element found in air in trace amounts and used especially in ...
Kryvyy Rih
or Krivoy Rog geographical name city SE central Ukraine NE of Odessa population 724,000
KS
abbreviation 1. Kansas 2. Kaposi's sarcoma
Kshatriya
noun Etymology: Sanskrit kṣatriya, from kṣatra dominion — more at check Date: 1794 a Hindu of an upper caste traditionally assigned to governing and military ...
kt
abbreviation 1. karat 2. knight 3. knot
KT
abbreviation kiloton
ktema es aei
foreign term Etymology: Greek a possession for ever — applied to a work of art or literature of enduring significance
Ku Klux Klan
noun Date: 1867 1. an American post-Civil War secret society advocating white supremacy 2. a 20th century secret fraternal group held to confine its membership to ...
Ku Klux Klansman
noun Date: 1868 Ku Kluxer
Ku Kluxer
noun Date: 1880 a member of the Ku Klux Klan • Ku Kluxism noun
Ku Kluxism
noun see Ku Kluxer
Kuala Lumpur
geographical name city capital of Malaysia in Peninsular Malaysia population 1,145,075
Kuang-chou
geographical name — see Guangzhou
Kuban'
geographical name river over 550 miles (885 kilometers) S Russia in Europe flowing from the Caucasus N & W into Sea of Azov
Kubitschek de Oliveira
biographical name Juscelino 1902-1976 president of Brazil (1956-61)
Kublai Khan
biographical name 1215-1294 founder of Mongol dynasty in China
Kubrick
biographical name Stanley 1928-1999 American film director, writer, & producer
Kuchean
noun Etymology: Kuche, Kucha (Kuga), Xinjiang, China Date: circa 1934 Tocharian B
kuchen
noun (plural kuchen) Etymology: German, cake, from Old High German kuocho — more at cake Date: 1854 any of various coffee cakes made from sweet yeast dough
Kuching
geographical name city & port Malaysia capital of Sarawak population 231,490
kudo
noun (plural kudos) Etymology: back-formation from kudos (taken as a plural) Date: 1926 1. award, honor 2. compliment, praise Usage: Some commentators hold that ...
kudos
noun Etymology: Greek kydos Date: 1831 1. fame and renown resulting from an act or achievement ; prestige 2. praise given for achievement
kudu
also koodoo noun (plural kudu or kudus; also koodoo or koodoos) Etymology: Afrikaans koedoe, from Khoikhoi kudu-b, kudu-s Date: 1777 a large grayish brown African antelope ...
Kudus
geographical name city Indonesia in central Java NE of Semarang
kudzu
noun Etymology: Japanese kuzu Date: 1876 an Asian vine (Pueraria lobata) of the legume family that is used for forage and erosion control and is often a serious weed in the ...
Kuei
geographical name — see GUI
Kuei-lin
geographical name — see Guilin
Kuei-yang
geographical name — see Guiyang
kufi
noun Etymology: ultimately from Arabic kūfīya kaffiyeh Date: 1981 a close-fitting brimless cylindrical or round hat
Kufra
geographical name — see Al Kufrah
kugel
noun Etymology: Yiddish kugl, from Middle High German kugel ball — more at cudgel Date: 1846 a baked pudding (as of potatoes or noodles) usually served as a side dish
Kuhn
I. biographical name Richard 1900-1967 Austrian chemist II. biographical name Thomas Samuel 1922-1996 American philosopher & scientist • Kuhnian adjective
Kuhnian
adjective see Kuhn II
Kuiu Island
geographical name island SE Alaska in central Alexander Archipelago
kukri
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu kukṛī Date: 1811 a curved short sword with a broad blade used especially by Gurkhas
Kula Gulf
geographical name body of water 17 miles (27 kilometers) long in the Solomons between New Georgia & adjacent islands
kulak
noun Etymology: Russian, literally, fist Date: 1877 1. a prosperous or wealthy peasant farmer in 19th century Russia 2. a farmer characterized by Communists as having ...
Kuldja
geographical name — see Yining
kultur
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: German, from Latin cultura culture Date: 1914 1. culture 5 2. culture emphasizing practical efficiency and individual ...
Kulturkampf
noun Etymology: German, from Kultur + Kampf conflict Date: 1879 conflict between civil government and religious authorities especially over control of education and church ...
Kum
geographical name river 247 miles (398 kilometers) central South Korea flowing into Yellow Sea
Kumamoto
geographical name city Japan in W Kyushu population 636,144
Kumasi
geographical name city S central Ghana NW of Accra population 385,192
Kumgang
geographical name — see diamond
Kumilla
geographical name — see Comilla
kumiss
variant of koumiss
kümmel
noun Etymology: German, literally, caraway seed, from Old High German kumīn cumin Date: 1864 a colorless liqueur flavored principally with caraway seeds
kumquat
noun Etymology: Chinese (Guangdong) gām-gwāt, from gām gold + gwāt citrus fruit Date: 1699 any of several small yellow to orange citrus fruits with sweet spongy rind and ...
Kun
biographical name Béla 1885-1937 Hungarian Communist
kuna
noun (plural kuna or kune) Etymology: Serbian & Croatian (nominative plural kune, genitive plural kunā), literally, marten (the skin of which was used as currency in medieval ...
kundalini
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Sanskrit kuṇḍalinī, from feminine of kuṇḍalin circular, coiled, from kuṇḍala ring Date: 1897 the yogic life force that ...
Kunene
geographical name — see Cunene
Kung
I. noun (plural Kung) Date: 1926 1. a member of a people of southern Africa — usually preceded in writing by ! 2. the Khoisan language of the !Kung people — usually ...
kung fu
noun Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) gōngfu skill, art Date: 1966 any of various Chinese martial arts and related disciplines that are practiced especially for self-defense, ...
kung pao
adjective Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) gōng baˇo, literally, palace guardian Date: 1976 being stir-fried or sometimes deep-fried and served in a spicy hot sauce usually ...
Kunlun
geographical name mountains W China extending from the Pamirs & Karakoram Range E to SE Qinghai — see Muztag
Kunming
or formerly Yunnan or Yunnanfu geographical name city S China capital of Yunnan population 1,127,411
Kunsan
or Gunsan geographical name city & port W South Korea on Yellow Sea at mouth of the Kum population 218,216
kunzite
noun Etymology: G. F. Kunz died 1932 American gem expert Date: 1903 a pinkish-lilac variety of spodumene used as a gem
Kuopio
geographical name city S central Finland population 81,391
Kupreanof
geographical name island SE Alaska in E Alexander Archipelago
Kura
geographical name river 941 miles (1514 kilometers) W Asia flowing from NE Turkey ESE through Georgia & Azerbaijan into Caspian Sea
Kurashiki
geographical name city Japan in SW Honshu population 416,703
Kurd
noun Date: 1595 a member of a pastoral and agricultural people who inhabit a plateau region in adjoining parts of Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Armenia, and Azerbaijan • ...
Kurdish
noun Date: 1813 the Iranian language of the Kurds
Kurdistan
I. noun Etymology: Kurdistan, Asia Date: 1904 an Oriental rug woven by the Kurds and noted for fine colors II. geographical name region SW Asia chiefly in E Turkey, NW ...
Kure Atoll
or Ocean Island geographical name island central Pacific in Hawaii; westernmost of the Leewards
Kurg
geographical name — see Coorg
kurgan
noun Etymology: Russian, of Turkic origin; akin to Turkish kurgan fortress, castle Date: 1889 a burial mound of eastern Europe or Siberia
Kurgan
geographical name city SW Russia in Asia population 365,000
Kuria Muria Islands
geographical name islands Oman in Arabian Sea off SW coast area 28 square miles (73 square kilometers), population 85
Kuril Islands
or Kurile Islands geographical name islands Russia in the Pacific between S Kamchatka & NE Hokkaido, Japan; belonged 1875-1945 to Japan area 6023 square miles (15,600 square ...
Kurile Islands
geographical name see Kuril Islands
Kurisches Haff
geographical name — see Courland Lagoon
Kurnool
geographical name city S India in W Andhra Pradesh SSW of Hyderabad population 236,313
Kuropatkin
biographical name Aleksey Nikolayevich 1848-1921 Russian general
Kurosawa
biographical name Akira 1910-1998 Japanese filmmaker
kurrajong
noun Etymology: Dharuk (Australian aboriginal language of the Port Jackson area) garajuŋ, literally, fishing line Date: 1823 any of several Australian trees or shrubs ...
Kursk
geographical name city SW Russia in Europe on the Seym population 435,000
Kurskiy Zaliv
geographical name see Courland Lagoon
kurta
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu kurtā, from Persian kurta Date: 1913 a long loose-fitting collarless shirt of a style originating in India
kurtosis
noun Etymology: Greek kyrtōsis convexity, from kyrtos convex — more at curve Date: 1905 the peakedness or flatness of the graph of a frequency distribution especially with ...
kuru
noun Etymology: Fore (language of eastern highland Papua New Guinea) Date: 1957 a rare progressive fatal spongiform encephalopathy that is caused by a prion, resembles ...
kurus
noun (plural kurus) Etymology: Turkish kuruş Date: 1882 — see lira at money table
Kusch
biographical name Polykarp 1911-1993 American (German-born) physicist
Kush
geographical name — see Cush
Kuskokwim
geographical name river about 600 miles (965 kilometers) SW Alaska flowing SW into Kuskokwim Bay (inlet of Bering Sea)
Kut, Al
geographical name — see Al Kut
Kutahya
or Kutaiah geographical name city W central Turkey population 130,944
Kutaiah
geographical name see Kutahya
Kutch
geographical name former principality & state W India N of Gulf of Kachchh capital Bhuj, now part of Gujarat
Kutch, Gulf of
geographical name — see kachchh (Gulf of)
Kutch, Rann of
geographical name — see kachchh (Rann of)
Kutenai
variant of Kootenai
Kutuzov
biographical name Mikhail Illarionovich 1745-1813 Prince of Smolensk Russian field marshal
Kuwait
geographical name 1. country SW Asia in Arabia at head of Persian Gulf; a sheikhdom, before 1961 under British protection area 6880 square miles (17,819 square kilometers), ...
Kuwaiti
adjective or noun see Kuwait
Kuybyshev
geographical name — see samara
Kuznetsk
geographical name city SE central Russia in Europe population 101,000
Kuznetsk Basin
geographical name basin of the Tom' S Russia in Asia extending from Novokuznetsk to Tomsk
kV
abbreviation kilovolt
kvass
noun Etymology: Russian kvas Date: circa 1553 a slightly alcoholic beverage of eastern Europe made from fermented mixed cereals and often flavored
kvell
intransitive verb Etymology: Yiddish kveln to be delighted, from Middle High German quellen to well, gush, swell Date: circa 1952 to be extraordinarily proud ; rejoice
kvetch
I. intransitive verb Etymology: Yiddish kvetshn, literally, to squeeze, pinch, from Middle High German quetschen Date: circa 1952 to complain habitually ; gripe • ...
kvetcher
noun see kvetch I
kvetchy
adjective see kvetch II
kW
abbreviation kilowatt
Kwa
noun Date: 1857 a branch of the Niger-Congo language family that is spoken along the African coast and its hinterland from the Ivory Coast to southwestern Nigeria
kwacha
noun (plural kwacha) Etymology: Bemba or Chichewa (Bantu language of Malawi), literally, it dawns Date: 1966 — see money table
Kwajalein
geographical name island (atoll) 78 miles (126 kilometers) long W Pacific in Ralik chain of the Marshalls
Kwakiutl
noun (plural Kwakiutl) Etymology: Kwakiutl kwágut, kwáguʔt, a Kwakiutl tribe Date: 1848 1. a member of an American Indian people of the Canadian Pacific coast 2. the ...
Kwando
geographical name river about 500 miles (804 kilometers) S Africa flowing from central Angola SE & E into the Zambezi just above Victoria Falls
Kwangchowan
geographical name former territory SE China in Kwangtung on Leizhou Peninsula; leased 1898-1946 to France capital Fort Bayard area 325 square miles (845 square kilometers)
Kwangju
or Gwangju geographical name city SW South Korea population 905,896
Kwangsi Chuang
geographical name — see Guangxi Zhuangzu
Kwangtung
geographical name — see Guangdong
Kwantung
geographical name former territory NE China in S Manchuria at tip of Liaodong Peninsula; leased to Russia 1898-1905, to Japan 1905-45, & to Russia again 1945-55; included ...
kwanza
noun (plural kwanzas or kwanza) Etymology: Kwanza (Cuanza), river in Angola Date: 1978 — see money table
Kwanza
geographical name — see Cuanza
Kwanzaa
also Kwanza noun Etymology: Swahili kwanza first Date: 1972 an African-American cultural festival held from December 26 to January 1
kwashiorkor
noun Etymology: Ga (Kwa language of coastal Ghana) kwàṣìɔkɔ́ influence a child is said to be under when a second child comes Date: 1935 severe malnutrition in infants ...
Kwathlamba
geographical name — see Drakensberg
KwaZulu
geographical name former group of noncontiguous black enclaves in E Republic of South Africa; incorporated into KwaZulu-Natal 1994
KwaZulu-Natal
geographical name province E Republic of South Africa between Drakensberg Mountains & Indian Ocean area 35,591 square miles (92,180 square kilometers), population 8,553,000
Kweichow
geographical name — see Guizhou
Kweilin
geographical name — see Guilin
Kweiyang
geographical name see Guiyang
kWh
abbreviation kilowatt-hour
KWIC
noun Etymology: keyword in context Date: 1959 a computer-generated index alphabetized on a keyword that appears within a brief context
Ky
or KY abbreviation Kentucky
KY
abbreviation see Ky
kyack
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1901 a packsack to be swung on either side of a packsaddle
kyanite
noun Etymology: German Zyanit, from Greek kyanos dark blue enamel, lapis lazuli Date: 1794 an aluminum silicate mineral Al2SiO5 that occurs usually in blue thin-bladed ...
kyat
noun (plural kyats or kyat) Etymology: Burmese cʸat Date: 1952 — see money table
kybosh
chiefly British variant of kibosh
Kyd
or Kid biographical name Thomas 1558-1594 English dramatist
Kyiv
or Kyyiv geographical name — see Kiev
kymograph
noun Etymology: Greek kyma wave + International Scientific Vocabulary -graph — more at cyme Date: 1872 a device which graphically records motion or pressure (as of blood) ...
kymographic
adjective see kymograph
kymography
noun see kymograph
Kymric
variant of Cymric
Kynewulf
biographical name variant of Cynewulf
Kyoga
or Kioga geographical name lake central Uganda N of Lake Victoria traversed by the Victoria Nile
Kyoto
geographical name city Japan in W central Honshu NNE of Osaka; formerly (794-1869) capital of Japan population 1,461,140
kyphosis
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kyphōsis, from kyphos humpbacked Date: 1847 exaggerated outward curvature of the thoracic region of the spine resulting in a rounded ...
kyphotic
adjective see kyphosis
Kyrgyzstan
geographical name independent country W central Asia; a constituent republic ( Kirgiz Republic (or Kirghiz Republic) ) of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 1936-91; ...
kyrie
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Late Latin kyrie eleison, transliteration of Greek kyrie eleēson Lord, have mercy Date: ...
kyrie eleison
noun Usage: often capitalized K&E Date: 13th century kyrie
kyte
noun Etymology: probably from Low German küt bowel Date: circa 1540 1. chiefly Scottish belly 1 2. chiefly Scottish belly 2
kythe
variant of kithe
Kythera
or Kýthira geographical name — see kithira

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