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Keeling Islands
/kee"ling/. See Cocos Islands. * * *
Keeling, Charles David
▪ 2006       American scientist (b. April 20, 1928, Scranton, Pa.—d. June 20, 2005, Hamilton, Mont.), presented the first evidence that carbon dioxide produced by ...
KeelingIslands
Kee·ling Islands (kēʹlĭng) See Cocos Islands. * * *
keelless
/keel"lis/, adj. having no keel, as a ship. [1875-80; KEEL1 + -LESS] * * *
keelson
/kel"seuhn, keel"-/, n. Naut. any of various fore-and-aft structural members lying above or parallel to the keel in the bottom of a hull. Also, kelson. [1605-15; < LG kielswin ...
Keelung
/kee"loong"/, n. Older Spelling. Chilung. * * *
Keely, John E.W.
▪ American inventor in full  John Ernst Worrell Keely   born Sept. 3, 1827 died Nov. 18, 1898, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.       fraudulent American ...
keen
keen1 —keenly, adv. —keenness, n. /keen/, adj., keener, keenest. 1. finely sharpened, as an edge; so shaped as to cut or pierce substances readily: a keen razor. 2. sharp, ...
Keen, William (Williams)
born Jan. 19, 1837, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died June 7, 1932, Philadelphia First U.S. brain surgeon. He received his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College. He was one of the ...
Keen, William Williams
▪ American brain surgeon born Jan. 19, 1837, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died June 7, 1932, Philadelphia       doctor who was the United States' first brain ...
Keenan, Brian
▪ 2009       Northern Irish republican militant born 1942, Belfast, N.Ire. died May 21, 2008, Dublin, Ire. served two prison sentences for delivering weapons to the ...
Keenan, Philip Childs
▪ 2001       American astronomer (b. March 31, 1908, Bellevue, Pa.—d. April 20, 2000, Columbus, Ohio), developed with fellow astronomer William Wilson Morgan the ...
Keene
/keen/, n. a city in SW New Hampshire. 21,449. * * * ▪ New Hampshire, United States       city, seat of Cheshire county, southwestern New Hampshire, U.S., on the ...
Keene's cement
/keenz/, Trademark. a brand of hard, white finish plaster. * * *
Keene, Charles Samuel
▪ British artist born Aug. 10, 1823, Hornsey, Middlesex, Eng. died Jan. 4, 1891, London       English artist and illustrator who was associated with the periodical ...
Keene, Christopher
▪ 1996       U.S. musician (b. Dec. 21, 1946, Berkeley, Calif.—d. Oct. 8, 1995, New York, N.Y.), was an influential conductor and arts administrator who harboured a ...
Keene, Laura
▪ British actress original name  Mary Moss  born c. 1826, London, Eng. died Nov. 4, 1873, Montclair, N.J., U.S.  actress and the first notable female theatre manager in the ...
keener
See keen2. * * *
keening
/kee"ning/, n. 1. the act of a person who keens. 2. a wailing lament for the dead; keen. [1875-80; KEEN2 + -ING1] * * *
keenly
See keen1. * * *
keenness
See keenly. * * *
keep
—keepable, adj. —keepability, n. /keep/, v., kept, keeping, n. v.t. 1. to hold or retain in one's possession; hold as one's own: If you like it, keep it. Keep the change. 2. ...
Keep Britain Tidy
a campaign run by the ENCAMS (‘Environmental Campaigns’) charity to persuade people not to leave rubbish in public places. The phrase is widely used on signs, etc. put up ...
Keep it simple, stupid
➡ KISS principle * * *
keep up payments
➡ mortgages * * *
keep-fit
➡ sport and fitness * * *
keeper
—keeperless, adj. —keepership, n. /kee"peuhr/, n. 1. a person who guards or watches, as at a prison or gate. 2. a person who assumes responsibility for another's behavior: He ...
keeper hook
Theat. an S-shaped hook for securing doors, windows, etc., or for fastening a batten to a flat. * * *
keeping
/kee"ping/, n. 1. agreement or conformity in things or elements associated together: His actions are not in keeping with his words. 2. the act of a person or thing that keeps; ...
Keeping a stiff upper lip
➡ feelings * * *
keeping room
Older Use. hall (def. 11). [1765-75] * * *
keeps
➡ castles * * *
keepsake
/keep"sayk'/, n. anything kept, or given to be kept, as a token of friendship or affection; remembrance. [1780-90; KEEP (v.) + SAKE1] Syn. souvenir, memento, token. * * *
Keeshan, Bob
▪ 2005 Robert James Keeshan        American television performer (b. June 27, 1927, Lynbrook, Long Island, N.Y.—d. Jan. 23, 2004, Windsor, Vt.), entertained millions ...
keeshond
/kays"hond', kees"-/, n., pl. keeshonden /-hon'deuhn/. one of a Dutch breed of small dogs having thick, silver-gray hair tipped with black and a tail carried over the ...
Keesler Air Force Base
/kee"sleuhr/ a U.S. Air Force installation in S Mississippi, near Biloxi. * * *
Keesom, Willem Hendrik
▪ Dutch physicist born June 21, 1876, Texel, Neth. died March 24, 1956, Oegstgeest       Dutch physicist who specialized in cryogenics and was the first to solidify ...
keester
/kee"steuhr/, n. Slang. keister. * * *
keet
/keet/, n. a young guinea fowl. Also, keat. [1855-60, Amer.; imit.] * * *
Keetmanshoop
▪ Namibia       town, southeastern Namibia. The town lies about 285 miles (460 km) south of Windhoek, the national capital, with which it is connected by road. ...
Keewatin
/kee wayt"n/, n. 1. a district in the Northwest Territories, in N Canada. 228,160 sq. mi. (590,935 sq. km). 2. Geol. a division of the Archeozoic rocks found in the Canadian ...
kef
/kayf, kef/, n. (in the Middle East) 1. a state of drowsy contentment, esp. from the use of a narcotic. 2. Also, keef. a substance, esp. a smoking preparation of hemp leaves, ...
Kef, El-
▪ Tunisia also spelled  Al-Kāf  (Arabic: “The Rock”) or  Le Kef   town in northwestern Tunisia, about 110 miles (175 km) southwest of Tunis. El-Kef is situated at ...
Kefallinía
Kefallinia [kā΄fä lē nē′ä] Gr. name for CEPHALONIA * * * Ke·fal·li·ní·a (kĕ'fä-lē-nēʹä) See Cephalonia. * * *
Kefar Sava
▪ Israel       city, west-central Israel, in the southern Plain of Sharon. The locality is not mentioned in the Bible but is referred to in the Talmud. Although the ...
Kefauver
/kee"faw veuhr/, n. Estes /es"tis/, 1903-63, U.S. political leader: U.S. senator 1949-63. * * *
Kefauver, (Carey)Estes
Ke·fau·ver (kēʹfô'vər), (Carey) Estes. 1903-1963. American politician. A U.S. representative (1939-1949) and senator (1949-1963) from Tennessee, he directed a highly ...
Keffi
▪ Nigeria       town, Nassarawa state, central Nigeria. It was founded about 1800 by Abdu Zanga (Abdullahi), a Fulani warrior from the north who made it the seat of a ...
keffiyeh
/keuh fee"euh/, n. kaffiyeh. * * *
kefir
/keuh fear"/, Middle Eastern Cookery. a tart-tasting drink originally of the Caucasus, made from cow's or sometimes goat's milk to which the bacteria Streptococcus and ...
Keflavík
/kyep"leuh veek', -vik, kef"-/, n. a town in SW Iceland, on the S shore of Faxa Bay: site of international airport. 6473. * * *
Keflex
/kef"leks/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of cephalexin. * * *
keg
/keg/, n. 1. a small cask or barrel, usually holding from 5 to 10 gallons (19 to 38 liters). 2. a unit of weight, equal to 100 pounds (45 kilograms), used for nails. 3. Also, ...
keg party
Informal. a beer bust. * * *
keg-
Hook, tooth. 1. a. hake, from Old English haca, hook, akin to Old Norse haki, hook; b. harquebus, from Middle Dutch hake, hook. Both a and b from Germanic *hakan-. 2. a. hook, ...
Kegalle
▪ Sri Lanka also spelled  Kegalla,         town, west-central Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Kegalle lies at the bottom of a steep rock face and is the site of a junior ...
kegler
/keg"leuhr/, n. a participant in a bowling game, as candlepins or tenpins. Also, kegeler /keg"euh leuhr, keg"leuhr/. [1930-35; < G, equiv. to Kegel (nine)pin + -er -ER1] * * *
kegling
/keg"ling/, n. the sport of bowling. Also, kegeling /keg"euh ling, keg"ling/. [1930-35; KEGL(ER) + -ING1] * * *
Kegon
Buddhist philosophy introduced into Japan from China in the 8th century. The name Kegon (meaning "flower ornament") is a translation of the Sanskrit avatamsaka, after the ...
Kehew, Mary Morton Kimball
▪ American reformer née  Mary Morton Kimball  born Sept. 8, 1859, Boston, Mass., U.S. died Feb. 13, 1918, Boston       American reformer who worked to improve the ...
kehillah
Seph. Heb. /keuh hee lah"/; Ashk. Heb. /keuh hil"euh/, n., pl. kehilloth, kehillot, kehillos Seph. Heb. /-hee lawt"/; Ashk. Heb. /-hil"oht, -ohs/. the organization of the Jewish ...
kei-
I. kei-1 To lie; bed, couch; beloved, dear. Oldest form *k̑ei-, becoming *kei- in centum languages. Derivatives include city and cemetery. I. Basic form *kei-. 1. Suffixed form ...
kei-apple
/kuy"ap'euhl/, n. a thorny shrub or small tree, Dovyalis caffra, of southern Africa, having round, yellow, juicy-pulped, cranberry-flavored fruit that is edible only when ...
Keidanren
▪ Japanese association abbreviation of  Keizai Dantai Rengōkai , English  Federation of Economic Organizations        Japanese association of business ...
Keifer
/kuy"feuhr/, n. Joseph Warren, 1836-1932, U.S. lawyer and politician: Speaker of the House 1881-83. * * *
Keighley
▪ England, United Kingdom       town, Bradford metropolitan borough, metropolitan county of West Yorkshire, historic county of Yorkshire, northern England. It lies ...
Keigwin, Richard
▪ British officer died June 21, 1690, Saint Kitts       English naval officer and military commander of the East India Company, prominent as the leader of “Keigwin's ...
Keihanshin Industrial Zone
▪ industrial area, Japan Japanese  Keihanshin Kōgyō Chitai,  also called  Kyōto-ōsaka-kōbe Region,         industrial region, south central Japan, centring on ...
Keihin Industrial Zone
▪ industrial site, Japan Japanese  Keihin Kōgyō Chitai,  also called  Tokyo-yokohama Region,    industrial region, centring on the Tokyo-Yokohama metropolitan ...
Keillor
(1942– ) a humorous US writer and broadcaster. His popular weekly radio programme, A Prairie Home Companion, which began in 1974, includes News From Lake Wobegon, an imaginary ...
Keillor, Garrison (Edward)
born Aug. 7, 1942, Anoka, Minn., U.S. U.S. radio entertainer and writer. He began writing for The New Yorker in college and worked as a staff writer there until 1992. In 1974 ...
Keino, Kip
orig. Hezekiah Kipchoge Keino born Jan. 17, 1940, Nandi Hills, Kenya Kenyan distance runner. He was originally a goatherd and trained for distance running in the hill country. ...
Keiō University
▪ university, Tokyo, Japan Japanese  Keiō Gijuku Daigaku        private institution of higher learning located in Tokyo. The university is part of a larger ...
keir
/kear/, n. kier. * * *
Keir Hardie
➡ Hardie * * *
keiretsu
/kay ret"sooh/, n., pl. keiretsu. (esp. in Japan) a loose coalition of business groups. [1975-80; < Japn] * * *
Keiser, Reinhard
▪ German composer born Jan. 9, 1674, Teuchern, near Weissenfels, Saxony [Germany] died Sept. 12, 1739, Hamburg       leading early composer of German opera. His works ...
keister
/kee"steuhr/, n. Slang. the buttocks; rump. Also, keester. [1880-85; earlier, as underworld argot, handbag, suitcase, safe; of obscure orig., but words meaning "chest, box" are ...
Keita
/kay"tah/, n. Modibo /maw dee"baw/, 1915-77, African statesman: president of Mali 1960-68. * * *
Keita, Modibo
born June 4, 1915, Bamako, French Sudan died May 16, 1977, Bamako, Mali First president of Mali (1960–68). Keita was instrumental in obtaining independence for Mali (then ...
Keita, Salif
▪ Malian athlete born December 6, 1942, Bamako, Mali       Malian football (soccer) player and the first recipient of the African Player of the Year award in 1970. ...
Keita, Seydou
▪ 2002       Malian photographer (b. 1921/23?, French Sudan—d. Nov. 21, 2001, Paris, France), fashioned insightful studio portraits of ordinary Malian people, usually ...
Keitel
/kuyt"l/, n. Wilhelm /vil"helm/, 1882-1946, German marshal: chief of the Nazi supreme command 1938-45. * * *
Keitel, Harvey
born May 13, 1939/41, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. U.S. film actor. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and then studied at the Actors Studio. He made his film debut in Who's That ...
Keitel, Wilhelm
born Sept. 22, 1882, Helmscherode, Ger. died Oct. 16, 1946, Nürnberg German field marshal. After serving in World War I, he held administrative posts from 1918 to 1933, after ...
Keitel,Wilhelm
Kei·tel (kītʹl), Wilhelm. 1882-1946. German general and chief of the supreme command of Nazi armed forces during World War II. He signed the unconditional surrender of ...
Keitele
/kayt"l ay/; Fin. /kay"te le/, n. Lake, a lake in S Finland. ab. 175 sq. mi. (455 sq. km). * * *
Keith
/keeth/, n. 1. Sir Arthur, 1866-1955, Scottish anthropologist. 2. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Chesterton Gilbert Keith Gordon Dexter Keith Haring ...
Keith, Benjamin Franklin
▪ American impresario born Jan. 26, 1846, Hillsboro, N.H., U.S. died March 26, 1914, Palm Beach, Fla.       American impresario who founded the most powerful circuit of ...
Keith, Brian, Jr.
▪ 1998       American actor who appeared in over 100 films, including The Parent Trap and The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! but achieved more fame on ...
Keith, James
▪ Scottish military leader in full  James Francis Edward Keith   born June 11, 1696, Inverugie, near Peterhead, Aberdeen, Scot. died Oct. 14, 1758, Hochkirch, Saxony [now in ...
Keith, Sir Arthur
▪ Scottish anthropologist born February 5, 1866, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland died January 7, 1955, Downe, Kent, England  Scottish anatomist and physical anthropologist ...
Keith, William
▪ American painter born Nov. 21, 1839, Old Meldrum, Aberdeen, Scot. died April 13, 1911, Berkeley, Calif., U.S.       Scottish-born American painter known for his ...
keitloa
/kuyt"loh euh, kayt"-/, n. a variety of the black rhinoceros having the posterior horn equal to or longer than the anterior horn. [1830-40; said to be < Setswana] * * *
Keiyō Industrial Zone
▪ industrial site, Japan Japanese  Keiyō Kōgyō Chitai,         industrial region in east-central Japan that, along with the Keihin Industrial Zone, is part of the ...
Keizan Jōkin
born Nov. 13, 1268, Echizen province, Japan died Sept. 22, 1325, Noto province Japanese Buddhist priest and founder of the Sōji Temple, one of the two head temples of the ...
Keizer
/kuy"zeuhr/, n. a town in NW Oregon. 18,592. * * *
Kekchí
▪ people       Mayan Indians of central Guatemala, living in damp highlands and lowlands of irregular terrain. The Kekchí raise corn and beans as staple crops. These ...
Kekkonen
/kek"euh neuhn/; Fin. /kek"kaw nen/, n. Urho Kaleva /oordd"haw kah"le vah/, 1900-86, Finnish statesman: president 1956-81. * * *
Kekkonen, Urho Kaleva
▪ president of Finland born Sept. 3, 1900, Pielavesi, Fin. died Aug. 31, 1986, Helsinki  Finnish prime minister (1950–53, 1954–56) and president (1956–81), noted for ...
Kekri
In ancient Finnish religion, a feast day marking the end of the agricultural season and coinciding with the time when cattle were brought in from pasture for the winter. It ...
Kekulé von Stradonitz
/kay"kooh lay' feuhn shtrddah"doh nits/ Friedrich August /frddee"drddikh ow"goost/, 1829-96, German chemist. * * *
Kekule von Stradonitz, (Friedrich) August
orig. (Friedrich) August Kekule born Sept. 7, 1829, Darmstadt, Hesse died July 13, 1896, Bonn German chemist who laid the groundwork for modern structural theory in organic ...
Kekule von Stradonitz, August
▪ German chemist original name  Friedrich August Kekulé  born Sept. 7, 1829, Darmstadt, Hesse died July 13, 1896, Bonn, Ger.  German chemist who established the foundation ...
Kekulé's formula
/kay"keuh layz'/, Chem. the structural formula of benzene represented as a hexagonal ring with alternate single and double bonds between the carbon atoms. See diag. under benzene ...
kekʷ-
Excrement. Oldest form *k̑ekʷ-, becoming *kekʷ- in centum languages. Suffixed o-grade form *kokʷ-ro-. copro-, from Greek kopros, dung.   [Pokorny k̑ekᵘ̯- 544.] * * *
kel-
I. kel-1 To cover, conceal, save. Oldest form *k̑el-, becoming *kel- in centum languages. Derivatives include hell, hole, holster, apocalypse, and eucalyptus. I. O-grade form ...
Kelaa des Srarhna, el-
▪ Morocco also spelled  El-kelaa Des Sraghna,         town, provincial capital, and province (established 1973), Tensift region, western Morocco. The town, located ...
Kelantan
/keuh lan"tan, -lahn tahn"/, n. a state in Malaysia, on the central Malay Peninsula. 684,738; 5750 sq. mi. (14,893 sq. km). Cap.: Kota Bharu. * * *
Kelcey
/kel"see/, n. a female given name. * * *
kelebe
/kel"euh bee/, n. Gk. and Rom. Antiq. a mixing bowl, characterized by a wide neck and flanged lip from which extend two vertical handles to the shoulder of an oval body, used to ...
kelek
/kel"ek/, n. a raft or float supported on inflated animal skins used in Iraq, parts of Turkey, etc. [1675-85; < Turk] * * *
kelep
/kel"ep, keuh lep"/, n. a stinging ant, Ectatomma tuberculatum, introduced into the U.S. from Guatemala, that preys on the boll weevil. [1900-05; < Kekchi (Mayan language of ...
Kell blood group system
▪ physiology       classification of human blood based on the presence on the surfaces of red blood cells (erythrocyte) of various antigens (antigen) encoded by the KEL ...
Kellar, Harry
▪ American magician Kellar also spelled  Keller   born July 11, 1849, Erie, Pa., U.S. died March 10, 1922, Los Angeles       first great magician native to the ...
Kellas, Eliza
▪ American educator born Oct. 4, 1864, Mooers Forks, N.Y., U.S. died April 10, 1943, Troy, N.Y.       American educator, best remembered for her strong and effective ...
Keller
/kel"euhr/; for 1 also Ger. /kel"euhrdd/, n. 1. Gottfried /got"freed/; Ger. /gawt"frddeet/, 1819-90, Swiss novelist. 2. Helen (Adams), 1880-1968, U.S. lecturer, author, and ...
Keller, Ferdinand
▪ Swiss archaeologist and prehistorian born Dec. 24, 1800, Marthalen, Switz. died June 21, 1881, Zürich       Swiss archaeologist and prehistorian who conducted the ...
Keller, Gottfried
▪ Swiss author born July 19, 1819, Zürich died July 16, 1890, Zürich  the greatest German-Swiss narrative writer of late 19th-century Poetischer Realismus (“Poetic ...
Keller, Helen
▪ American author and educator in full  Helen Adams Keller  born June 27, 1880, Tuscumbia, Ala., U.S. died June 1, 1968, Westport, Conn.  American author and educator who ...
Keller, Helen (Adams)
born June 27, 1880, Tuscumbia, Ala., U.S. died June 1, 1968, Westport, Conn. U.S. author and educator who was blind and deaf. Deprived by illness of sight and hearing at the ...
Keller,Helen Adams
Kel·ler (kĕlʹər), Helen Adams. 1880-1968. American memoirist and lecturer. Blind and deaf since infancy, she learned to read, write, and speak from her teacher Anne ...
Kellermann, Bernhard
▪ German writer born March 4, 1879, Fürth, Ger. died Oct. 17, 1951, Potsdam, E.Ger.       German journalist and writer best known for his novel Der Tunnel (1913; The ...
Kellermann, François-Christophe, Duc De Valmy
▪ French general born May 28, 1735, Strasbourg, Fr. died Sept. 23, 1820, Paris  French general whose defeat of a Prussian army at Valmy in September 1792 halted an invasion ...
Kelley, Clarence Marion
▪ 1998       American law-enforcement official who in 1973 became the first permanent director of the FBI after the 49-year reign of J. Edgar Hoover; he served until ...
Kelley, David E.
▪ 1999       As creator of three different successful shows airing on three competing networks during the 1997-98 TV season, writer and producer David E. Kelley was ...
Kelley, DeForest
▪ 2000       American actor best identified by his role as Dr. Leonard (“Bones”) McCoy on the popular science-fiction television series Star Trek (1966–69); he ...
Kelley, Florence
▪ American social reformer in full  Florence Molthrop Kelley  born Sept. 12, 1859, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died Feb. 17, 1932, Philadelphia  social reformer who contributed ...
Kelley, John Adelbert
▪ 2005       American marathoner (b. Sept. 6, 1907, West Medford, Mass.—d. Oct. 6, 2004, South Yarmouth, Mass.), ran the Boston Marathon a record 61 times. He ran his ...
Kellgren, Johan Henrik
▪ Swedish poet born December 1, 1751, Floby, Sweden died April 20, 1795, Stockholm  poet considered the greatest literary figure of the Swedish Enlightenment and once called ...
kellion
/ke lee"on/, n., pl. kellia /-lee"euh/. Eastern Ch. 1. a small community of monks. 2. a cell in a monastery. [ < LGk: little cell, equiv. to L cell(a) CELL + Gk -ion dim. ...
Kellner eyepiece
/kel"neuhr/, Optics. a Ramsden eyepiece having an achromatic lens, used in binoculars. [after Carl Kellner (1826-55), German opticist and lens maker] * * *
Kellogg
/kel"awg, -og/, n. 1. Frank Billings, 1856-1937, U.S. statesman: Secretary of State 1925-29; Nobel peace prize 1929. 2. W(ill) K(eith), 1860-1951, U.S. manufacturer of prepared ...
Kellogg Company
▪ American company       leading American producer of ready-to-eat cereals and other food products. Kellogg's Corn Flakes was one of the earliest and remains one of the ...
Kellogg Pact
(also the Kellogg-Briand Pact) an international agreement (1928) that nations would not use war to settle disputes. It was prepared by US Secretary of State Frank B Kellogg ...
Kellogg, Clara Louise
▪ American singer born July 9, 1842, Sumterville [now Sumter], S.C., U.S. died May 13, 1916, New Hartford, Conn.  American opera singer, the first U.S.-born prima donna and ...
Kellogg, Frank B(illings)
born Dec. 22, 1856, Potsdam, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 21, 1937, St. Paul, Minn. U.S. lawyer and diplomat. He represented the U.S. government in antitrust cases before serving in ...
Kellogg, Frank B.
▪ American politician in full  Frank Billings Kellogg  born Dec. 22, 1856, Potsdam, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 21, 1937, St. Paul, Minn.  U.S. secretary of state (1925–29) ...
Kellogg, John Harvey
▪ American physician and nutritionist born Feb. 26, 1852, Tyrone, Mich., U.S. died Dec. 14, 1943, Battle Creek, Mich.       American physician and health-food pioneer ...
Kellogg, John Harvey and W(ill) K(eith)
born Feb. 26, 1852, Tyrone, Mich., U.S. died Dec. 14, 1943, Battle Creek born April 7, 1860, Battle Creek died Oct. 6, 1951, Battle Creek U.S. breakfast-cereal ...
Kellogg, Louise Phelps
▪ American historian in full  Eva Louise Phelps Kellogg  born May 12, 1862, Milwaukee, Wis., U.S. died July 11, 1942, Madison, Wis.       American historian who wrote ...
Kellogg, W K
▪ American industrialist born April 7, 1860, Battle Creek, Mich., U.S. died Oct. 6, 1951, Battle Creek       American industrialist and philanthropist who founded ...
Kellogg,Frank Billings
Kel·logg (kĕlʹôg', -ŏg'), Frank Billings. 1856-1937. American public official who as U.S. secretary of state (1925-1929) cosponsored the Kellogg-Briand Pact (1928), ...
Kellogg,Will Keith
Kellogg, Will Keith. 1860-1951. American cereal manufacturer who developed a process for producing dry breakfast cereal and founded the Kellogg Company (1906). * * *
Kellogg-Briand Pact
/kel"awg bree ahnd", -brddee ahonn", -og-/ a treaty renouncing war as an instrument of national policy and urging peaceful means for the settlement of international disputes, ...
Kellogg’s{™}
a large US company that sells its many breakfast cereals around the world. They include Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, All Bran, Apple Jacks, Crunchy Nut Cornflakes and ...
Kells, Book of
/kelz/. See Book of Kells. * * * ▪ illuminated manuscript       illuminated gospel book (MS. A.I. 6; Trinity College Library, Dublin) that is a masterpiece of the ...
kelly
/kel"ee/, n., pl. kellies, kellys. Slang. a man's stiff hat, as a derby or straw skimmer. [1910-15; generic use of surname Kelly, taken as representative of a stage Irishman ...
Kelly
/kel"ee/, n. 1. Ellsworth, born 1923, U.S. painter and sculptor. 2. Emmett (Leo), 1898-1979, U.S. circus clown and pantomimist. 3. George (Edward), 1887-1974, U.S. playwright and ...
kelly green
a strong yellow-green. [1935-40, Amer.] * * *
Kelly Holmes
➡ Holmes (I) * * *
Kelly, Barbara
▪ 2008       Canadian-born actress born Oct. 5, 1924 , Vancouver, B.C. died Jan. 15, 2007, London, Eng. enjoyed widespread popularity as a regular panelist on the ...
Kelly, Ellsworth
born May 31, 1923, Newburgh, N.Y., U.S. U.S. painter and sculptor. In 1948 the G.I. bill allowed him to travel to Paris, where he was exposed to various avant-garde ...
Kelly, Emmett
▪ American clown in full  Emmett Lee Kelly   born Dec. 9, 1898, Sedan, Kan., U.S. died March 28, 1979, Sarasota, Fla.  American circus clown, best known for his role as ...
Kelly, Eugene Curran
▪ 1997       ("GENE"), U.S. dancer, actor, choreographer, and director (b. Aug. 23, 1912, Pittsburgh, Pa.—d. Feb. 2, 1996, Beverly Hills, Calif.), revolutionized the ...
Kelly, Gene
orig. Eugene Curran Kelly born Aug. 23, 1912, Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S. died Feb. 2, 1996, Beverly Hills, Calif. U.S. dancer, choreographer, actor, and movie director. After ...
Kelly, George
orig. George Kelly Barnes, Jr. known as Machine Gun Kelly born 1897, Memphis, Tenn., U.S. died 1954, Alcatraz, Calif. U.S. gangster. He became notorious for committing a ...
Kelly, Grace
later Princess Grace of Monaco born Nov. 12, 1929, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died Sept. 14, 1982, Monte Carlo, Monaco U.S. film actress. She studied acting and made her Broadway ...
Kelly, Hugh
▪ British dramatist born 1739, Dublin?, Ire. died Feb. 3, 1777, London, Eng.       British dramatist, critic, and journalist who was, for a time, a serious rival of the ...
Kelly, John B.
▪ American athlete born Oct. 4, 1889, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died June 20, 1960, Philadelphia       American oarsman who won 126 consecutive races in single sculls in ...
Kelly, Machine Gun
▪ American criminal byname of  George R. Kelly   born 1897, Tennessee, U.S. died 1954, Alcatraz, Calif.       bootlegger, small-time bank robber, and kidnapper who ...
Kelly, Margaret
▪ 2005       Irish-born French dancer and choreographer (b. June 24, 1910, Dublin, Ire.—d. Sept. 11, 2004, Paris, France), was a professional chorus-line dancer by the ...
Kelly, Michael
▪ 2004       American journalist (b. March 17, 1957, Washington, D.C.—d. April 3, 2003, south of Baghdad, Iraq), was a fierce and courageous reporter, editor, and ...
Kelly, Molly
▪ 2005 Molly Craig        Australian Aboriginal icon (b. c. 1917, Jigalong, W.Aus., Australia—d. Jan. 13, 2004, Jigalong), walked, with her younger sister and a ...
Kelly, Ned
▪ Australian bandit byname  of Edward Kelly   born June 1855, Beveridge, Victoria, Australia died Nov. 11, 1880, Melbourne       most famous of the bushrangers ...
Kelly, R.
▪ American musician in full  Robert Sylvester Kelly  born Jan. 8, 1967?, Chicago, Ill., U.S.       American singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist ...
Kelly, Thomas Joseph
▪ 2003       American aerospace engineer (b. June 14, 1929, New York, N.Y.—d. March 23, 2002, Cutchogue, N.Y.), led the team of engineers that designed the Lunar ...
Kelly, Walt
▪ American cartoonist byname of  Walter Crawford Kelly   born Aug. 25, 1913, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died Oct. 18, 1973, Los Angeles, Calif.       American creator of ...
Kelly, Walt(er Crawford)
born Aug. 25, 1913, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died Oct. 18, 1973, Los Angeles, Calif. U.S. cartoonist. From 1935 he produced animation drawings for Walt Disney Productions, and ...
Kelly, William
born Aug. 21, 1811, Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S. died Feb. 11, 1888, Louisville, Ky. U.S. ironmaster. He purchased ironworks in Eddyville, Ky., and began experiments with an air blast ...
Kelly, William Russell
▪ 1999       American businessman who in 1965 became chairman of Kelly Services, Inc., which he had founded in 1946 to provide businesses with personnel for temporary ...
Kelly,Ellsworth
Kel·ly (kĕlʹē), Ellsworth. Born 1923. American abstract painter and sculptor whose works are characterized by flat color areas with sharply defined edges. * * *
Kelly,Emmett
Kelly, Emmett. 1898-1979. American circus clown who was famous as “Weary Willie,” a sad-faced hobo with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (1942-1956). * * *
Kelly,Eugene Curran
Kelly, Eugene Curran. Known as “Gene.” 1912-1996. American dancer, actor, choreographer, and director who influenced the development of the movie musical with his innovative ...
Kelly,Grace Patricia
Kelly, Grace Patricia. Princess Grace. 1929-1982. American actress whose motion pictures include High Noon (1952) and Country Girl (1954), for which she won an Academy Award. In ...
kelly-green
See kelly green. * * *
kellygreen
kel·ly green (kĕlʹē) n. A strong yellowish green.   [From the name Kelly.]   kelʹly-green' (kĕlʹē-grēn') adj. * * *
Kelman
(1946– ) a Scottish writer whose books include Greyhound for Breakfast (1987), A Disaffection (1989) and How late it was, how late (1994) for which he won the Booker Prize. * * ...
Kelman, Charles
▪ 2005       American ophthalmic surgeon (b. May 23, 1930, Brooklyn, N.Y.—d. June 1, 2004, Boca Raton, Fla.), was posthumously awarded the 2004 Albert Lasker Award for ...
Kelmscott Press
a printing business (1890–98) run by William Morris at Hammersmith, London, England, which produced fine editions of his own books and other works. The Kelmscott Chaucer, an ...
keloid
—keloidal, adj. /kee"loyd/, n. Pathol. an abnormal proliferation of scar tissue, as on the site of a surgical incision. Also, cheloid. [1850-55; earlier kel(is) keloid ( < Gk ...
keloidal
See keloid. * * *
Kelowna
/ki loh"neuh/, n. a city in S British Columbia, in SW Canada. 59,196. * * * ▪ British Columbia, Canada       city, southern British Columbia, Canada. It lies 80 miles ...
kelp
/kelp/, n. 1. any large, brown, cold-water seaweed of the family Laminariaceae, used as food and in various manufacturing processes. See illus. under stipe. 2. a bed or mass of ...
kelp bass
/bas/ a sea bass, Paralabrax clathratus, of southern California coastal waters, valued as a food and game fish. [1935-40] * * *
kelp crab
any of several spider crabs common among kelp beds along the Pacific coast of North America. [1885-90, Amer.] * * *       Pacific species of spider crab (q.v.). * * *
kelp greenling
a food and game fish, Hexagrammos decagrammus, living among the kelp along the Pacific coast of North America. [1955-60] * * *
kelper
/kel"peuhr/, n. Informal. a native or inhabitant of the Falkland Islands. [1955-60; KELP + -ER1] * * *
kelpfish
/kelp"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) kelpfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) kelpfishes. 1. any of several blennies that are common among kelp. Cf. kelp ...
kelpie
kelpie1 /kel"pee/, n. (in Scottish legends) a water spirit, usually having the form of a horse, reputed to cause drownings or to warn those in danger of drowning. [1740-50; orig. ...
kelpy
/kel"pee/, n., pl. kelpies. kelpie1. * * *
Kelsen, Hans
▪ American scholar born Oct. 11, 1881, Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary [now in Czech Republic] died April 20, 1973, Berkeley, Calif., U.S.       Austrian-American ...
Kelsey
/kel"see/, n. a male or female given name. * * *
Kelsey, Henry
▪ British explorer born c. 1667, East Greenwich, near London—buried Nov. 2, 1724, East Greenwich       British mariner and explorer of the Canadian plains who played ...
Kelso
/kel"soh/, n. a town in SW Washington. 11,129. * * * ▪ Scotland, United Kingdom       small burgh (town) and agricultural market centre, Scottish Borders council area, ...
Kelso, William M.
▪ 2008 born March 30, 1941, Chicago, Ill.  The commemoration in May 2007 of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown—the first permanent English settlement in ...
kelson
/kel"seuhn/, n. Naut. keelson. * * *
kelt
/kelt/, n. a salmon that has spawned. [1300-50; ME (north) < ?] * * *
Kelt
—Keltic, n., adj. —Keltically, adv. /kelt/, n. Celt. * * *
kelter
/kel"teuhr/, n. Chiefly Brit. Dial. kilter. * * *
Kelthane
Kelthane [kel′thān΄] trademark for a pesticide sprayed on agricultural and ornamental plants to eliminate mites * * *
Keltic
Kelt·ic (kĕlʹtĭk) n. & adj. Variant of Celtic. * * *
Kelvin
/kel"vin/, n. 1. William Thomson, 1st Baron, 1824-1907, English physicist and mathematician. 2. (l.c.) the base SI unit of temperature, defined to be 1/273.16 of the triple point ...
Kelvin (of Largs), William Thomson, Baron
known as Lord Kelvin born June 26, 1824, Belfast, County Antrim, Ire. died Dec. 17, 1907, Netherhall, Ayrshire, Scot. British physicist. He entered the University of Glasgow ...
Kelvin, William Thomson, Baron
▪ Scottish engineer, mathematician, and physicist Introduction in full  William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs , also called (1866–92)  Sir William Thomson   born June ...
Kelvin,First Baron
Kelvin, First Baron Title of William Thomson. 1824-1907. British physicist who developed the Kelvin scale of temperature (1848) and supervised the laying of a trans-Atlantic ...
kelə-
I. kelə-1 Warm. Oldest form *k̑elə₁-, with metathesized variant *k̑leə₁-, contracted to *k̑lē- (becoming *klē- in centum languages). 1. Suffixed variant form ...
Kemal
(as used in expressions) Atatürk Mustafa Kemal Mustafa Kemal Kemal Yashar Kemal Sadik Gogçeli Yasar Kemal * * *
Kemal Atatürk
/ke mahl" ah'tah tyuurddk"/; Eng. /keuh mahl" at"euh terrk'/, (Mustafa or Mustapha Kemal) ("Kemal Pasha") 1881-1938, Turkish general: president of Turkey 1923-38. * * *
Kemal, (Mehmed) Namık
▪ Turkish author and social reformer born Dec. 2, 1840, Tekirdağ, Ottoman Empire died Dec. 2, 1888, Sakız [now Chios, Greece]  Turkish prose writer and poet who greatly ...
Kemal, Yaşar
▪ Turkish author Yaşar also spelled  Yashar , original name  Kemal Sadik Gogceli  born 1922, Hemite, Tur.       Turkish novelist of Kurdish descent best known for ...
Kemal, Yashar
or Yasar Kemal orig. Kemal Sadik Gogçeli born 1922, Hemite, Tur. Turkish novelist of Kurdish descent. At age five Kemal saw his father murdered in a mosque and was himself ...
Kemalpaşazâde
▪ Turkish historian also called Ibn Kemal, Ibn Kemal Paşa, or Şemseddin Ahmet Ibn Süleyman Ibn Kemal Paşa born c. 1468, , Edirne, Ottoman Empire died April 16, 1534, ...
Kemble
/kem"beuhl/, n. 1. Frances Anne or Fanny (Mrs. Butler), 1809-93, English actress and author. 2. her uncle, John Philip, 1757-1823, English actor. * * *
Kemble, Adelaide
▪ British actress born 1814?, London died Aug. 4, 1879, Warsash House, Hampshire, Eng.       celebrated singer and member of the famous theatrical family ...
Kemble, Charles
▪ British actor born Nov. 25, 1775, Brecknock, Brecknockshire, Wales died Nov. 12, 1854, London  theatrical manager, the first to use appropriately detailed historical sets ...
Kemble, Elizabeth
▪ British actress [1763-1841] née Satchell born 1763?, London died Jan. 20, 1841, near Durham, Durham, Eng.       English actress of great ability whose career was ...
Kemble, Fanny
▪ British actress in full  Frances Ann Kemble  born Nov. 27, 1809, London, Eng. died Jan. 15, 1893, London  popular English actress who is also remembered as the author of ...
Kemble, George Stephen
▪ British actor original name  Stephen Kemble   born April 21, 1758, Kingston, Herefordshire, Eng. died June 5, 1822, near Durham, Durham       English actor and ...
Kemble, Henry Stephen
▪ British actor born Sept. 15, 1789, London died June 22, 1836       English actor of popularity but modest attainments, a member of the famous Kemble theatrical ...
Kemble, John Philip
▪ British actor born Feb. 1, 1757, Prescot, Lancashire, Eng. died Feb. 26, 1823, Lausanne, Switz.       popular English actor and manager of the Drury Lane (Drury Lane ...
Kemble, Maria Theresa
▪ British actress also called  Marie-Thérèse Kemble , née  de Camp  born Jan. 17, 1774, Vienna, Austria died Sept. 3, 1838, Chertsey, Surrey, Eng.       English ...
Kemble, Priscilla
▪ British actress née Hopkins born 1756, London, Eng. died May 1845, Leamington, Warwickshire       noted English actress and wife of the actor and theatrical manager ...
Kemble, Roger
▪ British actor born March 1, 1721, Hereford, Eng. died Dec. 6, 1802       English actor and theatre manager and founder of the famous Kemble ...
Kemeny, John George
born May 31, 1926, Budapest, Hung. died Dec. 26, 1992, Hanover, N.H., U.S. Hungarian-born U.S. mathematician and computer scientist. He emigrated to the U.S. with his family at ...
Kemeny, Zoltan
▪ Swiss sculptor born March 21, 1907, Banica, Austria-Hungary [now in Hungary] died June 14, 1965, Zürich, Switzerland       Hungarian-born Swiss sculptor of dramatic ...
Kemény, Zsigmond, Baron
▪ Hungarian writer (Báró) born June 12?, 1814, Alvinc, Hung. died Dec. 22, 1875, Pusztakamarás       Hungarian novelist especially noted for his minute ...
Kemerovo
/kem"euh roh'veuh/; Russ. /kye"myi rddeuh veuh/, n. a city in the S Russian Federation in Asia, NE of Novosibirsk. 471,000. * * * ▪ Russia       city and administrative ...
Kemi
/kem"ee/, n. a seaport in W Finland, on the Gulf of Bothnia. 27,656. * * * ▪ Finland       town, northwestern Finland. It lies along the Gulf of Bothnia (Bothnia, Gulf ...
Kemi River
▪ river, Finland Finnish  Kemijoki,         river in northern Finland. The country's longest river, it rises near the Russian border and flows generally southwest ...
Kemijoki
Ke·mi·jo·ki (kĕmʹē-yô'kē) A river, about 555 km (345 mi) long, of northern Finland flowing generally southwest to the Gulf of Bothnia. * * *
kemp
kemp1 /kemp/, n. 1. Brit. Dial. a. a strong, brave warrior. b. an athlete, esp. a champion. c. a professional fighter. d. an impetuous or roguish young man. 2. Scot. and North ...
Kemp
/kemp/, n. 1. Jack F., born 1935, U.S. politician: congressman 1970-89. 2. a male given name. * * *
Kemp'sridley
Kemp's ridley (kĕmps) n. See ridley. * * *
Kemp, Jack
▪ American politician in full  Jack French Kemp   born July 13, 1935, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.    conservative American politician who was the Republican nominee for vice ...
Kemp, Jack (French)
born July 13, 1935, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S. U.S. politician. He played professional gridiron football with the Buffalo (N.Y.) Bills. As a Republican member of the U.S. House ...
Kemp, Jack French
▪ 1997       U.S. veteran politician Jack Kemp stepped into the limelight on Aug. 10, 1996, when Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole (q.v.) announced that Kemp ...
Kempe, John
▪ English statesman and archbishop born c. 1380, , near Ashford, Kent, Eng. died March 22, 1454, London       English ecclesiastical statesman who was prominent in the ...
Kempe, Margery
born с 1373 died с 1440 English mystic. She had 14 children before beginning a series of pilgrimages to Jerusalem, Rome, Germany, and Spain in 1414. Apparently illiterate, ...
Kempe, William
▪ British actor Kempe also spelled  Kemp   born c. 1560 died c. 1603       one of the most famous clowns of the Elizabethan era. Much of his reputation as a clown ...
Kempeneer, Pieter de
▪ Flemish painter also called  Pedro Campaña  born 1503, Brussels, Burgundy [now in Belgium] died 1580       Flemish religious painter and designer of tapestries, ...
Kempenland
▪ region, Belgium also called  Kempen , French  La Campine , historically  Taxandria        plateau region of northeastern Belgium occupying most of Antwerp ...
Kempff, Wilhelm
▪ German pianist born Nov. 25, 1895, Jüterbog, Ger. died May 23, 1991, Positano, Italy       German pianist who specialized in the 19th-century German Classical and ...
Kempis
/kem"pis/, n. Thomas à, 1379?-1471, German ecclesiastic and author. * * *
Kempis, Thomas à
Kem·pis (kĕmʹpĭs), Thomas à. See Thomas à Kempis. * * *
Kempner, Nan
▪ 2006 Nan Field Schlesinger        American fashionista (b. July 24, 1930, San Francisco, Calif.—d. July 3, 2005, New York, N.Y.), was an international trendsetter ...
Kempsey
▪ New South Wales, Australia       town, northeastern New South Wales, Australia. It lies 25 miles (40 km) upstream from the coastal mouth of the Macleay River. ...
Kempson, Rachel
▪ 2004 Lady Redgrave        British actress (b. May 28, 1910, Dartmouth, Eng.—d. May 24, 2003, Millbrook, N.Y.), had a distinguished stage, film, and television career ...
kempt
/kempt/, adj. 1. neatly or tidily kept: a kempt little cottage. 2. combed, as hair. [bef. 1050; ME; OE cemd- ptp. of cemban to COMB1; see UNKEMPT] * * *
Kempten
▪ Germany ancient (Latin)  Cambodunum        city, Bavaria Land (state), southern Germany. It is situated on the Iller River in the heart of the Allgäuer Alps, ...
Kempton, (James) Murray
born Dec. 16, 1917, Baltimore, Md., U.S. died May 5, 1997, New York, N.Y. U.S. journalist. Educated at Johns Hopkins University, he was a reporter and then columnist with the ...
Kempton, Murray
▪ 1998       American journalist whose columns championing the underdog—and featuring ultracomplex sentences—in such publications as the New York Post and Newsday ...
ken
/ken/, n., v., kenned or kent, kenning. n. 1. knowledge, understanding, or cognizance; mental perception: an idea beyond one's ken. 2. range of sight or vision. v.t. 3. Chiefly ...
Ken
/ken/, n. a male given name, form of Kendall or Kenneth. * * * (as used in expressions) Griffey Ken Kesey Ken Elton Saro Wiwa Ken * * *
Ken Dodd
➡ Dodd * * *
Ken Livingstone
➡ Livingstone (II) * * *
Ken Loach
➡ Loach * * *
Ken Russell
➡ Russell (III) * * *
Ken, Thomas
▪ British clergyman born July 1637, Berkhampsted, Hertfordshire, England died March 19, 1711, near Warminster, Wiltshire       Anglican bishop, hymn writer, royal ...
ken-
Fresh, new, young. 1. Suffixed form *ken-t-. recent, from Latin recēns, young, fresh, new (re-, again; see re-). 2. Suffixed zero-grade form *kn̥-yo-. -cene; cainotophobia, ...
Ken.
Kentucky. * * *
Kenadsa
▪ town and coalfields, Algeria also spelled  Kenadza,         town and bituminous coalfields (coal), northwestern Algeria. They lie in a hammada (stony desert ...
kenaf
/keuh naf"/, n. 1. a tropical plant, Hibiscus cannabinus, of the mallow family, yielding a fiber resembling jute. 2. the fiber itself, used for cordage and textiles. Also called ...
Kenai Fjords National Park
National park, southern Alaska, U.S. Located on the southern coast of the Kenai Peninsula and established as a national monument in 1978, it became a national park in 1980. Its ...
Kenai Peninsula
Kenai Peninsula [kē′nī΄] peninsula in S Alas. between Cook Inlet & the main body of the Gulf of Alaska: c. 150 mi (241 km) long: site of one the world's largest ice fields * ...

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