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Katrina, Hurricane
  tropical cyclone that struck the southeastern United States in late August 2005. The hurricane and its aftermath claimed more than 1,800 lives, and it ranked as the costliest ...
Katrine
/ka"trin/, n. Loch, a lake in central Scotland. 8 mi. (13 km) long. * * *
Katsh, Abraham Isaac
▪ 1999       Polish-born American educator and researcher who was a scholar of Judaica and was credited with the addition of modern Hebrew to the curricula of American ...
Katsina
City (pop., 1991: 259,315), northern Nigeria. Probably founded с 1100, it was the capital of the kingdom of Katsina, one of the earliest Hausa states, and an ancient centre of ...
Katsu Kaishū, Count
▪ Japanese naval officer (Hakushaku), also called  Katsu Yoshikuni , or  Katsu Awa  born March 12, 1823, Edo [now Tokyo], Japan died Jan. 21, 1899, ...
Katsu Shintarō
▪ Japanese actor born November 29, 1931, Tokyo, Japan died June 21, 1997, Kashiwa, Chiba prefecture       Japanese actor whose portrayal of Zatoichi, a blind master ...
Katsu, Shintaro
▪ 1998       , Japanese actor whose portrayal of Zatoichi, a blind master swordsman, in a series of motion pictures and on television brought him tremendous popularity ...
Katsura Imperial Villa
Estate constructed in 1620–24 on the southwestern edge of Kyōto, Japan. It was an outstanding attempt to integrate the styles of the Heian period with the architectural ...
Katsura Tarō, Kōshaku
▪ prime minister of Japan born Jan. 4, 1848, Hagi, Nagato province, Japan died Oct. 10, 1913, Tokyo  Japanese army officer and statesman who served three times as prime ...
katsura tree
      (species Cercidiphyllum japonicum), upright, gracefully branching tree native to China and Japan, and the only remaining member of the family Cercidiphyllaceae. It ...
Katsuta
▪ Japan       city, Ibaraki ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. It lies along the Naka River, northeast of Mito, the prefectural capital. The city developed rapidly as an ...
Kattakurgan
▪ Uzbekistan       city, east-central Uzbekistan, in a thickly populated oasis in the Zeravshan River valley. It began in the 18th century as a centre of trade and ...
Kattegat
/kat"i gat', kah"ti gaht'/, n. a strait between Jutland and Sweden. 40-70 mi. (64-113 km) wide. Also, Cattegat. * * * Arm of the North Sea, between Sweden and Jutland, ...
Katwijk
▪ The Netherlands       gemeente (municipality), western Netherlands (Netherlands, The). The municipality, comprising Katwijk aan Zee and Katwijk aan den Rijn, lies ...
Katy
/kay"tee/, n. a female given name, form of Katherine or Catherine. * * *
katydid
/kay"tee did/, n. any of several large, usually green, American long-horned grasshoppers, the males of which produce a characteristic song. [1745-55, Amer.; imit.] * * * Any of ...
Katyn Massacre
Mass killing of Polish military officers by the Soviet Union in World War II. After the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact (1939) and Germany's defeat of Poland, Soviet forces ...
Katz
/kats/, n. Sir Bernard /berr"neuhrd/, born 1911, British biophysicist, born in Germany: Nobel prize for medicine 1970. * * *
Katz, Alex
▪ American artist born July 24, 1927, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.       American figurative painter known for his large-scale, simplified images of family and ...
Katz, Amron Harry
▪ 1998       American physicist whose studies in aerial reconnaissance made possible the use of space satellites for collecting military intelligence as well as ...
Katz, Sir Bernard
▪ 2004       German-born British biophysicist (b. March 26, 1911, Leipzig, Ger.—d. April 20, 2003, London, Eng.), shared (with American biochemist Julius Axelrod and ...
Katzenberg, Jeffrey
▪ 1996       In September 1994 Jeffrey Katzenberg, chairman of Walt Disney Studios, resigned in a dispute with his longtime boss, Michael Eisner, head of Walt Disney Co. ...
katzenjammer
/kat"seuhn jam'euhr/, n. 1. the discomfort and illness experienced as the aftereffects of excessive drinking; hangover. 2. uneasiness; anguish; distress. 3. uproar; clamor: His ...
Katzir, Ephraim
▪ president of Israel original name  Ephraim Katchalski   born May 16, 1916, Kiev, Ukraine, Russian Empire [now in Ukraine]       Russian-born scientist and ...
kau-
To hew, strike. 1. a. hew, from Old English hēawan, to hew; b. haggis, haggle; hacksaw, from Old Norse höggva, to cut; c. hoe, from Old French houe, a hoe. a-c all from ...
Kauai
/kah'ooh ah"ee, kow"uy/, n. an island in NW Hawaii. 38,856; 511 sq. mi. (1325 sq. km). * * * ▪ island, Hawaii, United States Hawaiian  Kaua‘i        volcanic ...
kauch
/kahkh/, n. Scot. kiaugh. * * *
Kauffmann, (Maria Anna) Angelica (Catharina)
born Oct. 30, 1741, Chur, Switz. died Nov. 5, 1807, Rome, Papal States Swiss-born Italian painter. She began studying art in Italy as a child, showing great precocity, and in ...
Kauffmann, Angelica
▪ Swiss painter in full  Maria Anna Catharina Angelica Kauffmann , Kauffmann also spelled  Kauffman  or  Kaufmann , Angelica also spelled  Angelika  born Oct. 30, ...
Kaufman
/kawf"meuhn/, n. George S(imon), 1889-1961, U.S. dramatist. * * * (as used in expressions) Ida Kaufman Ada Kaufman Kaufman George Simon * * *
Kaufman, Bob
▪ American poet in full  Robert Garnell Kaufman  born April 18, 1925, New Orleans, La., U.S. died Jan. 12, 1986, San Francisco, Calif.       innovative ...
Kaufman, George S(imon)
born Nov. 16, 1889, Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S died June 2, 1961, New York, N.Y. U.S. playwright and director. He was drama critic for The New York Times (1917–30). Known for his ...
Kaufman, George S.
▪ American playwright and journalist born Nov. 16, 1889, Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S. died June 2, 1961, New York, N.Y.       American playwright and journalist, who became ...
Kaufman, Irving Robert
▪ United States jurist born June 24, 1910, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Feb. 1, 1992, New York City       U.S. judge who presided over the celebrated Julius and Ethel ...
Kaufman,George Simon
Kauf·man (kôfʹmən), George Simon. 1889-1961. American playwright noted for many collaborations, including Dinner at Eight (1932) with Edna Ferber and You Can't Take It with ...
Kaufmann Peak
/kowf"meuhn/ former name of Lenin Peak. * * *
Kaufmann, Konstantin Petrovich
▪ Russian general born March 2 [Feb. 19, Old Style], 1818, Majdany, near Deblin, Pol. died May 16 [May 4], 1882, Tashkent, Russian Empire [now in Uzbekistan]  general who ...
Kaukauna
/kaw kaw"neuh/, n. a city in E Wisconsin. 11,310. * * *
Kaukauveld
▪ desert, Africa       westward extension of the Kalahari (desert) in Namibia and extreme northwestern Botswana, locally called the omaheke (sandveld). It has an area of ...
Kaulbach, Wilhelm von
▪ German painter in full  Bernhard Wilhelm Eliodrus Kaulbach  born October 15, 1804, Arolsen bei Kassel, Hesse-Kassel [Germany] died April 7, 1874, Munich, ...
Kaunas
/kow"nahs/, n. a city in S central Lithuania. 370,000. Russian, Kovno. * * * Russian Kovno City (pop., 2001: 378,943), southern Lithuania. Founded as a fortress in 1030, it ...
Kaunda
/kah oohn"dah, -deuh/, n. Kenneth (David), born 1924, Zambian political leader: president since 1964. * * *
Kaunda, Kenneth
▪ president of Zambia Introduction in full  Kenneth David Kaunda   born April 28, 1924, Lubwa, near Chinsali, Northern Rhodesia [now Zambia]    politician who led Zambia ...
Kaunda, Kenneth (David)
born April 28, 1924, Lubwa, near Chinsali, Northern Rhodesia Political leader and first president (1961–91) of Zambia. Kaunda came to prominence in 1959–60 in the movement ...
Kaunda,Kenneth David
Ka·un·da (kä-o͝onʹdə), Kenneth David. Born 1924. President of Zambia (1964-1991). He led Northern Rhodesia to full independence as Zambia (1964) and has been influential ...
Kaunitz, Wenzel Anton von
▪ chancellor of Austria in full  Wenzel Anton, Prince (Fürst) von Kaunitz-Rietberg  born Feb. 2, 1711, Vienna, Austria died June 27, 1794, Vienna  Austrian state ...
Kaura Namoda
▪ Nigeria       town, Zamfara state, northern Nigeria, on the Gagere River (a tributary of the Rima). Originally a small settlement of Maguzawas (an animistic Hausa ...
Kauravas
/kow"reuh vahz'/, n. (used with a pl. v.) (in the Mahabharata) the cousins and enemies of the Pandavas. Also, Kurus. * * *
kauri
/kow"ree/, n., pl. kauris. 1. Also, kauri pine. a tall, coniferous tree, Agathis australis, of New Zealand, yielding a valuable timber and a resin. 2. the wood of this tree. 3. ...
kauri pine
▪ plant also called  Dammar Pine   (Agathis australis), a resinous timber conifer of the family Araucariaceae, native to the North Island of New Zealand. The tree sometimes ...
kauri resin
a hard resin obtained from the bark of the kauri or found, sometimes in masses of as much as 100 lb. (45 kg), in the soil where the tree has grown: used chiefly in making ...
kaury
/kow"ree/, n., pl. kauries. kauri. * * *
Kautilya
▪ Indian statesman and philosopher also called  Chanakya  or  Vishnugupta  flourished 300 BCE       Hindu statesman and philosopher who wrote a classic treatise on ...
Käutner, Helmut
▪ German director born March 25, 1908, Düsseldorf, Germany died April 20, 1980, Castellina, Italy       German film director, actor, and screenwriter who was acclaimed ...
Kautsky
/kowt"skee/, n. Karl Johann /kahrddl" yoh"hahn/, 1854-1938, German socialist writer and editor. * * *
Kautsky, Karl
born Oct. 16, 1854, Prague, Bohemia died October 17, 1938, Amsterdam, Neth. German Marxist theorist and leader. He was the author of the Erfurt Program adopted by Germany's ...
kava
—Kavaic /keuh vay"ik/, adj. /kah"veuh/, n. 1. a Polynesian shrub, Piper methysticum, of the pepper family, the aromatic roots of which are used to make an intoxicating ...
Kavadh I
▪ king of Persia also spelled  Qobād   died Sept. 13, 531       king of the Sāsānian empire of Persia (reigned 488–496 and 498/499–531). He was a son of ...
Kavafis
/kah vah"fees/, n. Konstantinos /kawn'stahn dee"naws/, real name of Constantine Cavafy. Also, Kavaphis. * * *
Kavála
▪ Greece also spelled  Kaválla , ancient  Neapolis   commercial town and modern seaport of Greek Macedonia and capital of the nomós (department) of Kavála. It lies ...
Kaválla
/keuh val"euh/; Gk. /kah vah"lah/, n. a seaport in E Greece. 46,000. * * *
Kavan, Anna
▪ British author original name  Helen Woods,  married surnames  Ferguson  and  Edmonds  born 1904, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France died Dec. 5, 1968, London, ...
Kavanagh, Patrick
▪ Irish poet born Oct. 21, 1904, near Inniskeen, County Monaghan, Ire. died Nov. 30, 1967, Dublin       poet whose long poem The Great Hunger put him in the front rank ...
Kavango
▪ area, Namibia also spelled  Okavango,         geographic region, northeastern Namibia. It is separated mostly by the Okavango River from Angola on the north, ...
Kavaratti
▪ India       town and island, capital of Lakshadweep union territory, India. Kavaratti lies in the Arabian Sea about 215 miles (345 km) west-southwest of Kozhikode ...
Kavaratti Island
Island of the Laccadive island group. Located in the Arabian Sea, off the coast of Kerala in southern India, it is 3.5 miles (5.6 km) long and has a maximum width of 0.75 mi ...
Kaveri
/kaw"veuh ree, kah"-/, n. Cauvery. * * *
Kaveri River
or Cauvery River River, southern India. Rising in northern Kerala, it flows southeast 475 mi (764 km) to enter the Bay of Bengal. On the border of Karnataka it forms the island ...
Kaverin
/keuh vair"in/; Russ. /ku vye"rddyin/, n. Veniamin /ven'yeuh meen"/; Russ. /vyi nyi u myeen"/, (Veniamin Aleksandrovich Zilberg), born 1902, Russian novelist. * * *
Kavieng
▪ Papua New Guinea       chief port of the island of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea, southwestern Pacific Ocean. Located on Balgai Bay at the island's northern tip, it ...
Kavir Desert
/keuh vear"/ Dasht-i-Kavir. * * * ▪ desert, Iran Persian  Dasht-e Kavīr,  also spelled  Dasht-i Kavīr,    great salt desert of central Iran. Located in a basin ...
Kavkazsky Nature Reserve
▪ research area, Russia       natural area set aside for research in the natural sciences, at the western end of the Caucasus Mountains, in southwestern Russia. It ...
kavvanah
▪ Judaism also spelled  Kawwanah (Hebrew: “intention,” or “devotion”),  plural  Kavvanot, Kavvanoth, Kawwanot, or Kawwanoth,        in Judaism, the attitude ...
kavya
kav·ya (kävʹyə) n. A style of Classical Sanskrit poetry characterized by ornate and artificial language.   [Sanskrit kāvyam, inspiration, poem, from neuter sg. of kāvya-, ...
Kaw
/kaw/, n. Kansa. * * *
Kawa
▪ ancient Egytian colony       ancient Egyptian colony in Cush (Kush; modern Sudan) on the east bank of the Nile River, 4 to 5 miles (6 to 8 km) north of Dunqulah. It ...
Kawabata
/kah'weuh bah"teuh/; Japn. /kah"wah bah"tah/, n. Yasunari /yah"soo nah"rddee/, 1899-1972, Japanese novelist and short-story writer: Nobel prize 1968. * * *
Kawabata Yasunari
born June 11, 1899, Ōsaka, Japan died April 16, 1972, Zushi Japanese novelist. His writing echoes ancient Japanese forms in prose influenced by post-World War I French ...
Kawabata,Yasunari
Ka·wa·ba·ta (kä'wə-bäʹtə), Yasunari. 1899-1972. Japanese writer whose novels, including Thousand Cranes (1959), often concern alienated, lonely individuals in search of ...
Kawabuchi, Saburo
▪ 1994       During a year marked by such notable events in Japan as the defeat of the long-ruling Liberal-Democratic Party and the wedding of Crown Prince Naruhito and ...
Kawagoe
Ka·wa·goe (kə-wäʹgoi, -gô-ĕ) A city of east-central Honshu, Japan, northwest of Tokyo. Its manufactures include silk textiles. Population: 316,313. * * * ▪ ...
Kawaguchi
/kah"wah gooh"chee/, n. a city on SE Honshu, in central Japan, N of Tokyo. 379,357. * * * ▪ Japan       city, Saitama ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. It lies on the ...
Kawahigashi Hekigotō
▪ Japanese poet original name  Kawahigashi Heigorō  born Feb. 26, 1873, Matsuyama, Ehime prefecture, Japan died Feb. 1, 1937, Tokyo       Japanese poet who was a ...
Kawai Gyokudō
▪ Japanese painter original name Kawai Yoshisaburō born Nov. 24, 1873, Aichi prefecture, Japan died June 30, 1957, Tokyo       artist who contributed to the ...
Kawai Kanjirō
▪ Japanese potter born Aug. 24, 1890, Yasugi, Japan died Nov. 18, 1966, Kyōto       potter who sought to combine modern methods of manufacture with traditional ...
Kawaíb
▪ people also spelled  Cawahíb,         South American Indian peoples of the Brazilian (Brazil) Mato Grosso (Mato Grosso Plateau). In the 18th and early 19th ...
Kawaihae
▪ Hawaii, United States       deepwater port lying along Kawaihae Bay, on the northwestern coast of Hawaii island, Hawaii, U.S. It marks the northernmost point of a ...
Kawakami Hajime
▪ Japanese journalist born Oct. 20, 1879, Iwakuni, Japan died , Jan. 30, 1946, Tokyo  journalist, poet, and university professor who was one of Japan's first Marxist ...
Kawakami, Genichi
▪ 2003       Japanese businessman (b. Jan. 30, 1912, Hamakita, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan—d. May 25, 2002, near Hamamatsu, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan), was the ...
Kawamoto, Nobuhiko
▪ 1998       When Nobuhiko Kawamoto, president of Honda Motor Co., Ltd., visited Soichiro Honda a few months before the legendary industrialist's death in 1991, he said ...
Kawanabe Gyōsai
▪ Japanese painter also called  Shōjō Gyōsai   born May 18, 1831, Koga, Japan died April 25, 1889, Tokyo       Japanese painter and ...
Kawanishi
▪ Japan       city, Hyōgo ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. It lies on the west bank of the Ina River. Using the river water, the city produces dyed cloth and bleached ...
Kawara, On
▪ Japanese artist Japanese form  Kawara On  born Jan. 2, 1933, Kariya, Japan       Japanese conceptual artist noted for several series of works that test concepts of ...
Kawartha Lakes
▪ Ontario, Canada formerly  Lindsay        city, southeastern Ontario, Canada. It was formed in 2001 by the merger of the former town of Lindsay and the other ...
KawarthaLakes
Ka·war·tha Lakes (kə-wôrʹthə) A series of lakes in southeast Ontario, Canada, connected with Lake Simcoe by the Trent Canal system. The lakes are popular as a summer ...
Kawasaki
/kah"wah sah"kee/, n. a seaport on SE Honshu, in central Japan, SW of Tokyo. 1,040,698. * * * City (pop., 2000 prelim.: 1,249,851) and port, Honshu, Japan. It lies on Tokyo ...
Kawasaki disease
Pathol. an acute illness of unknown cause, occurring primarily in children, characterized by high fever, swollen lymph glands, rash, redness in mouth and throat, and joint ...
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
▪ Japanese manufacturer Japanese  Kawasaki Jūkōgyō Kk,         major Japanese manufacturer of transportation equipment and machinery and an important member of the ...
Kawasaki Steel Corporation
▪ Japanese manufacturer Japanese  Kawasaki Seitetsu KK        major Japanese steel manufacturer and leading member of the Kawasaki group of industries. Headquarters ...
Kawasaki syndrome
Kawasaki syndrome n. 〚after T. Kawasaki, 20th-cent. Jpn pediatrician〛 a syndrome, usually afflicting children, characterized by high fever, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, ...
Kawase, Naomi
▪ 2008 born May 30, 1969, Nara, Japan       Japanese film director Naomi Kawase was awarded the Grand Prix at the 2007 Cannes (France) International Film Festival for ...
Kawatake Mokuami
orig. Yoshimura Yoshisaburō born March 1, 1816, Edo, Japan died Jan. 22, 1893, Tokyo Japanese playwright. He apprenticed with the kabuki playwright Tsuruya Namboku V and ...
Kawm Umbū
▪ Egypt also spelled  Kum Ombu, or Kôm Ombo,         town and valley of Upper Egypt, situated about 30 miles (48 km) north of the Aswān High Dam in Aswān ...
KawRiver
Kaw River See Kansas River. * * *
Kay
/kay/, n. 1. Sir, Arthurian Romance. the rude, boastful foster brother and seneschal of Arthur. 2. Ulysses Simpson /simp"seuhn/, born 1917, U.S. composer. 3. a female or male ...
Kay, Alan
born 1940, Springfield, Mass., U.S. U.S. computer scientist. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Utah. In 1972 he joined Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center and continued ...
Kay, John
born July 16, 1704, near Bury, Lancashire, Eng. died 1764?, France British machinist and engineer. In 1733 he received a patent for a "New Engine or Machine for Opening and ...
Kay, Ulysses
▪ American composer in full  Ulysses Simpson Kay   born Jan. 7, 1917, Tucson, Ariz., U.S. died May 20, 1995, Englewood, N.J.       American composer, a prominent ...
Kay, Ulysses (Simpson)
born Jan. 7, 1917, Tucson, Ariz., U.S. died May 20, 1995, Englewood, N.J. U.S. composer. A nephew of jazz cornetist King Oliver, he was an all-around musician from childhood. ...
Kay, Ulysses Simpson
▪ 1996       U.S. composer (b. Jan. 7, 1917, Tucson, Ariz.—d. May 20, 1995, Englewood, N.J.), produced hundreds of neoclassical works that were marked by vibrant ...
Kay-Shuttleworth, Sir James, 1st Baronet
▪ British educator in full  Sir James Phillips Kay-Shuttleworth, 1st Baronet original surname Kay born July 20, 1804, Rochdale, Lancashire, Eng. died May 26, 1877, ...
Kaya
or Karak Japanese Mimana Tribal league formed sometime before the 3rd century AD in southern Korea and lasting until its subjugation to Silla in the 6th century. The people of ...
kayagŭm
▪ musical instrument also spelled  kayakŭm  or  kayakeum   Korean board zither with 12 silk strings, 12 movable bridges, and a convex upper surface. Fashioned from ...
kayak
—kayaker, n. /kuy"ak/, n. 1. an Eskimo canoe with a skin cover on a light framework, made watertight by flexible closure around the waist of the occupant and propelled with a ...
kayaker
See kayak. * * *
kayal
▪ music also spelled  khayal         in Hindustani music (q.v.), a musical form based on a Hindi song in two parts that recur between expanding cycles of melodic and ...
Kayan
▪ people       indigenous people of central Borneo, grouped with the Kenyah and several lesser groups under the general name Bahau. Numbering about 27,000 in the late ...
Kaybecker
Kay·beck·er (kā-bĕkʹər) n. Maine A French-speaking Canadian lumberjack working in the United States.   [From French québecois Québecois. See Québecois.] * * *
Kaye, Danny
orig. David Daniel Kaminski born Jan. 18, 1913, New York, N.Y., U.S. died March 3, 1987, Los Angeles, Calif. U.S. actor and comedian. He worked as a comic busboy in Catskills ...
Kaye, M M
▪ 2005       British writer and illustrator (b. Aug. 21, 1908, Simla, India—d. Jan. 29, 2004, Lavenham, Suffolk, Eng.), captured life in India and Afghanistan during ...
Kaye, Nora
▪ American dancer original name  Nora Koreff  born Jan. 17, 1920, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Feb. 28, 1987, Los Angeles, Calif.  American dramatic ballerina, called the ...
Kaye, Stubby
▪ 1998       American comedian and singer who electrified audiences with his showstopping rendition of "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat" in the Broadway production of ...
Kaye,Danny
Kaye (kā), Danny. 1913-1987. American entertainer known for his comedic roles in such motion pictures as Wonder Man (1944) and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1946). * * *
Kayes
/kayz/, n. a city in W Mali. 34,100. * * * ▪ Mali       town, western Mali, western Africa. It lies along the Sénégal River. Kayes is both the terminus of Sénégal ...
Kayibanda
/kah'yi bahn"deuh/, n. Grégoire /gray gwahr"/; Fr. /grdday gwannrdd"/, 1924-76, president of the Republic of Rwanda 1962-73. * * *
Kayla
/kay"leuh/, n. a female given name. * * *
kayo
/kay"oh", kay"oh'/; v. /kay"oh"/, n., pl. kayos, v., kayoed, kayoing. Slang. See KO. [1920-25, Amer.] * * *
Kayser, Heinrich
▪ German physicist born March 16, 1853, Bingen, Hesse [Germany] died Oct. 14, 1940, Bonn, Ger.       German physicist who discovered the presence of helium in the ...
Kayser-Fleischer rings
/kuy"zeuhr fluy"sheuhr/, Pathol. deep green pigmentation of the cornea due to copper deposition, seen in Wilson's disease. [1925-30; after German ophthalmologists Bernhard Kayser ...
Kayseri
/kuy'se ree", -zeuh-/, n. a city in central Turkey. 207,039. Ancient, Caesarea. * * * ▪ Turkey Roman  Caesarea Cappadociae   city, central Turkey. It lies at an elevation ...
Kayseri rug
      floor covering handwoven in or around the city of Kayseri in central Turkey. The best-known rugs from this district are those produced in the 20th century, largely ...
Kaysone Phomvihan
born Dec. 13, 1920, Na Seng, Laos died Nov. 21, 1992, Vientiane Laotian revolutionary, prime minister (1975–91), and president (1991–92). Son of a Lao mother and a ...
kazachok
/keuh zah chawk"/, n., pl. kazachki /-zahch kee"/. a lively, Slavic folk dance for a solo male dancer, marked esp. by the prisiadka. Also called kazatsky, kazatske. [1925-30; < ...
Kazak language
also spelled  Kazakh,         member of the Turkic language family (a subfamily of the Altaic languages), belonging to the northwestern, or Kipchak, branch. The Kazak ...
Kazak Uplands
▪ region, Kazakstan Kazak  Saryarqa , Russian  Kazakhsky Melkosopochnik , also spelled  Kazachskij Melkosopočnik        hilly upland in central and eastern ...
Kazakh
/keuh zahk"/, n. 1. a member of a nomadic Muslim people living mainly in Kazakhstan. 2. the Turkic language of the Kazakh people. Also, Kazak. * * * ▪ people also spelled ...
Kazakh literature
      the body of literature, both oral and written, produced in the Kazakh language (Kazak language) by the Kazakh people of Central Asia.       The Kazakh ...
Kazakh rug
 floor covering woven by villagers living in western Azerbaijan and in a number of towns and villages in northern Armenia and the adjacent southern part of Georgia. The weavers ...
Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic a republic of the U.S.S.R.: now KAZAKHSTAN * * *
Kazakhstan
/kah'zahk stahn"/, n. a republic in central Asia, NE of the Caspian Sea and W of China. 16,898,572; 1,049,155 sq. mi. (2,717,311 sq. km). Cap.: Akmola. Former official name, ...
Kazakhstan, flag of
▪ Flag History       national flag consisting of a light blue field with a yellow sun and flying eagle in the centre and a yellow ornamental band at the hoist. The ...
Kazakov, Yury Pavlovich
▪ Russian author born Aug. 8, 1927, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. died Nov. 29, 1982       Soviet short-story writer who worked in the classic Russian lyrical style of Anton ...
Kazakstan
▪ 2000 Area: 2,724,900 sq km (1,052,090 sq mi) Population (1999 est.): 15,348,000 Capital: Astana Head of state and government: President Nursultan Nazarbayev, assisted by ...
Kazan
/keuh zan", -zahn"/; for 2 also Russ. /ku zahn"/, n. 1. Elia /i luy"euh, eel"yeuh/, born 1909, U.S. film and stage director and novelist, born in Turkey. 2. a city in and capital ...
Kazan River
River, central Canada. Rising in Nunavut, it flows through several lakes to empty into Baker Lake after a course of 455 mi (732 km). It is one of the main streams of the Barren ...
Kazan, Elia
orig. Elia Kazanjoglous born Sept. 7, 1909, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire died Sept. 28, 2003, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. stage and film director. At age four he immigrated to ...
Kazan,Elia
Kazan, Elia. Born 1909. Turkish-born American stage and film director whose credits include Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire (1947) and the movies On the Waterfront (1954) and ...
Kazankina, Tatyana
▪ Soviet athlete in full  Tatyana Vasilyevna Kazankina Kovalenko   born December 17, 1951, Petrovsk, near Saratov, Russia, U.S.S.R.       Soviet athlete who won three ...
Kazanlŭk
▪ Bulgaria Greek  Seuthopolis,         town, central Bulgaria. It lies in the Kazanlŭk basin, 2 miles (3 km) north of the Tundzha River. The area is famous for its ...
KazanRiver
Ka·zan River (kə-zănʹ) A river, about 732 km (455 mi) long, of southern Nunavut, Canada, flowing north-northeast through a series of lakes to Baker Lake. * * *
Kazantzakis
/kaz'euhn zak"is, kah'zeuhn zah"kis/; Gk. /kah'zahn dzah"kees/, n. Nikos /nee"kaws/, 1883-1957, Greek poet and novelist. * * *
Kazantzákis, Níkos
born Dec. 2, 1885, Iráklion, Crete, Ottoman Empire died Oct. 26, 1957, Freiburg im Breisgau, W.Ger. Greek writer. Educated in law and philosophy, he traveled widely and ...
Kazantzakis,Nikos
Ka·zan·tza·kis (kä'zən-zäʹkĭs, -zän-dzäʹkēs), Nikos. 1885-1957. Greek writer whose works, including the novel Zorba the Greek (1946) and the epic poem The Odyssey: A ...
Kazantzidis, Stelios
▪ 2002       Greek folk singer (b. Aug. 29, 1931, Athens, Greece—d. Sept. 14, 2001, Athens), used his expressive vocal interpretations to capture the joys as well as ...
kazatsky
/keuh zaht"skee/, n., pl. kazatskies. kazachok. Also, kazatske. [ < Russ kazátskii lit., Cossack (adj.)] * * *
Kazaure
▪ Nigeria       town and traditional emirate in Jigawa state, northern Nigeria. The town has been the emirate's headquarters since 1819. It was founded by Dan Tunku, a ...
Kazbek
/kahz bek"/; Russ. /kuz byek"/, n. Mount, an extinct volcano in the central Caucasus Mountains, between the Georgian Republic and the Russian Federation. 16,541 ft. (5042 ...
Kazbek,Mount
Kaz·bek (käz-bĕkʹ), Mount An extinct volcano, 5,042.3 m (16,532 ft) high, of northern Georgia in the central Caucasus. Towering above a nearby pass, it is the subject of ...
Kazdagi
/kahz'dah gee"/; Turk. /kahz'dah u"/, n. Turkish name of Mount Ida (def. 1). * * *
Kazembe
Largest and most organized kingdom of the Lunda empire (see Luba-Lunda states) in central Africa. At the height of its power (с 1800), Kazembe occupied the territory now ...
Kāzerūn
▪ Iran       town, southwestern Iran. It is situated on a plain among high limestone ridges on the north-south trunk road. The town is extensive, with well-built ...
kaziasker
▪ Ottoman military judge       (from Arabic qāḍī, “judge,” and ʿaskar, “army”), the second highest officer in the judicial hierarchy of the Ottoman Empire; ...
Kazin
/kay"zin/, n. Alfred, 1915-98, U.S. literary critic. * * *
Kazin, Alfred
born June 5, 1915, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. died June 5, 1998, New York, N.Y. U.S. literary critic. His sweeping historical study of modern American literature, On Native Grounds ...
Kazinczy, Ferenc
▪ Hungarian literary scholar born Oct. 27, 1759, Érsemlyén, Hung. died August 1831, Széphalom  Hungarian man of letters whose reform of the Hungarian language and attempts ...
Kaziranga National Park
▪ national park, India  scenic natural area in north-central Assam state, northeastern India. It is situated on the south bank of the Brahmaputra River, about 60 miles ...
kazoku
▪ Japanese nobility       in Japan, the unified, crown-appointed aristocracy of the period 1869–1947, which replaced the feudal lords. The kazoku (“flower family”) ...
kazoo
/keuh zooh"/, n., pl. kazoos. 1. a musical toy consisting of a tube that is open at both ends and has a hole in the side covered with parchment or membrane, which produces a ...
Kazvin
/kaz veen"/, n. Qazvin. * * * ▪ Iran also spelled  Qazvīn         city, Markazī (Tehrān) ostān (province), north-central Iran, in a wide, fertile plain at the ...
Ka{ʽ}bah
Most sacred Muslim shrine, located near the centre of the Great Mosque in Mecca. All Muslims face toward it in their daily prayers. The cube-shaped structure, made of gray stone ...
kaə-id-
To strike. Oldest form *keə₂-id-, colored to *kaə₂-id-. 1. caesura, cement, cestus2, chisel, -cide, scissor; abscise, circumcise, concise, decide, excise2, incise, precise, ...
Kāʾūsīyeh dynasty
▪ Iranian dynasty       (AD 665–c. 1006), branch of the Bāvand dynasty, which ruled in Ṭabaristān (now Māzandarān, northern Iran).       The origins and ...
Kaʿbah
▪ shrine, Mecca, Saudi Arabia also spelled  Kaaba    small shrine located near the centre of the Great Mosque in Mecca and considered by Muslims everywhere to be the most ...
KB
1. Chess. king's bishop. 2. Computers. kilobyte; kilobytes. * * *
Kb
Computers. kilobit; kilobits. * * *
kb
kilobar; kilobars. * * *
kbar
kbar [kā′bär΄] n. short for KILOBAR * * *
kbb
East Semitic, to burn, char. shish kebab, from Arabic kabāb, cooked meat in small pieces, probably from Aramaic kabbābā, burning, charring, from kabbeb, to char, roast, ...
KBE
KBE abbrev. Knight Commander of (the Order of) the British Empire * * *
KBP
Chess. king's bishop's pawn. * * *
Kbps
Kbps abbr. kilobits per second * * *
kc
1. kilocycle; kilocycles. 2. kilocurie; kilocuries. * * *
kc/s
kilocycles per second. Also, kc/sec. * * *
kcal
kilocalorie; kilocalories. * * *
KCB
KCB abbrev. Knight Commander of (the Order of) the Bath * * *
kCi
kilocurie; kilocuries. * * *
Kčs
Kčs abbrev. koruna(s) * * *
Kcs.
koruna; korunas. [ < Czech k(oruna) c(esko)s(lovenská)] * * *
KCVO
KCVO abbrev. Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order * * *
KD
1. kiln-dried. 2. Also, k.d. Com. knocked-down. * * *
KD.
(in Kuwait) dinar; dinars. * * *
Ke Ga, Point
▪ headland, Vietnam Vietnamese  Mui Ke Ga , also called  Mui Dieu , formerly  Cap Varella , or  Cape Varella        the easternmost point of Vietnam, lying ...
ke-yi
▪ Buddhism Pinyin  Geyi        (Chinese: “matching the meaning”), practice by Chinese Buddhists of borrowing from Taoist and other philosophical texts phrases ...
kea
/kay"euh, kee"euh/, n. a large, greenish New Zealand parrot, Nestor notabilis. [1860-65; < Maori] * * * Large, stocky parrot (Nestor notabilis, subfamily Nestorinae) of New ...
Kea
Gk. /ke"ah/, n. Keos. * * * Large, stocky parrot (Nestor notabilis, subfamily Nestorinae) of New Zealand. It lives in mountain habitats and is known for its curious and playful ...
KealakekuaBay
Ke·a·la·ke·ku·a Bay (kā-ä'lə-kə-ko͞oʹə) An inlet of the Pacific Ocean on the western coast of Hawaii Island. Capt. James Cook landed here (January 1779) during his ...
Kean
/keen/, n. Edmund, 1787-1833, English actor, esp. known for performance of Shakespearean roles. * * *
Kean University
▪ university, Union, New Jersey, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Union, New Jersey, U.S. It comprises schools of Business, ...
Kean, Charles
▪ British actor in full  Charles John Kean  born Jan. 18, 1811, Waterford, County Waterford, Ire. died Jan. 22, 1868, London, Eng.  English actor-manager best known for his ...
Kean, Edmund
born March 17?, 1789, London, Eng. died May 15, 1833, London British actor. He acted with a touring stage company from 1805, and in 1814 he won acclaim in London with his ...
Kean, Ellen
▪ British actress née Ellen Tree born December 1805, Ireland died Aug. 20, 1880, London, Eng.  one of the finest English actresses of her day and the wife of the actor ...
Kean,Edmund
Kean (kēn), Edmund. 1789?-1833. British actor known for his portrayals of Shakespeare's great tragic characters. * * *
Keane, John Brendan
▪ 2003       Irish playwright and novelist (b. July 21, 1928, Listowel, County Kerry, Ire.—d. May 30, 2002, Listowel), eschewed as subject matter both the popular ...
Keane, Molly
▪ 1997       (MARY NESTA SKRINE; "M.J. FARRELL"), Anglo-Irish writer (b. July 4, 1904, Ballyrankin, County Kildare, Ire.—d. April 22, 1996, Ardmore, County Waterford, ...
Keansburg
/keenz"berrg/, n. a town in E New Jersey. 10,613. * * *
Keanu Reeves
➡ Reeves (II) * * *
Kearney
/kahr"nee/, n. a city in S Nebraska, on the Platte. 21,158. * * * ▪ city, Nebraska, United States       city, seat (1874) of Buffalo county, south-central Nebraska, ...
Kearns
/kerrnz/, n. a town in N Utah, near Salt Lake City. 21,353. * * *
Kearny
/kahr"nee/, n. 1. Philip, 1814-62, U.S. general. 2. a city in NE New Jersey, near Newark. 37,735. * * *
Kearny, Stephen Watts
born Aug. 30, 1794, Newark, N.J., U.S. died Oct. 31, 1848, St. Louis, Mo. U.S. Army officer. He served in the War of 1812 and later on the western frontier. At the outbreak of ...
keat
/keet/, n. Ornith. keet. * * *
Keating, Paul
▪ prime minister of Australia in full  Paul John Keating   born Jan. 18, 1944, Sydney, N.S.W., Austl.    politician who was leader of the Australian Labor Party and prime ...
Keaton
/keet"n/, n. Buster (Joseph Francis Keaton), 1895-1966, U.S. film comedian and director. * * * (as used in expressions) Keaton Buster Joseph Francis Keaton IV Keaton ...
Keaton, Buster
orig. Joseph Francis Keaton IV born Oct. 4, 1895, Piqua, Kan., U.S. died Feb. 1, 1966, Woodland Hills, Calif. U.S. film actor and director. He acted with his parents in ...
Keaton, Diane
orig. Diane Hall born Jan. 5, 1946, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S. U.S. film actress. She acted on Broadway in Hair (1968) and with Woody Allen in Play It Again, Sam (1969), ...
Keaton,Joseph Francis
Kea·ton (kētʹn), Joseph Francis. Known as “Buster.” 1895-1966. American actor who wrote, directed, and starred in silent film classics, such as The Navigator (1924) and ...
Keats
—Keatsian, adj. /keets/, n. John, 1795-1821, English poet. * * *
Keats, John
born Oct. 31, 1795, London, Eng. died Feb. 23, 1821, Rome, Papal States English Romantic poet. The son of a livery-stable manager, he had a limited formal education. He worked ...
Keats,John
Keats (kēts), John. 1795-1821. British poet. His works, melodic and rich in classical imagery, include “The Eve of St. Agnes,” “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” and “To ...
Keatsian
See Keats, John. * * *
Keb
/keb/, n. Egyptian Relig. Geb. * * *
kebab
/keuh bob"/, n. kabob. Also, kebob. * * *
Kebara
▪ cave, Israel       paleoanthropological site on Mount Carmel (Carmel, Mount) in northern Israel that has yielded a trove of Neanderthal bones and associated ...
Kebbi
▪ state, Nigeria       state, northwestern Nigeria. It was created in 1991 from the southwestern half of Sokoto (q.v.) state. Kebbi borders the nations of Niger to the ...
kebbuck
kebbuck or kebbock [keb′ək] n. 〚ME cabok < Gael ceapag, a cheese, wheel〛 Scot. a cheese * * *
Kebiishi
▪ Japanese official       body of police commissioners who constituted the only effective military force during Japan's Heian period (AD 794–1185). The Kebiishi was ...
keblah
/keb"leuh/, n. kiblah. * * *
Keble
/kee"beuhl/, n. John, 1792-1866, English clergyman and poet. * * *
Keble, John
▪ British priest and poet born April 25, 1792, Fairford, Gloucestershire, Eng. died March 29, 1866, Bournemouth, Hampshire  Anglican priest, theologian, and poet who ...
Keble,John
Ke·ble (kēʹbəl), John. 1792-1866. British cleric and poet whose sermon “National Apostasy” (1833) initiated the Oxford Movement, an effort to reintroduce sacraments and ...
Kebnekaise
▪ mountain range, Sweden       mountain range in the län (county) of Norrbotten, northern Sweden. It lies 25 miles (40 km) from the Norwegian border and about 103 ...
kebob
ke·bob (kə-bŏbʹ) n. Variant of kebab. * * *
Kechua
/kech"wah, -weuh/, n., pl. Kechuas, (esp. collectively) Kechua. Quechua. * * *
Kechuan
/kech"weuhn/, adj., n., pl. Kechuans, (esp. collectively) Kechuan. adj. 1. Quechuan. n. 2. Quechua. * * *
keck
/kek/, v.i. 1. to retch; be nauseated. 2. to feel or show disgust or strong dislike. [1595-1605; perh. akin to CHOKE] * * *
Keck Observatory
▪ observatory, Mauna Kea, Hawaii, United States in full  W.M. Keck Observatory        astronomical observatory located near the 4,200-metre (13,800-foot) summit of ...
Kecskemét
/kech"ke mayt'/, n. a city in central Hungary. 77,484. * * * ▪ Hungary  city of county status and seat of Bács-Kiskun megye (county), central Hungary. Long established as ...
ked
/ked/, n. sheeptick. [1560-70; earlier cade, of uncert. orig.] * * *
ked-
To go, yield. 1. Lengthened-grade form *kēd-. cease, cede, cession; abscess, accede, access, ancestor, antecede, concede, decease, exceed, incessant, intercede, precede, ...
Kedah
/kay"dah/, n. a state in Malaysia, on the W central Malay Peninsula. 954,947; 3660 sq. mi. (9480 sq. km). Cap.: Alor Star. * * *
Kedar
/kee"deuhr/, n. the second son of Ishmael. Gen. 25:13. * * *
keddah
/ked"euh/, n. kheda. * * *
kedge
/kej/, v., kedged, kedging, n. Naut. v.t. 1. to warp or pull (a ship) along by hauling on the cable of an anchor carried out from the ship and dropped. v.i. 2. (of a ship) to ...
kedgeree
/kej"euh ree'/, n. 1. East Indian Cookery. a cooked dish consisting of rice, lentils, and spices. 2. a cooked dish of rice, fish, hard-boiled eggs, butter, cream, and ...
Kediri
/kay dear"ee/, n. a city on E Java, in Indonesia. 178,865. * * * City (pop., 1995 est.: 253,760), eastern Java, Indonesia. It is located in the valley of the Brantas River, ...
Kedron
/kee"dreuhn/, n. Kidron. * * *
Kedrova, Lila
▪ 2001 Elizabeth Kedrova        Russian-born character actress (b. 1918/19?, Petrograd [now St. Petersburg], Russia—d. Feb. 16, 2000, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.), was an ...
Keds{™}
a popular US make of light, soft shoes with a rubber sole and a top usually made of cotton cloth. * * *
Kedushah
Seph. Heb. /keuh dooh shah"/; Ashk. Heb. /keuh dooh"shaw/, n., pl. Kedushoth, Kedushot, Kedushos Seph. Heb. /-dooh shawt"/; Ashk. Heb. /-dooh"shaws/, Eng. Kedushahs. Judaism. a ...
Keebler{™}
a US company that makes cookies and crackers (= thin, dry biscuits, typically eaten with cheese). Keebler biscuits were first made in 1853. * * *
keef
/kee ef"/, n. kef (def. 2). * * *
keek
/keek/, v.i. Scot. and North Eng. to peep; look furtively. [1350-1400; ME kiken, c. or < MD, MLG kiken] * * *
keel
keel1 —keeled, adj. /keel/, n. 1. Naut. a central fore-and-aft structural member in the bottom of a hull, extending from the stem to the sternpost and having the floors or ...
keel bone
carina. * * *
keel vessel
any of various types of sailing vessels in which a fixed, projecting keel gives lateral resistance. * * *
Keel, Howard
▪ 2005 Harold Clifford Leek        American actor-singer (b. April 13, 1919, Gillespie, Ill.—d. Nov. 7, 2004, Palm Desert, Calif.), had a booming baritone voice that, ...
keelage
/kee"lij/, n. a toll on a merchant ship entering a port. [1670-80; KEEL1 + -AGE] * * *
keelboat
/keel"boht'/, n. a roughly built, shallow freight boat, having a keel to permit sailing into the wind. [1685-95; KEEL1 or KEEL2 + BOAT] * * *
keelboatman
/keel"boht'meuhn/, n., pl. keelboatmen. a member of the crew of a keelboat. [1830-40, Amer.; KEELBOAT + MAN] * * *
Keeler
/kee"leuhr/, n. William H. ("Wee Willy"), 1872-1923, U.S. baseball player. * * *
Keeler, James
▪ American astronomer born Sept. 10, 1857, La Salle, Ill., U.S. died Aug. 12, 1900, San Francisco, Calif.  American astronomer who confirmed that Saturn's ring system is not ...
Keeler, Ruby
▪ 1994       Canadian-born U.S. actress and dancer (b. Aug. 25, 1909, Halifax, N.S.—d. Feb. 28, 1993, Rancho Mirage, Calif.), starred as a fresh-faced ingenue who ...
Keeler, Wee Willie
▪ American athlete byname of  William Henry Keeler   born March 3, 1872, Brooklyn, New York, U.S. died January 1, 1923, Brooklyn       American professional baseball ...
Keeley
/kee"lee/, n. Leslie Enraught /en"rawt/, 1834-1900, U.S. physician. * * *
keelhaul
/keel"hawl'/, v.t. 1. Naut. to haul (an offender) under the bottom of a ship and up on the other side as a punishment. 2. to rebuke severely. Also, keelhale /keel"hayl/. Also ...

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