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Words starting with k

Word Definition
K 1. the eleventh letter of the English alphabet, is nonvocal consonant. The form and sound of the letter K are from the Latin, which used the letter but little except in the early period of the language. It came into the Latin from the Greek, which received it from a Phoenician source, the ultimate origin probably being Egyptian. Etymologically K is most nearly related to c, g, h (which see).
2. (adj.) denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units
3. (n.) street names for ketamine
4. (n.) the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet
5. (n.) a unit of information equal to 1024 bytes
6. (n.) a unit of information equal to 1000 bytes
7. (n.) the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
8. (n.) the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
9. (n.) a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite
K particle 1. (n.) an unstable meson produced as the result of a high-energy particle collision
K ration 1. (n.) a small package of emergency rations; issued to United States troops in World War II
K-Dur 20 1. (n.) salt of potassium (KCl) (trade names K-Dur 20, Kaochlor and K-lor and Klorvess and K-lyte); taken in tablet form to treat potassium deficiency
K-lor 1. (n.) salt of potassium (KCl) (trade names K-Dur 20, Kaochlor and K-lor and Klorvess and K-lyte); taken in tablet form to treat potassium deficiency
K-lyte 1. (n.) salt of potassium (KCl) (trade names K-Dur 20, Kaochlor and K-lor and Klorvess and K-lyte); taken in tablet form to treat potassium deficiency
k-meson 1. (n.) an unstable meson produced as the result of a high-energy particle collision
K.E. 1. (n.) the mechanical energy that a body has by virtue of its motion
K'ung Futzu 1. (n.) Chinese philosopher whose ideas and sayings were collected after his death and became the basis of a philosophical doctrine known a Confucianism (circa 551-478 BC)
K2 1. (n.) a mountain peak in the Karakoram Range in northern Kashmir; the 2nd highest peak in the world (28,250 feet high)
Ka 1. (n.) unknown god; an epithet of Prajapati and Brahma
Kaaba 1. (n.) (Islam) a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine; believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham; Muslims turn in its direction when praying
Kaama 1. (n.) The hartbeest.
kabala 1. (n.) See Cabala.
2. (n.) an esoteric theosophy of rabbinical origin based on the Hebrew scriptures and developed between the 7th and 18th centuries
3. (n.) an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
Kabassou 1. (n.) See Cabassou.
kabbala 1. (n.) an esoteric theosophy of rabbinical origin based on the Hebrew scriptures and developed between the 7th and 18th centuries
2. (n.) an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
kabbalah 1. (n.) an esoteric theosophy of rabbinical origin based on the Hebrew scriptures and developed between the 7th and 18th centuries
2. (n.) an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
Kabbalism 1. (n.) adherence to some extreme traditional theological concept or interpretation
2. (n.) the doctrines of the Kabbalah
kabbalist 1. (n.) a student of the Jewish Kabbalah
2. (n.) an expert who is highly skilled in obscure or difficult or esoteric matters
kabbalistic 1. (adj.) having a secret or hidden meaning
kabob 1. (n. t.) See Cabob, n. & v. t.
2. (n.) cubes of meat marinated and cooked on a skewer usually with vegetables
Kabolin 1. (n.) an androgen (trade names Durabolin or Kabolin) that is used to treat testosterone deficiency or breast cancer or osteoporosis
Kabook 1. (n.) A clay ironstone found in Ceylon.
Kabul 1. (n.) the capital and largest city of Afghanistan; located in eastern Afghanistan
Kabyle 1. (n.) A Berber, as in Algiers or Tunis. See Berber.
Kach 1. (n.) a terrorist organization founded for Jewish defense; fights antisemitism and hopes to restore the biblical state of Israel
Kachaturian 1. (n.) Armenian composer who incorporated oriental folk music (1903-1978)
Kachin 1. (n.) Tibeto-Burman languages spoken in northernmost Burma and adjacent China and India
kachina 1. (n.) a carved doll wearing the costume of a particular Pueblo spirit; usually presented to a child as a gift
2. (n.) a deified spirit of the Pueblo people
3. (n.) a masked dancer during a Pueblo religious ceremony who is thought to embody some particular spirit
Kachinic 1. (n.) Tibeto-Burman languages spoken in northernmost Burma and adjacent China and India