Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) street names for ketamine
  2. (noun, communication) the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet
  3. (noun, quantity) a unit of information equal to 1024 bytes
  4. (noun, quantity) a unit of information equal to 1000 bytes
  5. (noun, quantity) the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
  6. (noun, quantity) the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
  7. (noun, substance) 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
  8. (adj, all) denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units

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Origin of the word K

  1. "one thousand dollars," 1970s, from kilo-. As an indication of "strikeout" in baseball scorekeeping, first recorded c.1880, said to be from last letter of struck, since first letter was already being used as abbreviation for sacrifice. The invention of the scorecard symbols is attributed to newspaperman Henry Chadwick. K as a measure of capacity (esp… more

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Words that sound like K

401-k, k.e., k2, ka, kach, kaki, kasai, kasha, kashag, kauai, kawaka, kayak, kayo, kazak, kazakh, kazoo, kc, kea, kechua, keg, kekchi, keokuk, kesey, key, kg, khaki, khakis, khaya, khi, khios, khoikhoi, khz, ki, kichaga, kichai, kick, kickshaw, kike, kiosk, kiowa, kishke, kiss

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