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103 short excerpts of Wiktionnary (A collaborative project to produce a free-content dictionary.)

— English words —
  • key n. An object designed to open and close a lock.
  • key n. An object designed to fit between two other objects (such as a shaft and a wheel) in a mechanism…
  • key n. A crucial step or requirement.
  • key n. A guide explaining the symbols or terminology of a map or chart; a legend.
  • key n. A guide to the correct answers of a worksheet or test.
  • key n. (computing) One of several small, usually square buttons on a typewriter or computer keyboard, mostly…
  • key n. (music) One of a number of rectangular moving parts on a piano or musical keyboard, each causing…
  • key n. (music) One of various levers on a musical instrument used to select notes, such as a lever opening…
  • key n. (music) A hierarchical scale of musical notes on which a composition is based.
  • key n. (figuratively) The general pitch or tone of a sentence or utterance.
  • key n. (advertising) A modification of an advertisement so as to target a particular group or demographic.
  • key n. (botany) An indehiscent, one-seeded fruit furnished with a wing, such as the fruit of the ash and maple; a samara.
  • key n. (historical) A manual electrical switching device primarily used for the transmission of Morse code.
  • key n. (cryptography) A piece of information (e.g. a passphrase) used to encode or decode a message or messages.
  • key n. (Internet) A password restricting access to an IRC channel.
  • key n. (databases) In a relational database, a field used as an index into another table (not necessarily unique).
  • key n. (computing) A value that uniquely identifies an entry in a container.
  • key n. (basketball) The free-throw lane together with the circle surrounding the free-throw line, the free-throw…
  • key n. (biology) A series of logically organized groups of discriminating information which aims to allow…
  • key n. (architecture) A piece of wood used as a wedge.
  • key n. (architecture) The last board of a floor when laid down.
  • key n. (masonry) A keystone.
  • key n. That part of the plastering which is forced through between the laths and holds the rest in place.
  • key n. (rail transport) A wooden support for a rail on the bullhead rail system.
  • key n. The degree of roughness, or retention ability of a surface to have applied a liquid such as paint, or glue.
  • key n. (cartomancy) The thirty-third card of the Lenormand deck.
  • key n. (print and film) The black ink layer, especially in relation to the three color layers of cyan, magenta…
  • key n. (computer graphics, television) A color to be masked or made transparent.
  • key adj. Indispensable, supremely important.
  • key adj. Important, salient.
  • key v. To fit (a lock) with a key.
  • key v. To fit (pieces of a mechanical assembly) with a key to maintain the orientation between them.
  • key v. To mark or indicate with a symbol indicating membership in a class.
  • key v. (telegraphy and radio telegraphy) To depress (a telegraph key).
  • key v. (radio) To operate (the transmitter switch of a two-way radio).
  • key v. (computing) (more usually to key in) To enter (information) by typing on a keyboard or keypad.
  • key v. (colloquial) To vandalize (a car, etc.) by scratching with an implement such as a key.
  • key v. To link (as one might do with a key or legend).
  • key v. (intransitive, biology, chiefly taxonomy) To be identified as a certain taxon when using a key.
  • key v. (advertising, transitive) To modify (an advertisement) so as to target a particular group or demographic.
  • key v. To fasten or secure firmly; to fasten or tighten with keys or wedges.
  • key n. One of a string of small islands.
  • key n. Alternative form of quay.
  • key n. (slang) Clipping of kilogram.
  • Key prop.n. A surname.
— Foreign words, define in English —
  • Kurdish
    • key adv. (Soranî Kurdish) when.
  • Manx
    • key n. cream.
    • key n. (nautical) quay.
— English words, define in German —
  • key  S. der Schlüssel.
  • key  S. der Chiffrierschlüssel, Chiffre, Kennzahl, Passwort.
  • key  S. die Taste.
  • key  S. flache Insel (aus Korallen).
  • key  S. Legende, Zeichenerklärung, Lösungsschlüssel.
  • key  S. Tonart.
  • key  S. ein Keil.
  • key  S. der Schlussstein in einem Rundbogen.
  • key  S. Samara, Flügelfrucht.
  • key  S. Passfeder.
  • key  S. die Klappe an einem Blasinstrument.
  • key  V. etwas keilen, aufkeilen, verkeilen, verdübeln.
  • key  V. etwas verzahnen oder abstimmen.
  • key  V. den Schlussstein setzen.
  • key  V. tippen, eingeben.
— English words, define in Dutch —
  • key  n. (gereedschap) sleutel.
  • key  n. (informatica), (techniek) scherm.
  • key  n. (informatica) toets.
— English word, define in Latin —
  • key  n.subs. √ clāvis (-is, fem.) ||.
— English words, define in French —
  • key  adj. Dominant, principal.
  • key  n. (Serrurerie) Clé.
  • key  n. (Musique) Ton.
  • key  n. (Informatique) Touche, touche de clavier.
  • key  n. (Figuré) Maître-mot, vif.
  • key  n. (Mécanique) Clavette.
  • key  n. (Mécanique) Pion.
  • key  n. (Mécanique) Cale.
  • key  n. (Électricité) (Électronique) Ergot, détrompeur.
  • key  n. (Géographie) Petite île, ou îlot, d’élévation faible, faite de sable ou de corail.
  • key  v. Enfoncer une clé dans une serrure.
  • key  v. Fixer les pièces d’un assemblage avec une clé.
  • key  v. Enfoncer une clé de télégraphe.
  • key  v. Actionner le bouton de transmission d’une radio.
  • key  v. (Informatique) Taper au clavier.
  • key  v. (Familier) Vandaliser avec une clé.
  • key  v. Marquer une catégorie avec un symbole.
  • key  v. (Mécanique) Clavette.
  • key  v. (Mécanique) Caler, coincer volontairement.
— English words, define in Spanish —
  • key  s. Llave.
  • key  s. Clave.
  • key  s. Tecla.
  • key  s. Cayo, cada una de las islas de un archipélago que están dispuestas más o menos en fila, propias de…
  • key  adj. Clave, crucial.
— English words, define in Portuguese —
  • key  adj. indispensável.
  • key  adj. importante.
  • key  s. chave.
  • key  s. segredo.
  • key  s. explicação, glossário.
  • key  s. tecla.
  • key  s. (Música) clave.
  • key  s. (Basquetebol⚠) garrafão.
  • key  v. digitar, teclar.
— English words, define in Italian —
  • key  agg. chiave.
  • key  s. chiave.
  • key  s. tasto.
293 English words from 48 English definitions

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39 English words from 55 foreign definitions

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1 foreign word from 48 English definitions


84 foreign words from 55 foreign definitions

abstimmen Actionner aus avec Basquetebol Blasinstrument cada Caler catégorie chiave Clavette clé coincer corail de␣sable détrompeur digitar dispuestas ein einem eingeben Électricité Électronique élévation Enfoncer están etwas explicação faible faite Familier Figuré flache garrafão Géographie gereedschap glossário île îlot importante indispensável informatica Informatique Insel islas Keil keilen Kennzahl Klappe Korallen Llave Maître Maître-mot Marquer más más␣o␣menos Mécanique menos Música oder Passwort pièces propias Rundbogen Schlüssel Schlussstein segredo serrure Serrurerie setzen sleutel techniek tecla teclar télégraphe tippen toets Tonart una une verkeilen verzahnen vif volontairement

285 suffixes (New words found by adding one or more letters at the end of the word.)

keys Keys keyed keyer Keyes key␣in Keyla Keyte key␣up keyage keyaki keybed key␣bit keyboy keycap keyers keyfob key␣fob keygen keying keyite key␣log keyman keymap keymen Keynes key␣off keypad keypal Keyser keyset Keysor keytap keytar keytop keyway keyable keyakis keybeds key␣bits key␣bolt keyboys keycaps keycard key␣card keycode key-cold key␣down keyed␣up keyfobs key␣fobs +234 words

810 times in the middle (New words found by adding letters in front and at the end of the word.)

Akeys ikeys Askeys CD␣keys Gokeys jakeys Lakeys Lokeys PF␣keys pikeys pokeys rekeys unkeys alt␣keys Barkeys bedkeys Berkeys bis␣keys blakeys Blakeys bockeys buckeye Buckeye Burkeys Buskeys chokeys Clukeys cockeye Conkeys cookeys darkeys dickeys dinkeys donkeys donkey's fin␣keys Foskeys Gilkeys Hankeys Harkeys hawkeye Hawkeye hawk-eye Hawk-Eye hawkeys Hawkeys hex␣keys hickeys hockeys honkeys +760 words

426 prefixes (New words found by adding one or more letters in front of the word.)

Akey ikey okey askey Askey cakey CD␣key dykey fakey Gokey hokey jakey jokey Lakey likey Lokey Mikey nakey PF␣key pikey pokey pukey rekey Sukey Tukey unkey wakey alt␣key Barkey bedkey Berkey bis␣key blakey Blakey blokey bockey Burkey Buskey Caskey chokey Clukey cockey Conkey cookey crikey darkey dickey Dickey dinkey donkey +376 words

2 anagrams (New words found by changing the order of the letter.)

kye Kye

43 anagrams found with an extra letter (New words formed with all the letter from the word and an extra letter.)

Akey byke dyke Dyke ecky E.D.␣Ky. esky Eyak fyke hyke ikey Kaye keys Keys Krey Kyer kyes kyke kyle Kyle kype kyte Kyte lyke Lyke myek okey pyke Pyke skye Skye syke tyek tyke Tyke yeek yeke yelk yerk yesk yeuk yoke yuke

12 anagrams found minus a letter (New words formed with all the letters from the word minus a letter.)

ey -ey Ke KE ky Ky KY Ky. ye Ye YE YK

51 cousins (New words found by changing only one letter.)

bey Bey dey Dey fey Fey gey hey Hey kay Kay 'kay kea Keb ked KED kee Kee kef keg Kei kek Kel Kem ken Ken Keo Ker ker- kes Kes ket Ket keV Kev KeV Kew KEW kex Kez ley ney Ney Rey Sey. tey uey U-ey wey Wey yey

8 lipograms (New words found when removing only one letter.)

ey -ey Ke KE ky Ky KY Ky.

One epenthesis (New word found when adding only one letter.)


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