English dictionary definition of:

key


Noun

  • metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
  • a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed
  • the central building block at the top of an arch or vault
  • mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)
  • pitch of the voice
  • something crucial for explaining
  • a generic term for any device whose possession entitles the holder to a means of access
  • a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations
  • a list of answers to a test
  • any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music
  • (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court
  • a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida
  • United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812; the poem was later set to music and entitled `The Star-Spangled Banner' (1779-1843)
  • a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple
  • a kilogram of a narcotic drug

Verb

  • harmonize with or adjust to
  • regulate the musical pitch of
  • identify as in botany or biology, for example
  • vandalize a car by scratching the sides with a key
  • provide with a key

Adjective

  • serving as an essential component

Thesaurus

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Spellzone course content

View spelling list ke and ki words and learn about the word key in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 2. Spelling the consonant sounds, Part 1.

View spelling list IT studies - Access and learn about the word key in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit .

View spelling list -ey words and learn about the word key in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 7. Long vowels e.g ee, ea or y? oa, o-e, or ow? u-e, ue, or ew?.

Scrabble score for key


Scrabble score = 10

generated at 22:48:23 on 19-11-19

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