Definitions for k

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

K, kkeɪ(n.)(pl.)Ks; K's, ks; k's.

  1. the 11th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  3. something shaped like aK.

  4. a written or printed representation of the letter K or


    Category: Printing


  1. Computers. the number 1024 or 210: kilobyte.

    A binary 32K memory has 32,768 positions.

    Category: Computers

  2. the number 1000: a $20K salary.

    Category: Math

  3. kindergarten.

    Category: Education

  4. kitchen.

Origin of K:

abbr. of kilo -].


  1. the 11th in order or in a series.

  2. potassium.

    Category: Chemistry

  3. Kelvin.

    Category: Physics

  4. strikeout.

    Category: Sport

  5. Physics. kaon.

    Category: Physics

  6. lysine.

    Category: Biochemistry

* Symbol..

Origin of K:

< NL kalium


  1. carrying capacity.

    Category: Ecology

* Ecol..


  1. a unit vector on the z-axis of a coordinate system.

    Category: Math

* Math. Symbol..


  1. kip3.

    Category: Numismatics

  2. Knight.

    Category: Numismatics

  3. kwacha.

    Category: Numismatics

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kelvin, K(noun)

    the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

  2. potassium, K, atomic number 19(noun)

    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

  3. thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad, G, grand, thou, yard(noun)

    the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

  4. kilobyte, K, KB, kB(noun)

    a unit of information equal to 1000 bytes

  5. kilobyte, kibibyte, K, KB, kB, KiB(noun)

    a unit of information equal to 1024 bytes

  6. K, k(noun)

    the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet

  7. K, jet, super acid, special K, honey oil, green, cat valium, super C(adj)

    street names for ketamine

  8. thousand, one thousand, 1000, m, k(adj)

    denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. K(abbreviation)ˈeɪ


    It' about 10K from here.

  2. Kˈeɪ


    60,000K memory

  3. Kˈeɪ


    grades K-12


  1. k(Noun)

    The eleventh letter of the English alphabet.

  2. k(Noun)

    See K

  3. k(Noun)

    A kilobyte (more formally KB or kB).

  4. k(Noun)

    (Also spelled 'kay.)

  5. k

    kilometre or kilometres.

    We drove 15 ks before we realised Billy wasn't in the back seat.

  6. k

    thousand or thousands.

    Just about 65 k of Jack's full salaray comes from servicing the Baker account.

  7. k

    The SI measurement value of 1,000

  8. K(Noun)

    A contract.

Webster Dictionary

  1. K

    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)


  1. K

    K is the eleventh letter of the ISO basic Latin alphabet.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. K

    [from kilo-] A kilobyte. Used both as a spoken word and a written suffix (like meg and gig for megabyte and gigabyte). See quantifiers.

  2. k

    [rare; poss fr. kilo- prefix] Extremely. Rare among hackers, but quite common among crackers and warez d00dz in compounds such as k-kool /K´kool´/, k-rad /K´rad´/, and k-awesome /K´aw`sm/. Also used to intensify negatives; thus, k-evil, k-lame, k-screwed, and k-annoying. Overuse of this prefix, or use in more formal or technical contexts, is considered an indicator of lamer status.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. K

    The symbol for electrostatic capacity.

Translations for k

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(moving, facing etc) in the direction of

He walked toward the door; She turned towards him.

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