Definitions for keeled

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a central fore-and-aft structural member in the bottom of a ship's hull extending from the stem to the sternpost.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  2. a ship; boat.

  3. a part corresponding to a ship's keel in some other structure, as in a dirigible balloon.

  4. (cap.) the constellation Carina.

    Category: Astronomy

  5. Category: Botany, Zoology

    Ref: carina 1

  6. (v.i.)to turn or upset so as to bring the wrong side or part uppermost.

  7. keel over, to capsize or overturn. to fall in or as if in a faint.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Idioms for keel:

  1. on an even keel,in a steady, stable, or calm state.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of keel:

1325–75; ME kele < ON kjǫlr



  1. a flat-bottomed barge, used to carry coal.

    Category: British, Navy

* Brit. Dial..

Origin of keel:

1375–1425; late ME kele < MD kiel ship; c. OE cēol ship, OS kiol

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ridged, carinate, carinated, keeled(adj)

    having a ridge or shaped like a ridge or suggesting the keel of a ship

    "a carinate sepal"


  1. keeled(Adjective)

    Furnished with a keel, especially a keel of a specified type

    It was a deep-keeled yacht.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Keeled

    of Keel

  2. Keeled(adj)

    keel-shaped; having a longitudinal prominence on the back; as, a keeled leaf

  3. Keeled(adj)

    having a median ridge; carinate; as, a keeled scale


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