Definitions for keyholeˈkiˌhoʊl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a hole for inserting a key in a lock.

  2. the area at each end of a basketball court that is bounded by two lines extending from the end line parallel to and equidistant from the sidelines and terminating in a circle around the foul line.

    Category: Sport

  3. (adj.)extremely private or intimate; revealing.

  4. snooping and intrusive:

    a keyhole investigator.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. keyhole(noun)

    the hole where a key is inserted

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. keyhole(noun)ˈkiˌhoʊl

    the hole in a lock where the key is inserted

    He tried to look through the keyhole.


  1. keyhole(Noun)

    The hole in a lock where the key is inserted and turns

Webster Dictionary

  1. Keyhole(noun)

    a hole or apertupe in a door or lock, for receiving a key

  2. Keyhole(noun)

    a hole or excavation in beams intended to be joined together, to receive the key which fastens them

  3. Keyhole(noun)

    a mortise for a key or cotter

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A frequent test for sobriety.

Editors Contribution

  1. keyhole

    a punishment in the old british navy. When out to sea, tying a man to rope and pulling him under the ship from one end to the other.


  1. Keyhole, Inc

    Keyhole, Inc., founded in 2001, was a pioneering software development company specializing in geospatial data visualization applications and was acquired by Google in 2004. Initially launched as a spin-off of Intrinsic Graphics, first round funding came from a Sony venture capital fund and others, additional capital came from an NVIDIA bundling deal, from the CIA's venture capital arm In-Q-Tel, with the majority of In-Q-Tel' funds coming from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and from angel investor Brian McClendon. Keyhole's marquee application suite, Earth Viewer, emerged as the highly successful Google Earth application in 2005; other aspects of core technology survive in Google Maps, Google Mobile and the Keyhole Markup Language. The name "Keyhole" is also a homage to the KH reconnaissance satellites, the original eye-in-the-sky military reconnaissance system now some 50 years old.

Translations for keyhole

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the hole in which a key of a door etc is placed

The child looked through the keyhole to see if his teacher was still with his parents.

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