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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kris, creese, creasenoun

    a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade


  1. krisnoun

    An Indonesian or Malay dagger with a wavy, or rigid serpentine blade.

  2. krisnoun

    A Moro sword with an asymmetrical blade.

  3. Krisnoun

    A diminutive of the female given names Kristina, Christina, and related given names.

  4. Krisnoun

    A diminutive of the male given names Christopher, Christian, and related given names.

  5. Etymology: From kĕris. Recognized as part of English ca. 1580.


  1. KRIS

    KRIS-TV (channel 6) is a television station in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States, affiliated with NBC and The CW Plus. It is owned by the E. W. Scripps Company alongside low-power dual Telemundo affiliate/independent station K22JA-D; Scripps also provides certain services to CBS affiliate KZTV (channel 10) under a shared services agreement (SSA) with SagamoreHill Broadcasting. The stations share studios on Artesian Street in downtown Corpus Christi, while KRIS-TV's transmitter is located in Robstown, Texas.


  1. kris

    A Kris, also spelled as Keris, is a traditional Indonesian asymmetrical dagger. It is known for its unique design with a wavy blade. The Kris is imbued with cultural, spiritual, and historical significance in many Southeast Asian cultures, and is often used in ceremonial rituals and as a status symbol. Its craftsmanship involves artistry and skill, and involves a complex symbolic system that represents power, protection, and honor. The design details on each Kris, such as the waves on the blade or symbols on the hilt, can have different meanings and interpretations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Krisnoun

    a Malay dagger. See Creese


  1. Kris

    The kris or keris is a prized asymmetrical dagger most strongly associated with the culture of Indonesia, but also indigenous to Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei and Singapore. It is known as kalis in the southern Philippines. The kris is famous for its distinctive wavy blade, although many have straight blades as well. A kris can be divided into three parts: bilah, hulu, and warangka. These parts of the kris are objects of art, often carved in meticulous detail and made from various materials; metal, precious or rare types of wood, or gold or ivory. A kris's aesthetic value covers the dhapur, the pamor, and tangguh referring to the age and origin of a kris. Depending on the quality and historical value of the kris, it can fetch thousands of dollars or even more. Both a weapon and spiritual object, kris are often considered to have an essence or presence, considered to possess magical powers, with some blades possessing good luck and others possessing bad. Kris are used for display, as talismans with magical powers, weapons, a sanctified heirloom, auxiliary equipment for court soldiers, an accessory for ceremonial dress, an indicator of social status, a symbol of heroism, etc. Legendary kris that possess supernatural power and extraordinary ability were mentioned in traditional folktales, such as those of Mpu Gandring, Taming Sari, and Setan Kober.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kris

    Same as Creese.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. kris

    The formidable dagger used by the Malays.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. kris

    A dagger or poniard, the universal weapon of the inhabitants of the Malayan Archipelago. It is made of many different forms, short or long, straight or crooked. The hilt and scabbard are often much ornamented. Men of all ranks wear this weapon; and those of high rank, when in full dress, sometimes carry three or four. In Java women sometimes wear it.

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  2. KRIS

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. KRIS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kris is ranked #64388 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Kris surname appeared 309 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Kris.

    87% or 269 total occurrences were White.
    8.7% or 27 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.2% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kris in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kris in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of kris in a Sentence

  1. Kris Jenner:

    Kris Jenner shared. Reality % 20TV % 20Star % 0A KIM KARDASHIAN'S SEX TAPE WAS' DEVASTATING' SAYS MOM KRIS JENNER Of course not everyone is a fan of the Kardashian/Jenners, and the momager complimented her daughters for handling criticism well. They've got really thick skin, kim leads the pack. She's the queen of the thick skin. In June Kim was mommy-shamed for a picture of her son, Saint West, in a facing forward car seat, which could put a child at risk. But she got far more scrutiny during her traumatic 2016 robbery in Paris. Kris Jenner offered insight as to why they decided to share Kardashian-West’s Paris robbery on the long running reality series. So many people felt like they deserved the explanation of what happened because they had for the last decade followed every moment of her life and so then she felt like it would almost be a relief to be able to say it on her terms and explain what happened.

  2. Brent Robertson:

    That's Kris Kobach only path to victory — is this thing getting more and more crowded, if Kris Kobach gets Roger Marshall one-on-one, Kris Kobach's absolute toast.

  3. Dixie Hall:

    I think a song is just a song, they can do The Associated Press with all kinds of different bands. The Associated Press’s just The Associated Press and a melody. I was talking to Kris Kristofferson one time. They asked Kris Kristofferson what was country, and Kris Kristofferson said, ‘ If it sounds country, it’s country. ’ So that’s my philosophy.

  4. Kris Jenner:

    Those are the only ones I ’m concerned with and … I ca n’t let Kris Jenner hurt them.

  5. Nicki Minaj:

    Kris told me,' People are going to talk badly about you, but it doesn't really matter as long as you're making money,' and it's true. If you read the online comments, it seems like everybody hates the Kardashians. Each and every one of them. But how can that be true if everything they sell sells out ?

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