Main definitions of K in English

: k1K2K3

K1

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nounplural noun Ks, plural noun K's

(also k)
  • 1The eleventh letter of the alphabet.

    thousand dollars, thousand pounds
    1. 1.1Denoting the next after J in a set of items, categories, etc.

Pronunciation

K

/kā/ /keɪ/

Main definitions of K in English

: k1K2K3

K2

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abbreviation

  • 1Kelvin(s).

  • 2Computing
    Kilobyte(s).

  • 3Kilometer(s).

  • 4 informal OK.

    • ‘K, I'm back’
  • 5North American Kindergarten.

  • 6King (used especially in describing play in card games and recording moves in chess)

    ‘declarer overruffed with ♦K and led another spade’
    • ‘18.Ke2’
  • 7Knit (as an instruction in knitting patterns)

    • ‘K 42 rows’
  • 8Köchel (catalog of Mozart's works)

    • ‘the Sinfonia Concertante, K364’
  • 9

    (also k)
    informal Thousand (used chiefly in expressing salaries or other sums of money).

    Origin

    From kilo- ‘thousand’.

  • 10Baseball
    Strikeout.

Pronunciation

K

/kā/ /keɪ/

  • The chemical element potassium.

    Origin

    From modern Latin kalium.

Pronunciation

K

/kā/ /keɪ/

Main definitions of k in English

: k1K2K3

k3

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abbreviation

  • 1Karat.

  • 2in combination (in units of measurement) kilo-

    • ‘a distance of 700 kpc’
  • 3Kopeck(s).

Pronunciation

k

/kā/ /keɪ/

  • 1A constant in a formula or equation.

  • 2Chemistry
    Boltzmann's constant.

Pronunciation

k

/kā/ /keɪ/