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"key" Meaning in English

1. a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple
Part of speech : noun
2. the central building block at the top of an arch or vault
Part of speech : noun
3. identify as in botany or biology, for example
Part of speech : verb
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4. serving as an essential component
Part of speech : adjective
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5. mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)
Part of speech : noun
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6. any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music
Part of speech : noun
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7. (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court
Part of speech : noun
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8. a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida
Part of speech : noun
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9. a kilogram of a narcotic drug
Part of speech : noun
Example : they were carrying two keys of heroin
10. harmonize with or adjust to
Part of speech : verb
Example : key one's actions to the voters' prevailing attitude
11. regulate the musical pitch of
Part of speech : verb
12. vandalize a car by scratching the sides with a key
Part of speech : verb
Example : My new Mercedes was keyed last night in the parking lot.
13. provide with a key
Part of speech : verb
Example : We were keyed after the locks were changed in the building
14. metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
Part of speech : noun
15. a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed
Part of speech : noun
16. pitch of the voice
Part of speech : noun
Example : They spoke in a low key.
17. something crucial for explaining
Part of speech : noun
Example : the key to development is economic integration
18. a generic term for any device whose possession entitles the holder to a means of access
Part of speech : noun
Example : a safe-deposit box usually requires two keys to open it
19. a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations
Part of speech : noun
20. a list of answers to a test
Part of speech : noun
Example : some students had stolen the key to the final exam

Translation for "key"

key meaning in Spanish : llave
  • key meaning in German : Schlüssel
  • key meaning in Japanese : キー
  • key meaning in Turkish : anahtar
  • key meaning in Chinese : 键
  • key meaning in Arabic : مفتاح
  • key meaning in Polish : klawisz
  • key meaning in Hindi : कुंजी
  • key meaning in French : clé
  • key meaning in Russian : ключ
  • key meaning in Tamil : முக்கிய
  • key meaning in Telugu : కీ
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