Old English sp English
Kechel n.A little cake. 2. a cake given as alms in the name, or the sake of, God. 2. a kichel
Kedlock nA popular name of the Field Mustard, Sinapsis arvensis.
Keel n.A quantity of coal, carried in a keel, measuring 21 tons & 4cwt. 3. word used to render OE. ceol (ship) in the passage of OE. chronicle, relating to the first coming of the Angles to Britain. (possibly related to OE word chiule.
KeelvTo cool, to cause to loose heat, to refresh by cooling. 2. to cool (a hot or boiling liquid) by stirring , skimming or pouring in something cold, in order to prevent it boiling over. Note the phrase: to keel the pot. 3. to make less violent, eager or ardent, to assuage, mitigate, lessen. 4. to become cool or cold. 5. to grow cold in feeling; esp. to become less violent, fervid or ardent; to cool down, to diminish in intensity.
KeelvbTo plough the sea with a keel. 2. to capsize, turn up the keel, roll over. 3. to be turned or turn over, to be upset, to fall over, or be be felled as if by shock. 4. of a ship, to roll over.
KeelnThe spinal ridge of mountains stretching down the centre of Norway. 2.a central dorsal ridge
Keel phr"Keel Over" - (of a boat, etc.) to completely or partially capsize. 2. to suddenly lose one's balance and fall.
Keel phr"Keel the Pot" - prevent from boiling over.
Keel phr"On an Even Keel" - balanced, calm in approach or manner..
Keeled adjFurnished with a keel, as a boat.
Keeler nA shallow tub for holding materials for caulking ships or for other uses. 2. one who manages or operates a barge.
Keeling nThe principal structural member of a boat or ship running along the center of the hull from bow to stem, to which the ribs are attached. 2. a projecting ridge or fin on the bottom of the hull of a boat or ship.
Keel-less adjHaving no keel as a ship.
Keel-man nOne who operates a barge.
Kemp nA moustache, whiskers, beard.
Keen a.Wise, learned, clever, keen-bent. 2. brave, bold, valiant, proud, daring. 3. mighty, powerful, strong. 4. fierce, savage, heinous; (of beasts) cruel, 5. (of persons): harsh; eager, ardent, fervid, intense, keen-bent. 5. of weapons, having a very sharp or keen edge. 6. of prices, competitive. 7. of the senses, sharp in taste, touch, smell causing pungency, pain, acridity, stinginess, frigidity, keen-cold. 8. of the wind, biting, piercing. 9. of service, very good, splendid. of agencies that affect the mind, circumstances, thoughts, feelings, etc., acutely painful, distressful, bitter. 10. of language, sharp, severe, incisive, cutting. 11. of eyes or eye-sight, sharp, penetrating., keen-eyed. 12. of persons and students, intellectually acute, keen-witted.
KeenvbTo render keen or sharp.
Keen phr"Keen on" - attracted to, infatuated with; in love with.
Keen phr"Keen on Doing" - strongly in favor of doing or of something being done. 2. eager to do something, or see something done.
Keen-bent adjWise, learned, clever. 2. (of persons): harsh; eager, ardent, fervid, intense.
Keen-bitingadjPungent, acrid, mordant, incisive, stinging, sharp, severe, keen-bitten.
Keen-cold adjVery cold, frigid.
Keen-eared adjOf a person or animal: sharp, acute.
Keen-edged adjOf an object: sharp, penetrating. 2. sharp of mind, innovative.
Keen-eyed adjOf persons with eyes or eye-sight: sharp, penetrating. 2. extremely observant.
KeenlyadjBoldly, courageously, fiercely,. 2. eager, sharply, ardently, intensely, fervidly.
KeennessnSharpness or cutting ability. 2. astuteness or sagacity. 3. eagerness or enthusiasm.
Keen-nosedadjOf persons or animals with a sense of smell: sharp, sensitive.
Keen-sighted adjOf persons with eyes or eye-sight: sharp, penetrating.
Keen-sightedness nThe state or condition of being or having a sharp and penetrating eyesight.
KeenshipnKeenness, boldness, fierceness.
Keen-witted adjOf persons and students, intellectually acute. 2. quick to notice and understand things.
Keen-wittedness nThe state of being intellectually acute; mentally alert. 2. quick to notice and understand things.
KeepvbTo seize, lay hold of, snatch, take. 2. to try to catch, to get, to seek after. 3. to take in, receive, contain, hold. 4. to watch, watch for, await, await for (a person) 5. to take in the eyes, ears or mouth. 6. to take note, mark, observe. 7. lie in wait for, watch stealthily, intercept on the way. 8. to meet in resistance or opposition, to encounter. 9. to meet or intercept in a friendly.
Keep phr"Earn One's Keep" - work in return for food and accomodation.
Keep phr"For Keeps" - forever; permanently, for good, hence completely, altogether.
Keep phr"How Are You Keeping?" - how are you?
Keep phr"In Good Keep" - well kept in good condition.
Keep phr"In Keeping With"- appropriate, suited to. 2. matching, harmonizing, conforming with.
Keep phr"Keep a Cool Head" - remain calm and composed in a crisis or flare-up. 2. not become flustered, angry or excited in a crisis or difficult situation.
Keep phr"Keep a Dog and Bark Oneself" - it is silly to pay for assistance and then do things personally.
Keep phr"Keep After" - make a persistent effort regarding. 2. persistently urging someone to do something. 3. not abandon.
Keep phr"Keep Ahead of" - not lose one's position in front of another.
Keep phr"Keep a Lookout" - maintain a vigilance for someone or something.
Keep phr"Keep an Eye On" - watch carefully.
Kep phr"Keep an Eye Out" - be watchful for someone or something.
Keep phr"Keep a Stiff Upper Lip" - without flinching; remain calm and unemotional in adversity..
Keep phr"Keep At (it)" - to persist at; to continue to occupy oneself; to persevere; not abandon. 2. force someone to make a prolonged effort. 3. worry, pester.
Keep phr"Keep at An Arm's Length" - kept well away from. 2. remain remote from. 3. not allow to come near or close to.
Keep phr"Keep a Tight Hold On" - exercise close, careful, strong control over.
Keep phr"Keep Away From" - to cause to remain absent or afar; to keep or prevent from coming near. 2. not go near to; avoid being near..
Keep phr"Keep a Weather Eye Open" - to look out with particular care.
Keep phr"Keep Back" - to restrain, detain, hold back (forcibly); retard the progress of, growth or advancement; withhold; fail to be frank. 3. not pay your debts.
Keep phr"Keep Back From" - stay at a distance from. 2. prevent from getting to close to. 3. not tell to, not let somebody know something.
Keep phr"Keep Body and Soul Together" - keep oneself alive, but with some difficulty. 2. scrape together a living or livelihood.
Keep phr"Keep Down" - to hold down, hold in, restrain, subjected or put under control, to repress. 2. not reveal one's position; lie low; not raise oneself. 3. not increase, prevent from increasing; hold down. 4. remove, kill; not allow to multiply or grow. 5. to keep food in one's stomach, without vomiting. 6. not raise, as one's voice.
Keep phr"Keep From" - to abstain from, to remain absent or away from. 2. to restrain or constrain from; avoid, prevent someone doing something. 3. not allow somebody to know; not tell.
Kep phr"Keep Going" - persisting, continuing to function.
Keep phr"Keep House" - to maintain one's house in good order and tidiness.
Keep phr"Keep In" - to continue within, hold in check, restrain. 2. remain inside, not emerge from. 3. not utter or give vent to. 4. maintain a state of (luxuury). 5. allow someone a regular supply of something. 6. to confine in school after hour. 7. stay alight, continue to burn, not allowed to be extinguished.
Keep phr"Keep Indoors" - not allow to go outside.
Keep phr"Keep in Line" - stay in one's allotted position; cause to obey the rules of.
Keep phr"Keep In Mind" - not forget, constantly remember; bear in mind.
Keep phr"Keep In Sight" - stay in a position from where one can see. 2. not allow something to remain unobserved or disappear from view. 3. not forget about.
Keep phr"Keep in Sight Of" - remain where one can be seen, as a rescue party.
Keep phr"Keep in Step (with)" - move forward together, like soldiers on the march.
Keep phr"Keep in the Dark" - deliberately not inform; keep secret or in ignorance(sometimes in an negative, ungenerous way).
Keep phr"Keep In With (Somebody)" - maintain an association or friendship (for one's advantage). 2. remain on good terms with.
Keep phr"Keep It Between the Ditches" - to live a good, clean life (a popular saying in Alabama, USA).
Keep phr"Keep It Dark" - preserve a confidence or secret.
Keep phr"Keep It To Yourself" - do not tell in anyone.
Keep phr"Keep It Up" - carry on (doing something). 2. not relax one's eff; maintain a high standard of achievement.erts
Keep phr"Keep Off" - a means of keeping a person off, such as a foe. 2. avoid; not mention or talk about. 3. not begin. 4. stay at a distance from; not walk on. 5. cause to stay at a distance. 6. not eat certain foods or drinks.
Keep phr"Keep Off the Grass" - stay on the path, rather than trample the ground. 2. to stop smoking marijuana.
Keep phr"Keep On" - continue to do something, even in the face of difficulties. 2. continue to persist in doing something, as on a journey. 3. to continue to wear. 4. to continue to keep employees in a job, rather than sack them.
Keep phr"Keep On About" (Somebody)" -continuing talking about or referring to (in an irritating manner)
Keep phr"Keep On At" - worry,, pester, harass (continually) with suggestion, requests, complaints.
Keep phr"Keep On At/In" - not remove (from); continue to employ (at/in).
Keep phr"Keep On Doing" - not stop doing; persisting.
Keep phr"Keep One Eye On" - observe and if necessary take appropriate action. 2. watch over.
Keep phr"Keep One's Bed" - to stay or remain in bed, esp. in time of sickness.
Keep phr"Keep One's Chin Up" - maintain one's morale. 2. not lose one courage, hope, determination, optimism.
Keep phr"Keep One's Cool" - retain one's presence of mind;, temper, impartial attitude, composed manner, etc.
Keep phr"Keep One's Ears Open" - be on the look out for useful information. 2. go about one's business as an alert, receptive, wide-awake person.
Keep phr"Keep One's Feet" - manage not to fall over. 2. remain one's balance upright.
Keep phr"Keep Oneself to Oneself" - not concern oneself to the business of others. 2. not mix socially; maintain a veil of secrecy around oneself.
Keep phr"Keep One's End Up" -maintain one's contribution, share, (in a difficult activity). 2. defend oneself against attack, implied criticism, rivalry.
Keep phr"Keep One's Eye on (Someone)" - to supervise a person or monitor an person's activities and behavior.
Keep phr"Keep One's Eye on (Something)" - to monitor a situation.
Keep phr"Keep One's Eyes Off" - not covet; not look at with desire or longing. 2. be fascinated by.
Keep phr"Keep One's Eyes Open" - be on the lookout for useful information.
Keep phr"Keep One's Feet" - maintain one's balance; upright posture.
Keep phr"Keep One Going In" - supply one indefinitely with something.
Keep phr"Keep One's Hair On" - remain calm in a crisis; do not lose your temper.
Keep phr"Keep One's Hand In" - become (or remain) in practice in something. 2. to practice, (although not as frequently as before), or use a skill often enough, so that you don't lose the skill.
Keep phr"Keep One's Hands Off" - not touch; not take.
Keep phr"Keep One's Head" - remain calm in a crisis or during difficulties. 2. think, act calmly sensibly in an emergency.
Keep phr"Keep One's Head Above Water" - not sink or drown. 2. just manage to cope with one's duties. 3. remain financially solvent.
Keep phr"Keep Ones Head Down" - to work very diligently.
Keep phr"Keep One's Hopes Alive" - even if something seems to be more or more unlikely, do not stop believing in it.
Keep phr"Keep One's Mind Own" - not let one's attention wander from; concentrate on or upon.
Keep phr"Keep One's Mouth Shut" - not willing to discuss some matter with others. 2. not reveal information, express an opinion , advice or a promise, etc.
Keep phr"Keep One's Nose Clean" - stay out of trouble.
Keep phr"Keep One's Nose Out of (Something)" - not to meddle in a matter. 2. not take an unwelcomed part in. 3. keep out of trouble; not break the law.
Keep phr"Keep One's Nose to the Grindstone" - to work with particular diligence. 2. to work (cause) to work persistently and hard, with the implication that the work is difficult, monotonous, or disliked.
Keep phr"Keep One's Offing" - stay at a distance but within sight. 2. in the projected future; likely to happen.
Keep phr"Keep One's Own" - hold one's own; maintain one's position.
Keep phr"Keep Oneself Going" - continue striving or moving, or keep up a pattern of life, work, etc in spite of tiredness, obstacles, difficult circumstances.
Keep phr"Keep Oneself to Oneself" - to avoid or minimize contact with others; retiring; somewhat shy. 2. not concern oneself to the business of others. 3. not mix socially; maintain a veil of secrecy around oneself.
Keep phr"Keep One's Shirt On" - not lose one's temper or composure.
Keep phr"Keep One Step Ahead" - retain one's position in front of others by a small margin.
Keep phr"Keep One's Word" - keep a promise 2. do as one promised to do.
Keep phr"Keep On Its Feet" - preserve, prevent from collapsing. 2. maintain in a healthy financial state.
Keep phr"Keep On One's Feet" - not be knock out (in boxing); not collapsed.
Keep phr"Keep On the Right Side" - avoid offending somebody, often in the hope of being rewarded or favoured by him; keep in with.
Keep phr"Keep On the Right Side of the Law" - act legally, not break the law.
Keep phr"Keep On Top Of" - maintain a position of superiority.
Keep phr"Keep Open House" - be very hospitable to strangers. 2. be willing to receive guests or visitors, invited or unvited, at any time or at a specified time.
Keep phr"Keep Out" - remain (or cause something to remain) outside. 2. to remain or cause, unexposed to. 3. to avoid or cause to avoid. 4. keep out of the way; exclude.
Keep phr"Keep Out Of" - remain or (cause) to remain outside. 2. not expose oneself or others to. 3. avoid or ensure that others avoid.
Keep phr"Keep Out of Someone's Hair" - to let another person get on with his or her work in his own way.
Keep phr"Keep Out of the Way" - stay away.
Keep phr"Keep Over" - save or retain for future use.
Keep phr"Keep Smiling" - show courage and cheerfulness. 2. refuse to appear discouraged.
Keep phr"Keep Someone In the Dark" - to deliberately keep someone uninformed or in ignorance.
Keep phr"Keep Someone On His/her Toes" - to induce a person to be efficient. 2. make somebody remain alert, observant ready for action.
Keep phr"Keep Someone's Seat Warm" - to hold a position temporarily with a view to another person taking it over permanently in the near future. 2. occupy a chair, house, business, professional or official position until a second person is ready to do so, epecially in order to prevent a third person establishing a claim to it.
Keep phr"Keep Something Back (from Somebody)" - be secretive; fail to tell somebody something. 2. fail to be frank.
Keep phr"Keep Something Dark" - to keep something secret.
Keep phr"Keep Something for Somebody" - be secretive, fail to tell somebody.
Keep phr"Keep Something On Ice" - keep someone uninformed or uncontracted.
Keep phr"Keep Something Under One's Hat" - maintain a confidence.
Keep phr"Keep the Fields" - have control of the battle fields. 2. hold one's ground.
Keep phr"Keep the Home Fires Burning" - maintain the normal things at home during the temporary absence one of members, usually on military service overseas..
Keep phr"Keep the Lid on (Something)' - keep a matter under control.
Keep phr"Keep the Saddle" - to remain or stay in the saddle- not fall off.
Keep phr"Keep the Seas" - control of the seas (militarily).
Keep phr"Keep the Wolf From the Door" - earn, obtain , enough to feed oneself and one's family. 2. avoid imminent trouble.
Keep phr"Keep Time" - to indicate time correctly, as a clock. 2. to make movements in unison or concord with others. 3. to count or observe rhythmic accents.
Keep phr"Keep to" - to adhere to, stick to, abide by, promise, agree to, etc to continue to follow, maintain or observe. 2. not allow to wander from (a matter or issue, a roadway). 3. remain not leave.
Keep phr"Keep Together" - to keep things or a group of people together; maintain a co-ordinated action.. 2. no become dispersed, scattered.
Keep phr"Keep to Oneself" - not tell others about, not let others know. 2. keep oneself to oneself.
Keep phr"Keep Under" - to hold in subjection or under control. 2. to keep down, shut in or confined. 3. to restrain forcibly. 4. remain r hold below the surface. 5. observe and keep scrutiny, and surveillance of.
Keep phr"Keep Under One's Hat" - remain secret about; not tell anyone about.
Keep phr"Keep Under Somebody's Feet" - get in somebody's way; inconvenience somebody by one's presence.
Keep phr"Keep Up (something or someone)" - advance at the same rate as someone or something; maintain appearances, spirits; to support. 2. not fall or sink; prevent from sinking; maintain (with regularity); not allow to decline; continue. 3. remain, maintain, at a high level(of intensity); maintain, by expenditure of money or energy. 4. to be just as productive as someone or something. 5. continue unchaged, unabated. 6. prevent from going to bed at the usual time. 7. continue to practise, not allow to lapse or be neglected. 8. fig. to pay attention to the news about someone or something.
Keep phr"Keep Up One's Sleeve" - keep something secret (for later use).
Keep phr"Keep Up To" - to prevent from falling below a standard level, pressure etc. 2. keep informed of.
Keep phrKeep Up to The Mark" - ensure that somebody works or behaves well as he is able to.
Keep phr"Keep Up With" - maintain the rate of progress or position as. 2. work, dance, play etc with the same vigor, speed, skill or expenditure of energy. 3. maintain the same social and material standards as. 4. inform oneself about, learn about, be au fait with. 5. maintain contacts, through visits, correspondence.
Keep phr"Keep Up With the Times" - adapt oneself in order not to become out of date or old-fashioned.
Keep phr"Keep Watch" - be on guard duty against intruders or enemies.
Keep phr"Keep With" - to remain or stay with; to associate or keep company with; to keep up with.
Keep phr"Nim One's Keep" - to take notice, heed, notice.
Keep phr"Not Worth One's Keep" - not worth the cost of maintenance.
Keep phr"You Can Keep It" - I don't want it.
Keepalive nA message sent by one device to another to check that the link between the two is operating, or to prevent this link from being broken.
KeepernSomeone in charge of other people; as my brother's keeper. 2. one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals; custodian, steward. 3. one who, or that which, keeps; one who, or that which, holds or has possession of anything. 4. one who retains in custody; one who has the care of a prison and the charge of prisoners. 5. one who has the care, custody, or superintendence of anything; as, the keeper of a park, hence; one who saves from harm; a defender; a preserver. 6. a ring, strap, clamp, or any device for holding an object in place; as: the box on a door jamb into which the bolt of a lock protrudes, when shot. 7. a fruit that keeps well; as, hence: anything perishable that remains in good condition longer than usual. 8. an iron bar that is placed on the poles of a horseshoe magnet, and held in place there by the magnetic force, to preserve the strength of the magnet when not in use. 9. in combinations, such as 'book-keeper; bridge-keeper, cow-keeper, deer-keeper, dog-keeper, door-keeper, game-keeper, gate-keeper, green-keeper, hound-keeper, house-keeper.
Keeper phr"Let Something Go Through the Keeper" - to deliberately ignore a particular incident.
Keeper-less adjNot having a keeper or guardian.
Keepership nThe office of providing care; care; support.
KeepingnCustody, charge or possession. 2. right relation or proportion. 3. harmony, congruity. 4. maintenance or support.
Keeping phr"In Keeping With" - in harmony with.
Keeping phr"Out of Keeping With" - out of harmony with.
Keeping-roomnThe living room of a person or a family. 2. the common sitting room; a parlor
Keeplike adj(OE.'cepan' : observe)- resembling a castle-keep (watchtower) or some aspect of one.
Keepnet nA net used in landing fish.
Keep-off nA means of keeping a person off, such as a foe, 'as the having of nuclear weapons may be a good keep-off for some nations'. 2. protection, deterrent, safe-guard.
Keep-out nA restrain, barrier, limitation.
Keeps nFor ever, permanently to do something seriously and without showing any emotion.
KeepsakenAnything kept or given to be kept, for the sake of the giver, a memento
Keepsakey adjOf the style of the composition or illustration in a keepsake volume.
Keepworthy adjWorthy of being kept.
KeevenA large basin, container or vat for fermenting or storing liquor, bleaching of dyeing fabrics.
Keeve vbTo put into a keeve or a tub for fermentation, etc. 2. to unload a cart by tilting it up.
KeldeppTo become cold.
KembvbTo disentangle and smooth hair by drawing a comb through it. 2. to dress or trim the hair, head, a person etc. , with a comb. 3. to curry a horse. 4. to make smooth, trim, preen, gentrify, spruce up. 5. to prepare wool, flax for spinning by parting and straightening the fibres with a wool comb. 6. to tear or lacerate with a comb-like instrument.
Kemb upvbCombing, smoothing, straightening of wool, wool, flax, hair etc.
Kembing nThe action of combing
Kemp nMoustache.
KempnA big, strong, and brave warrior or athlete; a champion. 2. the seed stalk of the ribwort (Plantago lanceolata) used in a children's game.
KempnThe seed stalk of the Ribwort (Plantago lanceolata) used in a children's
KempvbTo fight, battle, to wage war bravely, compete as an athlete
KempsternA female warrior
KemptadjOf hair or wool: combed, esp. in combed-kempt or well kempt.
KempyadjOf a champion or kemp. 2. one given to highly rough or uncouth things.
KempyadjOf wool: abounding im kembs or coarse hair.
KennSight, vision of a thing, place etc.; possibility of seeing or capacity of seeing. 2. power or exercise of vision, look, gaze. 3. mental perception or recognition. 4. to know, recognize, to descry.
KenvbTo generate, engender, beget, conceive, give birth to. 2. to be conceived or born of eggs: to be hatched.
KenvbTo make known. 2. to direct, teach, instruct (a person). 3, to direct, guide, show the way to a place or to a person. 4. to consign, deliver, bestow, commend. 5. to descry, see, took at, scan. 6. to recognize, identify. 7. to acknowledge, admit, be genuine, to be valid. 8. to get to know, to know a person, a thing. 8. to have knowledge of or about something. 9. "To ken thanks.": to make know or express thanks.
Ken phr"To Ken Thanks.": to make know or express thanks.
KenchvbTo laugh loudly, with noise, cackle, jeer.
Kenned adjKnown
Kenningn Old English cenning "procreation; declaration in court,". From early 14c. in senses "sign, token; teaching, instruction;" c. 1400 as "mental cognition." Old Norse cognate verb kenna "to know, to recognize, to feel or perceive; to call, to name (in a formal poetic metaphor)." 2. teaching, instructions. 2. sign, token, appearance. 3. visual cognition, sight or view. 4. range of sights; the distance that bounds the range of ordinary vision, esp. at sea, hence a marine measurement of about 20 miles. 5. mental cognition, knowledge, cognizance, recognition. 6. a recognizable position, just enough to be perceived a little.
Kenning nA periphrastic or roundabout expression, instead of a simple name for something, sea-steed for ship; sword-storm for battle.; a compound expression in Old English and Old Norse poetry with metaphorical meaning, e.g. oar-steed: ship.
KenningnThe ciccatrice or trend of an egg
Kenning phr"By Kenning" -
Kenning phr"In Kenning" -
Kenning phr"Out Of Kenning" -
Kenning phr"Within Kenning" -
Kenning-glass:nA spy-glass, small telescope
Kent nA county in S.E. England.
KentishnThe natives or inhabitants of Kent. 2. the language or dialect of Kent. 3 Kent Knocker: the sandbank before the mouth of the Thames
Kentish fire nRapturous applause.
KeptppMaintained or supported by the lover or a woman. 2. financially supported or privately controlled by interested persons, as in a kept person.
Kept man nA man who is supported financially by a lover (usually a married woman).
Kept woman nA woman who is supported financially by a lover (usually a married man).
KerfnA cut, carving, stroke. 2. the place at which a tree or branch is or has been cut across. 3. the cut end or surface either on a felled or pruned tree. 4. the incision made by cutting, esp. by a saw. 5. a cutting of anything.
KernnA grain of wheat, sand etc.
KernvbOf corn, to form or make into the hard grains . 2. to furnish with a kern. seed. 4. to cause to granulate, making salt or sugar into grains
KernelnA seed, esp. the seed enclosed within any fruit, a pip; a grapestone. 2. the softer (usu. edible) within the hard shell of a nut or fruit stone. 3. the body of a seed(eg. of wheat) within its husk 4. a morbid formation of rounded form in any part of the body (esp. a enlarged gland in the neck or groin). 5. a gland; a tonsil; a lymphatic gland or ganglion: a morbid fatty mass. 6. A nucleus; core, centre, central core ( of a formation).
KernelnTo seed or form kernels. 2. of land, to produce grain or corn. 3. enclose a kernel in its shell
Kernel vbA single seed or grain; as, a kernel of corn. 2. small mass around which other matter is concreted; a nucleus; a concretion or hard lump in the flesh.

3. the central, substantial or essential part of anything; the gist; the core; as, the kernel of an argument. 4. the essential part of a seed; all that is within the seed walls; the edible substance contained in the shell of a nut; hence, anything included in a shell, husk, or integument; as, the kernel of a nut.

Kerneliness nFull of kernels.
Kernel-less adjWithout of a kernel
Kernelly advOf flesh: consisting of, or full of, glands, granules.
Kernel-words nGuiding words for self-improvement, future pursuits and happiness.
Kernel-wort n"Scophularia nodoga' - the figwort, kernelwort.
KerningnThe process of turning into grains, seeding, granulation.
KettlenA metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid. 2. the quantity a kettle will hold; a kettleful. 3. (geology) a hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits. 4. large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drum-head that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it.
Kettle phr"Kettle of fish" - (as in a pretty kettle of fish): confused situation; mess, muddle. 2. different state of affairs.
Kettle-bottom nA name given to a hill with a broad, flat top and sloping sides.
Kettle-hole n(Geology) - a depression in the ground as the result of a large area of ice getting buried by glacial outwash and subsequent melting of it.
Kettle-lake nA lake formed in a kettle hole.
Kettle-like adjResembling a kettle or some aspect of.
KeynA place which from the strategic advantage of its position gives the possessor control over the passage into and from a certain district, territory. 2. that which serves to open up, disclose or explain the mysterious or obscure -- a solution or explanation.
Key phr"As Cold As a Key" - very cold.
Key phr"Get the Key of the Street" - (in irony) to be shut out and have no home.
Key phr"Golden or Silver key - money: employed as a bribe in opening of a door to gain a purpose.
Key phr"Have the Keys to the Door" - reach the age of majority.
Key phr"Have the Keys to the Street" - to be locked out; be homeless.
Key phr"Key In" - to enter (information or instructions) in a computer or other device by means of a keyboard or keypad.
Key phr"Key Into" - to grasp, understand the overall concept of or be acutely aware of the underlying and essential meaning of something; to get it.
Key phr"Key in With" - in harmony with (music).
Key phr"Key Shall Be On His Shoulder" - he shall have the authority, dominion over; have the keeping of something.
Key phr"Keys to the Kingdom" - the rulership of a kingdom.
Key phr"Key to the Midway" - a fictional item, the subject of a fool's errand.

2. a ferris wheel or carousel, due to their central location.

Key phr"Key Up" - raise the pitch of. 2. to cause excitement, anticipation, etc. 3. to make or become agitated, excited, anxious. 3. become extremely tense.
Key phr"King's Key" - 'keys' given to trustworthy constable, which are in fact crowbars, hammers used to free doors and open locks, in execution of the King's warrants.
Key phr"Put the Key Under the Door" - to shut up the house and go away.
Key phr"Under Key" under lock and key.
Key-beam nUltra-light, aesthetic high performance acoustic ceiling beams.
Key-bearernOne who holds or carries the keys; one who is entrusted with the authority of the keys.
Key-bit nThe part of a key that engages the tumblers to activate the lock.
Keyboard nA row of keys as a piano or typewriter; also, the range or arrangement of the keys, as of an organ or piano, etc.
Keyboarder nOne who uses a keyboard.
Key-bonenThe clavicle
Key-cold adjDevoid of heat; cold as death. 2. deadly col; lifeless.
Key-coldness nState or condition of being extremely cold; utter coldness.
Key-drawing nAn outline drawing of a larger picture with symbols to give explanation or to identify various people presented.
Key-headed adjOf equipment, having a head shaped like an key.
Key-holder nOne who holds a key to a building etc for security purposes. 2. in cryptography, a seat of data holding encryption keys.
Keyhole nA hole for a key, as in a door or lock.
Keying nThe roughing of surface of new plaster to secure adhesion for the next coat.
Key-keeper nA secure night-drop box for keys.
Keyless adjLacking or not requiring a key.
Keylike adjResembling or characteristic of a key in some aspect.
Key-maker nA craftsman or woman who makes keys.
Key-mannAn important player or person. 2. a person without whose work or direction something could not go ahead; an indispensable person.
Keyness nIn anthropology: the degree to which something is key or important. 2. in computing, the statistical significance of a keyword.
Key-pin nThe pin on which the pipe of the key turns.
Key-ring nA ring, normally of metal or plastic, for holding keys together.
Key seat nA bed or groove to receive akey which prevents one mechanical part turning on another.
Keysmith nA person who cuts keys.
KeystonenThe key at the summit of an arch, which locks the whole together. 2. a bond stone. 3. the fundamental element, as of a science or doctrine.
Keystones nThe police (sl).
Key-stroke nA single depression of a key on a keyboard, especially as a measure of work.
Key-way nThe grove or recess in a shaft or vessel hub for the insertion of a key; also called a 'key bed'. 2. the opening in a cylinder lock to receive a key.
Key-word nIn computing, a word or identifier that has a particular meaning to the programming language. 2. a term used as a keyword to retrieve documents in an information system such as a catalogue or search engine. 3. a word that an academic use to reveal the internal structure of an author reasoning.
Key-worker nA public sector worker who is considered to provide an essential service. The term is often used in the UK in the context of those essential workers who may find it difficult to buy property reasonably near to the area where they work.
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