n. device used to open locks; something which allows entry; something which explains or assists in solving a problem; means to acquire or reach something; legend, list which provides decoding information; button on a keyboard; tone, note, pitch (Music)
v. lock with a key, fasten with a key; fit, adapt, adjust; tune, adjust the pitch of (Music); supply with an explanatory device; type into a computer by means of a keyboard (Computers)
noun: metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
noun: a lever that actuates a mechanism when depressed
noun: pitch of the voice
Example:He spoke in a low key.
noun: something crucial for explaining
Example:The key to development is economic integration.
noun: a generic term for any device whose possession entitles the holder to a means of access
Example:A safe-deposit box usually requires two keys to open it.
noun: a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations
noun: a list of answers to a test
Example:Some students had stolen the key to the final exam.
noun: any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music
noun: (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court
Example:He hit a jump shot from the top of the key.
noun: a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida
noun: United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812; the poem was later set to music and entitled `The Star-Spangled Banner' (1779-1843)
noun: a kilogram of a narcotic drug
Example:They were carrying two keys of heroin.
noun: the central building block at the top of an arch or vault
noun: mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)
noun: a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple
verb: provide with a key
Example:We were keyed after the locks were changed in the building.
verb: harmonize with or adjust to
Example:Key one's actions to the voters' prevailing attitude.
verb: regulate the musical pitch of
verb: vandalize a car by scratching the sides with a key
Example:His new Mercedes was keyed last night in the parking lot.
verb: identify as in botany or biology, for example
adjective: effective; producing a desired effect
adjective: serving as an essential component
name: A surname (common: 1 in 6666 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #796)
Tempos de key Present participle:
key (3.person: keys)
have keyed (3.person: has keyed)
will have keyed
would have keyed