Synonyms and Antonyms for Key

1. key (n.)

metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated

Synonyms:

2. key (adj.)

serving as an essential component

Synonyms: Antonyms:

3. key (n.)

something crucial for explaining

Synonyms:

4. key (n.)

pitch of the voice

Synonyms:

5. key (n.)

any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music

Synonyms: Antonyms:

6. key (v.)

identify as in botany or biology, for example

Synonyms:

7. key (v.)

provide with a key

Synonyms:

8. key (v.)

harmonize with or adjust to

Synonyms:

9. key (n.)

(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

Synonyms:

10. key (n.)

a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations

Synonyms: