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

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2. key (adj.)

serving as an essential component

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3. key (n.)

something crucial for explaining

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4. key (n.)

pitch of the voice

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5. key (v.)

identify as in botany or biology, for example

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6. key (n.)

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

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7. key (v.)

provide with a key

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8. key (v.)

vandalize a car by scratching the sides with a key

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9. key (n.)

mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)

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10. key (n.)

the central building block at the top of an arch or vault

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