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1. key

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

Synonyms

  • bit
  • device
  • latchkey
  • ignition key
  • passkey
  • passe-partout
  • master
  • stem
  • shank

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • stay
  • close
  • stiffen

Etymology

  • keye (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Key

  • kagarlitsky
  • sffed
  • directv
  • cacld
  • branitzky
  • awb
  • woodmansee
  • u_s_m_c
  • mitcheltree
  • knbc
  • hardigree
  • hardegree
  • hammontree
  • franchisee
  • bourgeoisie
  • yangtze
  • st_marie
  • signori
  • resignee
  • powerpc
  • ocheltree
  • nyet
  • mckelvie
  • licensee
  • lapd
  • interviewee
  • inductee
  • hohensee
  • hnat
  • gymboree

How do you pronounce key?

Pronounce key as ki.

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Sentences with key


1. Adjective
A key measure of the severity is to what extent the threat prevents the company from achieving its objectives.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Proper application is the key to good results with horse manure.

Quotes about key


1. Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
- Mario Andretti

2. Action is the foundational key to all success.
- Pablo Picasso

3. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- Albert Schweitzer

2. key

adjective. ['ˈkiː'] serving as an essential component.

Synonyms

  • important
  • of import
  • primal
  • cardinal
  • fundamental

Antonyms

  • strengthening
  • weakening
  • overgarment
  • veer

Etymology

  • keye (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. key

noun. ['ˈkiː'] something crucial for explaining.

Antonyms

  • derestrict

Etymology

  • keye (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. key

noun. ['ˈkiː'] pitch of the voice.

Antonyms

  • inaction

Etymology

  • keye (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. key

verb. ['ˈkiː'] identify as in botany or biology, for example.

Synonyms

  • identify
  • sort out
  • distinguish
  • separate
  • name
  • class
  • assort
  • key out
  • discover
  • sort
  • describe

Antonyms

  • unimportance
  • insignificant
  • insignificance
  • meaningless

Etymology

  • keye (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. key

noun. ['ˈkiː'] any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music.

Synonyms

  • tonic key
  • tonality
  • minor key
  • home key
  • minor mode
  • major mode
  • musical notation

Antonyms

  • united
  • joint
  • same
  • dependent

Etymology

  • keye (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. key

noun. ['ˈkiː'] a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida.

Synonyms

  • Sunshine State
  • FL
  • Florida
  • Florida key
  • Everglade State
  • cay

Antonyms

  • converge
  • attached
  • connected
  • disrepute

Etymology

  • keye (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. key

noun. ['ˈkiː'] a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed.

Synonyms

  • telegraph key
  • backspace
  • keyboard
  • control key
  • backspace key
  • return key
  • shift key
  • space bar
  • tab key
  • lever
  • tab
  • return
  • backspacer
  • action
  • action mechanism
  • command key

Antonyms

  • volley
  • clear
  • stay in place
  • outgo

Etymology

  • keye (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. key

verb. ['ˈkiː'] provide with a key.

Synonyms

  • provide
  • render
  • furnish

Antonyms

  • modest
  • middle
  • late
  • ordinal

Etymology

  • keye (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. key

noun. ['ˈkiː'] mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock).

Synonyms

  • winder
  • mechanical device

Antonyms

  • stabilization
  • dormant
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • keye (Middle English (1100-1500))
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