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NOUN (7)

1. the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites;
[syn: kelvin, K]

2. a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite;
[syn: potassium, K, atomic number 19]

3. the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100;
[syn: thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad, G, grand, thou, yard]

4. a unit of information equal to 1000 bytes;
[syn: kilobyte, K, KB, kB]

5. a unit of information equal to 1024 bytes;
[syn: kilobyte, kibibyte, K, KB, kB, KiB]

6. the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet;
[syn: K, k]

7. street names for ketamine;
[syn: K, jet, super acid, special K, honey oil, green, cat valium, super C]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units;
[syn: thousand, one thousand, 1000, m, k]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

K \K\, (k[=a]), the eleventh letter of the English alphabet, is nonvocal consonant. The form and sound of the letter K are from the Latin, which used the letter but little except in the early period of the language. It came into the Latin from the Greek, which received it from a Ph[oe]nician source, the ultimate origin probably being Egyptian. Etymologically K is most nearly related to c, g, h (which see). Note: In many words of one syllable k is used after c, as in crack, check, deck, being necessary to exhibit a correct pronunciation in the derivatives, cracked, checked, decked, cracking; since without it, c, before the vowels e and i, would be sounded like s. Formerly, k was added to c in certain words of Latin origin, as in musick, publick, republick; but now it is omitted. [1913 Webster] Note: See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 240, 178, 179, 185. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mute \Mute\, n. 1. One who does not speak, whether from physical inability, unwillingness, or other cause. Specifically: (a) One who, from deafness, either congenital or from early life, is unable to use articulate language; a deaf-mute. (b) A person employed by undertakers at a funeral. (c) A person whose part in a play does not require him to speak. (d) Among the Turks, an officer or attendant who is selected for his place because he can not speak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Phon.) A letter which represents no sound; a silent letter; also, a close articulation; an element of speech formed by a position of the mouth organs which stops the passage of the breath; as, p, b, d, k, t. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mus.) A little utensil made of brass, ivory, or other material, so formed that it can be fixed in an erect position on the bridge of a violin, or similar instrument, in order to deaden or soften the tone. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

k adj 1: denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units [syn: thousand, one thousand, 1000, m, k] n 1: the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites [syn: kelvin, K] 2: a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite [syn: potassium, K, atomic number 19] 3: the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100 [syn: thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad, G, grand, thou, yard] 4: a unit of information equal to 1000 bytes [syn: kilobyte, K, KB, kB] 5: a unit of information equal to 1024 bytes [syn: kilobyte, kibibyte, K, KB, kB, KiB] 6: the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet [syn: K, k] 7: street names for ketamine [syn: K, jet, super acid, special K, honey oil, green, cat valium, super C]
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

K /K/, n. [from kilo-] A kilobyte. Used both as a spoken word and a written suffix (like meg and gig for megabyte and gigabyte). See quantifiers.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

K kilo-, a kilobyte. Used both as a spoken word and a written suffix, like meg and gig for megabyte and gigabyte. See prefix. [Jargon File] (1995-09-29)
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

K is a consonant that we get from the Greeks, but it can be traced away back beyond them to the Cerathians, a small commercial nation inhabiting the peninsula of Smero. In their tongue it was called _Klatch_, which means "destroyed." The form of the letter was originally precisely that of our H, but the erudite Dr. Snedeker explains that it was altered to its present shape to commemorate the destruction of the great temple of Jarute by an earthquake, _circa_ 730 B.C. This building was famous for the two lofty columns of its portico, one of which was broken in half by the catastrophe, the other remaining intact. As the earlier form of the letter is supposed to have been suggested by these pillars, so, it is thought by the great antiquary, its later was adopted as a simple and natural -- not to say touching -- means of keeping the calamity ever in the national memory. It is not known if the name of the letter was altered as an additional mnemonic, or if the name was always _Klatch_ and the destruction one of nature's puns. As each theory seems probable enough, I see no objection to believing both -- and Dr. Snedeker arrayed himself on that side of the question.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

K-Bar Ranch, TX -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Texas Population (2000): 350 Housing Units (2000): 116 Land area (2000): 3.410505 sq. miles (8.833167 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.410505 sq. miles (8.833167 sq. km) FIPS code: 38518 Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48 Location: 27.996465 N, 97.922898 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: K-Bar Ranch, TX K-Bar Ranch K, TX K