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key



I - noun
1. metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated (Freq. 14)
Hypernyms:
device
Hyponyms:
ignition key, latchkey, passkey, passe-partout, master key, master
Part Meronyms:
bit, shank, stem
2. something crucial for explaining (Freq. 4)
- the key to development is economic integration
Hypernyms:
explanation
3. pitch of the voice (Freq. 2)
- he spoke in a low key
Hypernyms:
pitch
4. any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music (Freq. 1)
Syn:
tonality
Ant:
atonality (for: tonality)
Derivationally related forms:
tonal (for: tonality)
Hypernyms:
musical notation
Hyponyms:
major key, major mode, minor key, minor mode, tonic key, home key
5. a kilogram of a narcotic drug
- they were carrying two keys of heroin
Usage Domain:
slang, cant, jargon, lingo, argot,
patois, vernacular
Hypernyms:
kilogram, kg, kilo
6. a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple
Syn:
samara, key fruit
Hypernyms:
achene
7. a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida
Syn:
cay, Florida key
Hypernyms:
coral reef
Part Holonyms:
Florida, Sunshine State, Everglade State, FL
8. (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
- he hit a jump shot from the top of the key
- he dominates play in the paint
Syn:
paint
Topics:
basketball, basketball game, hoops
Hypernyms:
space
Part Holonyms:
basketball court
Part Meronyms:
foul line
9. a list of answers to a test
- some students had stolen the key to the final exam
Hypernyms:
list, listing
10. a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations
Hypernyms:
list, listing
Hyponyms:
key word
11. a generic term for any device whose possession entitles the holder to a means of access
- a safe-deposit box usually requires two keys to open it
Hypernyms:
positive identification
12. mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)
Syn:
winder
Derivationally related forms:
wind (for: winder)
Hypernyms:
mechanical device
Hyponyms:
watch key
13. the central building block at the top of an arch or vault
Syn:
keystone, headstone
Hypernyms:
building block
Hyponyms:
quoin, coign, coigne
Part Holonyms:
arch
14. a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed
Hypernyms:
lever
Hyponyms:
backspace key, backspace, backspacer, control key, command key,
return key, return, shift key, shift, space bar, tab key,
tab, telegraph key
Member Holonyms:
keyboard
Part Holonyms:
action, action mechanism

II - verb
1. identify as in botany or biology, for example (Freq. 1)
Syn:
identify, discover, key out, distinguish, describe, name
Derivationally related forms:
name (for: name), naming (for: name), identifiable (for: identify), identification (for: identify), identity (for: identify)
Entailment:
classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
2. provide with a key
- We were keyed after the locks were changed in the building
Hypernyms:
supply, provide, render, furnish
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
3. vandalize a car by scratching the sides with a key
- His new Mercedes was keyed last night in the parking lot
Hypernyms:
vandalize, vandalise
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
4. regulate the musical pitch of
Topics:
music
Hypernyms:
harmonize, harmonise, chord
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something PP
5. harmonize with or adjust to
- key one's actions to the voters' prevailing attitude
Hypernyms:
harmonize, harmonise, reconcile
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody PP

III - adjective
serving as an essential component (Freq. 8)
- a cardinal rule
- the central cause of the problem
- an example that was fundamental to the argument
- computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure
Syn:
cardinal, central, fundamental, primal
Similar to:
important, of import
Derivationally related forms:
center (for: central)

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