Main definitions of k in English

: k1K2K3

k1

  • 1Karat.

  • 2[in combination] (in units of measurement) kilo-

    ‘a distance of 700 kpc’
  • 3Kopeck(s)

  • 1A constant in a formula or equation.

  • 2Chemistry
    Boltzmann's constant.

Pronunciation:

k

/kā/

Main definitions of k in English

: k1K2K3

K2

(also k)

noun

  • 1The eleventh letter of the alphabet.

    1. 1.1 Denoting the next after J in a set of items, categories, etc.

Pronunciation:

K

/kā/

Main definitions of k in English

: k1K2K3

K3

  • 1Kelvin(s)

  • 2Computing
    Kilobyte(s)

  • 3Kilometer(s)

  • 4informal OK.

    ‘K, I'm back’
  • 5North American Kindergarten.

  • 6King (used especially in describing play in card games and recording moves in chess)

    ‘declarer overruffed with ♦K and led another spade’
    ‘18.Ke2’
  • 7Knit (as an instruction in knitting patterns)

    ‘K 42 rows’
  • 8Köchel (catalog of Mozart's works)

    ‘the Sinfonia Concertante, K364’
  • 9informal Thousand (used chiefly in expressing salaries or other sums of money)

  • 10Baseball
    Strikeout.

  • The chemical element potassium.

Pronunciation:

K

/kā/