k

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English Online Dictionary. What means k‎? What does k mean?

Translingual

Letter

k (upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

Pronunciation

  • (Voiceless velar plosive):

Symbol

k

  1. (IPA) voiceless velar plosive.
  2. (physics) Boltzmann's constant

Noun

k

  1. (numbers) Abbreviation of thousand. (1000) (taken from the SI-prefix k- for kilo- meaning 1000's multiplier)
    (finance) €500k = 500,000 Euros

Gallery

See also

  • (IPA): g (voiced velar plosive)
  • (Latin script):  Aa  Bb  Cc  Dd  Ee  Ff  Gg  Hh  Ii  Jj  Kk  Ll  Mm  Nn  Oo  Pp  Qq  Rr  Sſs  Tt  Uu  Vv  Ww  Xx  Yy  Zz
  • (Variations of letter K):  Ḱḱ  Ǩǩ  Ķķ  Ḳḳ  Ḵḵ  Ƙƙ  Ⱪⱪ  ᶄᶄ  Ꝁꝁ  ᴋ  Kk

Other representations of K:

  • Uppercase: K
  • With cedilla: ķ
  • With hook: ƙ
  • With háček: ǩ
  • With acute: ḱ
  • With dot below: ḳ
  • With line below: ḵ
  • ĸ (kra)
  • Κ (kappa)
  • К (ka)

English

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /keɪ/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K, plural k's)

  1. The eleventh letter of the English alphabet, called kay and written in the Latin script.
  2. The first letter of callsigns allocated to American broadcast television and radio stations west of the Mississippi river.
See also
  • (Latin-script letters) letter; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Number

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The ordinal number eleventh, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called kay and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2

From kilo-

Noun

k (plural ks or k's)

  1. (computing) A kilobyte (more formally KB or kB).
  2. (computing) A kilobit (more formally kb), especially in measuring Internet connection.
  3. (colloquial) kilometre or kilometres.
    We drove 15 ks before we realised Billy wasn't in the back seat.
  4. (colloquial) thousand or thousands.
    Just about 65 k of Jack's full salary comes from servicing the Baker account.
  5. The SI measurement value of 1,000
Derived terms
  • 56k
  • 401k/401(k)

Phrase

k

  1. (colloquial, text messaging, Internet slang) Abbreviation of okay. (Also spelled 'kay.)

Derived terms

  • kk

Afar

Letter

k

  1. The seventh letter of the Afar alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, T t, S s, E e, C c, K k, X x, I i, D d, Q q, R r, F f, G g, O o, L l, M m, N n, U u, W w, H h, Y y

Azerbaijani

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /c/, /ç/, /k/

Letter

k lower case (upper case K)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) hərf; A a, B b, C c, Ç ç, D d, E e, Ə ə, F f, G g, Ğ ğ, H h, X x, I ı, İ i, J j, K k, Q q, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, V v, Y y, Z z

Chinese


Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *kъ(n).

Pronunciation

  • (before a vowel or a voiceless consonant) IPA(key): [k]
  • (before a voiced consonant) IPA(key): [ɡ]

Preposition

k

  1. to
  2. toward, towards

Synonyms

  • ke
  • ku

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aː
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /kaː/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Dutch alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • Previous letter: j
  • Next letter: l
  • 'k

Esperanto

Pronunciation

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called ko and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) litero; A a, B b, C c, Ĉ ĉ, D d, E e, F f, G g, Ĝ ĝ, H h, Ĥ ĥ, I i, J j, Ĵ ĵ, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, R r, S s, Ŝ ŝ, T t, U u, Ŭ ŭ, V v, Z z

Conjunction

k

  1. Abbreviation of kaj (and).

Synonyms

  • &
  • (text messaging) K

Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kʰ/

Letter

k (upper case K)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Faroese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) bókstavur; A a, Á á, B b, D d, Рð, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, Í í, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ó ó, P p, R r, S s, T t, U u, Ú ú, V v, Y y, Ý ý, Æ æ, Ø ø

Finnish

Pronunciation

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Finnish alphabet, called koo and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) kirjain; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s (Š š), T t, U u, V v (W w), X x, Y y, Z z (Ž ž), Å å, Ä ä, Ö ö

Fula

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /k/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. A letter of the Fula alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

  • Common to all varieties of Fula (Fulfulde / Pulaar / Pular).

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) karfeeje; ', A a, B b, Mb mb, Ɓ ɓ, C c, D d, Nd nd, Ɗ ɗ, E e, F f, G g, Ng ng, Ɠ ɠ, H h, I i, J j, Nj nj, K k, L l, M m, N n, Ŋ ŋ, Ñ ñ, Ɲ ɲ, O o, P p, R r, S s, T t, U u, W w, Y y, Ƴ ƴ

Gothic

Romanization

k

  1. Romanization of 𐌺

Ido

Pronunciation

  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /k/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ke/

Letter

k (upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) litero; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Italian

Letter

k f (invariable)

  1. See under K

Latin

Letter

k

  1. The tenth letter of the Latin alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Abbreviation

k

  1. Abbreviation of Kaeso.

Latvian

Etymology

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [k]

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • Letters of the Latvian alphabet:
    burti: Aa, Āā, Bb, Cc, Čč, Dd, Ee, Ēē, Ff, Gg, Ģģ, Hh, Ii, Īī, Jj, Kk, Ķķ, Ll, Ļļ, Mm, Nn, Ņņ, Oo, Pp, Rr, Ss, Šš, Tt, Uu, Ūū, Vv, Zz, Žž

Livonian

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /k/

Letter

k (upper case K)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Livonian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) kēratēḑ; A a, Ā ā, Ä ä, Ǟ ǟ, B b, D d, Ḑ ḑ, E e, Ē ē, F f, G g, H h, I i, Ī ī, J j, K k, L l, Ļ ļ, M m, N n, Ņ ņ, O o, Ō ō, Ȯ ȯ, Ȱ ȱ, Õ õ, Ȭ ȭ, P p, R r, Ŗ ŗ, S s, Š š, T t, Ț ț, U u, Ū ū, V v, Z z, Ž ž

Lower Sorbian

Alternative forms

  • ku (before ch, g, and k)

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *kъ(n).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /k/

Preposition

k (with dative)

  1. to

Malay

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Norwegian

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /kɔː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /k/, /ç/

Letter

k

  1. The eleventh letter of the Norwegian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

  • When written before j, k and j merge into voiceless palatal fricative, the ch sound in German ich.

Portuguese

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) letra; A a (Á á, À à,  â, àã), B b, C c (Ç ç), D d, E e (É é, Ê ê), F f, G g, H h, I i (Í í), J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o (Ó ó, Ô ô, Õ õ), P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u (Ú ú), V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ka/

Letter

k (lowercase, capital K)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Romanian alphabet, written in the Latin script. Mostly used in foreign words to represent the phoneme /k/. Preceded by j and followed by l.

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

See Translingual section.

Alternative forms

  • (uppercase): K

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /k/

Letter

k (Cyrillic spelling к)

  1. The 15th letter of the Serbo-Croatian Latin alphabet (gajica), preceded by j and followed by l.

Etymology 2

From Proto-Slavic *kъ(n), from Proto-Indo-European *kom.

Alternative forms

  • ka (see usage notes)

Preposition

k (Cyrillic spelling к) (+ dative case)

  1. to
  2. towards
Usage notes

Although both k and ka can be used synonymously, k must take the alternative form ka in the following environment:

  • before /k, g, h/:
    ka gradu - to the city
    ka gore - towards above
    ka hladu - toward the shade
Synonyms
  • ka (see usage notes)

Skolt Sami

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /k/

Letter

k (upper case K)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) bukva; A a,  â, B b, C c, Č č, Ʒ ʒ, Ǯ ǯ, D d, Đ đ, E e, F f, G g, Ǧ ǧ, Ǥ ǥ, H h, I i, J j, K k, Ǩ ǩ, L l, M m, N n, Ŋ ŋ, O o, Õ õ, P p, R r, S s, Š š, T t, U u, V v, Z z, Ž ž, Å å, Ä ä, ʹ

Spanish

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /k/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ka/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Spanish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ke/

Conjunction

k

  1. (slang) Abbreviation of que.

Pronoun

k

  1. (slang) Abbreviation of que.

Swedish

Pronunciation

Letter name
  • IPA(key): /koː/
Phoneme
  • IPA(key): /k/, /ɕ/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Swedish alphabet, called and written in the Latin script. Pronounced /k/ in front of a, o, u and å and /ɕ/ in front of e, i, y, ä and ö (some loan words might ignore this rule).

Turkish

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called ke and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) harf; A a, B b, C c, Ç ç, D d, E e, F f, G g, Ğ ğ, H h, I ı, İ i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, V v, Y y, Z z

Turkmen

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /k~q/

Letter

k (upper case K)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called ka and written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) harp; A a, B b, Ç ç, D d, E e, Ä ä, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, Ž ž, K k, L l, M m, N n, Ň ň, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, W w, Y y, Ý ý, Z z

Zulu

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also

  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

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