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kilovolt a unit of electromotive force equal to one thousand volts. (abbr.: kv, KV)
kilowatt a unit of electrical power equal to one thousand watts. (abbr.: kw, kW)
kilowatt-hour a unit of electrical energy equal to one kilowatt operating for one hour. (abbr.: kwh, kWh)
kilt a knee-length, pleated, plaid wool skirt traditionally worn by Scottish men.
kilter good shape or condition.
kimberlite a type of igneous rock that sometimes contains diamonds, named after the town of Kimberley, South Africa.
kimchi a dish made of spicy, pickled cabbage that is an important part of Korean cuisine.
kimono a long, Japanese garment, closing across the front of the body and having wide sleeves and a broad sash. [2 definitions]
-kin little.
kin the members of an extended family collectively; relatives; kinfolk. [4 definitions]
kina the chief monetary unit of Papua New Guinea, equaling one hundred toea.
kind1 helpful and good-natured; benevolent. [2 definitions]
kind2 a group of things, people, animals, or other entities that are classed together because of similarities. [4 definitions]
kinda contraction of "kind of" used in some kinds of writing to reflect how the two words are often pronounced in rapid, informal speech (used as an adverb).
kindergarten a program or grade level that introduces very young children to schoollike activities.
kindergartner one who attends kindergarten.
kindhearted having or demonstrating kind sympathy for others.
kindle1 to build or start (a fire). [5 definitions]
kindle2 to give birth, esp. to a litter of rabbits or kittens. [2 definitions]
kindliness the state or quality of benevolence. [2 definitions]
kindling material that burns easily and is used to start a fire, esp. small dry pieces of wood. [2 definitions]