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Noun
Plural for something that provides a means of understanding or achieving something
“I was of the opinion that the key to empowering individuals was to provide them with options.”
Noun
Plural for the way, means or right of entering or participating in
“For my parents, college represented a key to a better life.”
Noun
Plural for a group of notes based on a particular note and comprising a scale, regarded as forming the tonal basis of a piece of music
“The first section scampers about in a happy fashion but darkens suddenly in the key of D minor.”
Noun
Plural for the prevailing tone of a piece of writing, performance or situation
“Kingsley plays Ford in a near-hysterical key throughout, his jealousy tinged with full-blown paranoia.”
Noun
Plural for a device that unlocks
“She reached for her coat and car keys.”
Noun
Plural for a plan, or set of actions proposed or used to solve a problem
Noun
Plural for an answer to a problem or puzzle
Noun
Plural for underwater or partially submerged ledge
Noun
Plural for a word used to gain admittance or to gain access to information
Noun
Plural for an important quality or feature on which a particular thing depends or is based
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Noun
Plural for a contiguous area of land totally surrounded by water
Noun
Plural for that which can be used as an indication of something
Noun
Plural for the wording on a map or diagram explaining the symbols used
Noun
Clavises or conspectuses
Noun
Splines or blades
Noun
Plural for the atmosphere or pervading tone of something
Noun
(instructions) Plural for detailed information about how something should be done or operated
Noun
Plural for a title or brief explanation accompanying an illustration, cartoon, or poster
Noun
Plural for a non-specific rule or principle that provides direction to action or behavior
Noun
Plural for a translation of a text for use by students, especially in a surreptitious way
Noun
Plural for indication of musical key
Verb
(key in) To bring into harmony or accord
“You will need to key yourself into the situation to avoid making any rash decisions.”
Verb
(key in) To enter data into a form or field with the use of a keyboard
“Please key in your details using the form provided on the web page.”
Verb
To scratch with a key
“Someone would key my car and I would then have to spend hundreds on a new paint job!”
Verb
(of an activity or organization) To bring different elements into a harmonious or efficient relationship
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