k

See also: Variations of "k"

k - 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. (geology) the permeability of a material for fluids
  3. (physics) the spring constant of an elastic material
  4. (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
  • Letter styles
  • Uppercase and lowercase versions of K, in normal and italic type
  • Uppercase and lowercase K in Fraktur

k - English

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme): IPA: /k/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K, plural ks or 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.

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.

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


Interjection

k

  1. (colloquial, text messaging, Internet slang) OK

Usage notes

"k" usually implies apathy or anger towards the statement it is responding to, in a less emphatic way than "K".

Derived terms


Usage notes

  • Phonetically, /k/ is always ⟨k⟩. ⟨c⟩ is used for /tʃ/.

k - Afar

Letter

k

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

k - Ainu

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [k]

Pronoun

k= (Kana spelling )

  1. (Saru, before vowels) I (first-person singular subject pronoun)

Usage notes

Used before verbs and adjectives to express the first person. When isolated, kuani is used. They can also be used together, thus:

  • Kuani k=arpa wa ku=ye. ― I will go and tell him.

k - Azerbaijani

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA: /c/, /ç/, /k/

Letter

k lower case (upper case K)

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

k - Basque

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ka/, [ka]

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Basque alphabet, called ka and written in the Latin script.

k - Chinese

For pronunciation and definitions of k – see K (“karaoke; etc.”). (This character, k, is a variant form of K.)

k - Czech

Pronunciation

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

Preposition

k [+dative]

  1. to, toward, towards (movement towards a person)
    • Šel jsem si k mému bratrovi pro půjčku.I went to my brother for a loan.
    • Měla by jsi jít k lékařovi.You should go to a doctor.
  2. to (in the direction of rather than a destination)
    • V jedné chvíli jsem si uvědomila, že jdu směrem k domu.At some point, i found myself walking towards the house.
  3. to, up to
  4. for, to (purpose)

Usage notes

This preposition is followed by the dative case.

Synonyms

k - Dutch

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA: /kaː/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

k - Esperanto

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA: /ko/
  • (phoneme): IPA: /k/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

Conjunction

k

  1. Abbreviation of kaj (and).

Synonyms

  • &
  • (text messaging) K

k - Estonian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈkɑː/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Estonian alphabet, called kaa and written in the Latin script.

k - Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /kʰ/

Letter

k (upper case K)

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

k - Finnish

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

Noun

k

  1. (housing) Abbreviation of keittiö (kitchen).

k - French

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ka/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

k - Fula

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /k/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

Usage notes

k - Gothic

Romanization

k

  1. Romanization of 𐌺

k - Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme): IPA: [ˈk]
  • (letter name): IPA: [ˈkaː]

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

Declension

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
Possessive forms of k

k - Ido

Pronunciation

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

Letter

k (upper case K)

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

k - Indonesian

Pronunciation

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

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

k - Italian

Letter

k f or m (invariable, lower case, upper case K)

  1. the eleventh letter of the Latin alphabet, called cappa or kappa in Italian

Usage notes

  • The letter K is not considered part of the contemporary Italian alphabet. See under K.

k - Latin

Letter

k

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

k - Latvian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [k]

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

k - Livonian

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA: /k/

Letter

k (upper case K)

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

k - Lower Sorbian

Alternative forms

  • ku (before ch, g, and k)

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /k/

Preposition

k (with dative)

  1. to

k - Lushootseed

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA: /k/

Letter

k

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Lushootseed alphabet, pronounced as a voiceless velar stop.

k - Malay

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

k - Maltese

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /k/
  • IPA: /ɡ/ (per assimilation to a following voiced obstruent)

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

k - Norwegian

Pronunciation

  • (letter name): IPA: /kɔː/
  • (phoneme): IPA: /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.

k - Nupe

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme): IPA: /k/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

k - Old Polish

Preposition

k [+dative]

  1. Alternative form of ku.

k - Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ka/

Letter

k (upper case K, lower case)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Polish alphabet, called ka and written in the Latin script.

Preposition

k [+dative]

  1. Middle Polish form of ku.

k - Portuguese

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

k - Romani

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /k/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. (International Standard) The fourteenth letter of the Romani alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  2. (Pan-Vlax) The fifteenth letter of the Romani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

k - Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /k/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called ca or capa and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes

Used only in loanwords and some proper nouns.

k - Serbo-Croatian

Alternative forms

  • (uppercase): K

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA: /k/

Letter

k (Cyrillic spelling к)

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

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 kućito/towards home
    • ka graduto/towards the city
    • ka hladuto/towards the shade
  • before consonant clusters with emphasis on /k, g, h/:
    • ka školito/towards school
    • ka zgradito/towards the building
    • ka hladuto/towards the shade

Synonyms

  • ka (see usage notes)

k - Skolt Sami

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA: /k/

Letter

k (upper case K)

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

k - Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: (phoneme) /k/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈke/ [ˈke]

Conjunction

k

  1. (slang) Abbreviation of que.

Pronoun

k

  1. (slang) Abbreviation of que.

k - Swedish

Pronunciation

Letter name
  • IPA: /koː/
Phoneme
  • IPA: /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).

k - Tagalog

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: k
  • (letter name, Filipino alphabet): IPA: /kej/, [kɛɪ̯]
  • (letter name, Abakada alphabet, Abecedario): IPA: /ka/, [kɐ]
  • (phoneme): IPA: /k/, [k]
  • (phoneme, intervocalic): IPA: /k/, [x]

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K, Baybayin spelling ᜃᜒᜌ᜔)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Tagalog alphabet (Filipino alphabet), called key and written in the Latin script.

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K, Baybayin spelling )

  1. The third letter of the Tagalog alphabet (Abakada alphabet), called ka and written in the Latin script.
  2. (historical) The twelfth letter of the Tagalog alphabet (Abecedario), called ka and written in the Latin script.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /kej/, [kɛɪ̯]

Interjection

k (Baybayin spelling ᜃᜒᜌ᜔)

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) OK

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ka/, [kɐ]

Pronoun

k (Baybayin spelling )

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Alternative form of ka (in text messaging and Internet conversations): you; u
    • Nasan k na?
      • Where are u?

k - Turkish

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme): IPA: /c/, /k/
  • (letter name): IPA: (standard) /ceː/, /kɑː/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

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

k - Turkmen

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme) IPA: /k~q/

Letter

k (upper case K)

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

k - Yoruba

Pronunciation

  • (phoneme): IPA: /k/
  • (letter name): IPA: /kí/

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Yoruba alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

k - Zulu

Letter

k (lower case, upper case K)

  1. The eleventh letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.
Meaning and Definition of k
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