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key

synonym (synonym of key)

  • (noun.communication)
    any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.plant)
    a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple (noun.plant)
     
  • (noun.person)
    United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812; the poem was later set to musi more.. (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.object)
    a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida (noun.object)
     
  • (noun.location)
    (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the re more.. (noun.location)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock) (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    the central building block at the top of an arch or vault (noun.artifact)
     
  • (verb.cognition)
    identify as in botany or biology, for example (verb.cognition)
     
  • (adj.all)
    serving as an essential component (adj.all)
     

antonym (antonym of key)

  • (noun.communication)
    the absence of a key; alternative to the diatonic system (noun.communication)
     

similar (similar with key)

  • serving as an essential component (adj.all)
    of great significance or value (adj.all)
     

hypernym (key IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court (noun.location)
    an area reserved for some particular purpose (noun.location)
     
  • a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida (noun.object)
    a reef consisting of coral consolidated into limestone (noun.object)
     
  • a generic term for any device whose possession entitles the holder to a means of access (noun.communication)
    evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system; recogniti more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • a kilogram of a narcotic drug (noun.quantity)
    one thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (noun.quantity)
     
  • a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed (noun.artifact)
    a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum (noun.artifact)
     
  • a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations (noun.communication)
    a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics) (noun.communication)
     
  • a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple (noun.plant)
    small dry indehiscent fruit with the seed distinct from the fruit wall (noun.plant)
     
  • any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music (noun.communication)
    (music) notation used by musicians (noun.communication)
     
  • harmonize with or adjust to (verb.change)
    bring into consonance or accord (verb.change)
     
  • mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock) (noun.artifact)
    mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles (noun.artifact)
     
  • metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated (noun.artifact)
    an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose (noun.artifact)
     
  • pitch of the voice (noun.attribute)
    the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration (noun.attribute)
     
  • provide with a key (verb.possession)
    give something useful or necessary to (verb.possession)
     
  • regulate the musical pitch of (verb.change)
    bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing (verb.change)
     
  • something crucial for explaining (noun.cognition)
    thought that makes something comprehensible (noun.cognition)
     
  • the central building block at the top of an arch or vault (noun.artifact)
    a block of material used in construction work (noun.artifact)
     
  • vandalize a car by scratching the sides with a key (verb.contact)
    destroy wantonly, as through acts of vandalism (verb.contact)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF key relation)

  • a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed (noun.artifact)
    the typewriter key used for back spacing (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    (computer science) the key on a computer keyboard that is used (in combination with some other key) to type control characters (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    the bar-shaped typewriter key that introduces spaces when used (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    the key on a typewriter or a word processor that causes a tabulation (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    key consisting of a lever that sends a telegraph signal when it is depressed and the circuit is closed (noun.artifact)
     
  • a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations (noun.communication)
    a word that is used as a pattern to decode an encrypted message (noun.communication)
     
  • any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music (noun.communication)
    a key whose harmony is based on the major scale (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a key based on the minor scale (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    the basic key in which a piece of music is written (noun.communication)
     
  • mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock) (noun.artifact)
    winder consisting of a key with a square hole; used for winding some watches (noun.artifact)
     
  • metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated (noun.artifact)
    a key that operates the ignition switch of an automotive engine (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    key for raising or drawing back a latch or opening an outside door (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    key that secures entrance everywhere (noun.artifact)
     
  • the central building block at the top of an arch or vault (noun.artifact)
    the keystone of an arch (noun.artifact)
     

instance hypernym (key IS A KIND OF .... relation (represent specific [usually real-world] instances of something))

  • United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812; the poem was later set to music and entitled `The Star-Spangled Banner' (1779-1843) (noun.person)
    a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry) (noun.person)
     

part holonym (PART OF relation)

  • (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court (noun.location)
    a line from which basketball players take penalty shots (noun.location)
     
  • metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated (noun.artifact)
    the part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    cylinder forming a long narrow part of something (noun.artifact)
     

part meronym (HAS PART relation)

  • (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court (noun.location)
    the court on which basketball is played (noun.artifact)
     
  • a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida (noun.object)
    a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War (noun.location)
     
  • a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed (noun.artifact)
    the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism (noun.artifact)
     
  • the central building block at the top of an arch or vault (noun.artifact)
    (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it (noun.artifact)
     

member meronym (HAS MEMBER relation)

  • a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed (noun.artifact)
    device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like (noun.artifact)
     

entail (entailment relations of key)

derivation (.... is derived from key)

  • any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music (noun.communication)
    having tonality; i.e. tones and chords organized in relation to one tone such as a keynote or tonic (adj.all)
     
  • identify as in botany or biology, for example (verb.cognition)
    the act of designating or identifying something (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    the individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a language unit by which a person or thing is known (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    the verbal act of naming (noun.communication)
     
  • (adj.all)
    capable of being identified (adj.all)
     
  • mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock) (noun.artifact)
    coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem (verb.contact)
     
  • metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated (noun.artifact)
    vandalize a car by scratching the sides with a key (verb.contact)
     
  • regulate the musical pitch of (verb.change)
    any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music (noun.communication)
     
  • serving as an essential component (adj.all)
    the object upon which interest and attention focuses (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience (noun.cognition)
     
  • vandalize a car by scratching the sides with a key (verb.contact)
    metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated (noun.artifact)
     

domain category (key is domain category of ....)

  • (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court (noun.location)
    a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop (noun.act)
     
  • regulate the musical pitch of (verb.change)
    (music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds) (noun.cognition)
     

domain usage (key is used in .... domain)

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