Meaning of K in English

K

n.

Pronunciation: ' k ā

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural k's or ks \ ' k ā z \

Usage: often cap

often attrib

before 12th century

1 a : the 11th letter of the English alphabet b : a graphic representation of this letter c : a speech counterpart of orthographic k

2 : a graphic device for reproducing the letter k

3 : one designated k especially as the 11th in order or class

4 : something shaped like the letter K

5 : a unit vector parallel to the z-axis

6 [ kilo- ] : THOUSAND <a salary of $24 K >

7 [ kilo- ] : a unit of computer storage capacity equal to 1024 bytes <uses 350 K of disk space>

8 capitalized [struc k ] : STRIKEOUT

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.