Meaning of K in English

K

I. ˈkā noun

( plural k's or ks ˈkāz)

Usage: often capitalized, often attributive

Date: 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

II. abbreviation

1. karat

2. kindergarten

3. king

4. kitchen

5. knit

6. knot

7. koruna

8. kosher — often enclosed in a circle

9. kyat

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.