Another word for Key


Francis Scott Key, Key - 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)

headstone, key, keystone - the central building block at the top of an arch or vault

key - something crucial for explaining

Example:- the key to development is economic integration

key - pitch of the voice

Example:- he spoke in a low key

key - metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated

key, winder - mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)

key, tonality - any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music

key, key fruit, samara - a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple

key - a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations

key - a list of answers to a test

Example:- some students had stolen the key to the final exam

key - a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed

key - a kilogram of a narcotic drug

Example:- they were carrying two keys of heroin

key - a generic term for any device whose possession entitles the holder to a means of access

Example:- a safe-deposit box usually requires two keys to open it

cay, Florida key, key - a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida

key, paint - (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

Example:- he hit a jump shot from the top of the key


key - vandalize a car by scratching the sides with a key

Example:- His new Mercedes was keyed last night in the parking lot

key - regulate the musical pitch of

key - provide with a key

Example:- We were keyed after the locks were changed in the building

describe, discover, distinguish, identify, key, key out, name - identify as in botany or biology, for example

key - harmonize with or adjust to

Example:- key one's actions to the voters' prevailing attitude


cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primal - serving as an essential component

Example:- a cardinal rule

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Source : WordNet