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Keys

A notched and grooved, usually metal implement that is turned to open or close a lock.
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Islands

Abbr. Isl. or Is. or I. A landmass, especially one smaller than a continent, entirely surrounded by water.
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Keys

A similar implement or an electronic device used for opening, winding, or starting something
The key of a wind-up alarm clock.
The new car's electronic key.
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Islands

An unattached kitchen counter providing easy access from all sides.
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Keys

A device, such as a wedge or pin, inserted to lock together mechanical or structural parts.
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Islands

A raised curbed area, often used to delineate rows of parking spaces or lanes of traffic.
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Keys

A keycard.
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Islands

The superstructure of a ship, especially an aircraft carrier.
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Keys

A determining factor in accomplishing or achieving something
One key to the store's success has been consistent customer service.
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Islands

(Anatomy) A cluster of cells differing in structure or function from the cells constituting the surrounding tissue.
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Keys

Something that provides access to or understanding of something else
The key to the mystery was a drug store receipt.
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Islands

To make into or as if into an island; insulate
A secluded mansion, islanded by shrubbery and fences.
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Keys

A set of answers to a test.
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Islands

Plural of island
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Keys

A table, gloss, or cipher containing correspondences, as for decoding or interpreting something.
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Islands

En-third-person singular of island
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Keys

(Computers) A number used by a cryptographic algorithm to encrypt or decrypt data.
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Keys

(Architecture) The keystone in the crown of an arch.
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Keys

A button or lever that is depressed to operate a machine.
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Keys

A button that is depressed to cause a corresponding character or function to be typed or executed by a typewriter or to be accepted as input by a computer.
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Keys

(Music) A button or lever that is depressed with the finger to produce or modulate the sound of an instrument, such as a clarinet or piano.
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Keys

A tonal system consisting of seven tones in fixed relationship to a tonic, having a characteristic key signature and being the structural foundation of the bulk of Western music; tonality.
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Keys

The principal tonality of a work
An etude in the key of E.
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Keys

The pitch of a voice or other sound.
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Keys

A characteristic tone or level of intensity, as of a speech or sales campaign. Often used in combination
High-key.
Low-key.
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Keys

(Botany) A samara.
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Keys

An outline of the distinguishing characteristics of a group of organisms, used as a guide in taxonomic identification.
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Keys

(Basketball) An area at each end of the court between the baseline and the foul line and including the jump-ball circle at the foul line
A jump shot from the top of the key.
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Keys

The act of replacing portions of a video or photograph containing a preselected color with material from a separate image, as by chroma key.
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Keys

A low offshore island or reef, especially in the Gulf of Mexico; a cay.
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Keys

A kilogram of marijuana, cocaine, or heroin.
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Keys

Of crucial importance; significant
Key decisions.
The key element of the thesis.
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Keys

To lock with a key.
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Keys

To be the determining or crucial factor in
A double that keyed a three-run rally in the fifth inning.
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Keys

(Architecture) To furnish (an arch) with a keystone.
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Keys

(Music) To regulate the pitch of.
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Keys

To bring into harmony; adjust or adapt
"achievement tests that are more clearly keyed to what students are held responsible for in high school" (New York Times).
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Keys

To cause to pay attention to
School officials who were keyed into the dietary needs of students.
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Keys

To supply with a key of correspondences or with corresponding references
Keyed the pages in the edited book to illustrations in the manuscript.
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Keys

To operate (a device), as for typesetting, by means of a keyboard.
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Keys

To enter (data) into a computer by means of a keyboard.
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Keys

To identify (a biological specimen).
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Keys

To vandalize or mar by scratching with a key
Vandals keyed the cars left in the parking garage.
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Keys

To produce, replace, or include by chroma key.
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Keys

To pay close attention; focus
Improved service by keying on customer complaints.
Keyed into the main points of the lecture.
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Keys

(Sports) To watch or cover an opposing player closely in an effort to limit the player's effectiveness. Used with on
"[She] still carries the burden of scoring ... even though opponents key on her throughout every game" (Josh Barr).
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Keys

To replace portions of a video or photograph containing a preselected color with material from a separate image, as by chroma key.
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Keys

Plural of key
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