noun, plural K's or Ks, k's or ks.
Origin of K1
Origin of K1
Origin of kappa
Examples from the Web for k
Contemporary Examples of k
Only the L, K, and A of the old sign remain stuck to the side of the office.The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway
December 18, 2014
While I was delighted to close my case, another detective in my squad was not: K was his witness, in a prior incident.
I never saw J again, though I did run into K a few times after, and we talked.
On K Street, which was very much designed as a five-hour piece, we were building it as we went.The Director Isn’t Done Yet: An Interview With Steven Soderbergh
August 1, 2014
What Wall Street and K Street want, Wall Street and K Street do not necessarily get.Obama Is the New Dubya
June 17, 2014
Historical Examples of k
Is the H a mistake for K, which would give a well-known Irish name?
It was lucky for Razumov that Prince K—- was not a man of timid character.Under Western Eyes
The K—— insists it was Roseville, and I hope you may be able to assure me that he is mistaken.The Fortunes Of Glencore
Charles James Lever
These two collectors are also connected electrically with the conductor (K).Electricity for Boys
J. S. Zerbe
This is noted by means of levels placed on the ring (at K for instance).On Laboratory Arts
noun plural k's, K's or Ks
- a unit of 1024 words, bits, or bytes
- (not in technical usage) 1000
Word Origin for K
Word Origin for kappa
Roman letter, from Greek kappa, ultimately from Phoenician and general Semitic kaph, said to be literally "hollow of the hand," so called for its shape. For more on the history of its use, see see C. As a symbol for potassium, it represents Latin kalium "potash." Slang meaning "one thousand dollars" is 1970s, from kilo-. As an indication of "strikeout" in baseball scorekeeping it dates from 1874, said to be from last letter of struck, perhaps because first letter already was being used as abbreviation for sacrifice. The invention of the scorecard symbols is attributed to U.S. newspaperman Henry Chadwick (1824-1908) of the old New York "Clipper."
Smith was the first striker, and went out on three strikes, which is recorded by the figure "1" for the first out, and the letter K to indicate how put out, K being the last letter of the word "struck." The letter K is used in this instance as being easier to remember in connection with the word struck than S, the first letter, would be. [Henry Chadwick, "Chadwick's Base Ball Manual," London, 1874]
K as a measure of capacity (especially in computer memory) or number (especially of salary), meaning "one thousand" is an abbreviation of kilo.
tenth letter of the Greek alphabet, from an Aramaized form of qoph; see K.