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  1. a male or female given name.
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  1. Harold Adrian RussellKim, 1912–1998, British double agent: defected to U.S.S.R. 1963.
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[kam-buh l, kam-uh l]
  1. Alexander,1788–1866, U.S. religious leader, born in Ireland: cofounder with his father, Thomas, of the Disciples of Christ Church.
  2. A·vril Phaedra [av-ril] /ˈæv rɪl/, Kim, born 1947, Canadian politician: first woman prime minister 1993.
  3. Col·en [kol-uh n, koh-luh n] /ˈkɒl ən, ˈkoʊ lən/or Colin,died 1729, Scottish architect and author.
  4. ColinBaron Clyde, 1792–1863, Scottish general.
  5. Sir John,1779–1861, English jurist and writer: Lord Chancellor of England 1859–61.
  6. Joseph,1904–87, U.S. mythologist.
  7. Sir Malcolm,1885–1948, English automobile and speedboat racer.
  8. Mrs. PatrickBeatrice Stella Tanner, 1865–1940, English actress.
  9. Thomas,1763–1854, Irish religious leader, in the U.S. after 1807: cofounder with his son, Alexander, of the Disciples of Christ Church.
  10. Thomas,1777–1844, Scottish poet and editor.
  11. a city in W California.
  12. a city in NE Ohio.
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Examples from the Web for kim

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Historical Examples

  • Perhaps they kin; but you couldn't milk a cow till you kim out hyer.

    Hope and Have

    Oliver Optic

  • I was afeerd the redskins that kim down to keep us safe had turned agin us.

    Hope and Have

    Oliver Optic

  • "I hope he was thinking out a sequel to 'Kim,'" said Sir Peter.

    Old Valentines

    Munson Aldrich Havens

  • When Bill an me kim on the groun, the bar wur as dead as pickled pork.

    The War Trail

    Mayne Reid

  • Like Kim a Scout should be a "Little friend to all the world."

British Dictionary definitions for kim


  1. Sir Colin, Baron Clyde. 1792–1863, British field marshal who relieved Lucknow for the second time (1857) and commanded in Oudh, suppressing the Indian Mutiny
  2. Donald. 1921–67, English water speed record-holder
  3. Sir Malcolm, father of Donald Campbell. 1885–1948, English racing driver and land speed record-holder
  4. Mrs Patrick, original name Beatrice Stella Tanner. 1865–1940, English actress
  5. Roy. 1901–57, South African poet. His poetry is often satirical and includes The Flaming Terrapin (1924)
  6. Thomas. 1777–1844, Scottish poet and critic, noted particularly for his war poems Hohenlinden and Ye Mariners of England
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  1. Harold Adrian Russell, known as Kim. 1912–88, English double agent; defected to the Soviet Union (1963)
  2. his father, H (arry) Saint John (Bridger). 1885–1960, British explorer, civil servant, and Arabist
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Word Origin and History for kim


family name, from Gaelic caimbeul "wry or crooked mouth," from cam "crooked, deformed, one-eyed, cross-eyed." Also in surname Cameron, from Gaelic camshron "wry or hooked nose" (in the Highland clan; the Lowland name is for a locality in Fife). The Campbell Soup Company was started in 1869 by Joseph A. Campbell; Warhol began painting their cans in 1962.

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