know nothing

  1. an ignorant person

    Synonyms : ignoramus, uneducated person
    Type Of : unskilled person

kidney beans

  1. the common bean plant grown for the beans rather than the pods (especially a variety with large red kidney-shaped beans)

    Synonyms : frijol, frijole
    Type Of : common bean, common bean plant, phaseolus vulgaris
  2. large dark red bean; usually dried

    Type Of : common bean


  1. in a keen or penetrating way

    Synonyms : acutely
    Examples :
    • he was keenly aware of his own shortcomings


  1. shrimp-like planktonic crustaceans; major source of food for e.g. baleen whales

    Type Of : malacostracan crustacean


  1. of or relating to kinesthesis

    Synonyms : kinaesthetic

keep away

  1. prevent from coming close

    Type Of : keep, prevent


  1. showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity

    Synonyms : benevolent, charitable, good-hearted, large-hearted, openhearted, sympathetic
    Examples :
    • kindly criticism
    • a kindly act
  2. pleasant and agreeable

    Examples :
    • a kindly climate
    • kindly breeze
  3. in a kind manner or out of kindness

    Antonyms : unkindly
    Examples :
    • He spoke kindly to the boy
    • she kindly overlooked the mistake


  1. to some (great or small) extent

    Synonyms : kind of, rather, sort of


  1. a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something

    Synonyms : avidity, avidness, eagerness
    Type Of : enthusiasm
  2. a quick and penetrating intelligence

    Synonyms : acuity, acuteness, sharpness
    Type Of : intelligence
    Examples :
    • I admired the keenness of his mind
  3. thinness of edge or fineness of point

    Synonyms : sharpness
    Type Of : form, contour, shape, conformation, configuration


  1. a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it

    Synonyms : kettledrum, timpani, tympani, tympanum
    Type Of : percussion instrument, percussive instrument
  2. the quantity a kettle will hold

    Synonyms : kettleful
    Type Of : containerful
  3. a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid

    Synonyms : boiler
    Type Of : pot
  4. (geology) a hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits

    Synonyms : kettle hole
    Type Of : hollow, hole