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

knock on

  1. (rugby) knocking the ball forward while trying to catch it (a foul)

    Type Of : play


  1. abnormal cone-shaped protrusion of the cornea of the eye; can be treated by epikeratophakia

    Type Of : astigmatism, astigmia


  1. a male relative

    Type Of : relation, relative


  1. singing popular songs accompanied by a recording of an orchestra (usually in bars or nightclubs)

    Type Of : singing, vocalizing


  1. a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)

    Synonyms : horse
    Type Of : chess piece, chessman
  2. raise (someone) to knighthood

    Synonyms : dub
    Type Of : gentle, ennoble, entitle
    Examples :
    • The Beatles were knighted
  3. originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit

    Type Of : male aristocrat