[kept] /kɛpt/ verb 1. simple past tense and past participle of . adjective 2. having the expression of principles, ideas, etc., controlled, dominated, or determined by one whose money provides support: a kept press; a kept writer. [keep] /kip/ verb (used with object), kept, keeping. 1. to hold or retain in one’s possession; hold as […]
1. an unstressed syllable prefixed to onomatopoeic and other expressive words, usually forming adverbs or interjections: kerflop; kerplunk; ker-splosh. U.S. slang prefix, by 1836 as che-, 1843 as ker-, possibly from influence of German or Dutch ge-, past participial prefix; or ultimately echoic of the sound of the fall of some heavy body. prefix A […]
[ker-ahk, ke-rahk] /ˈkɛr ɑk, kɛˈrɑk/ noun 1. a town in W Jordan, near the S Dead Sea: ancient citadel of the Moabites. [el ker-ahk, ke-rahk] /ɛl ˈkɛr ɑk, kɛˈrɑk/ noun 1. .
[key-ruh-luh, ker-uh-] /ˈkeɪ rə lə, ˈkɛr ə-/ noun 1. a state in SW India: formerly the regions of Travancore and Cochin. 15,035 sq. mi. (38,940 sq. km). Capital: Trivandrum. /ˈkɛrələ; kəˈrɑːlə/ noun 1. a state of SW India, on the Arabian Sea: formed in 1956, it includes the former state of Travancore-Cochin; has the highest […]