a word that serves as a key, as to the meaning of another word, a sentence, passage, or the like.
a word used to encipher or decipher a cryptogram, as a pattern for a transposition procedure or the basis for a complex substitution.
Also called catchword. Library Science. a significant or memorable word or term in the title, abstract, or text of a document or other item being indexed, used as the index entry.
Digital Technology. a word used to classify or organize digital content, or to facilitate an online search for information: Search the database for the keyword “Ireland.”.
a word used as a key to a code
any significant word or phrase, esp a word used to describe the contents of a document
also key-word, 1807, from key (n.1) + word (n.). Originally in reference to codes and ciphers.
- Keyword stuffing
noun the practice of overloading a Web page with keywords so search engines will pick up the page as relevant to a search, which is considered poor netiquette Usage Note computing slang
- Key worker
noun (mainly Brit) 1. a social worker, mental health worker, or nursery nurse assigned to an individual case, patient, or child 2. (in Britain) a worker in any of a number of public sector professions considered by the government to be essential to society, for example teachers, police officers, NHS health workers etc
cassia, the name of Job’s second daughter (42:14), born after prosperity had returned to him.
fem. proper name, biblical daughter of Job, from Hebrew Qetzi’ah, literally “cassia,” the aromatic tree that produces cinnamon.