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Synonyms for key

Synonyms for key

a means or method of entering into or achieving something desirable

dominant in importance or influence

Synonyms for key

metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated

something crucial for explaining

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pitch of the voice

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any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music

a kilogram of a narcotic drug

a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple

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United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812

a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida

(basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court

a list of answers to a test

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a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations

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a generic term for any device whose possession entitles the holder to a means of access

mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)

the central building block at the top of an arch or vault

identify as in botany or biology, for example

provide with a key

vandalize a car by scratching the sides with a key

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regulate the musical pitch of

harmonize with or adjust to

serving as an essential component

References in classic literature ?
Then a wild desire took me to obtain the key at any risk,and I determined then and there to scale the wall again, and gain the Count's room.
exclaimed Caderousse; and, not knowing how this strange apparition could have entered when he had bolted the doors, he let fall his bunch of keys, and remained motionless and stupefied.
And at last, after long, long years, old Esther Dudley knew, or perchance she only dreamed, that a Royal Governor was on the eve of returning to the Province House, to receive the heavy key which Sir William Howe had committed to her charge.
He got up and walked to the gate again, and "wished he had had the key about him at the time.
Tulkinghorn rubs his head with the key while she entertains herself with a sarcastic laugh.
Baisemeaux bowed his head, took the keys, and unaccompanied, except by the minister, ascended the staircase.
This is the key of my iron chest, in the closet there.
The key that lay there on the table before him was the key to that very lock.
Whatever else of mischief De Vac might be up to, Brus was quite sure that in so far as the King was concerned, the key to the postern gate was as safe in De Vac's hands as though Henry himself had it.
It is most unfortunate that you did not bring me that key only one quarter of an hour sooner," said the gatekeeper, with a sigh.
and I will then bring the key back to you in the drawing-room.
And what do you suppose this mysterious key unlocks?
The key had been left in the dining-room by Julius, after he had let the doctor out.
The key of my desk, in fact, was at that moment in the lock, and the others were attached to it.
A small purple despatch-case, with a key in the lock, on the writing-table, engaged his attention for some time.