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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

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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 ?
It had begun to grow dark, and I had shut the window (I had been lying, for the most part, with my head upon the sill, by turns crying, dozing, and looking listlessly out), when the key was turned, and Miss Murdstone came in with some bread and meat, and milk.
I tried it, for, since I could not find the key of the room or the key of the outer door, which was the main object of my search, I must make further examination, or all my efforts would be in vain.
He hastened to the side-door with Ali, entered hurriedly, and by the servants' staircase, of which he had the key, gained his bedroom without opening or disarranging a single curtain, without even the porter having the slightest suspicion that the house, which he supposed empty, contained its chief occupant.
Tulkinghorn takes a small key from his pocket, unlocks a drawer in which there is another key, which unlocks a chest in which there is another, and so comes to the cellar-key, with which he prepares to descend to the regions of old wine.
He paused on the staircase, snatching the bunch of keys from Baisemeaux, who thought this new madman was going to dash out his brains with one of them.
She saw him dropping his keys and trying to grasp his stick, while he looked at her like an aged hyena, the muscles of his face getting distorted with the effort of his hand.
And what do you suppose this mysterious key unlocks?
The keys of your cabinet, desk, drawers, and whatever else you possess,' said he, rising and holding out his hand.
He picked up the bunch of keys from the floor, and twirling them round in his fingers finally selected one, very bright and shining, which he tried in the lock of the purple despatch-case.
The keys are at the farm; we wouldn't have the keys.
They are often the keys to intrigues, that are not always brass-headed, but which are none the less interesting.
Verily, like a thousand peals of children's laughter cometh Zarathustra into all sepulchres, laughing at those night-watchmen and grave-guardians, and whoever else rattleth with sinister keys.
And she would have liked to take possession of their jewels and trinkets too; but the old Baronet had locked them away in his private cabinet; nor could she coax or wheedle him out of the keys.
By the bye,' it comes into Jasper's mind to say, as he idly examines the keys, 'I have been going to ask you, many a day, and have always forgotten.
You shall speak to the servants," she said, "with the keys of my wardrobe in your hand.