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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 ?
I will do anything else I can to comfort you; but I will not touch your keys or your money."
Ghek lost no time in returning to the chamber, recovering the key, relocking the rykor to his chain.
He therefore -- as being in possession of the key, he might enter Rosa's chamber whenever he liked -- thought it better to wait and to take it either an hour before or after opening, and to start on the instant to Haarlem, where the tulip would be before the judges of the committee before any one else could put in a reclamation.
After first reporting herself in the housekeeper's room, she went upstairs to remove her bonnet and shawl; taking that opportunity to hide the keys in her bed-chamber until night came.
Turns the key upon her, mistress." Illustrating with the cellar-key.
Slipping the key into the pocket of his tunic and covering the bundle with his long surcoat, De Vac stepped out into the darkness of the alley and hastened toward the dock.
'Or whether Stony stood for Stephen;' clinking with a change of keys.
When the sound of their footsteps had died away, Dorian locked the door and put the key in his pocket.
"Let the man remain here; take the keys yourself, and show me the way.
The Golden Key itself, fair emblem of the locksmith's trade, had been pulled down by the rioters, and roughly trampled under foot.
There seemed to be no use in waiting by the little door, so she went back to the table, half hoping she might find another key on it, or at any rate a book of rules for shutting people up like telescopes: this time she found a little bottle on it, (`which certainly was not here before,' said Alice,) and round the neck of the bottle was a paper label, with the words `DRINK ME' beautifully printed on it in large letters.
'and I will then bring the key back to you in the drawing-room.'
And what do you suppose this mysterious key unlocks?"
When he went out of the room I could hear the key turn softly.
Then he noticed that the key had been left in the lock.