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yawi [yá.wi.] : key (n.)
Synonyms: yabi

Derivatives of yawi

n. (artifact)1. keymetal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated.
~ bitthe part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers.
~ devicean instrumentality invented for a particular purpose.; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
~ ignition keya key that operates the ignition switch of an automotive engine.
~ latchkeykey for raising or drawing back a latch or opening an outside door.
~ master key, passe-partout, passkey, masterkey that secures entrance everywhere.
~ shank, stemcylinder forming a long narrow part of something.
n. (cognition)2. keysomething crucial for explaining.; "the key to development is economic integration"
~ explanationthought that makes something comprehensible.
n. (attribute)3. keypitch of the voice.; "he spoke in a low key"
~ pitchthe property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration.
n. (communication)4. key, tonalityany of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music.
~ musical notation(music) notation used by musicians.
~ major key, major modea key whose harmony is based on the major scale.
~ minor key, minor modea key based on the minor scale.
~ home key, tonic keythe basic key in which a piece of music is written.
n. (quantity)5. keya kilogram of a narcotic drug.; "they were carrying two keys of heroin"
~ argot, jargon, lingo, patois, vernacular, slang, canta characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves).; "they don't speak our lingo"
~ kg, kilo, kilogramone thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites.; "a kilogram is approximately 2.2 pounds"
n. (plant)6. key, key fruit, samaraa winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple.
~ achenesmall dry indehiscent fruit with the seed distinct from the fruit wall.
n. (person)7. francis scott key, keyUnited States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812; the poem was later set to music and entitled `The Star-Spangled Banner' (1779-1843).
~ attorney, lawyera professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice.
~ poeta writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry).
n. (object)8. cay, florida key, keya coral reef off the southern coast of Florida.
~ everglade state, fl, florida, sunshine statea state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War.
~ coral reefa reef consisting of coral consolidated into limestone.
n. (location)9. key, paint(basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court.; "he hit a jump shot from the top of the key"; "he dominates play in the paint"
~ basketball, basketball game, hoopsa game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop.
~ basketball courtthe court on which basketball is played.
~ foul linea line from which basketball players take penalty shots.
~ spacean area reserved for some particular purpose.; "the laboratory's floor space"
n. (communication)10. keya list of answers to a test.; "some students had stolen the key to the final exam"
~ list, listinga database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics).
n. (communication)11. keya list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations.
~ list, listinga database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics).
~ key worda word that is used as a pattern to decode an encrypted message.
n. (communication)12. keya generic term for any device whose possession entitles the holder to a means of access.; "a safe-deposit box usually requires two keys to open it"
~ positive identificationevidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system; recognition by the system leads to acceptance.; "a system for positive identification can prevent the use of a single identity by several people"
n. (artifact)13. key, windermechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock).
~ mechanical devicemechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles.
~ watch keywinder consisting of a key with a square hole; used for winding some watches.
n. (artifact)14. headstone, key, keystonethe central building block at the top of an arch or vault.
~ arch(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it.
~ building blocka block of material used in construction work.
~ coign, coigne, quointhe keystone of an arch.
n. (artifact)15. keya lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed.
~ action mechanism, actionthe operating part that transmits power to a mechanism.; "the piano had a very stiff action"
~ backspace, backspace key, backspacerthe typewriter key used for back spacing.
~ command key, control key(computer science) the key on a computer keyboard that is used (in combination with some other key) to type control characters.
~ keyboarddevice consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like.
~ levera rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum.
~ return key, returnthe key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed.
~ shift key, shiftthe key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters.
~ space barthe bar-shaped typewriter key that introduces spaces when used.
~ tab key, tabthe key on a typewriter or a word processor that causes a tabulation.
~ telegraph keykey consisting of a lever that sends a telegraph signal when it is depressed and the circuit is closed.
v. (cognition)16. describe, discover, distinguish, identify, key, key out, nameidentify as in botany or biology, for example.
~ class, classify, sort out, assort, sort, separatearrange or order by classes or categories.; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
v. (possession)17. keyprovide with a key.; "We were keyed after the locks were changed in the building"
~ furnish, provide, supply, rendergive something useful or necessary to.; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
v. (contact)18. keyvandalize a car by scratching the sides with a key.; "His new Mercedes was keyed last night in the parking lot"
~ vandalise, vandalizedestroy wantonly, as through acts of vandalism.; "vandalize the park"
v. (change)19. keyregulate the musical pitch of.
~ music(music) the sounds produced by singers or musical instruments (or reproductions of such sounds).
~ chord, harmonise, harmonizebring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing.
v. (change)20. keyharmonize with or adjust to.; "key one's actions to the voters' prevailing attitude"
~ reconcile, harmonise, harmonizebring into consonance or accord.; "harmonize one's goals with one's abilities"
adj. 21. cardinal, central, fundamental, key, primalserving as an essential component.; "a cardinal rule"; "the central cause of the problem"; "an example that was fundamental to the argument"; "computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure"
~ important, of importof great significance or value.; "important people"; "the important questions of the day"