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(形) As an adjective
  1. Serving as an essential component.
(名) As a noun
  1. United 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).
  2. Metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated.
  3. A lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed.
  4. The central building block at the top of an arch or vault.
  5. Mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock).
  6. Pitch of the voice.
  7. Something crucial for explaining.
  8. A generic term for any device whose possession entitles the holder to a means of access.
  9. A list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations.
  10. A list of answers to a test.
  11. Any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music.
  12. 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.
  13. A coral reef off the southern coast of Florida.
  14. A winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple.
  15. A kilogram of a narcotic drug.
(动) As a verb
  1. Harmonize with or adjust to.
  2. Regulate the musical pitch of.
  3. Identify as in botany or biology, for example.
  4. Vandalize a car by scratching the sides with a key.
  5. Provide with a key.
Part of Speech(名) noun, (及物的动) transitive verb
Matching Results
jiànkey (on a piano or computer keyboard); button (on a mouse or other device); chemical bond; linchpin
解答jiědáanswer; explanation; solution (to a math equation)
关键guānjiàncrucial point; crux; key; crucial; pivotal
要害yàohàivital part; (fig.) key point; crucial
基调jīdiàomain key (of a musical composition); keynote (speech)
线索xiànsuǒtrail; clues; thread (of a story)
答案dá'ànanswer; solution
暗礁ànjiāosubmerged reef (rock)
调音tiáoyīnto tune (a musical instrument)
锁上suǒshàngto lock; to lock up
锁匙suǒchí, suǒshi (Tw)(dialect) key
yào, yuèkey
关键性guānjiàn xìngkey; critical
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