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key /ki:/
  • danh từ
    • hòn đảo nhỏ
    • bâi cát nông; đá ngần
    • danh từ
      • chìa khoá
      • khoá (lên dây đàn, dây cót đồng hồ, vặn đinh ốc...)
      • (âm nhạc) khoá; điệu, âm điệu
        • the key of C major: khoá đô trưởng
        • major key: điệu trưởng
        • minor key: điệu thứ
      • (điện học) cái khoá
        • charge and discharge key: cái khoá phóng nạp
      • phím (đàn pianô); nút bấm (sáo); bấm chữ (máy chữ)
      • (kỹ thuật) mộng gỗ; chốt sắt; cái nêm
      • cái manip ((thường) telegraph key)
      • chìa khoá (của một vấn đề...), bí quyết; giải pháp
        • the key to a mystery: chìa khoá để khám phá ra một điều bí ẩn
        • the key to a difficulty: giải pháp cho một khó khăn
      • lời giải đáp (bài tập...), sách giải đáp toán; lời chú dẫn (ở bản đồ)
      • bản dịch theo từng chữ một
      • ý kiến chủ đạo, ý kiến bao trùm
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) nguyên tắc cơ bản; khẩu hiệu chính trong một cuộc vận động
      • vị trí cửa ngõ, vị trí then chốt
        • Gibraltar has been called the key to the Mediterranean: người ta gọi Gi-bran-ta là cửa ngõ của Địa trung hải
      • giọng; cách suy nghĩ, cách diễn đạt
        • to speak in a high key: nói giọng cao
        • to speak in a low key: nói giọng trầm
        • all in the same key: đều đều, đơn điệu
      • (số nhiều) quyền lực của giáo hoàng
        • power of the keys: quyền lực của giáo hoàng
      • (định ngữ) then chốt, chủ yếu
        • key branch of industry: ngành công nghiệp then chốt
        • key position: vị trí then chốt
      • golden (silver) key
        • tiền đấm mồm, tiền hối lộ
      • to have (get) the key of the street
        • phải ngủ đêm ngoài đường, không cửa không nhà
    • ngoại động từ
      • khoá lại
      • (kỹ thuật) ((thường) + in, on) chèn, chêm, nêm, đóng chốt
      • ((thường) + up) lên dây (đàn pianô...)
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) làm cho hợp với, làm cho thích ứng với
      • to key up
        • (nghĩa bóng) khích động, kích thích, cổ vũ, động viên
      • to key up somebody to do something: động viên ai làm gì
      • nâng cao, tăng cường
        • to key up one's endeavour: tăng cường nỗ lực
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) làm căng thẳng tinh thần, làm căng thẳng đầu óc
    Concise Dictionary
    keys|keyed|keyingkɪː
    noun
    +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
    +pitch of the voice
    +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
    +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)
    +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; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court
    +a list of answers to a test
    +a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations
    +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
    +a lever that actuates a mechanism when depressed
    verb
    +identify as in botany or biology, for example
    +provide with a key
    +vandalize a car by scratching the sides with a key
    +regulate the musical pitch of
    +harmonize with or adjust to
    adj.
    +serving as an essential component
    +effective; producing a desired effect

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    n.
    1 latchkey, skeleton key, passkey, opener:
    Have you lost your car keys again? You will need a key to open the air valve on the radiator
    2 clue, cue, guide, indication, indicator, explanation:
    The key to his behaviour can probably be found in the way his mother treated him in his childhood
    3 pitch, tone, timbre, level, tonality, frequency:
    The song was originally written in the key of C.
    4 legend, explanation, description, explication, clarification, translation:
    A key to the symbols appears on every other page.
    5 mood, tenor, tone, humour, style:
    In this passage there is a change to a more sombre key.
    adj.
    6 important, essential, vital, necessary, crucial, critical, main, pivotal:
    Automatic reversal is a key feature of this cassette player. Roderick is a key man in the company.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb, adjective
    + noun
    tool for lock
    1 a specially shaped piece of metal used for locking a door, starting a car, etc: to insert / turn the key in the lock + the car keys + a bunch of keys + the spare key to the front door + We'll have a duplicate key cut (= made). + There's a special key for winding up this clock.
    most important thing
    2 [usually sing.] ~ (to sth) a thing that makes you able to understand or achieve sth: The key to success is preparation. + The driver of the car probably holds the key to solving the crime. + (especially AmE) The key is, how long can the federal government control the inflation rate?
    on computer
    3 any of the buttons that you press to operate a computer or TYPEWRITER: Press the return key to enter the information.
    on musical instrument
    4 any of the wooden or metal parts that you press to play a piano and some other musical instruments
    music
    5 a set of related notes, based on a particular note. Pieces of music are usually written mainly using a particular key: a sonata in the key of E flat major + This piece changes key many times.
    Compare: SCALE n. (7)
    answers
    6 a set of answers to exercises or problems: Check your answers in the key at the back of the book.
    on map
    7 an explanation of the symbols used on a map or plan
    See also - LOW-KEY
    Idioms see LOCK n.
    + verb [VN] ~ sth (in)
    ~ sth (into sth) to put information into a computer using a keyboard
    Synonym: ENTER
    Key (in) your password.
    Phrasal Verbs: key sb/sth to sth [usually passive] (especially AmE) to make sb/sth suitable or appropriate for a particular purpose: The classes are keyed to the needs of advanced students.
    + adjective [only before noun] most important; essential: the key issue / factor / point + He was a key figure in the campaign. + She played a key role in the dispute. + 'Caution' is the key word in this situation.
    Collocation Dictionary
    noun

    1 for a door

    ADJ.

    master, skeleton | duplicate, spare | car, desk, front door, house, ignition, etc.

    QUANT.

    bunch, set
    a large bunch of keys a set of car keys

    VERB + KEY

    turn
    She turned the key in the lock.
    | insert, put in | remove, take out | use
    She must have used a key to get in.

    KEY + VERB

    open, unlock
    You need a key to open the garage.
    | lock | turn
    They heard a key turn in the back door lock.

    PREP.

    with a/the ~
    You have toclose it with the key.
    | ~ to
    thekey to the front door

    PHRASES

    get a key cut
    I'll getanother key cut so that you canhave one.

    2 on a computer

    ADJ.

    Alt, arrow, backspace, control, delete, escape, function, return, shift, etc. | shortcut
    F1 is the shortcut key for calling up help.

    QUANT.

    row
    the top row of keys

    VERB + KEY

    hit, hold down, press, touch
    Hold down the Alt key while pressing the arrow keys.
    | release
    > Special page at COMPUTER

    3 explanation of symbols, etc.

    KEY + VERB

    tell sb sth
    The key tells you what all the symbols mean.

    PREP.

    in a/the ~
    You can find the symbols in the key at the bottom of the page.
    | ~ to
    the key to the signs and symbols

    4 decisive factor

    VERB + KEY

    have, hold
    First-time voters could hold the key to the election result.

    PREP.

    ~ to
    Language is the key to understanding those around you.

    5 in music

    ADJ.

    major, minor | high, low

    VERB + KEY

    change

    KEY + VERB

    change
    The key changes from C major to A minor.

    KEY + NOUN

    change | signature
    There are two sharps in the key signature of D major.

    PREP.

    in a/the ~
    What key's it in? Can we try it in a lower key?
    | ~ of
    the key of G major



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