Significado de “key” - en el Diccionario Inglés

key en inglés británico

Ver todas las traducciones

keynoun [ C ]

uk /kiː/ us /kiː/

key noun [ C ] (LOCK)

A1 a piece of metal that has been cut into a special shape and is used for opening or closing a lock, starting a car engine, etc.:

car/door keys

Más ejemplos

key noun [ C ] (PART)

B2 any of the set of moving parts that you press with your fingers on a computer keyboard, or musical instrument to produce letters, numbers, symbols, or musical notes

Ejemplos

Modismos

keyadjective

uk /kiː/ us /kiː/

keyverb [ T ]

uk /kiː/ us /kiː/

to intentionally damage a car by scratching its paint using a key:

Someone keyed his Porsche.

Phrasal verb(s)

(Definición de key del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

key en inglés americano

Ver todas las traducciones

keynoun

us /ki/

key noun (METAL SHAPE)

[ C ] a piece of metal cut into a special shape to fit into a lock where it can be turned to open something, such as a door, or to start something, such as a car engine:

I put the key into the ignition.

key noun (MOVABLE PART)

[ C ] any of the set of movable parts that you press with your fingers on a computer or other machine to produce letters, numbers, or symbols, or on a musical instrument to produce sound:

piano keys
Press the shift key to write in capital letters.

key noun (IMPORTANT PART)

[ U ] the most important part of achieving something or explaining a situation:

Revision is the key to good writing.

key noun (MUSICAL NOTES)

music [ C ] a set of musical notes based on one particular note:

the key of C

key noun (LIST OF SYMBOLS)

[ C ] a list of the symbols used in a map or book with explanations of what they mean:

The key is printed at the bottom of the page.
key
adjective us /ki/

Deception is a key element of military strategy.

(Definición de key del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

key en inglés de negocios

Ver todas las traducciones

keynoun [ C ]

uk /kiː/ us

IT any of the set of moving parts that you press with your fingers on a computer, etc. to produce letters, numbers, or symbols:

Press any key to continue.

GRAPHS & CHARTS a list of the symbols used in a map, chart, or book with explanations of what they mean:

For an explanation of these symbols, see key below.
the key (to sth)

the best or only way to achieve something:

The key is to prioritize your work, and to keep to your schedule.
Hard work is the key to success.
A focus on training is often the key to unlocking potential.

keyadjective

uk /kiː/ us

very important and having a lot of influence on people or things:

The control of inflation is a key component of the government's economic policy.
a key factor
key to sth Education is key to the country's success.
Getting the budget right is absolutely key.

keyverb [ I or T ]

uk /kiː/ us

IT to put information into a computer or a machine using a keyboard, or to spend time doing this work:

All the data will then need to be keyed.
She spends most of her time keying.

Phrasal verb(s)

(Definición de key del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)