4 letter word starting with ki

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
kine plural of Cow, Cows.
kibe noun A chap or crack in the flesh occasioned by cold; an ulcerated chilblain.
kiby adjective Affected with kibes.
kick verb t. To strike, thrust, or hit violently with the foot; as, a horse kicks a groom; a man kicks a dog., To thrust out the foot or feet with violence; to strike out with the foot or feet, as in defense or in bad temper; esp., to strike backward, as a horse does, or to have a habit of doing so. Hence, figuratively: To show ugly resistance, opposition, or hostility; to spurn., To recoil; — said of a musket, cannon, etc., A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust with the foot., The projection on the tang of the blade of a pocket knife, which prevents the edge of the blade from striking the spring. See Illust. of Pocketknife., A projection in a mold, to form a depression in the surface of the brick., The recoil of a musket or other firearm, when discharged.
kier noun A large tub or vat in which goods are subjected to the action of hot lye or bleaching liquor; — also called keeve.
kike verb i. To gaze; to stare., To kick.
kill noun A kiln., A channel or arm of the sea; a river; a stream; as, the channel between Staten Island and Bergen Neck is the Kill van Kull, or the Kills; — used also in composition; as, Schuylkill, Catskill, etc., To deprive of life, animal or vegetable, in any manner or by any means; to render inanimate; to put to death; to slay., To destroy; to ruin; as, to kill one’s chances; to kill the sale of a book., To cause to cease; to quell; to calm; to still; as, in seamen’s language, a shower of rain kills the wind., To destroy the effect of; to counteract; to neutralize; as, alkali kills acid.
kiln noun A large stove or oven; a furnace of brick or stone, or a heated chamber, for the purpose of hardening, burning, or drying anything; as, a kiln for baking or hardening earthen vessels; a kiln for drying grain, meal, lumber, etc.; a kiln for calcining limestone., A furnace for burning bricks; a brickkiln.
kilo noun An abbreviation of Kilogram.
kilt p. p. from Kill., A kind of short petticoat, reaching from the waist to the knees, worn in the Highlands of Scotland by men, and in the Lowlands by young boys; a filibeg., To tuck up; to truss up, as the clothes.
kind superl. Characteristic of the species; belonging to one’s nature; natural; native., Having feelings befitting our common nature; congenial; sympathetic; as, a kind man; a kind heart., Showing tenderness or goodness; disposed to do good and confer happiness; averse to hurting or paining; benevolent; benignant; gracious., Proceeding from, or characterized by, goodness, gentleness, or benevolence; as, a kind act., Gentle; tractable; easily governed; as, a horse kind in harness., Nature; natural instinct or disposition., Race; genus; species; generic class; as, in mankind or humankind., Nature; style; character; sort; fashion; manner; variety; description; class; as, there are several kinds of eloquence, of style, and of music; many kinds of government; various kinds of soil, etc., To beget.
king noun A Chinese musical instrument, consisting of resonant stones or metal plates, arranged according to their tones in a frame of wood, and struck with a hammer., A chief ruler; a sovereign; one invested with supreme authority over a nation, country, or tribe, usually by hereditary succession; a monarch; a prince., One who, or that which, holds a supreme position or rank; a chief among competitors; as, a railroad king; a money king; the king of the lobby; the king of beasts., A playing card having the picture of a king; as, the king of diamonds., The chief piece in the game of chess., A crowned man in the game of draughts., The title of two historical books in the Old Testament., To supply with a king; to make a king of; to raise to royalty.
kink noun A twist or loop in a rope or thread, caused by a spontaneous doubling or winding upon itself; a close loop or curl; a doubling in a cord., An unreasonable notion; a crotchet; a whim; a caprice., To wind into a kink; to knot or twist spontaneously upon itself, as a rope or thread., A fit of coughing; also, a convulsive fit of laughter.
kino noun The dark red dried juice of certain plants, used variously in tanning, in dyeing, and as an astringent in medicine.
kipe noun An osier basket used for catching fish.
kirk noun A church or the church, in the various senses of the word; esp., the Church of Scotland as distinguished from other reformed churches, or from the Roman Catholic Church.
kish noun A workman’s name for the graphite which forms incidentally in iron smelting.
kiss verb t. To salute with the lips, as a mark of affection, reverence, submission, forgiveness, etc., To touch gently, as if fondly or caressingly., To make or give salutation with the lips in token of love, respect, etc.; as, kiss and make friends., To meet; to come in contact; to touch fondly., A salutation with the lips, as a token of affection, respect, etc.; as, a parting kiss; a kiss of reconciliation., A small piece of confectionery.
kist noun A chest; hence, a coffin., A stated payment, especially a payment of rent for land; hence, the time for such payment.
kite noun Any raptorial bird of the subfamily Milvinae, of which many species are known. They have long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked tail., Fig. : One who is rapacious., A light frame of wood or other material covered with paper or cloth, for flying in the air at the end of a string., A lofty sail, carried only when the wind is light., A quadrilateral, one of whose diagonals is an axis of symmetry., Fictitious commercial paper used for raising money or to sustain credit, as a check which represents no deposit in bank, or a bill of exchange not sanctioned by sale of goods; an accommodation check or bill., The brill., To raise money by “kites;” as, kiting transactions. See Kite, 6., The belly.
kith noun Acquaintance; kindred.
kive noun A mash vat. See Keeve.