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The Universal Dictionary

key

  1. [kiː] брит. / амер.

    1. сущ.

      1. ключ (от замка)

      2. эл. ключ

      3. клавиша (рояля, органа, флейты, клавиатуры компьютера); кнопка

      4. тех. шплинт, шпонка, чека

        1. ключ, разгадка

        2. ключ к упражнениям; сборник решений задач; указатель, индекс

        3. ключ, код

        1. муз. ключ; тональность

        2. тон, высота голоса

        3. иск. тон, оттенок (о краске)

    2. гл.

        1. запирать на ключ

        2. радио работать ключом

        3. эл. выключать, включать, переключать; снабжать рубильником, выключателем

        4. тех. крепить шпонкой; сажать на шпонку

        5. приклеивать, сажать на клей, раствор

        6. = key in набивать, набирать, вводить (информацию в компьютер, текст на машинке)

      1. шифровать, использовать условные обозначения

        1. приводить в соответствие, приспосабливать, адаптировать; находиться в соответствии, гармонировать

        2. (= key up) настраивать (скрипку, гитару)

      2. класть замковый камень в кладку

      3. царапать ключом (например, краску на автомобиле)

    3. прил.

      1. основной, ключевой; ведущий, командный; главный

      2. определяющий, опознавательный

  2. [kiː] брит. / амер.

    сущ.; искаж. cay

    отмель, риф

  3. [kiː]

    сущ.; нарк.; сокр. от kilo

    килограмм наркоты

Learning (En-Ru)

key

[kiː]

n

  1. ключ

  2. ключ; пояснение

  3. клавиша

  4. муз. тональность

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Science and technology can play a key role in access, management and sustainable use of water.
Наука и техника могут играть ключевую роль в обеспечении доступа к воде, ее рационального и устойчивого использования.
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
In particular, Window I enabled ITC to ensure the availability of key senior expert staff and thus expand the range of complementary trade-related functions available from the Centre.
Так, благодаря Механизму I ЦМТ имеет в своем распоряжении ключевых экспертов старшего звена и может предоставлять широкий круг дополнительных услуг в области торговли.
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
Yesterday, AFI Development announced the date of opening its key landmark - Mall of Russia.
Вчера AFI Development анонсировала дату открытия ключевого проекта - Mall of Russia.
© 2009-2010
© 2009-2010
Specifically, the chapter discusses the key federal and state franchise regulations and explains how they affect franchise operations.
Кроме того, в ней подробно рассмотрены основные положения федерального законодательства и законов штатов и их влияние на франчайзинговые операции.
Shane, Scott A. / From Ice Cream to the Internet: Using Franchising to Drive the Growth and Profits of Your CompanyШейн, Скотт А. / От мороженого к Интернету. Франчайзинг как инструмент развития и повышения прибыльности вашей компании
От мороженого к Интернету. Франчайзинг как инструмент развития и повышения прибыльности вашей компании
Шейн, Скотт А.
© Баланс Бизнес Букс, 2006
© перевод О. Теплых
© 2005 by Pearson Education, Inc.
From Ice Cream to the Internet: Using Franchising to Drive the Growth and Profits of Your Company
Shane, Scott A.
© 2005 by Pearson Education, Inc.
At last he got the best of the key and the handle and opened the door.
Наконец он совладал с ключом и ручкой и открыл дверь.
Barker, Clive / The Damnation GameБаркер, Клайв / Проклятая игра
Проклятая игра
Баркер, Клайв
© copyright 1985 by Clive Barker
© 1994, Кэдмэн
© перевод Д. Аношина
The Damnation Game
Barker, Clive
© copyright 1985 by Clive Barker
The main objective of the Bank is sustainable and efficient business development in key target segments.
Главной целью Банка является устойчивое, эффективное развитие бизнеса в ключевых целевых сегментах.
© ОАО Банк «Петрокоммерц» 2009
© Bank Petrocommerce 2009
'I don't remember how I managed the chain and the key.
Не помня как, я совладал с цепью и ключом.
Bulgakov, Michail / The Master and MargaritaБулгаков, Михаил / Мастер и Маргарита
Мастер и Маргарита
Булгаков, Михаил
© "Мурманское книжное издательство", 1990
The Master and Margarita
Bulgakov, Michail
© Translated from the russian by Michael Glenny
© 1967 Collins and Harvill Press, London
© 1967 in the English translation
"It's locked, here is the key!"
- Заперта-с, вот и ключ!
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / Crime and PunishmentДостоевский, Фёдор / Преступление и наказание
Преступление и наказание
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1970
Crime and Punishment
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2009 Rhodes Media
It is widely recognized that building strong national human rights institutions is a key element in ensuring that human rights are protected and advanced in a sustained manner.
Общепризнано, что создание сильных национальных институтов по правам человека является ключевым элементом в обеспечении защиты и устойчивого продвижения прав человека.
© OSCE 1995–2010
This is key to enabling Ministry staff to develop expertise in gender equality issues so as to train staff from other ministries.
Это ключевое условие предоставления для сотрудников министерства возможности получения экспертных знаний в области обеспечения равенства мужчин и женщин, с тем чтобы они могли обеспечивать профессиональную подготовку сотрудников других министерств.
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
That time I left Elena the key, begging her if anybody should come and knock, to call out and ask who was there.
В этот раз я оставил Елене ключ, прося ее, если кто придет и будет стучаться, окликнуть и спросить: кто такой?
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The Insulted and InjuredДостоевский, Фёдор / Униженные и оскорблённые
Униженные и оскорблённые
Достоевский, Фёдор
© "Государственное издательство художественной литературы", 1955
The Insulted and Injured
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Both France and America have a key role to play in addressing these issues effectively.
Как Франция, так и Америка должны сыграть ключевую роль в эффективном решении этих вопросов.
© Project Syndicate 1995 – 2011
© Project Syndicate 1995 – 2011
The key question is: if this is true, why don't we see these alternate universes filling up our living room?
Ключевой вопрос вот в чем: если это правда, то почему мы не видим эти иные вселенные, наполняющие нашу гостиную?
Kaku, Michio / Parallel worlds : a journey through creation, higher dimensions, and the future of the cosmosКаку, Мичио / Параллельные миры: Об устройстве мироздания, высших измерениях и будущем Космоса
Параллельные миры: Об устройстве мироздания, высших измерениях и будущем Космоса
Каку, Мичио
© ООО Издательство «София», 2008
© 2005 by Michio Kaku
© «София», 2008
Parallel worlds : a journey through creation, higher dimensions, and the future of the cosmos
Kaku, Michio
© 2005 Michio Kaku
The promotion of pluralism could therefore be the key value around which to construct a strategy for the elimination of all forms of discrimination.
Таким образом, поощрение плюрализма может стать наиболее ценным инструментом для создания стратегии искоренения дискриминации во всех ее формах.
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
The second pressing of the key 31 chooses the mode of setting the output signal frequency.
При втором нажатии ключа 31 выбирают режим установки частоты выходного сигнала.

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kiːNounключExamples

duplicate key — ключ-дубликат
master key — ключ-оригинал
a bunch of keys — связка ключей
a key to a door — ключ от двери
to duplicate a key — сделать дубликат ключа
to fit / match a key — подобрать ключ
to insert a key — вставлять ключ
to turn a key — поворачивать ключ

User translations

The part of speech is not specified

  1. 1.

    клавиша

    translation added by Ilkin Akhundov
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  2. 2.

    ключ

    translation added by grumbler
    Silver en-ru
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Collocations

accelerator key
ускоряющая клавиша
accent key
клавиша простановки ударения
access by key
доступ к ключу
access key
ускоряющая клавиша
access on the key
доступ по ключу
access on the key
доступ с помощью клавиши
activation key
ключ активации
actual key
эффективный ключ
activate key
кнопка "пуск"
activate key
пусковая клавиша
activate key
пусковая кнопка
alignment key
знак совмещения
alignment key
ключ совмещения
Allen key
ключ-шестигранник
alternate key-in
сокращенное имя команды

Word forms

key

noun
SingularPlural
Common casekeykeys
Possessive casekey'skeys'

key

verb
Basic forms
Pastkeyed
Imperativekey
Present Participle (Participle I)keying
Past Participle (Participle II)keyed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I keywe key
you keyyou key
he/she/it keysthey key
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am keyingwe are keying
you are keyingyou are keying
he/she/it is keyingthey are keying
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have keyedwe have keyed
you have keyedyou have keyed
he/she/it has keyedthey have keyed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been keyingwe have been keying
you have been keyingyou have been keying
he/she/it has been keyingthey have been keying
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I keyedwe keyed
you keyedyou keyed
he/she/it keyedthey keyed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was keyingwe were keying
you were keyingyou were keying
he/she/it was keyingthey were keying
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had keyedwe had keyed
you had keyedyou had keyed
he/she/it had keyedthey had keyed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been keyingwe had been keying
you had been keyingyou had been keying
he/she/it had been keyingthey had been keying
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will keywe shall/will key
you will keyyou will key
he/she/it will keythey will key
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be keyingwe shall/will be keying
you will be keyingyou will be keying
he/she/it will be keyingthey will be keying
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have keyedwe shall/will have keyed
you will have keyedyou will have keyed
he/she/it will have keyedthey will have keyed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been keyingwe shall/will have been keying
you will have been keyingyou will have been keying
he/she/it will have been keyingthey will have been keying
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would keywe should/would key
you would keyyou would key
he/she/it would keythey would key
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be keyingwe should/would be keying
you would be keyingyou would be keying
he/she/it would be keyingthey would be keying
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have keyedwe should/would have keyed
you would have keyedyou would have keyed
he/she/it would have keyedthey would have keyed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been keyingwe should/would have been keying
you would have been keyingyou would have been keying
he/she/it would have been keyingthey would have been keying
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am keyedwe are keyed
you are keyedyou are keyed
he/she/it is keyedthey are keyed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being keyedwe are being keyed
you are being keyedyou are being keyed
he/she/it is being keyedthey are being keyed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been keyedwe have been keyed
you have been keyedyou have been keyed
he/she/it has been keyedthey have been keyed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was keyedwe were keyed
you were keyedyou were keyed
he/she/it was keyedthey were keyed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being keyedwe were being keyed
you were being keyedyou were being keyed
he/she/it was being keyedthey were being keyed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been keyedwe had been keyed
you had been keyedyou had been keyed
he/she/it had been keyedthey had been keyed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be keyedwe shall/will be keyed
you will be keyedyou will be keyed
he/she/it will be keyedthey will be keyed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been keyedwe shall/will have been keyed
you will have been keyedyou will have been keyed
he/she/it will have been keyedthey will have been keyed