Find the word definition

Crossword clues for kilometre

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
30 mile/360 kilometre/2 hour etc round trip
▪ A coachload of supporters made the 700-mile round trip to South Devon.
come 50/100 etc miles/kilometres
▪ Some of the birds have come thousands of miles to winter here.
miles/kilometres an hour (=used in speeds)
▪ The speed limit is 65 miles an hour.
miles/kilometres per hour (=used for measuring speed)
▪ a speed limit of 40 miles per hour
▪ An array a square kilometre in size should see neutrino sources if there are any, Halzen says.
▪ The densities per square kilometre of its human and livestock populations are greater than anywhere else in the continent.
▪ It has more cars per square kilometre than anywhere else in the world.
▪ A basalt flow can advance over a kilometre of flat ground in a matter of hours; an andesite may take months.
▪ According to the proximity readout, the capsule was only a kilometre or so from contact with the surface of Tarvaras.
▪ An array a square kilometre in size should see neutrino sources if there are any, Halzen says.
▪ Figure 1 a shows the altitude profile of energy release in units of Mton high explosive equivalent per kilometre.
▪ Some have been sighted more than thirty feet in length, cruising almost a kilometre above sea level.
▪ The kilometre long cutting emerges on to a longer embankment with extensive views over the Tame valley and back towards West Bromwich.
▪ The levels of report in the Hughes and Cole study were all calculated per kilometre travelled.
▪ They were now a kilometre from the castle.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Kilometer \Kil"o*me`ter\, Kilometre \Kil"o*me`tre\, n. [F. kilometre. See Kilogram, and Meter.] A measure of length, being a thousand meters. It is equal to 3,280.84 feet, or 0.62137119 of a mile.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

chiefly British English spelling of kilometer; also see -re.


n. (label en British spelling Canadian spelling Australian, New Zealand, Irish and South African spelling) (SI-unit kilo metre length)


n. a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters (or 0.621371 miles) [syn: kilometer, km, klick]


The kilometre ( International spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures; SI symbol: km; or ) or kilometer ( American spelling) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one thousand metres ( kilo- being the SI prefix for ). It is now the measurement unit used officially for expressing distances between geographical places on land in most of the world; notable exceptions are the United States and the road network of the United Kingdom where the statute mile is the official unit used.

k (pronounced ) is occasionally used in some English-speaking countries as an alternative for the word kilometre in colloquial writing and speech. A slang term for the kilometre in the US military is klick.

Usage examples of "kilometre".

The richness of our linguistic recall may be biologically no more mysterious than the capacity of a homing pigeon to navigate precisely over hundreds of kilometres or a dog to distinguish and remember thousands of different odours at almost infinitesimally low concentration.

Beneath the spaceplane the sea was stained with mud, a grubby brown blemish extending for seventy to eighty kilometres out from the boggy shore.

Parked outside the Polytechnic there were two small taxi-vans that are hired at ten copecks per kilometre.

He had travelled three or four kilometres north, and was comparing the visible topography-lit by service lights installed by Demarchy gill-workers-with his own mental maps of the area.

Dominating the western horizon was the black bulk of the Ecclesiarch Palace, its slab-like towers over two kilometres tall, their uplink masts stabbing high into the cold, cyan sky.

Before the roar of the artillery preparation that raged on a front of several tens of kilometres died down, the Germans, deafened by the thunder of their own batteries and blinded by the gunpowder smoke that enveloped their positions, saw the red balls of the explosions in their own trenches.

The Laymil habitats were remarkably similar to Tranquillity and the Edenist habitats, biologically engineered polyp cylinders, although at fifty kilometres long and twenty in diameter they were fatter than the human designs.

The whole mighty, slowly gyrating and spinning assemblage, easily a couple of hundred kilometres in diameter, floated within a thick soup of gas a hundred kilometres beneath the cloud tops.

They were circular disks, two kilometres in diameter when they matured, made from polyp that was foamed like a sponge for buoyancy.

Peru bounded by the Rio Ingenio to the north and the Rio Nazca to the south, a roughly square canvas of dun-coloured desert with forty-six kilometres of the Pan-American highway running obliquely through it from top-centre to bottom right.

Sixte fait tous les jours soixante kilometres a cheval pour aller voir sa fiancee et revenir coucher a Bayonne?

Stocken Hall was only about fifteen kilometres from Launde Abbey as the crow flies.

Further down from Launde, the floor of the valley was crossed by a few minor roads, but essentially it was empty until he reached Ketton, twenty kilometres away.

Flensburg fjord is a straight, narrowish passage of some three or four kilometres, between steep banks.

An optically impenetrable layer floating two kilometres above the ground.