Crossword clues for kilometre
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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)
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.