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kilometer

Definition:

a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters (or 0.621371 miles)

Class:

quantity noun (quantities and units of measure)

Plural:

kilometers

Part of:

myriameter

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

hectometer

Synonyms:

kilometre [British/Canadian spelling] | klick [Australia, informal, North America] | klik [Australia, informal, North America] | km [abbreviation]

Etymology:

French kilomètre (see "kilo-", "meter1")
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Kilometre | kilometer | km
(Coordinates: 43.08557°N 79.06885°W)

a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one thousand metres. It's 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... (41 of 2039 words, pronunciations, 6 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Kilometre

Merriam-Webster:

kilometer | km [abbreviation]

a metric unit or length equal to 1000 meters (9 of 164 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/kilometer

American Heritage Dictionary:

kilometer | km [abbreviation] | klick [slang] | klik [slang] | kilometric [adjective, related]

A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile). (11 of 91 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/kilometer

Oxford Dictionary:

kilometer | kilometre [British] | km [abbreviation] | kilometric [derived]

Syllabification: (kil·o·me·ter) | a metric unit of measurement equal to 1,000 meters (approximately 0.62 miles). (14 of 58 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/kilometer

Macmillan British Dictionary:

kilometre [countable] | kilometres [plural] | kilometer [American spelling]

a unit for measuring distance in the metric system, containing 1000 metres. The written abbreviation is K or km. (19 of 46 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/kilometre

Random House Dictionary:

kilometer | kilometre [British] | km [abbreviation] | kil. [abbreviation] | kilometers [abbreviation]

a unit of length, the common measure of distances equal to 1000 meters, and equivalent to 3280.8 feet or 0.621 mile. (21 of 32 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/kilometer

New World Dictionary:

kilometer | km [abbreviation] | kilometric [adjective, related]

one thousand meters (3,280.84 feet or 0.6214 miles) (8 of 27 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/kilometer

Wiktionary:

kilometre [British, Canadian, metrology] | kilometres [plural] | chilometer | chilometre [obsolete] | kilometer [United States] | km [official SI symbol, synonym] | Km [United States, non-scientific usage, such as in road signs, synonym] | kilometers [American spelling, plural] | klick [slang, military, American spelling] | ...

An SI unit of length equal to 103 metres. (9 of 23 words, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/kilometre

Cambridge Dictionary:

kilometre [British] | kilometer [United States] | km [abbreviation]

a unit of measurement equal to 1000 metres (8 of 20 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/kilometre

Collins Dictionary:

kilometre | kilometer [United States] | kilometrical [adjective, derived]

one thousand metres, equal to 0.621371 miles km (8 of 369 words, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/kilometre

Britannica Encyclopedia:

kilometre [km] | km [abbreviation] | kilometerkilometre [abbreviation]

kilometre unit of length equal to 1,000 metres and the equivalent of 0.6214 mile. (14 of 21 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/317835​/kilometre-km

Encarta Dictionary:

kilometer | kilometers [plural]

1,000 meters (2 of 16 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861624060​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

kilometer | kilometre [British] | km [abbreviation]

First use: late 18th century

Origin: French kilomètre (see "kilo-", "meter1")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/kilometer

kilometre | kilometer [United States] | km [abbreviation]

First use: late 18th century

Origin: French kilomètre (see "kilo-", "metre1")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/kilometre

Merriam-Webster:

kilometer

First use: 1810

Origin: French kilomètre, from kilo- + mètre meter

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/kilometer

New World Dictionary:

kilometer

Origin: French kilomètre: see "kilo-" and "meter"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/kilometer

Wiktionary:

kilometre [British, Canadian, metrology] | kilometres [plural] | chilometer | chilometre [obsolete] | kilometer [United States]

Origin: French kilomètre, from Ancient Greek χίλιοι (khilioi, "thousand") + μέτρον (metron, "measure").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/kilometre

Audio references

Wiktionary:

kilometer | kilometers [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "kilometer"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/kilometer

kilometre [British, Canadian, metrology] | kilometres [plural] | chilometer | chilometre [obsolete] | kilometer [United States]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "kilometre"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/kilometre

Collins Dictionary:

kilometre | kilometer [United States]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "kilometer"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "kilometre"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/kilometre

Macmillan British Dictionary:

kilometer

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "kilometer"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "kilometer"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/kilometer

kilometre [countable] | kilometres [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "kilometre"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "kilometre"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/kilometre

the Free Dictionary:

kilometer

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "kilometer"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "kilometer"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "kilometer" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/kilometer

kilometre

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "kilometre"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "kilometre"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/kilometre

Google Dictionary:

kilometer | kilometers [plural] | kilometres [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "kilometer"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=kilometer

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

kilometer

Audio: North American pronunciation of "kilometer"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=kilome​01 word=kilometer

kilometer

Audio: North American pronunciation of "kilometer"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=kilome​02 word=kilometer

YourDictionary Audio:

kilometer

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "kilometer" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/kilometer

freedictionary.org:

kilometer

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "kilometer" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=kilometer

kilometre

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "kilometre" by speech synthesizer

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

kilometre

Audio: North American pronunciation of "kilometre"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/kilometre

Cambridge Dictionary:

kilometre [British]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "kilometre"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "kilometre"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/kilometre

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