key to

Definition of key to

chiefly US

  1. 1 :  to make (something) suitable for (a particular use or type of person) I try to key my lectures to my audience. —often used as (be) keyed to The educational program is keyed to the needs of working women.

  2. 2 :  to change (something) in a way that is closely related to (something else) —usually used as (be) keyed to The amount of money they receive is keyed to the rate of inflation.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a usually metal instrument by which the bolt of a lock is turned

    :  any of various devices having the form or function of such a key

    :  a means of gaining or preventing entrance, possession, or control

  1. :  extremely or crucially important

  1. :  to lock or secure with or as if with a key :  fasten: such as

    :  to secure (something, as a pulley on a shaft) by a key

    :  to finish off (an arch) by inserting a keystone

  1. :  a low island or reef

    :  any of the coral islets off the southern coast of Florida

  1. :  a kilogram especially of marijuana or heroin

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