How do you pronounce kilometer?
Recent Examples of kilometer from the Web
The vehicle’s average speed was 184.11 kilometer per hour (114.4 miles per hour) during the record lap.
The potential reserve also has to be at least 700 square kilometers (435 miles), partially or fully accessible to the public, and legally protected for scientific, educational, cultural, and/or public enjoyment purposes.
Dozens of Turkish tanks dotted an open field just a few kilometers from the Iraqi border on Monday, according to footage on CNN-Turk television.
Burnley’s offense: The town council this year erected kilometer signs along footpaths.
While the gasoline shortages that once caused kilometer-long queues at stations have eased near the capital, the roads themselves are bottlenecks for aid, and for rebuilding other parts of the island’s infrastructure.
At the direction of Congress, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched a program in 1998 focused on finding 90 percent of all near-Earth objects (NEOs) larger than 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) wide.
Some return to the danger zone, which extends up to 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from the crater, during the day to tend to livestock.
Surprisingly, coastal areas across the globe had a net gain of more than 13,000 square kilometers (5,000 square miles) of land, largely due to human construction that has outpaced natural erosion.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'kilometer.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Did You Know?
A kilometer is equal to about 62/100 of a mile, and a mile is equal to about 1.61 kilometers. The U.S. has been slow to adopt metric measures, which are used almost everywhere else in the world. Though our car speedometers are often marked in both miles and kilometers, the U.S. and Great Britain are practically the only developed nations that still show miles rather than kilometers on their road signs. But even in the U.S., footraces are usually measured in meters or kilometers, like the Olympic races. Runners normally abbreviate kilometer to K: "a 5K race" (3.1 miles), "the 10K run" (6.2 miles), and so on.
Origin and Etymology of kilometer
First Known Use: 1810See Words from the same year
KILOMETER Defined for English Language Learners
KILOMETER Defined for Kids
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up kilometer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).