K k


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [key-too]
    • /ˈkeɪˈtu/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [key-too]
    • /ˈkeɪˈtu/

Definitions of k2 word

  • noun k2 Also called Godwin Austen [god-win aw-stin] /ˈgɒd wɪn ˈɔ stɪn/ (Show IPA), Dapsang [duh p-suhng] /dəpˈsʌŋ/ (Show IPA). a mountain in N Kashmir, in the Karakoram range: second highest peak in the world. 28,250 feet (8611 meters). 1
  • noun k2 a mountain in the Karakoram Range on the Kashmir-Xinjiang border: the second highest mountain in the world. Height: 8611 m (28 250 ft) 0
  • noun k2 Godwin Austen 0

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Origin of k2

First appearance:

before 1856
One of the 30% newest English words
1856 for def 1, so named by Thomas Montgomerie (1830-78), English surveyor, for the mountain's being the second highest in the Karakoram range; 2010for def 2

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k2 popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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