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key·board

 (kē′bôrd′)
n.
1. A panel of buttons used for typing and performing other functions on a computer or typewriter.
2. Music
a. A row of levers that are depressed with the fingers to produce or modulate the sound of an instrument, such as a piano or organ.
b. Any of various instruments, played by means of a musical keyboard, often connected to a synthesizer or amplifier.
tr.v. key·board·ed, key·board·ing, key·boards
1.
a. To set (copy) by means of a keyed typesetting machine: keyboard a manuscript.
b. To enter (text or data) into a computer by means of a keyboard.
2. Music To play (a composition) on a piano or keyboard.

key′board′er, key′board′ist n.

keyboard

(ˈkiːˌbɔːd)
n
1. (Instruments)
a. a complete set of keys, usually hand-operated, as on a piano, organ, computer, typewriter, or typesetting machine
b. (as modifier): a keyboard instrument.
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. a complete set of keys, usually hand-operated, as on a piano, organ, computer, typewriter, or typesetting machine
b. (as modifier): a keyboard instrument.
3. (Instruments) (often plural) a musical instrument, esp an electronic one, played by means of a keyboard
vb
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to set (a text, etc) in type, onto magnetic tape, or into some other medium, by using a keyboard machine
ˈkeyˌboarder n

key•board

(ˈkiˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

n.
1. the row or set of keys on a piano, organ, or the like.
2. a set of keys, usu. arranged in tiers, for operating a typewriter, typesetting machine, computer terminal, or the like.
3. any of various musical instruments played by means of a pianolike keyboard, esp. an electric piano or organ.
v.t.
4. to enter (data) into a computer by means of a keyboard.
5. to set (text) in type, using a machine operated by a keyboard.
v.i.
6. to enter data or typeset text using a keyboard.
[1810–20]
key′board`er, n.

keyboard

  • fallboard - The hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played.
  • finger board - The part of a stringed instrument against which the fingers press the strings to vary the tone—as well as the keyboard of a piano, organ, etc.
  • home key - The home key is either of two keys on a keyboard acting as the base position for one's fingers in touch-typing (left F, right J).
  • octothorpe - The pound key on a keyboard or keypad is technically an octothorpe.

keyboard


Past participle: keyboarded
Gerund: keyboarding

Imperative
keyboard
keyboard
Present
I keyboard
you keyboard
he/she/it keyboards
we keyboard
you keyboard
they keyboard
Preterite
I keyboarded
you keyboarded
he/she/it keyboarded
we keyboarded
you keyboarded
they keyboarded
Present Continuous
I am keyboarding
you are keyboarding
he/she/it is keyboarding
we are keyboarding
you are keyboarding
they are keyboarding
Present Perfect
I have keyboarded
you have keyboarded
he/she/it has keyboarded
we have keyboarded
you have keyboarded
they have keyboarded
Past Continuous
I was keyboarding
you were keyboarding
he/she/it was keyboarding
we were keyboarding
you were keyboarding
they were keyboarding
Past Perfect
I had keyboarded
you had keyboarded
he/she/it had keyboarded
we had keyboarded
you had keyboarded
they had keyboarded
Future
I will keyboard
you will keyboard
he/she/it will keyboard
we will keyboard
you will keyboard
they will keyboard
Future Perfect
I will have keyboarded
you will have keyboarded
he/she/it will have keyboarded
we will have keyboarded
you will have keyboarded
they will have keyboarded
Future Continuous
I will be keyboarding
you will be keyboarding
he/she/it will be keyboarding
we will be keyboarding
you will be keyboarding
they will be keyboarding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been keyboarding
you have been keyboarding
he/she/it has been keyboarding
we have been keyboarding
you have been keyboarding
they have been keyboarding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been keyboarding
you will have been keyboarding
he/she/it will have been keyboarding
we will have been keyboarding
you will have been keyboarding
they will have been keyboarding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been keyboarding
you had been keyboarding
he/she/it had been keyboarding
we had been keyboarding
you had been keyboarding
they had been keyboarding
Conditional
I would keyboard
you would keyboard
he/she/it would keyboard
we would keyboard
you would keyboard
they would keyboard
Past Conditional
I would have keyboarded
you would have keyboarded
he/she/it would have keyboarded
we would have keyboarded
you would have keyboarded
they would have keyboarded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.keyboard - device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the likekeyboard - device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like
action mechanism, action - the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism; "the piano had a very stiff action"
computer keyboard, keypad - a keyboard that is a data input device for computers; arrangement of keys is modelled after the typewriter keyboard
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
key - a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed
pipe organ, organ - wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
forte-piano, piano, pianoforte - a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
clavier, piano keyboard, fingerboard - a bank of keys on a musical instrument
terminal - electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display
typesetting machine - a printer that sets textual material in type
typewriter - hand-operated character printer for printing written messages one character at a time
typewriter keyboard - a keyboard for manually entering characters to be printed
2.keyboard - holder consisting of an arrangement of hooks on which keys or locks can be hung
holder - a holding device; "a towel holder"; "a cigarette holder"; "an umbrella holder"
Translations
لَوْحَةُ الـمَفَاتِيحُلوْحَة المَفاتيحلَوْحَة المفاتيح الموسيقيَّه
klávesniceklávesy
tastaturkeyboardklaviaturklaviatur-
klavaro
näppäimistökoskettimetkoskettimisto
tipkovnica
billentyûs hangszerklaviatúra
lyklaborî; hljómborî
キーボード鍵盤
키보드
klaviatūra
klávesnicaklávesovýklávesový nástroj
tipkovnicaklaviatura
tangentbordkeyboard
แผงแป้นอักขระ
elektrikli orgklavyeklâvye
bàn phím

keyboard

[ˈkiːbɔːd]
A. Nteclado m keyboards (Mus) → teclados mpl
B. VT (Comput) [+ text] → teclear
C. CPD keyboard instrument Ninstrumento m de teclado
keyboard operator N = keyboarder keyboard player Nteclista mf

keyboard

[ˈkiːbɔːrd]
n
(= instrument) → clavier m
... with Mike Moran on keyboards → ... avec Mike Moran aux claviers
[computer] → clavier m
vt [+ text] → saisir keyboard player

keyboard

n (of piano)Klaviatur f, → Tastatur f; (of organ)Manual nt; (of typewriter, Comput) → Tastatur f; keyboard skills (Comput) → Fertigkeiten plin der Texterfassung; a genius on the keyboard (Mus) → ein Klaviergenie nt
vti (Typ, Comput) → eingeben

keyboard

:
keyboard operator
nTexterfasser(in) m(f)
keyboard shortcut
nTastenkombination f
keyboard template
nTastaturschablone f

keyboard

[ˈkiːˌbɔːd]
1. ntastiera
2. vt (text) → digitare, battere

key

(kiː) noun
1. an instrument or tool by which something (eg a lock or a nut) is turned. Have you the key for this door?
2. in musical instruments, one of the small parts pressed to sound the notes. piano keys.
3. in a typewriter, calculator etc, one of the parts which one presses to cause a letter etc to be printed, displayed etc.
4. the scale in which a piece of music is set. What key are you singing in?; the key of F.
5. something that explains a mystery or gives an answer to a mystery, a code etc. the key to the whole problem.
6. in a map etc, a table explaining the symbols etc used in it.
adjective
most important. key industries; He is a key man in the firm.
ˈkeyboard noun
1. the keys in a piano, typewriter etc arranged along or on a flat board. The pianist sat down at the keyboard and began to play; A computer keyboard looks like that of a typewriter; (also adjective) harpsichords and other early keyboard instruments.
2. any keyboard (musical) instrument.
ˈkeyhole noun
the hole in which a key of a door etc is placed. The child looked through the keyhole to see if his teacher was still with his parents.
keyhole surgery noun
surgery done through a very small cut in the body.
ˈkeynote noun
1. the chief note in a musical key.
2. the chief point or theme (of a lecture etc).
keyed up
excited; tense.

keyboard

لَوْحَةُ الـمَفَاتِيحُ klávesnice tastatur Tastatur πληκτρολόγιο teclado näppäimistö clavier tipkovnica tastiera キーボード 키보드 toetsenbord keyboard klawiatura teclado клавиатура tangentbord แผงแป้นอักขระ klavye bàn phím 键盘
References in classic literature ?
He went back to its mouth, began at one end of the keyboard and felt his way down into the mellow thunder, as far as he could go.
The bride fetched a swoop with her fingers from one end of the keyboard to the other, just to get her bearings, as it were, and you could see the congregation set their teeth with the agony of it.
Nobody but an acrobat will voluntarily spend years at such a difficult mechanical puzzle as the keyboard, and so we have to take our impressions of Beethoven's sonatas from acrobats who vie with each other in the rapidity of their prestos, or the staying power of their left wrists.
Then I saw the keyboard of an organ which filled one whole side of the walls.
Above all, it is like the touch of a firm and able hand on the keyboard of the senses.
Her white teeth shining like a keyboard, she pushed back the sliding doors and ushered him into old Catherine's presence.
Harris took him up to the sitting-room, which was on the first floor; it had an old piano in it with a keyboard that looked like a row of decayed teeth; and on the table in a cigar-box without a lid was a set of dominoes; old numbers of The Strand Magazine and of The Graphic were lying about.
The corner beyond, and most of the side wall, is occupied by a grand piano, with the keyboard at the end furthest from the door, and a bench for the player extending the full length of the keyboard.
said the boy, suddenly beginning to strike the keyboard with both hands.
It was a lonesome flat--something like the A sharp way down at the left-hand end of the keyboard.
Keyboard Concepts' Van Nuys store has a 12,000-square-foot showroom offering names such as Steinway, Baldwin, Schimmel, Young and Chang, Roland, Piano Disc and more at discounts of 25 percent to 50 percent below retail.
The keyboard can be twisted in 3 planes so as to decrease the muscular exertion required to hold one's hands on the narrow flat surface of the normal keyboard.