kilter


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kil·ter

 (kĭl′tər)
n.
Good condition; proper form: "policy 'adjustments' designed to bring the ... country's economy back into kilter with the Western economic system" (Edward Zuckerman).

[Origin unknown.]

kilter

(ˈkɪltə) or

kelter

n
working order or alignment (esp in the phrases off kilter, out of kilter)
[C17: origin unknown]

kil•ter

(ˈkɪl tər)

n.
good condition; order: The engine was out of kilter.
[1650–60, Amer.; variant of dial. kelter, of obscure orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kilter - in working order; "out of kilter"; "in good kilter"
orderliness, order - a condition of regular or proper arrangement; "he put his desk in order"; "the machine is now in working order"

kilter

kilter

noun
A state of sound readiness:
Translations

kilter

[ˈkɪltəʳ] N to be out of kilter [mechanism] → estar descentrado
business is bad and everything's out of kilterel negocio va mal y todo anda desbaratado

kilter

[ˈkɪltər] n
out of kilter → détraqué(e)
to throw sth out of kilter → détraquer qch

kilter

[ˈkɪltəʳ] n (fam) out of kilterfuori fase
References in classic literature ?
Aunt Atossa did not like being "caught in a kilter," so she went out of her way to be disagreeable.
The Scots have a fantastic record at home, particularly when it comes to beating the Old Lady, and those odds are way out of kilter.
A Labour spokesman said: "Once again, the SNP are out of kilter with the vast majority of Scots.
A statement of the ministry issued today quoted the Minister as saying, during a meeting with Chief of the Australian Immigration Department, Damit Kilter, "Iraq needs to exchange expertise and to benefit from the expertise of Australian universities education.
He claimed: "Treating my identity as a commodity is in kilter with free market capitalism.
Away from the eyes of society, some people are a bit off kilter.
The Eleventh Hour Can't Last Forever"I s a memoir of Alison Johnson remembering her time growing up under a somewhat off kilter Father who always believed Armageddon was around the corner and the fear of disaster lead him to leave a lasting negative impact on his family.
Fare rises that hark back to a time of high inflation and spiralling energy costs look very out of kilter.
Someone graduated from the Exene Cervenka Slightly Off Kilter Institute for Vocals, but I had no idea there was a branch campus in Sweden.
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But Taiwan wasn't the only one thrown off kilter by the quake.
Current single Lump In My Throat was another off kilter riff-driven tune, the intensity all too apparent to the appreciative crowd.