keel
I. verb Etymology: Middle English kelen, from Old English cēlan, from cōl cool Date: before 12th century chiefly dialect cool II. noun Etymology: Middle English kele, from Middle Dutch kiel; akin to Old English cēol ship Date: 14th century a flat-bottomed barge used especially on the Tyne to carry coal III. noun Etymology: Middle English kele, from Old Norse kjǫlr; akin to Old English ceole throat, beak of a ship — more at glutton Date: 14th century 1. a. the chief structural member of a boat or ship that extends longitudinally along the center of its bottom and that often projects from the bottom; also this projection b. ship 2. a projection suggesting a keel; especially carina 1 • keeled adjectivekeelless adjective IV. intransitive verb Date: 1832 1. to fall in or as if in a faint — usually used with over 2. to heel or lean precariously V. noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) keyle Date: 15th century chiefly dialect red ocher

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  • Keel — Keel, n. [Cf. AS. ce[ o]l ship; akin to D. & G. kiel keel, OHG. chiol ship, Icel. kj[=o]ll, and perh. to Gr. gay^los a round built Ph[oe]nician merchant vessel, gaylo s bucket; cf. Skr. g[=o]la ball, round water vessel. But the meaning of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • keel — keel·age; keel·boat·man; keel·haul; keel·less; keel; keel·man; keel·son; va·keel; keel·er; keel·hale; …   English syllables

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  • keel — [kiːl] noun on an even keel working smoothly without any sudden changes: • a strategy to put the economyon an even keel * * * keel UK US /kiːl/ noun [C] ● on an even keel Cf. on an even keel …   Financial and business terms

  • Keel — Keel, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Keeled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Keeling}.] 1. To traverse with a keel; to navigate. [1913 Webster] 2. To turn up the keel; to show the bottom. [1913 Webster] {To keel over}, to upset; to capsize. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • keel — keel1 [kēl] n. [ME kele < ON kjǫlr < Gmc * kelu < IE base * gel , to swallow > L gula, throat] 1. the chief timber or steel piece extending along the entire length of the bottom of a boat or ship and supporting the frame: it sometimes …   English World dictionary

  • Keel — (k[=e]l), v. t. & i. [AS. c[=e]lan to cool, fr. c[=o]l cool. See {Cool}.] To cool; to skim or stir. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] While greasy Joan doth keel the pot. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Keel — [ki:l] das; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. keel> ein altes engl. Kohlenmaß …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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