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3 letters words from 'ket'

KET 7 

2 letters words from 'ket'

ET 2TE 2

All 3 letters words made out of ket

ket ekt kte tke etk tek

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Definitions and meaning of ket



  • IPA(key): /kɛt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

Etymology 1

From bra-ket notation invented by Paul Dirac, from bracket.


ket (plural kets)

  1. (physics) A vector, in Hilbert space, especially as representing the state of a quantum mechanical system; the complex conjugate of a bra; a ket vector. Symbolised by |...〉.
    A particular ket, say | A {\displaystyle |A\rangle } , might be represented by a particular column vector. Its corresponding bra, A | {\displaystyle \langle A|} , would then be represented by the row vector which is the transpose conjugate of that column vector.

Etymology 2

Compare Icelandic kjöt (flesh); akin to Swedish kött, Danish kød, and Norwegian kjøtt. The use of the term ket for "candy" or "sweets" probably derived from its use to describe sweet meats or as a deterrent to children.


ket (countable and uncountable, plural kets)

  1. (Northern England) Carrion; any filth.
  2. (Northumbria) Sweetmeats.
  3. (Wearside) A sweet, treat or candy.


  • The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 on
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, →ISBN
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896, [1]

Etymology 3



ket (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial) ketamine

Etymology 4


ket (uncountable)

  1. (Scotland) matted wool



  • IPA(key): /ked/ before a vowel.
  • IPA(key): /ke/ before a consonant.



  1. not
    N'ouzon ket petra eo. — I don't know what it is.

Usage notes

Together with ne: ne ... ket. This is the same structure as French ne ... pas.



ket m (plural ketten, diminutive ketje n)

  1. (Belgium, dialect) a kid
  2. (Belgium, dialect) a young guy

Derived terms

  • Ketnet


Alternative forms

  • (common) kjöt


  • IPA(key): /cʰɛːt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛːt


ket n (genitive singular kets, no plural)

  1. (regional, dated) meat





  1. and

  • (Scots) carrion, rotting flesh.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)