Thesaurus
This is a thesaurus of all the glosses to the words in the Glossary, linked to the lines in the texts where these words are found.

The Thesaurus is the opposite of the Glossary. When consulting the Glossary, you know the word and you want to find out what it means. When consulting the Thesaurus, you know the meaning and you want to find out which Shakespearean words express it. How would he say 'arrogant' or 'companion'? The options are listed when you search for these words.

Disclaimer: our Thesaurus is a guide only to the words in the Glossary, and not an account of the way these words might be used elsewhere in the canon, or in Early Modern English as a whole. For example, we include Shakespeare’s use of mother to mean 'womanish qualities', but not in its ordinary sense of 'parent'. You can read more background about the thesaurus here.

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Search letter k 216 items found
kaleidoscopic
enamelled (adj.)
keen desire
edge (n.)
keenness, lacking
dull (adj.)
keenness in debate
argument (n.)
keep, too hard to
hard-a-keeping (adj.)
keep at it
persever (v.)
keep captive
lock (v.)
keep down
lay (v.)
keep fair quarter with
quarter (n.)
keep from
let (v.)
keep in ignorance
ignorant (adj.)
keep in one piece
hang together (v.)
keep in possession
contain (v.),withhold (v.)
keep intact
uphold (v.)
keep on at
ply (v.)
keep out of the way
give way (v.)
keep pace
file (v.)
keep promise
keep touch (v.)
keep small
keep down (v.)
keep to the windward side
weather, keep the
keep unsuspecting
secure (v.)
keep vigil
watch (v.)
keep waiting
linger (v.)
keep watch during
sentinel (v.)
keep within bounds
border (v.)
keeper of a rabbit warren
warrener (n.)
keeper of goshawks
astringer (n.)
keeper of the wardrobe
yeoman (n.)
keeping, be in
level with (v.)
keeping, commit to the
deliver (v.)
keeping, put into one's
purse up (v.)
keeping, safe
safety (n.)
keeping back
reservation (n.)
keeping out
restraint (n.)
keeps going, person who
continuer (n.)
keeps secrets, person who
counsel-keeper (n.)
kept apart
sundered (adj.)
kept as a memento
monumental (adj.)
kept as in a treasury
intreasured, entreasured (adj.)
kept safe from evil
preserved (adj.)
kept within a hoop [in cock-fighting]
inhooped (adj.)
kettledrum
kettle (n.)
key [in a musical instrument]
chip (n.),jack (n.)
key, cold as a metal
key-cold (adj.)
kidneys
rein (n.)
kill, piece of the [in hunting]
spoil (n.)
kill off
starve (v.)
killed, be
lie low
killed, tenth person
disme (n.)
killer of children
boy-queller (n.)
killer of men
homicide (n.)
kiln, fire-hole of a
kiln-hole (n.)
kind indulgence
favour (n.)
kind nature
kindness (n.)
kind welcome
cheer (n.)
kindled with rage
wrong-incensed (adj.)
kindling wood
bavin (adj.)
kindly, receive
entertain (v.)
kindly, think
think upon (v.)
kindly entertain
cherish (v.)
kindly granted
vouchsafed (adj.)
kindness, natural
goodness (n.)
king, face like a
face-royal (n.)
king, like a
royal (adj.)
king, not befitting a
unkinglike (adj.)
king, official acting for an absent
commissioner (n.)
king, play the part of a
monarchize (v.)
king's evil, the
Evil, the
kingdom, constituted as a
kingdomed (adj.)
kingdom of birth
birthdom (n.)
kingfisher
halcyon (n.)
kingly authority
sovereignty (n.)
kingly title
name (n.)
kingship
state (n.)
kingship, deprive of
unking (v.)
kinship, close
propinquity (n.)
kinship, feeling of
kindness (n.)
kinship, not in accord with
unnatural (adj.)
kinship, with no respect for
unkind (adj.)
kiss erotically
mouth (v.)
kiss wantonly
buss (v.)
kite from hell
hell-kite (n.)
kitchen, entertain in the
kitchen (v.)
kitchen, pastry-making part of the
pastry (n.)
kitchen, personal
privy-kitchen (n.)
kitchen swill
wash (n.)
kitchen table
dresser (n.)
kitchen-maid
kitchen-trull
knave, saucy
Jack-sauce (n.)
knave in a type of card game
pur (n.)
knavish slave
Jack-slave (n.)
knee, bended
cap and knee (n.)
knee, bending
knee (n.),leg (n.)
kneel before
knee (v.)
knick-knack
knack (n.)
knife, slash with a
scorch (v.)
knife used by pickpockets for cutting purses
cuttle (n.)
knight, attendant on a
esquire (n.),squire (n.)
knight, horseback skirt worn by a
base (n.)
knight, standard of a
banneret (n.)
knight whose honour was conferred after prowess on the battlefield
knight of the battle
knighthood, candidate for
esquire (n.)
knighthood, order of
order (n.)
knightly prowess
chivalry (n.)
knightly qualities
chivalry (n.)
knightly rank
chivalry (n.)
knights, society of
cavalleria (n.)
knit [join]
sinew (v.)
knit [of brows]
bend (v.)
knob, ornamental
pommel (n.)
knob at the top of a cap or hat
button (n.)
knock given after others
after-loss (n.)
knock out
quench (v.)
knocked about
tugged (adj.)
knocked out of its orbit
disorbed (adj.)
know, wish to
crave (v.)
know in advance
foreknow (v.)
knowing, power of
speculation (n.)
knowing in advance
foreknowing (n.)
knowledge, area of
science (n.)
knowledge, avowal of skilled
profession (n.)
knowledge, body of
doctrine (n.)
knowledge, carnal
knowledge (n.)
knowledge, claim
profess (v.)
knowledge, collect
gather (v.)
knowledge, esoteric
concealment (n.)
knowledge, have previous
foreknow (v.)
knowledge, lacking in
unexperienced (adj.)
knowledge, positive
resolution (n.)
knowledge, private
privity (n.)
knowledge, real
conscience (n.)
knowledge, seeking
inquisitive (adj.)
knowledge, source of
information (n.)
knowledge, sphere of
element (n.)
knowledge, superficial
smack (n.)
knowledge, tactical
direction (n.)
knowledge, tried
proof (n.)
knowledge, with
knowingly (adv.)
knowledge drawn from experience
art (n.)
knowledge of astrology
astronomy (n.)
knowledge of the human body
physic (n.)
knowledge of the world
knowing (n.)
knowledgeable, secretly
privy (adj.)
knowledgeably
skilfully (adv.)
known, become
air, take
known, generally
vulgar (adj.)
known, make generally
publish (v.)
known, make publicly
divulge (v.)
known, make wickedness
proclaim (v.)
known, making
denotement (n.)
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