Keyboard Definition

Define what is Keyboard?

1. keyboard (noun)

device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like.


    device noun
    an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose.


    computer keyboard, keypad noun
    a keyboard that is a data input device for computers; arrangement of keys is modelled after the typewriter keyboard.

    clavier, piano keyboard, fingerboard noun
    a bank of keys on a musical instrument.

    typewriter keyboard noun
    a keyboard for manually entering characters to be printed.

    2. keyboard (noun)

    holder consisting of an arrangement of hooks on which keys or locks can be hung.


      holder noun
      a holding device.

      Nearby Terms

      keyboard buffer (noun)
      a buffer that keeps track of key strokes until the computer is ready to respond to them

      keyboard instrument (noun)
      a musical instrument that is played by means of a keyboard

      keyboardist (noun)
      a musician who plays a keyboard instrument

      keycard (noun)
      a plastic card that has a magnetically coded strip that is scanned in order to operate a mechanism

      keyed (adjective)
      fitted with or secured by a key

      keyhole (noun)
      the hole where a key is inserted

      keyhole limpet (noun)
      marine limpet having a conical shell with an opening at the apex

      keyhole saw (noun)
      a handsaw with a long narrow blade for cutting short radius curves; similar to a compass saw

      keyless (adjective)
      lacking or not requiring a key

      Keynes (noun)
      English economist who advocated the use of government monetary and fiscal policy to maintain full employment without inflation (1883-1946)

      Keynesian (noun)
      a follower of the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes

      Keynesianism (noun)
      the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes who advocated government monetary and fiscal programs intended to stimulate business activity and increase employment

      keynote (noun)
      the principal theme in a speech or literary work

      keynote address (noun)
      a speech setting forth the keynote

      keynote speech (noun)
      a speech setting forth the keynote