Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A district of western Greater London in southeast England. The famed Royal Botanic Gardens were established here in 1759 and presented to the nation in 1841.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A village in Richmond upon Thames in southwest London, England.

Etymologies

Old French kai (related to modern quay). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • After her second arrest, she was referred to Restore NYC through a judge at Queens Criminal Court in Kew Gardens.

    New Aid for Sex Victims

  • A college friend has set me up on her couch in Kew Gardens, Queens.

    Dispatch from NYC: Drawn and Quartered | clusterflock

  • The recently released files, discovered at the National Archives in Kew in London by researchers from the Derry-based Pat Finucane Centre, expose the official thinking behind the disparity and highlight the military's relaxed attitude towards loyalist paramilitary factions.

    MoD took softer line on loyalist paramilitaries, secret files reveal

  • There's a woman who obviously lives in Kew not Lewisham.

    Television

  • Released by the National Archives in Kew, west London, the slim Security Service file casts new light on the uneasy relationship between one of the 20th century's most influential writers and the institutions of the British state, which he frequently criticised as unwieldy and unjust.

    How MI5 kept watch on Orwell

  • The digitised records form part of the underused and poorly catalogued 'poor law union correspondence', from the huge Ministry of Health archive held at The National Archives in Kew, covering the period 1834 to 1871.

    May 2007

  • We call upon Jenny Tonge in Kew to solicit her support for our campaign but she is out – event though I could swear I hear the wireless playing.

    Lord Bonkers' Diary

  • I called the Kew lab, naturally, and—unlike you—they answered the phone.

    Day of the Dandelion

  • There is one in Kew, if I remember rightly, which might be about that date.

    As I Please

  • Then the breeze stirred rather more briskly overhead and the colour was flashed into the air above, into the eyes of the men and women who walk in Kew

    Monday or Tuesday

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