Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as kat.
  • noun A matted hairy fleece of wool.
  • noun The couch- or quitch-grass, Triticum repens.
  • noun Carrion; filth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Prov. Eng. Carrion; any filth.

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  • noun 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 |...〉.
  • noun colloquial ketamine
  • noun Northern England Carrion; any filth.
  • noun Northumbrian Sweetmeats.
  • noun Geordie A sweet, treat or candy.

Etymologies

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From bra-ket notation invented by Paul Dirac.

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Abbreviation.

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Compare Icelandic kjöt ("flesh"); akin to Swedish kött and Danish kjöd. 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.

Examples

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  • Carrion; the flesh of animals, especially sheep that have died from disease or by accident. --Dr. Jamieson's Scottish Dictionary and Supplement, 1841.

    May 24, 2011

  • Carrion or a candy-treat; You pick.

    February 24, 2013