Adjective "kilo" definition and examples

(Kilo may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈkiːləʊ/

Definitions and examples

noun

A kilogram.
  1. 'He got very sick, and caught tuberculosis as well, dropping from 70 to 50 kilos in weight.'
  2. 'At the same time, employers have lifted the daily quota of tea leaves from 12 kilos to 18 kilos.'
  3. 'She has a competition weight of 63.5 kilos but, in order to remain light, eats a mere 2,000 calories a day when she is at peak fitness.'
  4. 'Howard estimated he easily weighed three hundred and fifty kilos.'
  5. 'I had by then lost 10 kilos in weight, I was very frail, I had a disabled ticket so my wife could drive me around and park.'
  6. 'No thought is given to the children who are taught in kilos and grams.'
  7. 'New European regulations that came into force on January 1 dictate that loose goods must be sold in grams and kilos.'
  8. 'Three or four hundred kilos a year was not an exceptional intake for one family.'
  9. 'Unlike the change from old to new money, we have not been compelled to accept kilos and grams.'
  10. 'After six weeks, I had put on a lot of weight, almost a kilo [2.2 pounds] a day.'
A kilometre.
  1. 'He covered the distance of 90 kilos in less then a day.'
A code word representing the letter K, used in radio communication.

    More definitions

    1. kilogram.

    2. kilometer.

    3. (a word used in communications to represent the letter K.)

    More examples(as adjective)

    "ex-mills can be kilo."

    "mills can be kilo."

    "whiles can be kilo."

    "weights can be kilo."

    "values can be kilo."

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    Origin

    Late 19th century: from French, abbreviation of kilogramme, kilomètre.