Adjective "kilometre" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/kɪˈlɒmɪtə//ˈkɪləˌmiːtə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A metric unit of measurement equal to 1,000 metres (approximately 0.62 miles).
  1. 'The appellant was informed that he had been clocked at 97 kilometers in a 50 kilometer per hour zone.'
  2. 'The event consisted of a five and ten kilometre run and walk as well as a one kilometre for the very young, the old and the not so fit.'
  3. 'In the prairies where they live, they can be seen for a kilometer and a half (nearly a mile).'
  4. 'As with metres and kilometres, we need some new units, or we'd need a lot of zeroes!'
  5. 'A meter is about three feet and three inches and a kilometer equals about six tenths of a mile.'
  6. 'It seems to me like if it takes more kilometers to make a mile, then it should take more kilograms to make a pound.'
  7. 'Islands of ice kilometers long and up to two metres thick are common here.'
  8. 'The hole it would leave would be two kilometres long and one kilometre wide.'
  9. 'Selecting kilometres will give you a countdown in metres - you can't have a mixture of both.'
  10. 'This is typically displayed in minutes per mile or minutes per kilometer.'

More definitions

1. a unit of length, the common measure of distances equal to 1000 meters, and equivalent to 3280.8 feet or 0.621 mile.Abbreviation:km.

More examples(as adjective)

"easts can be kilometre."

"wests can be kilometre."

"visibilities can be kilometre."

"stretches can be kilometre."

"walks can be kilometre."

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Origin

(kilometer)Late 18th century: from French kilomètre (see kilo-, metre).