Definition of 'kilometre'
Example sentences containing 'kilometre'
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Commercial fishing will be banned permanently in a million square kilometres of ocean teeming with sharks, turtles and whales. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Its dishes will have a surface area of a square kilometre. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The last remaining kilometres would have to be covered on foot. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The whole profile could be more than ten kilometres thick. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)That is more than one kilometre extra per man. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When the thunder came she pronounced the storm to be four kilometres away. BomberThe last kilometre will be the most stressful. The Sun (2012)The next day his body was found four kilometres away. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She was well placed when she almost came to grief in the last few kilometres. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Which is a thousand kilometres north of Norway. The Sun (2014)We had covered 8,000 kilometres in less than a month and were exhausted. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The winds from the same impact would have flattened forests 1000 kilometres away. The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)The final kilometre of a race is fast, dangerous and gladiatorial. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Thousands of kilometres long, if need be. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In the same period, fatalities per kilometre covered almost trebled. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The museum site covers 14 acres and stretches for one kilometre. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Forest on one side of the road; forest a kilometre off on the other. Times, Sunday Times (2009)As they entered the final kilometre, it looked to be enough. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Wait, make that ten kilometres. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Finland is a land of wide open spaces, barely 120 people per square kilometre. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'kilometre'
British English: kilometre /kɪˈlɒmɪtə; ˈkɪləˌmiːtə/ NOUN
A kilometre is a metric unit of distance or length. One kilometre is a thousand metres, and is equal to 0.62 miles.
- American English: kilometer
- Arabic: كِيلومِتْر
- Brazilian Portuguese: quilômetro
- Chinese: 公里
- Croatian: kilometar
- Czech: kilometr
- Danish: kilometer
- Dutch: kilometer
- European Spanish: kilómetro
- Finnish: kilometri
- French: kilomètre
- German: Kilometer
- Greek: χιλιόμετρο
- Italian: chilometro
- Japanese: キロメートル
- Korean: 킬로미터
- Norwegian: kilometer
- Polish: kilometr
- European Portuguese: quilómetro
- Romanian: kilometru
- Russian: километр
- Spanish: kilómetro
- Swedish: kilometer
- Thai: กิโลเมตร
- Turkish: kilometre
- Ukrainian: кілометр
- Vietnamese: kilomet
Definition of kilometre from the Collins English Dictionary
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