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adjective critical, crucial, decisive, fateful, influential, major, momentous, significant, weighty

key

(Passport), noun bar, pass, permit, ticket

key

(Solution), noun answer, method, resolution, way
See also: answer, basic, cardinal, catchword, central, clue, cornerstone, critical, crucial, essential, explanation, fundamental, gravamen, important, indispensable, main point, major, material, necessary, outstanding, primary, solution, strategic, tip

KEY. An instrument made for shutting and opening a lock.
     2. The keys of a house are considered as real estate, and descend to the heir with the inheritance. But see 5 Blackf. 417.
     3. When the keys of a warehouse are delivered to a purchaser of goods locked up there, with a view of effecting a delivery of such goods, the delivery is complete. The doctrine of the civil law is the same. Dig. lib. 41, t. 1, 1. 9, Sec. 6; and lib. 18, t. 1, 1. 74.

KEY, estates. A wharf at which to land goods from, or to load them in a vessel. This word is now generally spelled Quay, from the French, quai.

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Three weeks after she returned, management informed Keyes that she was not meeting production quotas and transferred her to another line, telling her that she should also work outside picking up trash on the grounds.
Dale Keyes, father of the groom, served as best man.
The strange scene in the loud, crowded Dartmouth hall helped to frame one of the more interesting questions of the 2000 campaign: Have minor candidates such as Keyes been covered too much or not enough?
At the same time, Keyes is a thorn in the side of the right-to-lifers' hitherto favorite, Pat Buchanan; in that Iowa straw poll, for example, if one subtracted the carpetbaggers from the Gramm and Dole totals, Buchanan would have made it a three-way tie if Keyes's speech had not siphoned off nearly a thousand Christian-right voters.
Through aluminum industry associates, Keyes heard about a moldable ceramic fiber refractory and decided to give it a try.
Approximately 50 full time employees have been hired at the AE Keyes facility.
Keyes joined Meijer 27 years ago as a pharmacist in Columbus, Ohio.
Leonard points out that Valore Group and the Keyes Company are excelling in the modern marketplace.
Like he's done the previous two years, Keyes has stacked the New England Bloody Roots Music Festival with a great lineup of local bands, as well as some touring bands to boot.
The Dens Park money man, head of US firm Keyes Capital, flew to Tayside at the weekend to watch John Brown's men sweep past Morton 3-1 and boost their chances of promotion back to the top tier.
Alaska's serial killer Israel Keyes offered to give investigators the locations of two bodies and the name of one of his victims in exchange for a cigar, according to recently released audiotapes of his interrogation.
The word sounds as benign as what a second-grade teacher does to a student's homework, said Ralph Keyes, author of "Euphemania: Our Love Affair With Euphemisms.