A system of basic body positioning and movement exercises, as in karate or judo.
(martial arts) A sequence of positions and movements used in the practice of many martial arts.
Abbreviation of kata thermometer.
(in combination) A drop (in temperature).
Kata thermometer; kata factor.
Alternative form of gata.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Kata
Origin of Kata
From Japanese 型 (“pattern, model”). In English use since the 1950s.
From Ancient Greek κατά (kata, “downwards”). Compare cata-.
Japanese style, traditional form
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Find Similar Words
Find similar words to kata using the buttons below.