(UK, Canada) (metrology) An SI unit of length equal to 103metres.
Alternative Form of kilometre -
Other Word Forms
Origin of kilometre
From Frenchkilomètre, from Ancient Greek χίλιοι (khilioi, “thousand”) + μέτρον (metron, “measure”).
Kilometre Sentence Examples
About a kilometre away from the palace was the cemetery.
According to the census taken in 1881, the complete publication of which was interdicted by the Turkish authorities, the population of the island was 279,165, or 35.78 to the square kilometre.
It should be mentioned that the Bagdad Railway Company has sublet the working of the line to the Anatolian Railway Company at the rate of £148 per kilometre, as against the £180 per kilometre guaranteed by the Turkish government The line from Mustafa-Pasha to Vakarel now lies in the kingdom of Bulgaria.
The metre and the kilometre, for instance, or the metre and the millimetre, are not directly comparable; but the metre can be conceived as containing too centimetres.
On the 27th of October 1906 he flew a distance of nearly half a mile at Issy-lesMolineaux, and on the 13th of January 1908 he made a circular flight of one kilometre, thereby winning the Deutsch-Archdeacon prize of X2000.