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Webster 1828 Edition


Kata

KA'TA

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Noun.
In syria, a fowl of the grous kind.

Definition 2022


Kata

Kata

See also: kata, Káta, käta, kåta, Káťa, kąta, kata-, and Appendix:Variations of "kata"

Finnish

Proper noun

Kata

  1. A female given name, a rare short form of Katariina.

Declension

Inflection of Kata (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Kata Katat
genitive Katan Katojen
partitive Kataa Katoja
illative Kataan Katoihin
singular plural
nominative Kata Katat
accusative nom. Kata Katat
gen. Katan
genitive Katan Katojen
Katainrare
partitive Kataa Katoja
inessive Katassa Katoissa
elative Katasta Katoista
illative Kataan Katoihin
adessive Katalla Katoilla
ablative Katalta Katoilta
allative Katalle Katoille
essive Katana Katoina
translative Kataksi Katoiksi
instructive Katoin
abessive Katatta Katoitta
comitative Katoineen

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Hungarian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈkɒtɒ]
  • Hyphenation: Ka‧ta

Proper noun

Kata

  1. A female given name.
  2. A diminutive of the female given name Katalin

Declension

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Kata Katák
accusative Katát Katákat
dative Katának Katáknak
instrumental Katával Katákkal
causal-final Katáért Katákért
translative Katává Katákká
terminative Katáig Katákig
essive-formal Kataként Katákként
essive-modal
inessive Katában Katákban
superessive Katán Katákon
adessive Katánál Katáknál
illative Katába Katákba
sublative Katára Katákra
allative Katához Katákhoz
elative Katából Katákból
delative Katáról Katákról
ablative Katától Katáktól
Possessive forms of Kata
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Katám Katáim
2nd person sing. Katád Katáid
3rd person sing. Katája Katái
1st person plural Katánk Katáink
2nd person plural Katátok Katáitok
3rd person plural Katájuk Katáik

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

Shortened form of Katarina.

Proper noun

Káta f

  1. A female given name

Slovak

Proper noun

Kata f (genitive Katy, nominative plural Katy) declension pattern žena

  1. A pet form of the female given name Katarína.

Declension

kata

kata

See also: Kata, Káta, käta, kåta, Káťa, kąta, kata-, and Appendix:Variations of "kata"

English

A woman performing a kata

Noun

kata (plural katas)

  1. (martial arts) A sequence of positions and movements used in the practice of many martial arts.
    • 1979, Masatoshi Nakayama, Best Karate: Heian, Tekki, page 12,
      About fifty kata, or "formal exercises," are practiced at the present time, some having been passed down from generation to generation, others having been developed fairly recently.
    • 2006, Kelley MacAulay, Bobbie Kalman, Karate in Action, page 22,
      Katas are a series of motions, such as punches, strikes, and kicks, arranged in a specific pattern. The pattern allows the motions to flow into one another. A student must learn a new kata to advance to each new belt level.
    • 2009, Thomas W. Hanlon, The Sports Rules Book, Human Kinetics, page 161,
      When the competitor's name is called, she stands on the designated line, bows to the panel of judges, and announces the name of the kata she will perform. [] She then performs the kata. When she is finished, her opponent performs her kata. At the end of the second kata, both return to the mat area to await the decision of the judging panel.
    • 2010, Kenji Tokitsu, The Katas: The Meaning Behind the Movements.

Etymology 2

From Ancient Greek κατά (katá, downwards). Compare cata-.

Noun

kata (plural katas)

  1. Abbreviation of kata thermometer.
  2. (in combination) A drop (in temperature).
    kata thermometer; kata factor

Adverb

kata (comparative more kata, superlative most kata)

  1. In a direction analogous to down, but along the additional axis added by the fourth dimension.
    • 1985, Rudy von Bitter Rucker, The Fourth Dimension: A Guided Tour of the Higher Universes (page 43)
      Your right half would move ana, let us say, and your left half would move kata. The two halves would, in their parallel spaces, move past the plane of rotation, and then they would swing back into our space.
    • 2005, Animation journal (volumes 13-15)
      Added to the conventional FPS control keys are two extra keys that move the player in ana and kata direction in 4d space. If you go in this extra direction the space around you changes, the room transforms.
Antonyms

Etymology 3

Noun

kata (plural katas)

  1. Alternative form of gata

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Chickasaw

Pronoun

kata

  1. (interrogative) who

Finnish

Verb

kata

  1. Indicative present connegative form of kattaa.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of kattaa.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of kattaa.

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Indonesian

Noun

kata

  1. word

Hyponyms

Derived terms


Japanese

Romanization

kata

  1. rōmaji reading of かた

Malay

Etymology

From Sanskrit kátha

Noun

kata

  1. word

Derived terms


Novial

Etymology

kate + -a (feminine nominal suffix).

Noun

kata (plural katas)

  1. female cat

Coordinate terms

Hypernyms

  • kate (cat)

Pitjantjatjara

Noun

kata

  1. head, mind

Rapa Nui

Verb

kata

  1. laugh

Swahili

Verb

-kata (infinitive kukata)

  1. to cut
  2. (of tickets) to buy


Tagalog

Pronunciation 1

  • IPA(key): /ka.ˈtaʔ/

Noun

kata

  1. start of bubbling of rice being boiled
  2. fiction; make-believe
  3. ide talk

Pronunciation 2

  • IPA(key): /ka.ˈta/

Pronoun

kata

  1. we; the two of us; you and I

Volapük

Noun

kata

  1. genitive singular of kat