Key, n.
(1) Object used to lock and unlock things.
(2) Same as password .

Keyword, n.
What MUD builders call any identifier used to label informationrelated to an object . Example: The keywords by which a player may pickup a sword might be: "sword," "a sword" and "the sword".

Kill, v.
To remove the life from. Unlike in real life, death on most MUDs isonly a short interruption of normal activities. Combat MUDs usuallybestow a penalty (such as loss of levels or money) upon those thatdie.
See: banish , nuke , linkdead ,pk .

Encyclopædia of MUDs, © 1993-2000 by Henry McDaniel III. Licensed to Blane Bramble, Virtua-Web Limited.