Definitions for Assassinəˈsæs ɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assassin, assassinator, bravo(noun)

    a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed

    "his assassins were hunted down like animals"; "assassinators of kings and emperors"

  2. assassin(noun)

    a member of a secret order of Muslims (founded in the 12th century) who terrorized and killed Christian Crusaders

Wiktionary

  1. assassin(Noun)

    A member of a Muslim militant group responsible for murdering Christian leaders during the Crusades.

  2. assassin(Noun)

    Someone who intentionally kills a person, especially a professional who kills a public or political figure.

  3. assassin(Noun)

    Any ruthless killer.

  4. assassin(Verb)

    To assassinate.

  5. Origin: From assassin or assassino, from (haššašīn, hashish users).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assassin(noun)

    one who kills, or attempts to kill, by surprise or secret assault; one who treacherously murders any one unprepared for defense

  2. Assassin(verb)

    to assassinate

  3. Origin: [F. (cf. It. assassino), fr. Ar. hashishin one who has drunk of the hashish. Under its influence the Assassins of the East, followers of the Shaikh al-Jabal (Old Man of the Mountain), were said to commit the murders required by their chief.]

Freebase

  1. Assassin

    Jeffrey Campbell, better known as Assassin and sometimes as Agent Sasco, Agent 006 or Agent 00, is a Jamaican dancehall deejay.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ezio Auditore da Firenze:

    you can't spell assassin without sin and twice the ass.

  2. Percy Bysshe Shelley:

    War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, The lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade.

  3. Tyron Edwards:

    The slanderer and the assassin differ only in the weapon they use; with the one it is the dagger, with the other the tongue. The former is worse that the latter, for the last only kills the body, while the other murders the reputation.

  4. President Mattarella:

    It's something I've never [spoken about], he was in his car. And he was going to Mass with his wife and his children. And an assassin approached the car and shot him despite the fact that the wife of my brother was trying to protect his head with her hands, and she was also wounded.

  5. Nancy Reagan:

    Without Jerry looking out for Ronnie on March 30, 1981, I would have certainly lost my best friend and roommate to an assassin's bullet, jerry was not only one of the finest Secret Service agents to ever serve this country, but one of the most decent human beings I've ever known. He was humble but strong, reserved but confident, and blessed with a great sense of humor. It is no wonder that he and my husband got along so well.

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