Definitions for killerˈkɪl ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kill•erˈkɪl ər(n.)

  1. a person or thing that kills.

  2. Slang. something or someone having a formidable impact, devastating effect, etc.

    Category: Status (usage)

  3. (adj.)severe; powerful:

    a killer cold.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. very difficult or demanding:

    a killer chess tournament.

  5. very effective; superior:

    a killer recipe for fried chicken.

Origin of killer:

1525–35

Princeton's WordNet

  1. killer, slayer(noun)

    someone who causes the death of a person or animal

  2. cause of death, killer(noun)

    the causal agent resulting in death

    "heart disease is the biggest killer in the United States"

  3. killer(noun)

    a difficulty that is hard to deal with

    "that exam was a real killer"

  4. killer whale, killer, orca, grampus, sea wolf, Orcinus orca(noun)

    predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. killer(noun)ˈkɪl ər

    sb or sth that causes sb to die

    Her killer has never been caught.; The disease is a killer.

Wiktionary

  1. killer(Noun)

    That which kills.

  2. killer(Noun)

    That which causes stress or is extremely difficult, especially that which may cause failure at a task.

  3. killer(Noun)

    Something that is so far ahead of its competition that it effectively kills off that competition.

    Various means had were used to steer aircraft in the early years but ailerons were the killer.

  4. killer(Noun)

    A knockout form of darts involving several players

  5. killer(Noun)

    A diacritic mark used in Indic scripts to suppress an inherent vowel (e.g., the Hindi viram, the Bengali or Oriya hasanta) or render the entire syllable silent (e.g., the Burmese virama, the Khmer toandakhiat).

  6. killer(Adjective)

    Excellent, very good.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Killer(noun)

    one who deprives of life; one who, or that which, kills

  2. Killer(noun)

    a voracious, toothed whale of the genus Orca, of which several species are known

Freebase

  1. Killer

    "Killer" is a song by Adamski and Seal. Written by Adam Tinley and Seal and produced by Adamski, "Killer" was Adamski's breakthrough single, but is now more notable for introducing Seal as a vocalist. A major hit in the UK, it reached number one, spending four weeks at the top of the chart in May 1990. In total, the single sold over 400,000 copies in the UK, earning it a BPI Gold certification.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'killer' in Nouns Frequency: #1974


Translations for killer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

killer(noun)

a person, animal etc that kills

There is a killer somewhere in the village; (also adjective) a killer disease.

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