Definitions for murderˈmɜr dər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. murder, slaying, execution(verb)

    unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being

  2. murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, remove(verb)

    kill intentionally and with premeditation

    "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

  3. mangle, mutilate, murder(verb)

    alter so as to make unrecognizable

    "The tourists murdered the French language"

Wiktionary

  1. murder(Noun)

    An act of deliberate killing of another human being.

    There have been ten unsolved murders this year alone.

  2. murder(Noun)

    The crime of deliberate killing.

    The defendant was charged with murder.

  3. murder(Noun)

    (When used as a predicative noun): Something terrible to endure.

    This headache is murder.

  4. murder(Noun)

    The collective noun for crows

  5. murder(Verb)

    To deliberately kill (a person or persons).

    The woman found dead in her kitchen was murdered by her husband.

  6. murder(Verb)

    To defeat decisively.

    Our team is going to murder them.

  7. murder(Verb)

    To botch or mangle

  8. murder(Verb)

    To kick someone's ass or chew someone out (used to express oneu2019s anger at somebody).

    He's torn my best shirt. When I see him, I'll murder him!

  9. murder(Verb)

    to devour, ravish.

    I could murder a hamburger right now.

  10. Origin: From murder, murdre, mourdre "murder", alteration of earlier murthre (see murther) from morþor and myrþra, both from murþran, from mrtro-, from . Akin to 033C0330033F034203380342, mord, morð, myrþrian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Murder(noun)

    the offense of killing a human being with malice prepense or aforethought, express or implied; intentional and unlawful homicide

  2. Murder(noun)

    to kill with premediated malice; to kill (a human being) willfully, deliberately, and unlawfully. See Murder, n

  3. Murder(noun)

    to destroy; to put an end to

  4. Murder(noun)

    to mutilate, spoil, or deform, as if with malice or cruelty; to mangle; as, to murder the king's English

  5. Origin: [OE. morder, morther, AS. moror, fr. mor murder; akin to D. moord, OS. mor, G., Dan., & Sw. mord, Icel. mor, Goth. marr, OSlav. mrti to die, Lith. mirti, W. marw dead, L. mors, mortis, death, mori, moriri, to die, Gr. broto`s (for mroto`s) mortal, 'a`mbrotos immortal, Skr. m to die, mta death. 105. Cf. Amaranth, Ambrosia, Mortal.]

Freebase

  1. Murder

    Murder is the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human, and generally this premeditated state of mind distinguishes murder from other forms of unlawful homicide. A person who commits murder is called a murderer. As the loss of a human being inflicts enormous grief upon the individuals close to the victim, and the commission of a murder is highly detrimental to the good order within society, most societies both present and in antiquity have considered it a most serious crime worthy of the harshest of punishment. In most countries, a person convicted of murder is typically given a long prison sentence, possibly a life sentence where permitted, and in some countries, the death penalty may be imposed for such an act – though this practice is becoming less common. Due to the gravity of the offense, there is generally no statute of limitations for murder.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'murder' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1895

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'murder' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3928

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'murder' in Nouns Frequency: #768

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'murder' in Verbs Frequency: #655


Translations for murder

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • moordAfrikaans
  • قتل, قَتْل, اِغْتِيَالArabic
  • öldürmək, cinayətAzerbaijani
  • забо́йстваBelarusian
  • уби́йствоBulgarian
  • assassinat, assassinarCatalan, Valencian
  • vražda, porod, zabít, sprovodit ze světa, zavraždit, zničit, hejnoCzech
  • lladd, llofruddio, llofruddiaethWelsh
  • smadre, myrde, mord, slå ihjel, kvæleDanish
  • mörderisch, ermorden, umbringen, MordGerman
  • φονεύω, ανθρωποκτονία, δολοφονία, φόνος, δολοφονώ, σκοτώνωGreek
  • murdoEsperanto
  • asesinato, asesinar, devorarSpanish
  • mõrv, roim, mõrvama, roimama, tapmaEstonian
  • قتلPersian
  • murha, murhata, parvi, murhaavaFinnish
  • meurtre, homicideFrench
  • mort, murtScottish Gaelic
  • רֶצַח, רצח, הביס, הביע כעס, זעם, טרף, סיוט, להקת עורביםHebrew
  • हत्याHindi
  • gyilkosság, meggyilkolHungarian
  • սպանություն, սպանելArmenian
  • pembunuhanIndonesian
  • morð, myrða, rústaIcelandic
  • massacrare, omicidio, assassinio, assassinare, delitto, distruggereItalian
  • 殺人, 殺す, 殺害するJapanese
  • მკვლელობაGeorgian
  • សម្លាប់Khmer
  • 살인, 殺人, 살인죄Korean
  • адам өлтүрүүKyrgyz
  • occidereLatin
  • ຄາດຕະກຳLao
  • žmogžudystė, nužudymas, užmuštiLithuanian
  • slepkavība, noslepkavot, slepkavotLatvian
  • убиствоMacedonian
  • കൊലപാതകം, കൊല, ഹത്യMalayalam
  • pembunuhanMalay
  • လူသတ်မှုBurmese
  • moord, de grond in boren, vermoorden, moordenDutch
  • overlagt, ta knekken på, drepe, mord, myrde, drapNorwegian
  • morderstwo, zabójstwo, zamordować, zabićPolish
  • homicídio, tortura, detonar, assassinato, devorar, massacrar, destroçar, assassínio, assassinar, destruir, acabar comPortuguese
  • crimă, asasinatRomanian
  • убива́ть, уби́йство, уби́ть, разгроми́тьRussian
  • убоство, ubistvo, уморство, ùbiti, umórstvo, убити, vrane, zgromiti, умо̀рити, ùbōjstvo, umòriti, убиство, убојствоSerbo-Croatian
  • vražda, zavraždiť, vraždiťSlovak
  • umor, umoritiSlovene
  • mord, sluka, mörda, dödaSwedish
  • హత్యTelugu
  • куштор, қатл, одамкушӣTajik
  • ฆาตกรรมThai
  • adam öldürme, cinayet, öldürmek, katletmekTurkish
  • вби́вствоUkrainian
  • tàn sát, giết người, vụ giết người, ám sát, vụ ám sát, giếtVietnamese
  • ìpànìyànYoruba

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