Definitions for suicideˈsu əˌsaɪd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
su•i•cideˈsu əˌsaɪd(n.; v.)-cid•ed, -cid•ing.
(n.)the intentional taking of one's own life.
destruction of one's own interests or prospects:
a person who intentionally takes his or her own life.
(v.i.)to commit suicide.
Origin of suicide:
1645–55; < NL suīcīdium,-cīda, der. of L suī of oneself, gen. sing. of reflexive pron.
suicide, self-destruction, self-annihilation(noun)
the act of killing yourself
"it is a crime to commit suicide"
a person who kills himself intentionally
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the act of killing yourself
a verdict of suicide; There have been four suicides in the past 12 months.
to kill yourself
He committed suicide at age 25.
an action that is likely to have very serious consequences
It would be suicide for him to take that job.
(of an attack) that kills the person making it
a suicide bomber
Intentional killing of oneself, as a kind of action or social phenomenon.
A particular instance of a person intentionally killing himself or herself, or of multiple people doing so.
A person who has intentionally killed him/herself.
An action that creates serious difficulty for its performer.
A beverage combining all available flavors at a soda fountain.
A diabolo trick where one of the sticks is released and allowed to rotate 360u00B0 round the diabolo until it is caught by the hand that released it.
A run comprising a series of sprints of increasing lengths, each followed immediately by a return to the start, with no pause between one sprint and the next.
The coach makes us run suicides at the end of each basketball practice.
To kill oneself intentionally.
Origin: 1651, coinage (probably originating in ) suicida, from sui (from suus) + -cida. Compare self-slaughter, self-blood.
the act of taking one's own life voluntary and intentionally; self-murder; specifically (Law), the felonious killing of one's self; the deliberate and intentional destruction of one's own life by a person of years of discretion and of sound mind
one guilty of self-murder; a felo-de-se
ruin of one's own interests
Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death. Suicide is often committed out of despair, the cause of which is frequently attributed to a mental disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, alcoholism, or drug abuse. Stress factors such as financial difficulties or troubles with interpersonal relationships often play a role. Efforts to prevent suicide include limiting access to firearms, treating mental illness and drug misuse, and improving economic development. The most commonly used method of suicide varies by country and is partly related to availability. Common methods include: hanging, pesticide poisoning, and firearms. Around 800,000 to a million people die by suicide every year, making it the 10th leading cause of death worldwide. Rates are higher in men than in women, with males three to four times more likely to kill themselves than females. There are an estimated 10 to 20 million non-fatal attempted suicides every year. Attempts are more common in young people and females. Views on suicide have been influenced by broad existential themes such as religion, honor, and the meaning of life. The Abrahamic religions traditionally consider suicide an offense towards God due to the belief in the sanctity of life. During the samurai era in Japan, seppuku was respected as a means of atonement for failure or as a form of protest. Sati, a now outlawed Hindu funeral practice, expected the widow to immolate herself on her husband's funeral pyre, either willingly or under pressure from the family and society.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The act of killing oneself.
Translations for suicide
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the/an act of killing oneself deliberately
She committed suicide; an increasing number of suicides.
- suicídioPortuguese (BR)
- der SelbstmordGerman
- आत्महत्या, आत्मघातHindi
- tindakan bunuh diriIndonesian
- bunuh diriMalay
- ځان وژلPashto
- suicid, sinucidereRomanian
- 自殺Chinese (Trad.)
- خود کشیUrdu
- sự tự tửVietnamese
- 自杀Chinese (Simp.)
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