What does Killer mean?

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ˈkɪl ərKiller

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. killer, slayernoun

    someone who causes the death of a person or animal

  2. cause of death, killernoun

    the causal agent resulting in death

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

  3. killernoun

    a difficulty that is hard to deal with

    "that exam was a real killer"

  4. killer whale, killer, orca, grampus, sea wolf, Orcinus orcanoun

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


  1. killernoun

    That which kills.

  2. killernoun

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

  3. killernoun

    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. killernoun

    A knockout form of darts involving several players

  5. killernoun

    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. killeradjective

    Excellent, very good.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Killernoun

    One that deprives of life.

    Etymology: from kill.

    What sorrow, what amazement, what shame was in Amphialus, when he saw his dear foster-father find him the killer of his only son! Philip Sidney.

    Wilt thou for the old lion hunt, or fill
    His hungry whelps? and for the killer kill,
    When couch’d in dreadful dens? George Sandys.

    So rude a time,
    When love was held so capital a crime,
    That a crown’d head could no compassion find,
    But dy’d, because the killer had been kind. Edmund Waller.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Killernoun

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

  2. Killernoun

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


  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. killer

    A name for the grampus, Orca gladiator, given on account of the ferocity with which it attacks and destroys whales, seals, and other marine animals. (See GRAMPUS.)

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Killer in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Killer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Killer in a Sentence

  1. Jared Bernstein:

    It becomes awfully hard for Republicans to bash the president about the economy in general or about the so-called job killer Obamacare in particular on the heels of not just this month's report, but the gradual improvement in the job market, and if the wage improvement story sticks, and I kind of think it might, that takes very important argument off the table.

  2. Ben Stanton:

    Apple is not too late to 5G, as smartphones with 5G have not yet seen mass adoption, part of the reason for this is that the killer use-case for 5G on mobile has not yet emerged.

  3. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    ...a sword never kills anybody it's a tool in the killer's hand.

  4. The Rabbi:

    The Rabbi i ’m 75 years old, blind in one eye and have a cataract in the other. I don’t think I ’d hire me as a killer.

  5. Andrew Trites:

    What we did with this catalog is report 150 killer whales that seem to be different from other groups of killer whales.

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