What does Murder mean?

Definitions for Murder
ˈmɜr dərMur·der

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Murder.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. murder, slaying, executionverb

    unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being

  2. murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, removeverb

    kill intentionally and with premeditation

    "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

  3. mangle, mutilate, murderverb

    alter so as to make unrecognizable

    "The tourists murdered the French language"

Wiktionary

  1. murdernoun

    An act of deliberate killing of another human being.

    There have been ten unsolved murders this year alone.

  2. murdernoun

    The crime of deliberate killing.

    The defendant was charged with murder.

  3. murdernoun

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

    This headache is murder.

  4. murdernoun

    The collective noun for crows

  5. murderverb

    To deliberately kill (a person or persons).

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

  6. murderverb

    To defeat decisively.

    Our team is going to murder them.

  7. murderverb

    To botch or mangle

  8. murderverb

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

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

  9. murderverb

    to devour, ravish.

    I could murder a hamburger right now.

  10. Etymology: 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.

Wikipedia

  1. Murder

    Murder is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or plausible/moral intent, especially the unlawful killing of another human with malice aforethought. This state of mind may, depending upon the jurisdiction, distinguish murder from other forms of unlawful homicide, such as manslaughter. Manslaughter is killing committed in the absence of malice, brought about by reasonable provocation, or diminished capacity. Involuntary manslaughter, where it is recognized, is a killing that lacks all but the most attenuated guilty intent, recklessness. Most societies consider murder to be an extremely serious crime, and thus that a person convicted of murder should receive harsh punishments for the purposes of retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation, or incapacitation. In most countries, a person convicted of murder generally faces a long-term prison sentence, a life sentence, or even a death penalty.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Murdernoun

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

  2. Murdernoun

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

  3. Murdernoun

    to destroy; to put an end to

  4. Murdernoun

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

  5. Etymology: [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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Murder

    mur′dėr, n. the act of putting a person to death, intentionally and from malice.—v.t. to commit murder: to destroy: to put an end to.—n. Mur′derer, one who murders, or is guilty of murder:—fem. Mur′deress.—adj. Mur′derous, guilty of murder: consisting in, or fond of, murder: bloody: cruel.—adv. Mur′derously.—n. Mur′dress, a battlement with interstices for firing through.—Murder in the first degree, murder with deliberation and premeditation, or that committed in the furtherance of any arson, rape, robbery, or burglary—in the second degree, murder of all other kinds; Murder will out, murder cannot remain hidden. [A.S. morthormorth, death; Ger. mord, Goth. maurthr; cf. L. mors, mortis, death.]

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

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    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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Murder in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Murder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Murder in a Sentence

  1. Jefferson County:

    Our goal then and now has been to bring justice to Jeannie and her family, and while we would have preferred to place handcuffs on the suspect, we hope knowing who and where he is brings them some degree of closure. MISSOURI MAN INDICTED IN COLD CASE MURDER HE WAS QUIZZED ABOUT 31 YEARS AGO The sheriffs office said Donald Perea kidnapped, sexually assaulted and killed Moore near Denver when he was 23 years old. Donald Perea, Donald Perea, died on May 28, 2012, at the age of 54 due to health-related issues. Donald Perea kidnapped, sexually assaulted and killed Jeannie Moore near Denver in August 1981, according to officials. ( Jefferson County Sheriff's Office) Investigators said Donald Perea was out on bond for a separate sexual assault case when Jeannie Moores was killed ; Donald Perea was later convicted and was in prison from 1982 to 1985. Jeannie Moores left Jeannie Moores home for work at a gas station on Aug. 25, 1981 -- hitchhiking as Jeannie Moores typically would -- when Jeannie Moores was last seen getting into an older Ford Galaxy or LTD that was red, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Five days later, Jeannie Moores body was found by picnickers in Genesee Park, south of Interstate 70. An autopsy found that Jeannie Moores was killed by several blows to the head, FOX31 reported. After Jeannie Moores murder went unsolved for decades, officials said the cold case was looked at in 2008 and again in May 2019, when new technology found a match. A public-private partnership that allowed forensic genealogy testing to be completed by United Data Connect Connect helped uncover a match. The information that led to Donald Perea was the same technology that helped crack the Golden State killer and other notable cold-case murders and rapes in 2018. How authorities linked Steven Perea to the case. ( Jefferson County Sheriff's Office) The DNA evidence from the crime scene was linked to a family member of Donald Perea this spring, and investigators were able to interview family members and get other samples to confirm that he was the suspect linked to the case. OREGON MAN ARRESTED IN 1978 COLD-CASE MURDER OF ALASKA TEEN, AUTHORITIES SAY Joan Busse, a genealogist with United Data Connect, told FOX31 Joan Busse put in 40 to 60 hours working backward through thousands of ancestors on public genealogy websites and DNA matches to identify a suspect. DNA can be uploaded to public genealogy websites such as GEDmatch.com through commercial kits where people can choose to opt-inif they want law enforcement to be able to access that information.

  2. George Gascón:

    Those who show no compassion for human life will face serious consequences, the murder of Brianna Kupfer has left Los Angeles devastated and my office is reaching out to Brianna Kupfer family to provide any services they may need.

  3. Prosecutor Marc Keast:

    A preliminary review of the defendant's social media accounts, his cellphone, as well as other documented evidence recovered on scene showed that this defendant planned this shooting, he deliberately brought the handgun that day with the intent to murder as many students as he could.

  4. Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau:

    That is going to be no cash bail unless it's a murder charge, that's not just in Cook County, but the entire state. People like this will be let go, will be required to be released on their own recognizance.

  5. Marco Rubio:

    As Palestinian terrorists continue to murder and maim Israelis, the Obama administration is spreading malicious falsehoods about the attacks.

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Translations for Murder

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  • 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
  • מאָרדYiddish
  • ìpànìyànYoruba
  • 謀殺Chinese

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