What does assassin mean?

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əˈsæs ɪnas·sas·sin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assassin, assassinator, bravonoun

    a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed

    "his assassins were hunted down like animals"; "assassinators of kings and emperors"

  2. assassinnoun

    a member of a secret order of Muslims (founded in the 12th century) who terrorized and killed Christian Crusaders

Wiktionary

  1. assassinnoun

    A member of a Muslim militant group responsible for murdering Christian leaders during the Crusades.

    Etymology: From assassin or assassino, from (haššašīn, hashish users).

  2. assassinnoun

    Someone who intentionally kills a person, especially a professional who kills a public or political figure.

    Etymology: From assassin or assassino, from (haššašīn, hashish users).

  3. assassinnoun

    Any ruthless killer.

    Etymology: From assassin or assassino, from (haššašīn, hashish users).

  4. assassinverb

    To assassinate.

    Etymology: From assassin or assassino, from (haššašīn, hashish users).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assassinnoun

    one who kills, or attempts to kill, by surprise or secret assault; one who treacherously murders any one unprepared for defense

    Etymology: [F. (cf. It. assassino), fr. Ar. hashishin one who has drunk of the hashish. Under its influence the Assassins of the East, followers of the Shaikh al-Jabal (Old Man of the Mountain), were said to commit the murders required by their chief.]

  2. Assassinverb

    to assassinate

    Etymology: [F. (cf. It. assassino), fr. Ar. hashishin one who has drunk of the hashish. Under its influence the Assassins of the East, followers of the Shaikh al-Jabal (Old Man of the Mountain), were said to commit the murders required by their chief.]

Freebase

  1. Assassin

    Jeffrey Campbell, better known as Assassin and sometimes as Agent Sasco, Agent 006 or Agent 00, is a Jamaican dancehall deejay.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Assassin

    as-as′in, n. one who, usually for a reward, kills by surprise or secretly.—v.t. Assas′sinate, to murder by surprise or secret assault: (Milton) to maltreat: also figuratively, to destroy by treacherous means, as a reputation.—n. (obs.) one who assassinates.—ns. Assassinā′tion, secret murder; Assas′sinator. [Through Fr. or It. from Ar. hashshāshīn, 'hashish-eaters,' a military and religious order in Syria, of the 11th century, who became notorious for their secret murders in obedience to the will of their chief, and fortified themselves for their adventures by hashish, an intoxicating drug or drink made from hemp.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assassin in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assassin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of assassin in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Reagan:

    Without Jerry looking out for Ronnie on March 30, 1981, I would have certainly lost my best friend and roommate to an assassin's bullet, jerry was not only one of the finest Secret Service agents to ever serve this country, but one of the most decent human beings I've ever known. He was humble but strong, reserved but confident, and blessed with a great sense of humor. It is no wonder that he and my husband got along so well.

  2. Rockefeller Vincent:

    In all serious countries, once you are implicated in such an affair, the Prime Minister should offer his resignation. He should resign. And we are still waiting for him to resign. Because on the night of the president's death, a few hours later... he had phone conversations with the president's assassin.

  3. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona:

    I'm so sad to learn that Bill Badger has passed away. Bill was not only a great man and a proud Army veteran, he was a hero, on Jan. 8, 2011, Bill was wounded in the head by a bullet from the gun of my would-be assassin. Not even pausing to realize he had been injured, Bill ran towards the shooter and towards danger so that he could help subdue him until the authorities arrived. I believe that Bill helped save lives that morning. And I will always be grateful to him for his selfless, brave actions. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with Bill's loved ones as they mourn the loss of a great man.

  4. Ezio Auditore da Firenze:

    you can't spell assassin without sin and twice the ass.

  5. Tyron Edwards:

    The slanderer and the assassin differ only in the weapon they use; with the one it is the dagger, with the other the tongue. The former is worse that the latter, for the last only kills the body, while the other murders the reputation.

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