What does assassin mean?

Definitions for assassin
əˈsæs ɪnas·sas·sin

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. assassin, assassinator, bravo(noun)

    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. assassin(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. assassin(Noun)

    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. assassin(Noun)

    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. assassin(Noun)

    Any ruthless killer.

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

  4. assassin(Verb)

    To assassinate.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assassin(noun)

    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. Assassin(verb)

    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.]

Suggested Resources

  1. assassin

    Song lyrics by assassin -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by assassin on the Lyrics.com website.

How to pronounce assassin?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say assassin in sign language?

Numerology

  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. Percy Bysshe Shelley:

    War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, The lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade.

  2. Dave Perry:

    I don't do the sexy stuff, i don't come out and say, 'I know who the Grassy Knoll assassin is!' I'm the guy that goes into the county records building and looks up deed records. Most people don't get too wound up over that.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Ezio Auditore da Firenze:

    I like cheese, because i'm an Assassin

Images & Illustrations of assassin

  1. assassinassassinassassinassassinassassin

Popularity rank by frequency of use

assassin#10000#21195#100000

Translations for assassin

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for assassin »

Translation

Find a translation for the assassin definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these assassin definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "assassin." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 14 Jun 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/assassin>.

    Are we missing a good definition for assassin? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
    • A. proprietary
    • B. indiscernible
    • C. arbitrary
    • D. soft-witted

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for assassin: