What does homicide mean?

Definitions for homicide
ˈhɒm əˌsaɪd, ˈhoʊ mə-homi·cide

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. homicidenoun

    the killing of a human being by another human being


  1. homicidenoun

    The killing of one person by another, whether premeditated or unintentional.

  2. homicidenoun

    A person who kills another.

  3. homicidenoun

    A victim of homicide; a person who has been unlawfully killed by someone else.

  4. Etymology: From homicida and homicidium.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Homicidenoun

    Etymology: homicide, French; homicidium, Latin.

    The apostles command to abstain from blood: construe this according to the law of nature, and it will seem, that homicide only is forbidden; but construe it in reference to the law of the Jews, about which the question was, and it shall easily appear to have a clean other sense, and a truer, when we expound it of eating, and not of shedding blood. Richard Hooker, b. iv.

    What wonder is’t that black detraction thrives!
    The homicide of names is less than lives. Dryden.

    Your beauty, that did haunt me in my sleep,
    To undertake the death of all the world,
    So might I live one hour in your sweet bosom.
    ———— If I thought that, I tell thee, homicide,
    These nails should rend that beauty from my cheeks. William Shakespeare.

    Hector comes, the homicide, to wield
    His conqu’ring arms, with corps to strew the field. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Homicideverb

    the killing of one human being by another

  2. Homicideverb

    one who kills another; a manslayer

  3. Etymology: [F., fr. L. homicidium, fr. homicida a man slayer; homo man + caedere to cut, kill. See Homage, and cf. Concise, Shed, v. t.]


  1. Homicide

    Homicide is an act of a human killing another human.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Homicide

    hom′i-sīd, n. manslaughter: one who kills another.—adj. Hom′icidal, pertaining to homicide: murderous: bloody. [Fr.,—L. homicidiumhomo, a man, cædĕre, to kill.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Homicide

    The killing of one person by another.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of homicide in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of homicide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of homicide in a Sentence

  1. Randy Alfred:

    There was still a long history of mistrust between gay men and the police force, i mean, the homicide detective might have been in the vice squad two years ago when he busted you.

  2. Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder:

    It's my understanding he does not dispute the defendant was involved in the homicide, in the death of Ms. Gamez, but that it happened during a sex act, it was consensual and the result of misadventure. The fact a later death (happened) during the same type of activity doesn't prove anything in this case.

  3. Joe Sullivan:

    You can follow a timeline of the rise in homicide and the rise in violent crime and compare that to when the present DA took office, and you can see the relationship very easily. Without a doubt, the communities that are most impacted are communities of color – somewhere between 85 and 95% of all homicide victims in the city of Philadelphia are citizens of color, what concerns me, whether you’re a reformed DA or a conservative DA, if you have an increase of crime within your jurisdiction, you should be always be willing to take a second look at what you’re doing.

  4. Mesa Police Chief John Meza:

    No homicide is too old for us to use additional scientific measures and good old detective work ... and bring this suspect to justice.

  5. Marilyn Mosby:

    The manner of death deemed a homicide by the Maryland state medical examiner is believed to be the result of a fatal injury that occurred while Mr. Gray was unrestrained by a seat belt in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department wagon.

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  • قتلArabic
  • homicidiCatalan, Valencian
  • Totschlag, Mörder, Mord, TötungsdeliktGerman
  • ανθρωποκτόνος, ανθρωποκτονίαGreek
  • murdoEsperanto
  • homicidio, homicidaSpanish
  • murhaaja, tappaja, murhattu, surmattu, murha, tappo, tapettuFinnish
  • morð, drápFaroese
  • assassinat, meutrier, meurtre, homicide involontaire, meutrière, assassin, homicideFrench
  • homicidioGalician
  • मानव हत्याHindi
  • մարդասպանություն, սպանություն, մարդասպանArmenian
  • manndrápIcelandic
  • omicidio, omicida, omicidio colposo, assassinio, assassina, assassino, omicidio premeditatoItalian
  • 殺人者, 殺人, 人殺しJapanese
  • 살인, 殺人Korean
  • homicīdium, homicīdaLatin
  • slepkavībaLatvian
  • doodslag, moordDutch
  • drapsmann, morder, drapNorwegian
  • zabójstwo, morderczyni, mordercaPolish
  • homicídio, homicidaPortuguese
  • omucidereRomanian
  • убийца, убийствоRussian
  • ubica, убиство, ubojica, umor, умор, убојица, уморство, убоство, umórstvo, ùbōjstvo, убица, ubistvoSerbo-Croatian
  • morilka, morilec, umorSlovene
  • mordoffer, mördare, mordSwedish
  • قتلUrdu
  • 殺人Chinese

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