What does kidnap mean?

Definitions for kidnap
ˈkɪd næpkid·nap

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kidnap, nobble, abduct, snatch(verb)

    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom

    "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"

Wiktionary

  1. kidnap(Noun)

    An instance of kidnapping.

    Etymology: From kid + nap#Etymology 4

  2. kidnap(Verb)

    To seize and detain a person unlawfully; sometimes for ransom.

    Etymology: From kid + nap#Etymology 4

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kidnap(verb)

    to take (any one) by force or fear, and against one's will, with intent to carry to another place

    Etymology: [Kid a child + Prov. E. nap to seize, to grasp. Cf. Knab, Knap, Nab.]

Freebase

  1. Kidnap

    The Doctor and his companions are on board an Earth ship trapped in orbit around the Sense-Sphere when it is boarded by the Sensorites, who steal the lock mechanism from the TARDIS.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kidnap

    kid′nap, v.t. to steal, as a human being:—pr.p. kid′napping; pa.t. and pa.p. kid′napped.n. Kid′napper. [Vulgar kid (old thieves' cant, kinchin—Ger. kindchen), a child, and vulgar nab, to steal.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Kidnap

    Not only is this word accepted English in the absence of a more refined equivalent, but it is also made to do service in the case of an adult taken away against his will. Kid, of course, expresses a young goat, and is slang for a child. The second portion of the term is likewise slang, from nab, to steal.

Anagrams for kidnap »

  1. ink pad, ink-pad, inkpad

  2. Ink pad

  3. Ink-pad

  4. Inkpad

How to pronounce kidnap?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say kidnap in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kidnap in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kidnap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of kidnap in a Sentence

  1. Gretchen Whitmer:

    You know, it's incredibly disturbing that the President of the United States, 10 days after a plot to kidnap, put me on trial and execute me, 10 days after that was uncovered, The President is at it again and inspiring and incentivizing and inciting this kind of domestic terrorism.

  2. Miguel Cabrera:

    I am tired of hearing that they are going to kidnap my mother, and I don’t know whether it is a policeman or a bad guy, I don’t know who they are, all I know is if I don’t pay, those people disappear.

  3. Ivan Adamovich:

    Banking secrecy, in my view in times of Facebook and data all around the world, is going to be more important than before and not less important, if you know how much money somebody has, you also know how much you would get if you kidnap him.

  4. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi:

    On Jan 30, 2015, there were plans by 13 people linked to Daesh (Islamic State) to kidnap the country's leaders including the prime minister, the home minister and the defense minister, there was also a plan to carry out an attack in Putrajaya. To this end, the group had prepared and tested explosives.

  5. John Doe:

    I don't think the school has any place adjudicating things like rape, they don't do it with murder or kidnap, so why are they doing it with something just as hard to evaluate?

Images & Illustrations of kidnap

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