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?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. Jarod Kintz:

    More people are leaving TV behind to read my books than ever before. In the last year alone I gained over two readers (three, to be exact). So I’d like to take a moment and say thanks mom, dad, and kidnap victim I keep chained in the basement

  2. Vallejo Police Lt. Kenny Park:

    Ms. Huskins' whereabouts are unknown, and we are treating this matter as a kidnap for ransom, we're worried about Ms. Huskins' welfare. We don't know where she's at. And that's why we're coming to the public asking for their help.

  3. Mariane Pearl:

    In 2014, impunity in journalism murder cases reached a staggering 96 percent and the remaining 4 percent obtained only partial justice, we have become targets. Insurgent groups no longer use reporters to transmit news, but instead kidnap them to make news. They treat us as enemy combatants and spies. This is our everyday reality.

  4. 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.

  5. Sarah Huckabee Sanders:

    We are allowed to disagree, but we should be able to do so freely and without fear of harm, and this goes for all people regardless of politics. Some have chosen to push hate and vandalism against the restaurant that I was asked to leave from. A Hollywood actor publicly encouraged people to kidnap my children.

Images & Illustrations of kidnap

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