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.

  2. kidnap(Verb)

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

  3. Origin: 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

  2. Origin: [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
    British
    Karen
    Karen
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    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. John Agim:

    They are not a government, they kidnap girls from schools.

  2. Caro Quintero:

    I didn't organize, kidnap or kill Mr Camarena...I was in the wrong place.

  3. Juan Guaido:

    If the regime dares, of course, to kidnap us, it will be the last mistake they make.

  4. Hasan Reza Yousufi:

    The Taliban did not kidnap our Hazara brothers in the past, and we know they also fight this new group, Daish.

  5. Maisie Pigeon:

    Kidnap-for-ransom continues to plague the region, which is a trend that has unfortunately continued from 2016.

Images & Illustrations of kidnap

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