What does kidnap mean?

Definitions for kidnap
ˈkɪd næpkid·nap

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kidnap, nobble, abduct, snatchverb

    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. kidnapnoun

    An instance of kidnapping.

  2. kidnapverb

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

  3. Etymology: From kid + nap#Etymology 4

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To KIDNAPverb

    To steal children; to steal human beings.

    Etymology: from kind, Dutch, a child, and nap.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kidnapverb

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

  2. 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

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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. Barron County:

    Jayme was the target, the suspect had specific intentions to kidnap Jayme and went to great lengths to prepare to take her.

  2. The ACLU:

    We cannot allow racist and armed vigilantes to kidnap and detain people seeking asylum, we urge you to immediately investigate this atrocious and unlawful conduct.

  3. 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.

  4. Courtesy Annahita Parsan:

    I was too scared to go home and the police came to the hospital to talk to me. Many people were helping me find a safe place to live, and I knew it was Jesus, and soon, the police called to tell me that they had uncovered a plot in which my abusive husband had planned to kidnap the children back to Iran. After that, we moved to Sweden, and the policeman told me that I have an angel on my shoulder.

  5. Gretchen Whitmer:

    You know, the fact that after a plot to kidnap and to kill me, this is what they come out with. They start attacking me, opposed to what good, decent people would do is to check in and say,' Are you OK ?' Which is what Joe Biden did.

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