What does kidnap mean?

Definitions for kidnap
ˈkɪd næpkid·nap

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word kidnap.

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.

Wikipedia

  1. kidnap

    In criminal law, kidnapping is the unlawful confinement of a person against their will, often including transportation/asportation. The asportation and abduction element is typically but not necessarily conducted by means of force or fear: the perpetrator may use a weapon to force the victim into a vehicle, but it is still kidnapping if the victim is enticed to enter the vehicle willingly (e.g. in the belief that it is a taxicab). Kidnapping may be done to demand for ransom in exchange for releasing the victim, or for other illegal purposes. Kidnapping can be accompanied by bodily injury which elevates the crime to aggravated kidnapping.Kidnapping of a child is known as child abduction, which is a separate legal category.

ChatGPT

  1. kidnap

    Kidnap is the act of unlawfully and forcefully taking and holding someone captive, typically in order to demand a ransom or exert pressure for political or other purposes. It involves abducting or capturing someone without their consent and carrying them away.

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.]

Wikidata

  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

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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. Hasan Reza Yousufi:

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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. 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.

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