What does kidnap mean?

Definitions for kidnap
ˈkɪd næpkid·nap

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Wiktionary

  1. kidnapnoun

    An instance of kidnapping.

    Etymology: From kid + nap#Etymology 4

  2. kidnapverb

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

    Etymology: From kid + nap#Etymology 4

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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kidnapverb

    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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. 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.

  3. Dana Nessel:

    The individuals in( state) custody are suspected to have attempted to identify the home addresses of law enforcement officers in order to target them, made threats of violence intended to instigate a civil war, and engaged in planning and training for an operation to attack the capitol building of Michigan and to kidnap government officials, including the governor of Michigan.

  4. Governor Whitmer of Michigan:

    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, as opposed to what good, decent people would do is to check in and say,' Are you OK ?' -- which is what( Democratic presidential nominee) Joe Biden did.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of kidnap

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