What does killer mean?

Definitions for killer
ˈkɪl ərkiller

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word killer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. killer, slayernoun

    someone who causes the death of a person or animal

  2. cause of death, killernoun

    the causal agent resulting in death

    "heart disease is the biggest killer in the United States"

  3. killernoun

    a difficulty that is hard to deal with

    "that exam was a real killer"

  4. killer whale, killer, orca, grampus, sea wolf, Orcinus orcanoun

    predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas

Wiktionary

  1. killernoun

    That which kills.

  2. killernoun

    That which causes stress or is extremely difficult, especially that which may cause failure at a task.

  3. killernoun

    Something that is so far ahead of its competition that it effectively kills off that competition.

    Various means had were used to steer aircraft in the early years but ailerons were the killer.

  4. killernoun

    A knockout form of darts involving several players

  5. killernoun

    A diacritic mark used in Indic scripts to suppress an inherent vowel (e.g., the Hindi viram, the Bengali or Oriya hasanta) or render the entire syllable silent (e.g., the Burmese virama, the Khmer toandakhiat).

  6. killeradjective

    Excellent, very good.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Killernoun

    one who deprives of life; one who, or that which, kills

  2. Killernoun

    a voracious, toothed whale of the genus Orca, of which several species are known

Freebase

  1. Killer

    "Killer" is a song by Adamski and Seal. Written by Adam Tinley and Seal and produced by Adamski, "Killer" was Adamski's breakthrough single, but is now more notable for introducing Seal as a vocalist. A major hit in the UK, it reached number one, spending four weeks at the top of the chart in May 1990. In total, the single sold over 400,000 copies in the UK, earning it a BPI Gold certification.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. killer

    A name for the grampus, Orca gladiator, given on account of the ferocity with which it attacks and destroys whales, seals, and other marine animals. (See GRAMPUS.)

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'killer' in Nouns Frequency: #1974

How to pronounce killer?

  1. Alex
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of killer in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of killer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of killer in a Sentence

  1. Jefferson County:

    Our goal then and now has been to bring justice to Jeannie and her family, and while we would have preferred to place handcuffs on the suspect, we hope knowing who and where he is brings them some degree of closure. MISSOURI MAN INDICTED IN COLD CASE MURDER HE WAS QUIZZED ABOUT 31 YEARS AGO The sheriffs office said Donald Perea kidnapped, sexually assaulted and killed Moore near Denver when he was 23 years old. Donald Perea, Donald Perea, died on May 28, 2012, at the age of 54 due to health-related issues. Donald Perea kidnapped, sexually assaulted and killed Jeannie Moore near Denver in August 1981, according to officials. ( Jefferson County Sheriff's Office) Investigators said Donald Perea was out on bond for a separate sexual assault case when Jeannie Moores was killed ; Donald Perea was later convicted and was in prison from 1982 to 1985. Jeannie Moores left Jeannie Moores home for work at a gas station on Aug. 25, 1981 -- hitchhiking as Jeannie Moores typically would -- when Jeannie Moores was last seen getting into an older Ford Galaxy or LTD that was red, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Five days later, Jeannie Moores body was found by picnickers in Genesee Park, south of Interstate 70. An autopsy found that Jeannie Moores was killed by several blows to the head, FOX31 reported. After Jeannie Moores murder went unsolved for decades, officials said the cold case was looked at in 2008 and again in May 2019, when new technology found a match. A public-private partnership that allowed forensic genealogy testing to be completed by United Data Connect Connect helped uncover a match. The information that led to Donald Perea was the same technology that helped crack the Golden State killer and other notable cold-case murders and rapes in 2018. How authorities linked Steven Perea to the case. ( Jefferson County Sheriff's Office) The DNA evidence from the crime scene was linked to a family member of Donald Perea this spring, and investigators were able to interview family members and get other samples to confirm that he was the suspect linked to the case. OREGON MAN ARRESTED IN 1978 COLD-CASE MURDER OF ALASKA TEEN, AUTHORITIES SAY Joan Busse, a genealogist with United Data Connect, told FOX31 Joan Busse put in 40 to 60 hours working backward through thousands of ancestors on public genealogy websites and DNA matches to identify a suspect. DNA can be uploaded to public genealogy websites such as GEDmatch.com through commercial kits where people can choose to opt-inif they want law enforcement to be able to access that information.

  2. Seneca:

    Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est. Translated: A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.

  3. Tawanda Jones:

    Nobody’s here saying anything bad about cops – we’re here talking about killer cops, holding killer cops responsible.

  4. Denise Haley:

    We’re just glad they caught the real killer, and now this family can mourn the loss of this beautiful child.

  5. Daniela Iannone:

    I'm not going to lie, a new gym outfit gives me motivation, brand new spandex or a killer sports bra is just like buying the perfect little black dress.

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