What does killer mean?

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ˈkɪl ərkiller

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. killer, slayer(noun)

    someone who causes the death of a person or animal

  2. cause of death, killer(noun)

    the causal agent resulting in death

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

  3. killer(noun)

    a difficulty that is hard to deal with

    "that exam was a real killer"

  4. killer whale, killer, orca, grampus, sea wolf, Orcinus orca(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. killer(Noun)

    That which kills.

  2. killer(Noun)

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

  3. killer(Noun)

    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. killer(Noun)

    A knockout form of darts involving several players

  5. killer(Noun)

    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. killer(Adjective)

    Excellent, very good.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Killer(noun)

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

  2. Killer(noun)

    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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. United States:

    Fentanyl disguised as a genuine pharmaceutical is a killer -- which is being proven every single day in the United States, we are aggressively targeting drug dealers responsible for trafficking illicit fentanyl, which has become the most deadly facet of the opioid epidemic. We are committed to slowing the number of overdose deaths and prosecuting those responsible for spreading this most dangerous opioid.

  2. Donald Trump:

    She made it up. She made it up, she's saying, 'Oh, he was so violent and he was so, so wild and she was afraid.' She was afraid of nobody. She's a tough killer in Miami everyone knows she's a killer. They all hate her.

  3. Zuri Murrell:

    I always tell individuals and my own patients, you never want to die from fear and you never want to die from embarrassment, it still angers me that this is the number two killer of men and women because it’s really preventable in terms of diet and in terms of getting appropriate screening. It shouldn’t be this way.

  4. Prosecutor Jarrett Ferentino:

    We are not talking about fear. We are not talking about fright. We are talking about terror and torture with a capital T. Prosecutor Jarrett J. Ferentino (arguing for the imposition of dearly upon serial killer Hugo Selenski)

  5. Jared Bernstein:

    It becomes awfully hard for Republicans to bash the president about the economy in general or about the so-called job killer Obamacare in particular on the heels of not just this month's report, but the gradual improvement in the job market, and if the wage improvement story sticks, and I kind of think it might, that takes very important argument off the table.

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    an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
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