Definitions for killer
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word killer.
someone who causes the death of a person or animal
cause of death, killernoun
the causal agent resulting in death
"heart disease is the biggest killer in the United States"
a difficulty that is hard to deal with
"that exam was a real killer"
killer whale, killer, orca, grampus, sea wolf, Orcinus orcanoun
predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas
That which kills.
That which causes stress or is extremely difficult, especially that which may cause failure at a task.
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.
A knockout form of darts involving several players
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).
Excellent, very good.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
One that deprives of life.
Etymology: from kill.
What sorrow, what amazement, what shame was in Amphialus, when he saw his dear foster-father find him the killer of his only son! Philip Sidney.
Wilt thou for the old lion hunt, or fill
His hungry whelps? and for the killer kill,
When couch’d in dreadful dens? George Sandys.
So rude a time,
When love was held so capital a crime,
That a crown’d head could no compassion find,
But dy’d, because the killer had been kind. Edmund Waller.
Killer is a song by British acid house DJ and record producer Adamski. Written by Adamski and Seal and produced by Adamski, "Killer" was Adamski's breakthrough single but is now more notable for featuring Seal as a vocalist. A major hit in the United Kingdom, it reached number one on the UK Singles Chart, spending four weeks at the top in May and June 1990. In total, the single sold over 400,000 copies in the UK, earning it a Gold certification from the British Phonographic Industry. The song also peaked at number one in Belgium and Zimbabwe and number two in Germany and the Netherlands.
1) In literal sense, a killer is a person, animal, or thing that kills or causes the death of another. 2) In figurative contexts, it could also refer to something that is extremely difficult or exhausting, or something that is particularly impressive, effective or excellent. 3) In the context of diseases, a killer is a disease or condition with a high mortality rate. 4) In computing slang, it often refers to a software or application designed to surpass or replace an existing dominant product. For example, 'iPhone killer' would refer to a smartphone designed to be more popular or advanced than the iPhone.
one who deprives of life; one who, or that which, kills
a voracious, toothed whale of the genus Orca, of which several species are known
"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
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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Killer is ranked #86314 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Killer surname appeared 216 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Killer.
55% or 119 total occurrences were White.
31.4% or 68 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
5% or 11 total occurrences were Black.
4.6% or 10 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'killer' in Nouns Frequency: #1974
The numerical value of killer in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of killer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Isolation is a dream killer.
You can ignore everything else in this case, and if we spent one day trying this to you, here’s what you would have: You’d have a note sent by the killer that only the killer could have written that the defendant has admitted only the killer wrote. And the defendant has stipulated, ‘I wrote the cadaver note and envelope that only the killer could have written.’.
Nobody’s here saying anything bad about cops – we’re here talking about killer cops, holding killer cops responsible.
What's ’ interesting in the Aileen Wuornos case, and it’s a highly unusual case, is if you were to talk to the public and say ‘ This is a serial killer who was executed, ’ I don’t think anyone would lose sleep over it. The things the public typically looks at are whether they have confidence in the defendant's guilt and whether they got due process. The third thing is whether the defendant was treated consistently with those who acted similarly, it’s a strange concept when you’re talking about those who acted similarly and you’re talking about a serial killer.
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.
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- قاتل, القاتلArabic
- уби́йца, уби́ецBulgarian
- Töter, Töterin, Mörder, Totschläger, Mörderin, Totschlägerin, MGerman
- δολοφόνισσα, δολοφόνος, θανατηφόρος, φονιάς, φόνισσαGreek
- mortífero, asesina, matador, mortal, asesinoSpanish
- tappaja, murhaajaFinnish
- meurtrier, meurtrière, assassin, tueurFrench
- विराम, हत्याराHindi
- assassino, killerItalian
- 人殺し, 殺人者, キラーJapanese
- қаныпезер, қанішерKazakh
- ឃាតករ, អ្នកសម្លាប់, ទណ្ឌឃាដKhmer
- 살인자, 殺人者Korean
- өлтүрүүчү, өлтүргүчKyrgyz
- doder, moordenaarDutch
- morder, drapsmannNorwegian
- morderca, zabójcaPolish
- assassino, assassina, homicida, matadorPortuguese
- ucigașă, ucigaș, asasinRomanian
- уби́йца, киллер, убийцаRussian
- ubojica, ubica, убица, убојицаSerbo-Croatian
- morilec, morilkaSlovene
- mördare, mSwedish
- қотил, одамкуш, кушандаTajik
- ฆาตกร, การันต์Thai
- уби́вця, вби́вцяUkrainian
- người giết, kẻ giết ngườiVietnamese
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