What does murder mean?

Definitions for murder
ˈmɜr dərmur·der

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. murder, slaying, executionverb

    unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being

  2. murder, slay, hit, dispatch, bump off, off, polish off, removeverb

    kill intentionally and with premeditation

    "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

  3. mangle, mutilate, murderverb

    alter so as to make unrecognizable

    "The tourists murdered the French language"

Wiktionary

  1. murdernoun

    An act of deliberate killing of another human being.

    There have been ten unsolved murders this year alone.

  2. murdernoun

    The crime of deliberate killing.

    The defendant was charged with murder.

  3. murdernoun

    (When used as a predicative noun): Something terrible to endure.

    This headache is murder.

  4. murdernoun

    The collective noun for crows

  5. murderverb

    To deliberately kill (a person or persons).

    The woman found dead in her kitchen was murdered by her husband.

  6. murderverb

    To defeat decisively.

    Our team is going to murder them.

  7. murderverb

    To botch or mangle

  8. murderverb

    To kick someone's ass or chew someone out (used to express one's anger at somebody).

    He's torn my best shirt. When I see him, I'll murder him!

  9. murderverb

    to devour, ravish.

    I could murder a hamburger right now.

  10. Etymology: From murder, murdre, mourdre "murder", alteration of earlier murthre (see murther) from morþor and myrþra, both from murþran, from mrtro-, from. Akin to 033C0330033F034203380342, mord, morð, myrþrian.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. MURDERnoun

    The act of killing a man unlawfully; the act of killing criminally.

    Etymology: morðor, morder , Sax. murdrum, law Lat.

    Kill men i’ th’ dark! where be these bloody thieves?
    Ho murder! murder! William Shakespeare, Othello.

    Now witchcraft celebrates
    Pale Hecate’s offerings; and wither’d murder,
    With Tarquin’s ravishing strides, towards his design
    Moves like a ghost. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Blood hath been shed ere now, i’ th’ olden time,
    Ere human statute purg’d the general weal;
    Ay, and since too, murders have been perform’d
    Too terrible for th’ ear. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Slaughter grows murder when it goes too far,
    And makes a massacre what was a war. Dryden.

    The killing of their children had, in the account of God, the guilt of murder, as the offering them to idols had the guilt of idolatry. John Locke.

  2. To Murderverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    If he dies, I murder him, not they. Dryden.

    Can’st thou quake and change thy colour,
    Murder thy breath in middle of a word,
    And then again begin, and stop again. William Shakespeare.

    Let the mutinous winds
    Strike the proud cedars to the fiery sun;
    Murd’ring impossibility, to make
    What cannot be, slight work. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

Wikipedia

  1. Murder

    Murder is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or plausible/moral intent, especially the unlawful killing of another human with malice aforethought. This state of mind may, depending upon the jurisdiction, distinguish murder from other forms of unlawful homicide, such as manslaughter. Manslaughter is killing committed in the absence of malice, brought about by reasonable provocation, or diminished capacity. Involuntary manslaughter, where it is recognized, is a killing that lacks all but the most attenuated guilty intent, recklessness. Most societies consider murder to be an extremely serious crime, and thus that a person convicted of murder should receive harsh punishments for the purposes of retribution, deterrence, rehabilitation, or incapacitation. In most countries, a person convicted of murder generally faces a long-term prison sentence, a life sentence, or even a death penalty.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Murdernoun

    the offense of killing a human being with malice prepense or aforethought, express or implied; intentional and unlawful homicide

  2. Murdernoun

    to kill with premediated malice; to kill (a human being) willfully, deliberately, and unlawfully. See Murder, n

  3. Murdernoun

    to destroy; to put an end to

  4. Murdernoun

    to mutilate, spoil, or deform, as if with malice or cruelty; to mangle; as, to murder the king's English

  5. Etymology: [OE. morder, morther, AS. moror, fr. mor murder; akin to D. moord, OS. mor, G., Dan., & Sw. mord, Icel. mor, Goth. marr, OSlav. mrti to die, Lith. mirti, W. marw dead, L. mors, mortis, death, mori, moriri, to die, Gr. broto`s (for mroto`s) mortal, 'a`mbrotos immortal, Skr. m to die, mta death. 105. Cf. Amaranth, Ambrosia, Mortal.]

Freebase

  1. Murder

    Murder is the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human, and generally this premeditated state of mind distinguishes murder from other forms of unlawful homicide. A person who commits murder is called a murderer. As the loss of a human being inflicts enormous grief upon the individuals close to the victim, and the commission of a murder is highly detrimental to the good order within society, most societies both present and in antiquity have considered it a most serious crime worthy of the harshest of punishment. In most countries, a person convicted of murder is typically given a long prison sentence, possibly a life sentence where permitted, and in some countries, the death penalty may be imposed for such an act – though this practice is becoming less common. Due to the gravity of the offense, there is generally no statute of limitations for murder.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Murder

    mur′dėr, n. the act of putting a person to death, intentionally and from malice.—v.t. to commit murder: to destroy: to put an end to.—n. Mur′derer, one who murders, or is guilty of murder:—fem. Mur′deress.—adj. Mur′derous, guilty of murder: consisting in, or fond of, murder: bloody: cruel.—adv. Mur′derously.—n. Mur′dress, a battlement with interstices for firing through.—Murder in the first degree, murder with deliberation and premeditation, or that committed in the furtherance of any arson, rape, robbery, or burglary—in the second degree, murder of all other kinds; Murder will out, murder cannot remain hidden. [A.S. morthormorth, death; Ger. mord, Goth. maurthr; cf. L. mors, mortis, death.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'murder' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1895

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    Rank popularity for the word 'murder' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3928

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    Rank popularity for the word 'murder' in Nouns Frequency: #768

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    Rank popularity for the word 'murder' in Verbs Frequency: #655

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of murder in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of murder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of murder in a Sentence

  1. Superintendent Garry McCarthy:

    I'm angry and I'm frustrated that we're here talking about another senseless murder.

  2. Chris Smith:

    His condition has not improved since ; he has not regained consciousness, his wife, Yevgenia, said in an e-mail to RFE/RL and other media outlets. Kara-Murza’s father, a prominent journalist, told Russian media Thursday that the situation appears to be more serious than we thought. His lungs are being artificially ventilated, he is connected to 10 devices. Related ImageExpand / ContractKara-Murza,( l.), is an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, as was his ally, Boris Nemtsov,( r.). , who was gunned down near the Kremlin in February. ( Reuters) Kara-Murza's father is a journalist with RFE/RL’s Russian Service. The activist's family was stopped short of raising public questions about whether foul play was involved. There is no criminal case so far, none has been opened because he is simply a normal patient who arrived at a Moscow hospital by ambulance. That’s his status, nothing more, his father told a radio station. Our task right now is to bring him to a normal trajectory of recuperation. We ’ll establish the cause [ of the illness ] later. Open Russia was founded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, an oil oligarch and Kremlin opponent who lives in Switzerland after Mikhail Khodorkovsky was pardoned by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2013 following 10 years in prison. Open Russia's new documentary accuses Kadyrov, a former rebel fighter who joined forces with the Kremlin in 2000, of participating in murders and torture in the North Caucasus republic. Related ImageExpand / ContractChechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was accused of torture and murder in the new documentary. ( Reuters) Both the Kremlin and Kadyrov have denied involvement in the killing of Boris Nemtsov, although Kadyrov praised the main suspect in the case, a former Chechen police officer, as a.

  3. Brandon Williams:

    If you saw that video, it's self explanatory. We all know that it was a murder and a torture in broad daylight, we all know that his civil rights were violated.

  4. Zhanna Nemtsova:

    It was a political murder, though the investigation committee doesn't want to admit this.

  5. Farooq Kperogi:

    Sadly, this sort of consequence-free murder of people in the name of avenging' blasphemy' has been going on for far too long in the North. This must stop ! the monsters in that video are easily identifiable. The Sokoto State government must immediately apprehend them and make an example of them. If The Sokoto State government doesn't happen, this kind of murderous barbarism will continue.

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Translations for murder

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  • moordAfrikaans
  • قتل, قَتْل, اِغْتِيَالArabic
  • öldürmək, cinayətAzerbaijani
  • забо́йстваBelarusian
  • уби́йствоBulgarian
  • assassinat, assassinarCatalan, Valencian
  • vražda, porod, zabít, sprovodit ze světa, zavraždit, zničit, hejnoCzech
  • lladd, llofruddio, llofruddiaethWelsh
  • smadre, myrde, mord, slå ihjel, kvæleDanish
  • mörderisch, ermorden, umbringen, MordGerman
  • φονεύω, ανθρωποκτονία, δολοφονία, φόνος, δολοφονώ, σκοτώνωGreek
  • murdoEsperanto
  • asesinato, asesinar, devorarSpanish
  • mõrv, roim, mõrvama, roimama, tapmaEstonian
  • قتلPersian
  • murha, murhata, parvi, murhaavaFinnish
  • meurtre, homicideFrench
  • mort, murtScottish Gaelic
  • רֶצַח, רצח, הביס, הביע כעס, זעם, טרף, סיוט, להקת עורביםHebrew
  • हत्याHindi
  • gyilkosság, meggyilkolHungarian
  • սպանություն, սպանելArmenian
  • pembunuhanIndonesian
  • morð, myrða, rústaIcelandic
  • massacrare, omicidio, assassinio, assassinare, delitto, distruggereItalian
  • 殺人, 殺す, 殺害するJapanese
  • მკვლელობაGeorgian
  • សម្លាប់Khmer
  • 살인, 殺人, 살인죄Korean
  • адам өлтүрүүKyrgyz
  • occidereLatin
  • ຄາດຕະກຳLao
  • žmogžudystė, nužudymas, užmuštiLithuanian
  • slepkavība, noslepkavot, slepkavotLatvian
  • убиствоMacedonian
  • കൊലപാതകം, കൊല, ഹത്യMalayalam
  • pembunuhanMalay
  • လူသတ်မှုBurmese
  • moord, de grond in boren, vermoorden, moordenDutch
  • overlagt, ta knekken på, drepe, mord, myrde, drapNorwegian
  • morderstwo, zabójstwo, zamordować, zabićPolish
  • homicídio, tortura, detonar, assassinato, devorar, massacrar, destroçar, assassínio, assassinar, destruir, acabar comPortuguese
  • crimă, asasinatRomanian
  • убива́ть, уби́йство, уби́ть, разгроми́тьRussian
  • убоство, ubistvo, уморство, ùbiti, umórstvo, убити, vrane, zgromiti, умо̀рити, ùbōjstvo, umòriti, убиство, убојствоSerbo-Croatian
  • vražda, zavraždiť, vraždiťSlovak
  • umor, umoritiSlovene
  • mord, sluka, mörda, dödaSwedish
  • హత్యTelugu
  • куштор, қатл, одамкушӣTajik
  • ฆาตกรรมThai
  • adam öldürme, cinayet, öldürmek, katletmekTurkish
  • вби́вствоUkrainian
  • tàn sát, giết người, vụ giết người, ám sát, vụ ám sát, giếtVietnamese
  • מאָרדYiddish
  • ìpànìyànYoruba
  • 謀殺Chinese

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