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.

    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.

  2. murdernoun

    The crime of deliberate killing.

    The defendant was charged with murder.

    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.

  3. murdernoun

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

    This headache is murder.

    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.

  4. murdernoun

    The collective noun for crows

    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.

  5. murderverb

    To deliberately kill (a person or persons).

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

    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.

  6. murderverb

    To defeat decisively.

    Our team is going to murder them.

    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.

  7. murderverb

    To botch or mangle

    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.

  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!

    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.

  9. murderverb

    to devour, ravish.

    I could murder a hamburger right now.

    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.

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

    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.]

  2. Murdernoun

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

    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.]

  3. Murdernoun

    to destroy; to put an end to

    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.]

  4. Murdernoun

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

    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

  3. Nouns Frequency

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

  4. Verbs Frequency

    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. New York:

    Like all New Yorkers, I am appalled by the senseless murder of Timothy Caughman, in New York, no one should feel unsafe for who they are, and this despicable attack on one New Yorker is an attack on all New Yorkers.

  2. Newport Beach police:

    San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office spokesman Christopher Lee confirmed to Fox 11 the following: A member of our office was involved in an incident that is currently under investigation. Lee declined to comment further. A law enforcement source told the local news station that the woman was about to give closing arguments in a gang murder trial and may have been targeted by gang members and that she's been followed before. I heard things coming out of her mouth like, 'Was I raped?,' 'I was unconscious. I don't know how long,' 'Are they here?,' 'Are they coming?' Still a little scatterbrained, Cary said. We turned around and saw a woman who could barely walk covered head-to-toe in blood.

  3. Pierce County Sheriff Department:

    As promised, we are going to hold accountable everyone responsible for the murder of Deputy McCartney.

  4. Johann Fuchs:

    They probably suffocated inside the truck. We are talking about human trafficking, homicide, even murder, we are likely looking at a Bulgarian-Hungarian people smuggling ring.

  5. Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley:

    America is not a melting pot. We do not all share the same values, beliefs, religion or even language. What unites us is the law. The law we all freely and voluntarily consent to. The law that says rape, robbery and murder are evil and should be prohibited in a civilized society. We ask law enforcement to represent us in prohibiting these evil acts. They stand on the blue line which separates law and order on one side and chaos and anarchy on the other. There can be no middle ground, so choose which side of the line you will stand on.

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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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