What does murderer mean?

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ˈmɜr dər ərmur·der·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. murderer, liquidator, manslayernoun

    a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)


  1. murderernoun

    A person who commits murder.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Murderernoun

    One who has shed human blood unlawfully; one who has killed a man criminally.

    Etymology: from murder.

    Thou dost kill me with thy unkind falsehood, and it grieves me not to die; but it grieves me that thou art the murderer. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    I am his host,
    Who should against his murd’rer shut the door,
    Not bear the knife myself. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Thou tell’st me there is murder in mine eyes;
    ’Tis pretty sure,
    That eyes, that are the frail’st and softest things,
    Who shut their coward gates on atomies,
    Should be call’d tyrants, butchers, murderers. William Shakespeare.

    The very horrour of the fact had stupified all curiosity, and so dispersed the multitude, that even the murderer himself might have escaped. Henry Wotton.

    Like some rich or mighty murderer,
    Too great for prison, which he breaks with gold,
    Who fresher for new mischiefs does appear,
    And dares the world to tax him with the old. Dryden.

    This stranger having had a brother killed by the conspirator, and having till now sought in vain for an opportunity of revenge, chanced to meet the murderer in the temple. Joseph Addison, Guardian, №. 177.

    With equal terrors, not with equal guilt,
    The murderer dreams of all the blood he spilt. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Murderernoun

    one guilty of murder; a person who, in possession of his reason, unlawfully kills a human being with premeditated malice

  2. Murderernoun

    a small cannon, formerly used for clearing a ship's decks of boarders; -- called also murdering piece

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. murderer

    1. A savior of society. Synonyms: Soldier, hangman, doctor. 2. A man born ahead of or after his time.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. murderer

    The name formerly used for large blunderbusses, as well as for those small pieces of ordnance which were loaded by shifting metal chambers placed in the breech.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. murderer

    A great piece of artillery. Among the ordnance given up to Monk with Edinburgh Castle in 1650 is mentioned “The great iron murderer, Muckle Meg.”

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'murderer' in Nouns Frequency: #2779

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of murderer in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of murderer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of murderer in a Sentence

  1. Jean Rostand:

    Kill one man and you are a murderer. Kill millions and you are a conqueror. Kill all and you are a God.

  2. Charlotte Gomer:

    We are going to review the decision closely and decide how best to proceed in a way that ensures this convicted mass murderer faces justice for his heinous crimes.

  3. Dave Portnoy:

    Sh** sucks in the country right now, it absolutely sucks, first things first, the cop murderer obviously, clearly, everyone agrees with that, and its a shame that he was still there, thats almost the biggest problem.

  4. Terrence Howard:

    Yes, he’s homophobic. Yes, he’s a murderer, but he is human, and how do we like him?... He’s flawed and that’s what makes him so loveable.

  5. Donald Trump:

    A wicked murderer opened fire at a Molson Coors brewing company plant, it's a terrible thing.

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