What does murderer mean?

Definitions for murderer
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)

Wiktionary

  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.

Wikipedia

  1. murderer

    Murder is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or valid excuse, 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 capital punishment.

ChatGPT

  1. murderer

    A murderer is an individual who intentionally causes the death of another person, often premeditated, and in violation of the law. This act is considered a serious crime in all jurisdictions, and is often punishable by imprisonment or death penalty.

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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Numerology

  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. Smiley Blanton:

    Life is all one piece. Men err when they think they can be inhuman exploiters in their business life, and loving husbands and fathers at home. For achievement without love is a cold and tight-lipped murderer of human happiness everywhere.

  2. Phil Murphy:

    Kim Guadagno should be ashamed of herself for the way she’s politicizing the deaths of three children and painting a community with the broad brush of a murderer, a tactic she must have gleaned from President Trump, to say the least, these are not New Jersey’s values.

  3. Mike Schmidt:

    What they've done is they've tried to make it look like we're all terrorists. And they're trying to make me look like a murderer.

  4. California Attorney General Kamala Harris:

    A young, innocent woman, Kathryn Steinle, has been killed, and her murderer must be brought to justice. My office stands ready to support the prosecution to ensure he faces swift accountability and consequences, on the issue of immigration, our policy should not be informed by our collective outrage about one man's conduct.

  5. Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov:

    You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.

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