What does suicide mean?

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ˈsu əˌsaɪdsui·cide

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suicide, self-destruction, self-annihilationnoun

    the act of killing yourself

    "it is a crime to commit suicide"

  2. suicide, felo-de-senoun

    a person who kills himself intentionally

Wiktionary

  1. suicidenoun

    Intentional killing of oneself, as a kind of action or social phenomenon.

    Etymology: 1651, coinage (probably originating in ) suicida, from sui (from suus) + -cida. Compare self-slaughter, self-blood.

  2. suicidenoun

    A particular instance of a person intentionally killing himself or herself, or of multiple people doing so.

    Etymology: 1651, coinage (probably originating in ) suicida, from sui (from suus) + -cida. Compare self-slaughter, self-blood.

  3. suicidenoun

    A person who has intentionally killed him/herself.

    Etymology: 1651, coinage (probably originating in ) suicida, from sui (from suus) + -cida. Compare self-slaughter, self-blood.

  4. suicidenoun

    An action that creates serious difficulty for its performer.

    Etymology: 1651, coinage (probably originating in ) suicida, from sui (from suus) + -cida. Compare self-slaughter, self-blood.

  5. suicidenoun

    A beverage combining all available flavors at a soda fountain.

    Etymology: 1651, coinage (probably originating in ) suicida, from sui (from suus) + -cida. Compare self-slaughter, self-blood.

  6. suicidenoun

    A diabolo trick where one of the sticks is released and allowed to rotate 360° round the diabolo until it is caught by the hand that released it.

    Etymology: 1651, coinage (probably originating in ) suicida, from sui (from suus) + -cida. Compare self-slaughter, self-blood.

  7. suicidenoun

    A run comprising a series of sprints of increasing lengths, each followed immediately by a return to the start, with no pause between one sprint and the next.

    The coach makes us run suicides at the end of each basketball practice.

    Etymology: 1651, coinage (probably originating in ) suicida, from sui (from suus) + -cida. Compare self-slaughter, self-blood.

  8. suicideverb

    To kill oneself intentionally.

    Etymology: 1651, coinage (probably originating in ) suicida, from sui (from suus) + -cida. Compare self-slaughter, self-blood.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suicideadverb

    the act of taking one's own life voluntary and intentionally; self-murder; specifically (Law), the felonious killing of one's self; the deliberate and intentional destruction of one's own life by a person of years of discretion and of sound mind

    Etymology: [L. sui of one's self (akin to suus one's own) + caedere to slay, to kill. Cf. So, adv., Homicide.]

  2. Suicideadverb

    one guilty of self-murder; a felo-de-se

    Etymology: [L. sui of one's self (akin to suus one's own) + caedere to slay, to kill. Cf. So, adv., Homicide.]

  3. Suicideadverb

    ruin of one's own interests

    Etymology: [L. sui of one's self (akin to suus one's own) + caedere to slay, to kill. Cf. So, adv., Homicide.]

Freebase

  1. Suicide

    Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death. Suicide is often committed out of despair, the cause of which is frequently attributed to a mental disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, alcoholism, or drug abuse. Stress factors such as financial difficulties or troubles with interpersonal relationships often play a role. Efforts to prevent suicide include limiting access to firearms, treating mental illness and drug misuse, and improving economic development. The most commonly used method of suicide varies by country and is partly related to availability. Common methods include: hanging, pesticide poisoning, and firearms. Around 800,000 to a million people die by suicide every year, making it the 10th leading cause of death worldwide. Rates are higher in men than in women, with males three to four times more likely to kill themselves than females. There are an estimated 10 to 20 million non-fatal attempted suicides every year. Attempts are more common in young people and females. Views on suicide have been influenced by broad existential themes such as religion, honor, and the meaning of life. The Abrahamic religions traditionally consider suicide an offense towards God due to the belief in the sanctity of life. During the samurai era in Japan, seppuku was respected as a means of atonement for failure or as a form of protest. Sati, a now outlawed Hindu funeral practice, expected the widow to immolate herself on her husband's funeral pyre, either willingly or under pressure from the family and society.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Suicide

    sū′i-sīd, n. one who dies by his own hand: self-murder.—adj. Sūicī′dal, pertaining to, or partaking of, the crime of suicide.—adv. Sūicī′dally.—n. Su′icidism, a tendency towards suicide. [Coined from L. sui, of himself, cædĕre, to kill.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Suicide

    The act of killing oneself.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'suicide' in Nouns Frequency: #1920

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suicide in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suicide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of suicide in a Sentence

  1. Delilah Rene:

    We need to talk about teenage suicide, we need to start having open conversations, as painful as they are, because it's epidemic.

  2. Vladimir Lenin:

    They [capitalists] will furnish credits which will serve us for the support of the Communist Party in their countries and, by supplying us materials and technical equipment which we lack, will restore our military industry necessary for our future attacks against our suppliers. To put it in other words, they will work on the preparation of their own suicide.

  3. Stephen Leacock, 1912:

    Anybody who has listened to certain kinds of music, or read certain kinds of poetry, or heard certain kinds of performances on the concertina, will admit that even suicide has its brighter aspects.

  4. Tony Schiena:

    Their attacks are precise and coordinated, using guerilla warfare tactics, including suicide bombers and other tactics and techniques learned from ISIS, with their allegiance to ISIS, they are also invariably well-funded and have access to sophisticated weaponry.

  5. Anne Schuchat:

    We saw higher increases among middle-aged people, but we did see increases in younger people and older people – essentially every age group other than those over age 75 saw increasing rates of suicide during this time period.

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