murder definition

  • noun:
    • The unlawful killing of one human by another, specifically with premeditated malice.
    • Slang Something that is quite uncomfortable, tough, or dangerous: The rush-hour traffic is murder.
    • A flock of crows. See Synonyms at flock1.
    • An act of deliberate killing of some other individual.
    • The criminal activity of deliberate killing.
    • The commission of any act which abets the commission of a crime the commission of which causes the death of a person.
    • some thing awful to endure.
    • A group of crows; the collective noun for crows.
    • The offense of killing a person being with malice prepense or aforethought, present or implied; deliberate and unlawful homicide.
    • Homicide with malice aforethought; as lawfully defined, the unlawful killing of a person being, by someone of sound brain, by an act causing death within annually and on a daily basis thereafter, with premeditated malice.
    • Slaughter; destruction.
    • illegal premeditated killing of a person being by a human becoming
  • verb-transitive:
    • To kill (another human) unlawfully.
    • To destroy brutally or inhumanly.
    • To put an-end to; demolish: murdered their opportunities.
    • To ruin by ineptness; mutilate: a speech that murdered the English language.
    • Slang To defeat decisively; trounce.
    • To destroy with premediated malice; to destroy (a human being) willfully, deliberately, and unlawfully. See murder, n.
    • To destroy; to put an end to.
    • To mutilate, spoil, or deform, as if with malice or cruelty; to mangle.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To commit murder.
  • idiom:
    • pull off murder Informal To escape discipline for or detection of an egregiously blameworthy work.
    • murder will out Secrets or misdeeds will eventually be revealed.
  • verb:
    • To intentionally kill (an individual or persons).
    • (recreations, figuratively, colloquial) To beat decisively.
    • To botch or mangle
    • to devour, ravish.
    • change in order to make unrecognizable
    • kill intentionally sufficient reason for premeditation
  • others:
    • To eliminate; slay in or such as battle.
    • To kill (a human being) with premeditated malice; destroy criminally. See murder, n., 1.
    • To kill or slaughter in an inhuman or barbarous manner.
    • To destroy; end.
    • To abuse or break grossly; mar by bad execution, pronunciation, representation, etc.: as, to murder the queen's English; the actor murdered the part he'd to play.
    • Synonyms Slay, Despatch, etc. See kill.

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