Definition of Kill

1. Noun. The act of terminating a life.




2. Verb. Cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly. "They want to kill the prisoners "; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

3. Noun. The destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile. "The pilot reported two kills during the mission"
Generic synonyms: Destruction, Devastation

4. Verb. Thwart the passage of. "He shot down the student's proposal"
Exact synonyms: Defeat, Shoot Down, Vote Down, Vote Out
Generic synonyms: Blackball, Negative, Veto
Derivative terms: Defeat

5. Verb. End or extinguish by forceful means. "Stamp out poverty!"
Exact synonyms: Stamp Out
Generic synonyms: End, Terminate

6. Verb. Be fatal. "Drunken driving kills"
Generic synonyms: Be

7. Verb. Be the source of great pain for. "These new shoes are killing me!"
Generic synonyms: Ache, Hurt, Suffer
Derivative terms: Killer

8. Verb. Overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration. "The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"

9. Verb. Hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games. "She killed the ball"
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Hit

10. Verb. Hit with great force. "He killed the ball"
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Hit

11. Verb. Deprive of life. "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa"
Specialized synonyms: Strike Down

12. Verb. Cause the death of, without intention. "She was killed in the collision of three cars"
Specialized synonyms: Electrocute
Derivative terms: Killer, Killing

13. Verb. Drink down entirely. "They popped a few beer after work"
Exact synonyms: Belt Down, Bolt Down, Down, Drink Down, Pop, Pour Down, Toss Off
Generic synonyms: Drink, Imbibe

14. Verb. Mark for deletion, rub off, or erase. "Kill these lines in the President's speech"
Exact synonyms: Obliterate, Wipe Out
Generic synonyms: Take Away, Take Out
Derivative terms: Obliterable, Obliteration, Wipeout

15. Verb. Tire out completely. "The daily stress of her work is killing her"
Generic synonyms: Beat, Exhaust, Tucker, Tucker Out, Wash Up

16. Verb. Cause to cease operating. "Kill the engine"
Generic synonyms: Cut, Switch Off, Turn Off, Turn Out

17. Verb. Destroy a vitally essential quality of or in. "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods"
Generic synonyms: Destroy, Destruct

Definition of Kill

1. n. A kiln.

2. n. A channel or arm of the sea; a river; a stream; as, the channel between Staten Island and Bergen Neck is the Kill van Kull, or the Kills; -- used also in composition; as, Schuylkill, Catskill, etc.

3. v. t. To deprive of life, animal or vegetable, in any manner or by any means; to render inanimate; to put to death; to slay.

4. n. The act of killing.

Definition of Kill

1. Noun. The act of killing. ¹

2. Noun. Specifically, the death blow. ¹

3. Noun. The result of killing; that which has been killed. ¹

4. Noun. (volleyball) ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To put to death; to extinguish the life of. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive fiction) To invent a story that conveys the death of (a character). ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To render inoperative. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive figuratively) To stop, cease(,) or render void. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive figuratively hyperbole) To amaze, exceed, stun(,) or otherwise incapacitate. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive figuratively) To produce feelings of dissatisfaction or revulsion. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To use up or to waste. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive figuratively informal) To exert an overwhelming effect on. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive figuratively hyperbole) To overpower, overwhelm(,) or defeat. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To force a company out of business. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive informal) To produce intense pain. ¹

16. Verb. (figuratively informal hyperbole) To punish severely. ¹

17. Verb. (sports) ¹

18. Noun. A creek; a body of water. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kill

1. to cause to die [v -ED, -ING, -S] : KILLABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Kill

1. 1. To deprive of life, animal or vegetable, in any manner or by any means; to render inanimate; to put to death; to slay. "Ah, kill me with thy weapon, not with words !" (Shak) 2. To destroy; to ruin; as, to kill one's chances; to kill the sale of a book. "To kill thine honor." "Her lively colour kill'd with deadly cares." (Shak) 3. To cause to cease; to quell; to calm; to still; as, in seamen's language, a shower of rain kills the wind. "Be comforted, good madam; the great rage, You see, is killed in him." (Shak) 4. To destroy the effect of; to counteract; to neutralize; as, alkali kills acid. To kill time, to busy one's self with something which occupies the attention, or makes the time pass without tediousness. Synonym: To murder, assassinate, slay, butcher, destroy. To Kill, Murder, Assassinate. To kill does not necessarily mean any more than to deprive of life. A man may kill another by accident or in self-defense, without the imputation of guilt. To murder is to kill with malicious forethought and intention. To assassinate is tomurder suddenly and by stealth. The sheriff may kill without murdering, the duelist murders, but does not assassinate his antagonist, the assassin kills and murders. 5. A kiln. 6. A channel or arm of the sea; a river; a stream; as, the channel between Staten Island and Bergen Neck is the Kill van Kull, or the Kills; used also in composition; as, Schuylkill, Catskill, etc. Origin: OE. Killen, kellen, cullen, to kill, strike; perh. The same word as cwellen, quellen, to kill (cf. Quell), or perh. Rather akin to Icel. Kolla to hit in the head, harm, kollr top, summit, head, Sw. Kulle, D. Kollen to kill with the ax. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kill

kiladar
kiladars
kilchoanite
kild
kildeer
kilderkin
kilderkins
kilerg
kilergs
kiley
kileys
kilij
kilikiti
kilim
kilims
kill (current term)
kill'd
kill-deer
kill-joy
kill-joys
kill file
kill files
kill off
kill oneself
kill screen
kill screens
kill switch
kill the fatted calf
kill the goose that lays the golden eggs
kill the messenger

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