Definition of Kill
1. Noun. The act of terminating a life.
Generic synonyms: Conclusion, Ending, Termination
Specialized synonyms: Coup De Grace, Deathblow, Death, Euthanasia, Mercy Killing, Homicide, Despatch, Dispatch, Fell, Self-annihilation, Self-destruction, Suicide, Slaughter, Poisoning, Asphyxiation, Suffocation, Ritual Killing, Sacrifice, Electrocution, Beheading, Decapitation, Genocide, Race Murder, Racial Extermination
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"
Specialized synonyms: Annihilate, Carry Off, Decimate, Eliminate, Eradicate, Extinguish, Wipe Out, Decimate, Drown, Massacre, Mow Down, Slaughter, Erase, Wipe Out, Butcher, Slaughter, Poison, Lapidate, Stone, Poison, Commit Suicide, Dispatch, Vaporize, Zap, Sacrifice, Take Off, Tomahawk, Destroy, Put Down, Saber, Sabre, Overlay, Overlie, Brain, Put Away, Put To Sleep, Do In, Knock Off, Liquidate, Neutralise, Neutralize, Waste, Exterminate, Kill Off, Asphyxiate, Smother, Suffocate, Strangle, Strangulate, Throttle, Behead, Decapitate, Decollate, Impale, Stake, Dismember, Martyr, Shed Blood, Bump Off, Dispatch, Hit, Murder, Off, Polish Off, Remove, Slay, Assassinate, Execute, Put To Death, Draw, Draw And Quarter, Quarter, Lynch, Pip, Shoot, Electrocute, Fry
Also: Kill Off
Derivative terms: Killable, Killer, Killer, Killing, Killing
3. Noun. The destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile. "The pilot reported two kills during the mission"
4. Verb. Thwart the passage of. "He shot down the student's proposal"
Generic synonyms: Blackball, Negative, Veto
Derivative terms: Defeat
5. Verb. End or extinguish by forceful means. "Stamp out poverty!"
6. Verb. Be fatal. "Drunken driving kills"
7. Verb. Be the source of great pain for. "These new shoes are killing me!"
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"
10. Verb. Hit with great force. "He killed the ball"
11. Verb. Deprive of life. "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa"
12. Verb. Cause the death of, without intention. "She was killed in the collision of three cars"
13. Verb. Drink down entirely. "They popped a few beer after work"
Generic synonyms: Drink, Imbibe
14. Verb. Mark for deletion, rub off, or erase. "Kill these lines in the President's speech"
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"
16. Verb. Cause to cease operating. "Kill the engine"
17. Verb. Destroy a vitally essential quality of or in. "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods"
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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