Definition of Killing

1. Noun. An event that causes someone to die.

Exact synonyms: Violent Death
Generic synonyms: Fatality, Human Death
Derivative terms: Kill, Kill

2. Adjective. Very funny. "Sidesplitting antics"
Exact synonyms: Sidesplitting
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Humorous, Humourous

3. Noun. The act of terminating a life.

4. Noun. A very large profit.
Exact synonyms: Cleanup
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Earnings, Lucre, Net, Net Income, Net Profit, Profit, Profits
Derivative terms: Clean Up

Definition of Killing

1. a. Literally, that kills; having power to kill; fatal; in a colloquial sense, conquering; captivating; irresistible.

Definition of Killing

1. Verb. (present participle of kill) ¹

2. Adjective. That literally deprives of life; lethal, deadly, fatal. ¹

3. Adjective. Devastatingly attractive. ¹

4. Adjective. That makes one ‘die’ with laughter; very funny. ¹

5. Noun. (informal) A large amount of money. ¹

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Definition of Killing

1. a sudden notable success [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Killing

killing (current term)
killing field
killing floor
killing spree
killing sprees
killing time
killing two birds with one stone
killing zone

Literary usage of Killing

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"der for each killing, and, on trial upon one indictment, was acquitted, the allegation in hie plea of former acquittal to another of the indictments "that ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"30 (Hares killing Act); and the 40 & 41 Viet. c. 28. The last is to some extent a departure from the general policy of the game laws, being an attempt to ..."

3. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals: A by Gilbert Charles Bourne, Arthur Bolles Lee (1900)
"killing. 10. IN the majority of cases, the first step in the preparation of an organ or ... In these cases special methods of killing must be resorted to. ..."

4. A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1853)
"Section 3d of the act passed in 1798 runs thus : Í Whereas by another Act of the Assembly, passed in 1774, the killing of a slave, however wanton, ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1891)
"The results described in the present paper were arrived at by the author while trying to discover the nature of the substance to which the bacteria-killing ..."

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