Definitions for: Kill


[n] the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile; "the pilot reported two kills during the mission"
[n] the act of terminating a life
[v] end or extinguish by forceful means; "Stamp out poverty!"
[v] destroy a vitally essential quality of or in; "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods"
[v] cause to cease operating; "kill the engine"
[v] tire out completely; "The daily stress of her work is killing her"
[v] mark for deletion, rub off, or erase, as of writings; "kill these lines in the President's speech"
[v] drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"
[v] cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
[v] cause the death of, without intention; "She was killed in the collision of three cars"
[v] deprive of life; "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa"
[v] hit with great force, in sports; "He killed the ball"
[v] hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games; "She killed the ball"
[v] overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration; "The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"
[v] be the source of great pain for; "These new shoes are killing me!"
[v] thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"
[v] be fatal; "cigarettes kill"; "drunken driving kills"



Webster (1913) Definition: Kill, n.
A kiln. [Obs.] --Fuller.


Kill, n. [D. kil.]
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.


Kill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Killed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Killing.] [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.]
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.'' --Shak.

Her lively color 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.

Syn: 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.


Kill, n.
1. The act of killing.

``There is none like to me!'' says the cub in the
pride of his earliest kill. --Kipling.

2. An animal killed in the hunt, as by a beast of prey.

If ye plunder his kill from a weaker, devour not all
in thy pride. --Kipling.

Synonyms: belt down, bolt down, defeat, down, drink down, killing, obliterate, pour down, putting to death, stamp out, toss off, vote down, vote out, wipe out

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