Crossword clues for kill
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Kill \Kill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Killed (k[i^]ld); 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.]
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 !
To destroy; to ruin; as, to kill one's chances; to kill the sale of a book. ``To kill thine honor.''
Her lively color kill'd with deadly cares.
To cause to cease; to quell; to calm; to still; as, in seamen's language, a shower of rain kills the wind; new sound insultation killed the loud noises from outside.
Be comforted, good madam; the great rage, You see, is killed in him.
To destroy the effect of; to counteract; to neutralize; as, alkali kills acid.
To waste or spend unprofitably; -- usually used of time; as, he killed an hour waiting for the doctor to see him.
To cancel or forbid publication of (a report, article, etc.), after it has been written; as, they killed the article after getting threats of a lawsuit.
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 to murder 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 \Kill\, n.
The act of killing.
``There is none like to me!'' says the cub in the pride of his earliest kill.
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.
Kill \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 \Kill\ (k[i^]l), n.
A kiln. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1200, "to strike, hit, beat, knock;" c.1300, "to deprive of life," perhaps from an unrecorded variant of Old English cwellan "to kill" (see quell), but the earliest sense suggests otherwise. Sense in to kill time is from 1728. Related: Killed; killing. Kill-devil, colloquial for "rum," especially if new or of bad quality, is from 1630s.
"stream," 1630s, American English, from Dutch kil, from Middle Dutch kille "riverbed," especially in place names (such as Schuylkill). A common Germanic word, the Old Norse form, kill, meant "bay, gulf" and gave its name to Kiel Fjord on the German Baltic coast and thence to Kiel, the port city founded there in 1240.
early 13c., "a stroke, a blow," from kill (v.). Meaning "act of killing" is from 1814; that of "a killed animal" is from 1878. Lawn tennis serve sense is from 1903. The kill "the knockout" is boxing jargon, 1950.
Etymology 1 n. 1 The act of killing. 2 Specifically, the death blow. 3 The result of killing; that which has been killed. 4 (context volleyball English) The grounding of the ball on the opponent's court, winning the rally. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To put to death; to extinguish the life of. 2 (context transitive fiction English) To invent a story that conveys the death of (a character). 3 (context transitive English) To render inoperative. 4 (context transitive figuratively English) To stop, cease(,) or render void; to terminate. 5 (context transitive figuratively hyperbole English) To amaze, exceed, stun(,) or otherwise incapacitate. 6 (context transitive figuratively English) To produce feelings of dissatisfaction or revulsion in. 7 (context transitive English) To use up or to waste. 8 (context transitive figuratively informal English) To exert an overwhelming effect on. 9 (context transitive figuratively hyperbole English) To overpower, overwhelm(,) or defeat. 10 (context transitive English) To force a company out of business. 11 (context intransitive informal English) To produce intense pain. 12 (context figuratively informal hyperbole English) To punish severely. 13 (context transitive sports English) To strike a ball or similar object with such force and placement as to make a shot that is impossible to defend against, usually winning a point. Etymology 2
n. A creek; a body of water; a channel or arm of the se
n. A kiln.
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"
cause the death of, without intention; "She was killed in the collision of three cars"
end or extinguish by forceful means; "Stamp out poverty!" [syn: stamp out]
be fatal; "cigarettes kill"; "drunken driving kills"
be the source of great pain for; "These new shoes are killing me!"
overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration; "The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"
hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in racket games; "She killed the ball"
hit with great force; "He killed the ball"
deprive of life; "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa"
drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work" [syn: toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, down, drink down]
tire out completely; "The daily stress of her work is killing her"
cause to cease operating; "kill the engine"
destroy a vitally essential quality of or in; "Eating artichokes kills the taste of all other foods"
Kill may refer to:
- The act of causing the death of a living organism
- homicide, one human killing another
KILL is the 4th single of I've Sound singer, Mell. It is released on November 19, 2008, a year and almost two months after the release of her 3rd single. The title track will be used as the opening theme for Mamoru Oshii's live-action film entitled while the B-side song On my own will be used as the ending theme for the same film. Since this single only reached #37 in the Oricon weekly charts and only charted for two weeks, this is Mell's weakest single to date.
The single will come in a regular CD-only edition (GNCV-0012) and a limited CD+DVD edition (GNCV-0011) which will contain the PV for KILL.
The term is used in areas of Dutch influence in the Delaware and Hudson Valleys and other areas of the former New Netherland colony of Dutch America to describe a strait, river, or arm of the sea. Examples are Kill Van Kull and Arthur Kill, both separating Staten Island, New York from New Jersey, Dutch Kills and English Kills off Newtown Creek, Bronx Kill between the Bronx and Randalls Island, and used as a composite name, Wallkill River in New York and New Jersey, Paulinskill River that runs through Sussex and Warren County in New Jersey, and the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania. Fresh Kills is the primary waterway that leads to the former Fresh Kills landfill which serviced the city of New York in the second half of the 20th century and was once the largest landfill in the world.
The term is incorporated into several rivers in Delaware including the Murderkill River, the Broadkill River, and the Whorekill River. "Kill" also shows up in many location names such as the Catskill Mountains, the city of Peekskill, the town of Fishkill, New York, and the hamlet of Wynantskill, New York.
A reference to 'kil' can be found in Dutch geographical names, e.g. Dordtsche Kil, Sluiskil (in the Terneuzen municipality), or Kil van Hurwenen.
Kill is the tenth studio album by American death metal band Cannibal Corpse, released on March 21, 2006. This release marks the return of guitarist Rob Barrett, who had previously played on The Bleeding and Vile. The European version of the album comes with a live DVD filmed in Strasbourg in 2004 called Hammer Smashed Laiterie. The album was produced at Mana Recording Studios by Hate Eternal guitarist Erik Rutan.
Music videos were produced for the tracks "Make Them Suffer" and "Death Walking Terror".
In the week following its release, Kill became the second Cannibal Corpse album to make an appearance on the Billboard 200 chart, debuting at #170.
KILL is the sixth album by Detroit rock band Electric Six.
In initial press releases, the band described the album as being a return to a sound more akin to their debut album, but this was later revealed by front-man Dick Valentine to be more gimmick than truth.
An explicit video was released for "Body Shot".
Usage examples of "kill".
Weavers had been responsible for the practice of killing Aberrant children for more than a hundred years.
He was killed in much the same manner as Lord Abet and the other nobles these past months.
Then the witch with her abhominable science, began to conjure and to make her Ceremonies, to turne the heart of the Baker to his wife, but all was in vaine, wherefore considering on the one side that she could not bring her purpose to passe, and on the other side the losse of her gaine, she ran hastily to the Baker, threatning to send an evill spirit to kill him, by meane of her conjurations.
With the exception of Harry Keeler, who posed a direct threat to the Abiders, he had yet to see or hear of an Interloper killing a human being.
I am to kill him over again, there is nothing for it but our abiding with him for the next few hours at least.
Conquerors followed, and conquerors of those, an empire killed its mother aborning, a religion called men to strange hilltops, a new race and a new state bestrode the Earth.
It was found that the womb had been ruptured and the child killed, for in several days it was delivered in a putrid mass, partly through the natural passage and partly through an abscess opening in the abdominal wall.
More people have been killed while abseiling than from any other mountaineering activity.
StregaSchloss on the end of a moth-eaten damask curtain was a bad idea, or maybe the sight of the Borgia money going to such an undeserving home had simply robbed the estate lawyer of the will to live, but miraculously his abseiling suicide attempt didnt kill him.
The glands of Drosera absorb matter from living seeds, which are injured or killed by the secretion.
The horrifying truth is that she was almost certainly kept captive in the cellar for several days, and regularly tortured and abused, until she was finally killed.
While child abuse is an ever-increasing fact of British life, now estimated to afflict one family in every twelve, not every abused child goes on to kill.
The women in Group X know Malik is killing abusers, and also that he killed an innocent man.
Daddy caught my grandfather abusing me, and Grandpapa killed him to keep him quiet.
Kill the rogue that had Killed Aby and haunted the convoy down the mountain.