Murderer

  • 1 murderer — mur·der·er / mər dər ər/ n: a person who commits murder Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. murderer …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 murderer — (n.) mid 14c., alteration of murtherer (c.1300), agent noun from MURDER (Cf. murder) (v.); in part from O.Fr. mordrere, from M.L. murdrarius, from Germanic. Old English words for this included morðorcwalu, morðorslaga, morðorwyrhta, lit. murder… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 Murderer — Mur der*er (m[^u]r d[ e]r*[ e]r), n. 1. One guilty of murder; a person who, in possession of his reason, unlawfully kills a human being with premeditated malice. [1913 Webster] 2. A small cannon, formerly used for clearing a ship s decks of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 murderer — [n] person who kills assassin, butcher, criminal, cutthroat, enforcer, executioner, hit and run*, hit person*, homicide, killer, manslaughterer, perpetrator, slaughterer, slayer, soldier, trigger person*; concept 412 …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 murderer — [mur′dər ər] n. a person who commits or has committed murder …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 murderer — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ accused (esp. BrE), alleged, suspected ▪ convicted ▪ potential, would be ▪ Does the death penalty deter would be murderers? …

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  • 7 murderer — [[t]mɜ͟ː(r)dərə(r)[/t]] murderers N COUNT A murderer is a person who has murdered someone. One of these men may have been the murderer. ...a notorious mass murderer …

    English dictionary

  • 8 murderer */ — UK [ˈmɜː(r)dərə(r)] / US [ˈmɜrdərər] noun [countable] Word forms murderer : singular murderer plural murderers someone who commits murder a mass murderer (= someone who has killed several people) …

    English dictionary

  • 9 murderer — n. a mass; serial murderer * * * serial murderer a mass …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 murderer — mur|der|er [ˈmə:dərə US ˈmə:rdərər] n someone who murders another person ▪ a convicted murderer ▪ his brother s murderer …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 murderer — noun a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being) (Freq. 12) • Syn: ↑liquidator, ↑manslayer • Derivationally related forms: ↑liquidate (for: ↑liquidator), ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 murderer — noun A person who commits murder. It was two oclock when she came to herself and called for the police. The murderer was gone long ago; but there lay his victim in the middle of the lane, incredibly mangled. The stick with which the deed had been …

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  • 13 murderer — mur|der|er [ mɜrdərər ] noun count * someone who commits murder: a mass murderer (=someone who has killed several people) …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 murderer — noun (C) someone who murders another person: a convicted murderer …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 murderer — (= murderess), noun the murderer was finally brought to justice Syn: killer, assassin, serial killer, butcher, slaughterer; informal hit man, gunman, hired gun; literary slayer …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 murderer — murder ► NOUN 1) the unlawful premeditated killing of one person by another. 2) informal a very difficult or unpleasant situation or experience. ► VERB 1) kill unlawfully and with premeditation. 2) informal spoil by poor performance. 3) informal …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 murderer — noun Date: 14th century one who murders; especially one who commits the crime of murder …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 murderer — fluke bar (an iron rod with hooks dragged along the sea floor to impale fish such as flatfishes) …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 19 murderer — /merr deuhr euhr/, n. a person who commits murder. [1300 50; ME mortherer, mord(e)rer; see MURDER, ER1] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 20 murderer — Synonyms and related words: Cain, apache, assassin, assassinator, bloodletter, bloodshedder, bravo, burker, butcher, button man, cannibal, cutthroat, desperado, eradicator, executioner, exterminator, garroter, gorilla, gun, gunman, gunsel,… …

    Moby Thesaurus


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