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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kill  \Kill\,  n. 
  A  kiln.  [Obs.]  --Fuller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kill  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kill  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kill 
  n  1:  the  act  of  terminating  a  life  [syn:  {killing},  {putting  to 
  death}] 
  2:  the  destruction  of  an  enemy  plane  or  ship  or  tank  or 
  missile;  "the  pilot  reported  two  kills  during  the  mission" 
  v  1:  cause  to  die;  put  to  death;  "This  man  has  killed  several 
  people  when  he  tried  to  rob  a  bank" 
  2:  thwart  the  passage  of  "kill  a  motion"  [syn:  {defeat},  {vote 
  down},  {vote  out}] 
  3:  end  or  extinguish  by  forceful  means  "Stamp  out  poverty!" 
  [syn:  {stamp  out}] 
  4:  be  fatal;  "cigarettes  kill";  "drunken  driving  kills" 
  5:  be  the  source  of  great  pain  for  "These  new  shoes  are 
  killing  me!" 
  6:  overwhelm  with  hilarity,  pleasure,  or  admiration;  "The 
  comedian  was  so  funny,  he  was  killing  me!" 
  7:  hit  with  so  much  force  as  to  make  a  return  impossible,  in 
  racket  games;  "She  killed  the  ball" 
  8:  hit  with  great  force,  in  sports;  "He  killed  the  ball" 
  9:  deprive  of  life;  "AIDS  has  killed  thousands  in  Africa" 
  10:  drink  down  entirely;  "He  downed  three  martinis  before 
  dinner";  "She  killed  a  bottle  of  brandy  that  night"  [syn: 
  {toss  off},  {bolt  down},  {belt  down},  {pour  down},  {down}, 
  {drink  down}] 
  11:  mark  for  deletion  or  rule  out  "kill  these  lines  in  the 
  President's  speech"  [syn:  {obliterate},  {wipe  out}] 
  12:  tire  out  completely;  "The  daily  stress  of  her  work  is 
  killing  her" 
  13:  cause  to  cease  operating;  "kill  the  engine" 
  14:  destroy  a  vitally  essential  quality  of  or  in  "Eating 
  artichokes  kills  the  taste  of  all  other  foods" 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  KILL,  v.t.  To  create  a  vacancy  without  nominating  a  successor. 
 
 




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