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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Killing  \Kill"ing\,  a. 
  Literally,  that  kills;  having  power  to  kill;  fatal;  in  a 
  colloquial  sense  conquering;  captivating;  irresistible.  -- 
  {Kill"ing*ly},  adv 
 
  Those  eyes  are  made  so  killing.  --Pope. 
 
  Nothing  could  be  more  killingly  spoken.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  killing 
  adj  1:  having  a  debilitating  effect;  "a  killing  job  in  the  hot  sun" 
  [syn:  {draining},  {exhausting}] 
  2:  (informal)  very  funny;  "a  killing  joke";  "sidesplitting 
  antics"  [syn:  {sidesplitting}] 
  n  1:  an  event  that  causes  someone  to  die  [syn:  {violent  death}] 
  2:  the  act  of  terminating  a  life  [syn:  {kill},  {putting  to 
  death}] 
  3:  (informal)  a  very  large  profit  [syn:  {cleanup}] 




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