HyperDic: execution

English > 7 senses of the word execution:
NOUNactexecution, executing, capital punishment, death penaltyputting a condemned person to death
actexecution, performance, carrying out, carrying into actionthe act of performing
processexecution, instruction execution(computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer
communicationexecution, execution of instrument(law) the completion of a legal instrument (such as a contract or deed) by signing it (and perhaps sealing and delivering it) so that it becomes legally binding and enforceable
communicationexecution, writ of executiona routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out
actexecution, implementation, carrying outthe act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order
actexecution, murder, slayingunlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
execution > pronunciation
Soundseh.ksahkyuw'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > execution: 7 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningputting a condemned person to death.
Synonymsexecuting, capital punishment, death penalty
Narrowerburning, burning at the stakeexecution by fire
crucifixionThe act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world
decapitation, beheadingexecution by cutting off the victim's head
electrocution, burningexecution by electricity
hangingA form of capital punishment
Broadercorporal punishmentThe infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
Spanishcastigo capital, ejecución, pena capital, pena de muerte
Catalanpena capital, pena de mort
Nounsexecutioneran official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant
Verbsexecutekill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
English > execution: 7 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it.
Synonymsperformance, carrying out, carrying into action
Narrowerlinguistic performance(linguistics) a speaker's actual use of language in real situations
mechanism, mechanicsThe technical aspects of doing something
officiationThe performance of a religious or ceremonial or public duty
specific performanceThe performance of a legal contract as specified by its terms
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
Spanishactuación, cumplimiento, desempeño, ejecución, realización
Catalanactuació, compliment, execució, realització
Verbsexecutecarry out or perform an action
English > execution: 7 senses > noun 3, process
Meaning(computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer.
Synonyminstruction execution
Categorycomputer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Part ofdata processing(computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information
Narrowerbatch processingThe serial execution of computer programs
multiprogramming, concurrent executionThe execution of two or more computer programs by a single computer
Broaderprocess, physical processA sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
Spanishejecución
Catalanexecució
English > execution: 7 senses > noun 4, communication
Meaning(law) the completion of a legal instrument (such as a contract or deed) by signing it (and perhaps sealing and delivering it) so that it becomes legally binding and enforceable.
Synonymexecution of instrument
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
BroadersubscriptionThe act of signing your name
Verbsexecutecarry out the legalities of
English > execution: 7 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningA routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out.
Synonymwrit of execution
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broadercourt orderA writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something
Spanishejecutoria, mandamiento de ejecución
Catalanmanament d'execució
English > execution: 7 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order.
Synonymsimplementation, carrying out
BroaderenforcementThe act of enforcing
Spanishcumplimiento, ejecución, implementación, puesta en práctica, realización
Catalanacompliment, compliment, execució, posada en pràctica, realització
Adjectivesexecutivehaving the function of carrying out plans or orders etc.
Verbsexecuteput in effect
English > execution: 7 senses > noun 7, act
Meaningunlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being.
Synonymsmurder, slaying
Narrowerassassinationmurder of a public figure by surprise attack
bloodshed, goreThe shedding of blood resulting in murder
contract killingA murder carried out on agreement with a hired killer
dry-gulchingThe act of killing from ambush
elimination, liquidationThe murder of a competitor
filicideThe murder of your own son or daughter
fratricideThe murder of your sibling
hitA murder carried out by an underworld syndicate
infanticidemurdering an infant
lynchingputting a person to death by mob action without due process of law
mariticideThe murder of a husband by his wife
parricideThe murder of your own father or mother
regicideThe act of killing a king
shoot-downmurder by shooting someone down in cold blood
slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage, butcheryThe savage and excessive killing of many people
thuggeemurder and robbery by thugs
tyrannicidekilling a tyrant
uxoricideThe murder of a wife by her husband
BroaderhomicideThe killing of a human being by another human being
Spanishasesinato, homicidio
Catalanassassinat, homicidi
Verbsexecutemurder in a planned fashion

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