HyperDic: killer

English > 4 senses of the word killer:
NOUNperson killer, slayersomeone who causes the death of a person or animal
statekiller, cause of deaththe causal agent resulting in death
cognitionkillera difficulty that is hard to deal with
animalkiller, killer whale, orca, grampus, sea wolf, Orcinus orcapredatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin
killer > pronunciation
Soundskih'ler
Rhymesalveolar ... Ziegler: 240 rhymes with ler...
English > killer: 4 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who causes the death of a person or animal.
Synonymslayer
Narrowerexecutioner, public executionerAn official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant
exterminator, terminator, eradicatorsomeone who exterminates (especially someone whose occupation is the extermination of troublesome rodents and insects)
garroter, garrotter, strangler, throttler, chokersomeone who kills by strangling
murderer, liquidator, manslayerA criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful / unlawful / unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
poisonersomeone who kills with poison
regicidesomeone who commits regicide
suicide, felo-de-seA person who kills himself intentionally
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishasesino, homicida
Catalanassassí, homicida
Verbskillcause to die
English > killer: 4 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe causal agent resulting in death.
Example"heart disease is the biggest killer in the United States"
Synonymcause of death
Broadercausal agent, cause, causal agencyAny entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
Verbskillcause to die
killcause the death of, without intention
English > killer: 4 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA difficulty that is hard to deal with.
Example"that exam was a real killer"
BroaderdifficultyA factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result
Verbskillbe the source of great pain for
English > killer: 4 senses > noun 4, animal
Meaningpredatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas.
Synonymskiller whale, orca, grampus, sea wolf, Orcinus orca
Member ofOrcinus, genus Orcinuskiller whales
BroaderdolphinAny of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout
Spanishorca
Catalanorca, Orcinus orca

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