HyperDic: killing

English > 4 senses of the word killing:
NOUNeventkilling, violent deathan event that causes someone to die
actkilling, kill, putting to deaththe act of terminating a life
possessionkilling, cleanupa very large profit
ADJECTIVEallkilling, sidesplittingvery funny
killing > pronunciation
Soundskih'lihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > killing: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningVery funny.
Example"a killing joke"
Synonymsidesplitting
Broaderhumorous, humourousFull of or characterized by humor
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishdivertidísimo, divertido
Adverbskillinglyin a very humorous manner
English > killing: 4 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn event that causes someone to die.
Synonymviolent death
Broaderfatality, human deathA death resulting from an accident or a disaster
Spanishmuerte violenta
Catalanmort violenta
Verbskillcause to die
killcause the death of, without intention
English > killing: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of terminating a life.
Synonymskill, putting to death
NarrowerdeathThe act of killing
deathblow, coup de graceThe blow that kills (usually mercifully)
decapitation, beheadingkilling by cutting off the head
dispatch, despatchkilling a person or animal
electrocutionkilling by electric shock
euthanasia, mercy killingThe act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)
fellThe act of felling something (as a tree)
genocide, race murder, racial exterminationSystematic killing of a racial or cultural group
homicideThe killing of a human being by another human being
poisoningThe act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill
sacrifice, ritual killingThe act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
slaughterThe killing of animals (as for food)
suffocation, asphyxiationkilling by depriving of oxygen
suicide, self-destruction, self-annihilationThe act of killing yourself
Broadertermination, ending, conclusionThe act of ending something
Spanishasesinato, homicidio, matanza, muerte
Catalanassassinat, homicidi, matança, mort
Verbskillcause to die
English > killing: 4 senses > noun 3, possession
MeaningA very large profit.
Synonymcleanup
Broadernet income, net, net profit, lucre, profit, profits, earningsThe excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishliquidación

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