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Standard Definition

[n] unlawful premeditated killing of a human being
[v] alter so as to make unrecognizable; "The tourists murdered the French language"
[v] kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

Synonyms

bump off - (2 syllables), dispatch - (2 syllables), execution - (4 syllables), hit - (1 syllables), homicide - (3 syllables), mangle - (2 syllables), mutilate - (3 syllables), polish off - (3 syllables), remove - (2 syllables), slay - (1 syllables), slaying - (2 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Mur"der\, n. [OE. morder, morther, AS. mor[eth]or, fr. mor[eth] murder; akin to D. moord, OS. mor[eth], G., Dan., & Sw. mord, Icel. mor[eth], Goth. ma['u]r[thorn]r, OSlav. mr[=e]ti to die, Lith. mirti, W. marw dead, L. mors, mortis, death, mori, moriri, to die, Gr. broto`s (for mroto`s) mortal, 'a`mbrotos immortal, Skr. m[.r] to die, m[.r]ta death. [root]10
5. Cf. {Amaranth}, {Ambrosia}, {Mortal}.] The offense of killing a human being with malice prepense or aforethought, express or implied; intentional and unlawful homicide. ``Mordre will out.'' --Chaucer. The killing of their children had, in the account of God, the guilt of murder, as the offering them to idols had the guilt of idolatry. --Locke. Slaughter grows murder when it goes too far. --Dryden. Note: Murder in the second degree, in most jurisdictions, is a malicious homicide committed without a specific intention to take life. --Wharton.
\Mur"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Murdered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Murdering}.] [OE. mortheren, murtheren, AS. myr?rian; akin to OHG. murdiren, Goth. ma['u]r?rjan. See {Murder}, n.]
1. To kill with premediated malice; to kill (a human being) willfully, deliberately, and unlawfully. See {Murder}, n.
2. To destroy; to put an end to. [Canst thou] murder thy breath in middle of a word? --Shak.
3. To mutilate, spoil, or deform, as if with malice or cruelty; to mangle; as, to murder the king's English. Syn: To kill; assassinate; slay. See {Kill}.

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