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kill·er

 (kĭl′ər)
n.
1. One that kills: a disease that was a killer of thousands; a killer of new ideas.
2. Slang Something that is extremely difficult to deal with or withstand: an exam that was a real killer.
adj.
1. Causing death or destruction: killer floods.
2. Slang
a. Having impressive or effective power or impact; formidable: had a killer smile; made killer profits.
b. Extremely useful or indispensible: a killer web application.

killer

(ˈkɪlə)
n
1.
a. a person or animal that kills, esp habitually
b. (as modifier): a killer shark.
2. (Units) something, esp a task or activity, that is particularly taxing or exhausting
3. Austral and NZ an animal selected to be slaughtered for food

kill•er

(ˈkɪl ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that kills.
2. Slang. something or someone having a formidable impact, devastating effect, etc.
adj.
3. severe; powerful: a killer cold.
4. very difficult or demanding: a killer chess tournament.
5. very effective; superior: a killer recipe for fried chicken.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.killer - someone who causes the death of a person or animalkiller - someone who causes the death of a person or animal
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
executioner, public executioner - an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant
eradicator, exterminator, terminator - someone who exterminates (especially someone whose occupation is the extermination of troublesome rodents and insects)
choker, garroter, garrotter, throttler, strangler - someone who kills by strangling
liquidator, manslayer, murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
poisoner - someone who kills with poison
regicide - someone who commits regicide; the killer of a king
felo-de-se, suicide - a person who kills himself intentionally
2.killer - the causal agent resulting in death; "heart disease is the biggest killer in the United States"
causal agency, causal agent, cause - any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
3.killer - a difficulty that is hard to deal with; "that exam was a real killer"
difficulty - a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result; "serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent"
4.killer - predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal finkiller - predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas
dolphin - any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises
genus Orcinus, Orcinus - killer whales

killer

noun
1. murderer, slaughterer, slayer, hit man (slang), butcher, gunman, assassin, destroyer, liquidator, terminator, executioner, exterminator The police are searching for his killers.
2. cause of death, scourge, fatal illness, plague Heart disease is the biggest killer of men in most developed countries.

killer

noun
Translations
قاتِلقاتِلٌ
vrah
morderdræber-
tappajamurhaaja
ubojica
morðingimorîingi
殺人者
살인자
kto zabíja dobytokzabijak
ubijalec
mördare
ผู้ฆ่า
kẻ giết người

killer

[ˈkɪləʳ]
A. N
1. (= murderer) → asesino/a m/f
diphtheria used to be a killerantiguamente la difteria era una enfermedad mortal
2. (fig) it's a killer (= joke) → es para morirse de risa; (= task) → es agotador; (= question) → es muy difícil, es mortal
B. CPD killer application, killer app Naplicación f rompedora, aplicación f de excelente rendimiento
killer bee Nabeja f asesina
killer disease Nenfermedad f mortal
killer instinct N (also fig) → instinto m asesino
killer punch Npuñetazo m mortal
killer shark Ntiburón m asesino
killer whale Norca f

killer

[ˈkɪlər]
n
(= murderer) → tueur/euse m/f
The police are searching for the killer → La police recherche le tueur.
He became a ruthless killer → Il devint un tueur sans pitié.
killers in the pay of sb → des tueurs à la solde de qn
He had been murdered by killers in the pay of the Cardinal → Il avait été assassiné par des tueurs à la solde du Cardinal.
a hired killer → un tueur à gages
(= cause of death) → cause f de mortalité
Heart disease is a major killer → Les maladies cardiaques sont une des principales causes de mortalité.
Chickenpox is no longer a killer → La varicelle n'est plus une cause de mortalité.
Meningitis can be a killer
BUT La méningite peut être mortelle.
adj (= great) → à tomber par terre
You can wear a killer dress, but nobody will find you attractive → Vous pouvez porter une robe à tomber par terre, mais personne ne vous trouvera séduisante.
a killer argument → l'argument qui tue
It was almost a killer argument → Ce fut presque l'argument qui tue.killer bee nabeille f tueusekiller instinct ninstinct m de tueur
to have the killer instinct → avoir un instinct de tueur
He's got the killer instinct → C'est un tueur., Il a un instinct de tueur.
to lack the killer instinct → manquer de combativitékiller whale norque f

killer

n (person) → Mörder(in) m(f), → Killer(in) m(f) (inf); this disease is a killerdiese Krankheit ist tödlich; it’s a killer (inf, race, job etc) → das ist der glatte Mord (inf) ? lady-killer, weedkiller
adj attr (inf: = dangerous) → gefährlich; a killer shot (Ftbl etc) → ein Bomben- or Granatschuss m (inf)

killer

:
killer bee
nKillerbiene f
killer instinct
n the killer (lit)der Tötungsinstinkt; a boxer with the killerein Boxer, in dem der Killer wach wird (inf); a successful businessman needs the killerein erfolgreicher Geschäftsmann muss über Leichen gehen können
killer satellite
killer whale
nSchwertwal m, → Mordwal m

killer

[ˈkɪləʳ]
1. n (murderer) → assassino/a; (hired) → killer m/f inv
flu can be a killer → si può morire per un'influenza
2. adj (disease) → mortale

kill

(kil) verb
to cause the death of. He killed the rats with poison; The outbreak of typhoid killed many people; The flat tyre killed our hopes of getting home before midnight.
noun
an act of killing. The hunter was determined to make a kill before returning to the camp.
ˈkiller noun
a person, animal etc that kills. There is a killer somewhere in the village; (also adjective) a killer disease.
kill off
to destroy completely. So many deer have been shot that the species has almost been killed off.
kill time
to find something to do to use up spare time. I'm just killing time until I hear whether I've got a job or not.

killer

قاتِلٌ vrah morder Mörder φονιάς asesino tappaja tueur ubojica assassino 殺人者 살인자 moordenaar drapsmann zabójca assassino убийца mördare ผู้ฆ่า katil kẻ giết người 凶手
References in classic literature ?
And the real Don Quixote of La Mancha, the famous, the valiant, the wise, the lover, the righter of wrongs, the guardian of minors and orphans, the protector of widows, the killer of damsels, he who has for his sole mistress the peerless Dulcinea del Toboso, is this gentleman before you, my master; all other Don Quixotes and all other Sancho Panzas are dreams and mockeries.
Now the Killer rose upon the branch of the great tree where he had been sleeping with his back braced against the stem.
Then Tha gave an order to the trees that hang low, and to the trailing creepers of the Jungle, that they should mark the killer of the buck so that he should know him again, and he said, "Who will now be master of the Jungle People?
He got from Ross several more mongooses, including a second king-cobra- killer, which he generally carried with him in its box whenever he walked out.
He knows no more of Jack the Giant Killer or of Sinbad the Sailor than he knows of the people in the stars.
When the charging banth was twenty paces from the dead thoat the killer gave vent to its hideous challenge, and with a mighty spring leaped forward to meet it.
I could not keep in front of a charging thag long enough to give the killer time to do his work.
The body was still warm, and from this fact he reasoned that the killer was close at hand, yet no sign of living man appeared.
I told him," he replied, "that I am Tarzan of the Apes, mighty hunter, killer of beasts, lord of the jungle, and that you are my friends.
The killer dropped quickly into the skiff beside the killed.
He came to me cor-sva-jo, and he is unlike any dog in Caspak, being kind and docile and yet a killer when aroused.
No golden dog this, ears flattened and tongue laughing in the arms of the lady-god, no Sing Song Silly chanting ancient memories in the cloud-entanglement of her hair; but a four-legged creature of battle, a fanged killer ripe to rend and destroy.