murderer


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mur·der·er

 (mûr′dər-ər)
n.
One who commits murder.

mur•der•er

(ˈmɜr dər ər)

n.
a person who commits murder.
[1300–50; Middle English mortherer, mord(e)rer]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
assassin, assassinator, bravo - a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed; "his assassins were hunted down like animals"; "assassinators of kings and emperors"
butcher - a brutal indiscriminate murderer
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
cutthroat - someone who murders by cutting the victim's throat
fratricide - a person who murders their brother or sister
gun for hire, gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, hit man, hitman, torpedo, triggerman, gun, shooter - a professional killer who uses a gun
hatchet man, iceman - a professional killer
infanticide - a person who murders an infant
killer, slayer - someone who causes the death of a person or animal
mass murderer - a person who is responsible for the deaths of many victims in a single incident
murderess - a woman murderer
parricide - someone who kills his or her parent
ripper - a murderer who slashes the victims with a knife; "Jack the Ripper was probably a madman"
serial killer, serial murderer - someone who murders more than three victims one at a time in a relatively short interval

murderer

noun killer, assassin, slayer, butcher, slaughterer, cut-throat, hit man (slang) a notorious mass murderer
Quotations
"Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend" [Agatha Christie The Mysterious Affair at Styles]
"You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style" [Vladimir Nabokov Lolita]

murderer

noun
Translations
قَاتِلٌقاتِل
vrahvražedkyně
morder
murhaaja
ubojica
gyilkos
morîingi
殺人者
살인자
vrah
morilec
mördare
ฆาตกร
kẻ giết người

murderer

[ˈmɜːdərəʳ] Nasesino/a m/f; (as Jur term) → homicida mf

murderer

[ˈmɜːrdərər] nmeurtrier/ère m/f, assassin m

murderer

nMörder(in) m(f)

murderer

[ˈmɜːdərəʳ] nassassino, omicida m

murder

(ˈməːdə) noun
1. (an act of) killing a person on purpose and illegally. The police are treating his death as a case of murder; an increase in the number of murders.
2. any killing or causing of death that is considered as bad as this. the murder of innocent people by terrorists.
verb
to kill (a person) on purpose and illegally. He murdered two children.
ˈmurdererfeminine ˈmurderess noun
Murderers are no longer hanged in Britain.
ˈmurderous adjective
intending, or capable of, murder. There was a murderous look in his eye.
ˈmurderously adverb

murderer

قَاتِلٌ vrah morder Mörder δολοφόνος asesino murhaaja assassin ubojica assassino 殺人者 살인자 moordenaar morder morderca assassino убийца mördare ฆาตกร katil kẻ giết người 凶手
References in classic literature ?
Why, anything; An honorable murderer, if you will; For naught I did in hate, but all in honor.
The cat stared up at her, like a detected thief or murderer, and, the next instant, took to flight.
If I had met a murderer in such a place and at such an hour, we still at least would have spoken.
But, gentlemen, a fool saved the would-be murderer from the bloody deed he had planned.
Yes, it would make him the wilful murderer of thirty men and more, if this ship come to any deadly harm; and come to deadly harm, my soul swears this ship will, if Ahab have his way.
Then he talked to all the boys very seriously about cruelty, and said how hard-hearted and cowardly it was to hurt the weak and the helpless; but what stuck in my mind was this, he said that cruelty was the devil's own trade-mark, and if we saw any one who took pleasure in cruelty we might know who he belonged to, for the devil was a murderer from the beginning, and a tormentor to the end.
I says to myself, there ain't no telling but I might come to be a murderer myself yet, and then how would I like it?
And the poor creature dropped on his knees before the stolid murderer, and clasped his appealing hands.
In two minutes he had got it all ciphered out, and wasn't only just going to find the corpse--no, he was going to get on the track of that murderer and hunt HIM down, too; and not only that, but he was going to stick to him till-- "Well," I says, "you better find the corpse first; I reckon that's a-plenty for to-day.
As she paced the walk, the black night opened over the sea, and showed her the murderer in the field hurling the Spud of the plow into the air.
In the midst of them, the hangman, ever busy and ever worse than useless, was in constant requisition; now, stringing up long rows of miscellaneous criminals; now, hanging a housebreaker on Saturday who had been taken on Tuesday; now, burning people in the hand at Newgate by the dozen, and now burning pamphlets at the door of Westminster Hall; to-day, taking the life of an atrocious murderer, and to-morrow of a wretched pilferer who had robbed a farmer's boy of sixpence.
And then, as if this was not enough, and she had not stood sufficiently in the light of this child's sister, Betsey Trotwood,' said my aunt, 'she marries a second time - goes and marries a Murderer - or a man with a name like it - and stands in THIS child's light