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su·i·cide

 (so͞o′ĭ-sīd′)
n.
1. The act or an instance of intentionally killing oneself.
2. The destruction or ruin of one's own interests: It is professional suicide to involve oneself in illegal practices.
3. One who commits suicide.
intr.v. su·i·cid·ed, su·i·cid·ing, su·i·cides
To kill oneself; commit suicide.
adj.
Relating to, involving, or resulting in one's voluntary death.

[Latin suī, of oneself; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + -cide.]

suicide

(ˈsuːɪˌsaɪd; ˈsjuː-)
n
1. (Psychology) the act or an instance of killing oneself intentionally
2. the self-inflicted ruin of one's own prospects or interests: a merger would be financial suicide.
3. (Psychology) a person who kills himself intentionally
4. (modifier) reckless; extremely dangerous: a suicide mission.
5. (Military) (modifier) (of an action) undertaken or (of a person) undertaking an action in the knowledge that it will result in the death of the person performing it in order that maximum damage may be inflicted on an enemy: a suicide attack; suicide bomber.
[C17: from New Latin suīcīdium, from Latin suī of oneself + -cīdium, from caedere to kill]

su•i•cide

(ˈsu əˌsaɪd)

n., v. -cid•ed, -cid•ing. n.
1. the intentional taking of one's own life.
2. destruction of one's own interests or prospects: financial suicide.
3. a person who intentionally takes his or her own life.
v.i.
4. to commit suicide.
[1645–55; < New Latin suīcīdium,-cīda, derivative of Latin suī of oneself, genitive singular of reflexive pronoun]

suicide

1. the killing of oneself.
2. one who has killed himself. — suicidal, adj.
See also: Killing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suicide - the act of killing yourselfsuicide - the act of killing yourself; "it is a crime to commit suicide"
kill, putting to death, killing - the act of terminating a life
assisted suicide - suicide of a terminally ill person that involves an assistant who serves to make dying as painless and dignified as possible
felo-de-se - an act of deliberate self destruction
harakiri, hara-kiri, harikari, seppuku - ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society
suttee - the act of a Hindu widow willingly cremating herself on the funeral pyre of her dead husband
2.suicide - a person who kills himself intentionally
killer, slayer - someone who causes the death of a person or animal

suicide

noun taking your own life, self-destruction, ending it all (informal), self-immolation, self-murder, self-slaughter, topping yourself (informal) a case of attempted suicide
Related words
like autophonomania
Quotations
"Suicide is confession" [Daniel Webster]
"It is cowardice to commit suicide" [Napoleon Bonaparte]
"A suicide kills two people, Maggie, that's what it's for!" [Arthur Miller After the Fall]
Translations
انتِحارمُنْتَحِريَنْتَحِرُ
sebevraždasebevrah
selvmordselvmorder
itsemurha
samoubojstvosuicidsamoubojica
öngyilkosöngyilkosság
sjálfsmorðsjálfsmorîsjálfsmorîingi
自殺
자살
linkęs nusižudytisavižudissavižudiškaisavižudiškassavižudybė
pašnāvībapašnāvnieks
selvmordselvmorderselvmordsofferselvdrap
samovraždasamovrah
samomor
självmord
การฆ่าตัวตาย
intiharintihar eden kimse
sự tự vẫn

suicide

[ˈsʊɪsaɪd]
A. N
1. (= act) → suicidio m
to commit suicidesuicidarse
it would be suicide to do that (lit, fig) → sería suicida hacer eso
it would be political suicide to agree to thisconsentir esto supondría el suicidio político
a case of attempted suicideun caso de intento de suicidio
2. (= person) → suicida mf
B. CPD suicide attempt Nintento m de suicidio
suicide bomber Nterrorista mf suicida
suicide bombing Nbombardeo m suicida
suicide mission Nmisión f suicida
suicide note N carta en que se explica el motivo del suicidio
suicide pact Npacto m suicida
suicide rate Níndice m de suicidios
suicide squad Ncomando m suicida

suicide

[ˈsuːɪsaɪd] n
(= act) → suicide m
to commit suicide → se suicider
(fig) (= ruinous course of action) → suicide m
It would be political suicide to abstain → Cela serait un suicide politique que de s'abstenir.
(= person) → suicidé(e) m/fsuicide attack nattentat-suicide msuicide attempt suicide bid ntentative f de suicidesuicide bomber nauteur m d'un attentat-suicidesuicide note nlettre f de suicidesuicide pact npacte m de suicide

suicide

nSelbstmord m, → Freitod m (euph), → Suizid m (spec); (= person)Selbstmörder(in) m(f); to commit suicideSelbstmord begehen; to try to commit suicideeinen Selbstmordversuch unternehmen; to contemplate suicidesich mit Selbstmordgedanken tragen; suicide squadSelbstmordkommando nt

suicide

:
suicide attack
suicide attacker
nSelbstmordattentäter(in) m(f)
suicide attempt, suicide bid
nSelbstmord- or Suizidversuch m
suicide bomber
nSelbstmordattentäter(in) m(f)
suicide bombing
suicide note
suicide pact
nSelbstmordabkommen nt

suicide

[ˈsʊɪsaɪd] n
a. (also) (fig) → suicidio
to attempt suicide → tentare il suicidio
to commit suicide → suicidarsi
b. (person) → suicida m/f

suicide

(ˈsuːisaid) noun
1. the/an act of killing oneself deliberately. She committed suicide; an increasing number of suicides.
2. a person who kills himself deliberately.
ˌsuiˈcidal adjective
1. inclined to suicide. She sometimes feels suicidal.
2. extremely dangerous, or likely to lead to death or disaster. He was driving at a suicidal speed.
ˌsuiˈcidally adverb

suicide

يَنْتَحِرُ sebevražda selvmord Selbstmord αυτοκτονία suicidio itsemurha suicide samoubojstvo suicidio 自殺 자살 zelfmoord selvmord samobójstwo suicídio самоубийство självmord การฆ่าตัวตาย intihar sự tự vẫn 自杀

su·i·cide

n. suicidio; suicidarse;
attempted ___tentativa o intento de ___.

suicide

n suicidio; assisted — suicidio asistido; physician-assisted — suicidio asistido por un médico; — attempt intento suicida or de suicidio; — gesture gesto suicida; to commit — suicidarse
References in classic literature ?
Grandmother broke in excitedly: `See here, Jake Marpole, don't you go trying to add murder to suicide.
In view of my previous weariness of office, and vague thoughts of resignation, my fortune somewhat resembled that of a person who should entertain an idea of committing suicide, and although beyond his hopes, meet with the good hap to be murdered.
Death seems the only desirable sequel for a career like this; but Death is only a launching into the region of the strange Untried; it is but the first salutation to the possibilities of the immense Remote, the Wild, the Watery, the Unshored; therefore, to the death-longing eyes of such men, who still have left in them some interior compunctions against suicide, does the all-contributed and all-receptive ocean alluringly spread forth his whole plain of unimaginable, taking terrors, and wonderful, new-life adventures; and from the hearts of infinite Pacifics, the thousand mermaids sing to them -- Come hither, broken-hearted; here is another life without the guilt of intermediate death; here are wonders supernatural, without dying for them.
In the commercial world it was a Juggernaut car; it wiped out thousands of businesses every year, it drove men to madness and suicide.
When sometimes I am reminded that the mechanics and shopkeepers stay in their shops not only all the forenoon, but all the afternoon too, sitting with crossed legs, so many of them--as if the legs were made to sit upon, and not to stand or walk upon--I think that they deserve some credit for not having all committed suicide long ago.
John Reed is dead, too, sir: he ruined himself and half-ruined his family, and is supposed to have committed suicide.
Five thousand" was the death-cry of his pecuniary suicide.
I thought the windows of the sets of chambers into which those houses were divided, were in every stage of dilapidated blind and curtain, crippled flower-pot, cracked glass, dusty decay, and miserable makeshift; while To Let To Let To Let, glared at me from empty rooms, as if no new wretches ever came there, and the vengeance of the soul of Barnard were being slowly appeased by the gradual suicide of the present occupants and their unholy interment under the gravel.
Perhaps it would have been possible to think of digging with some cheerfulness if Nancy Lammeter were to be won on those terms; but, since he must irrevocably lose her as well as the inheritance, and must break every tie but the one that degraded him and left him without motive for trying to recover his better self, he could imagine no future for himself on the other side of confession but that of "'listing for a soldier"--the most desperate step, short of suicide, in the eyes of respectable families.
There was that wretched boy in the Guards who committed suicide.
I'm going, monsieur," replied Suzanne, "to Madame Granson, the treasurer of the Maternity Society, who, to my knowledge, has saved many a poor girl in my condition from suicide.
The unhappy girl committed suicide on discovering the fraud to which she had been subjected.