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 ?
"murder" and "murderer," the reader may substitute "attack" and
"Have you any idea of the way by which the murderer escaped?" I asked.
This picture is gone, and was doubtless the temptation which urged the murderer to the deed.
Could he be (I shuddered at the conception) the murderer of my brother?
He felt what a murderer must feel, when he sees the body he has robbed of life.
And with fury, as it were with passion, the murderer falls on the body, and drags it and hacks at it; so he covered her face and shoulders with kisses.
The disturbed state of the town would be, he knew, a sufficient reason for demanding the murderer's committal to prison before daybreak, as no man could answer for the security of any of the watch-houses or ordinary places of detention; and to convey a prisoner through the streets when the mob were again abroad, would not only be a task of great danger and hazard, but would be to challenge an attempt at rescue.
'He'--(none of them called the murderer by his old name)--'He can't have made away with himself.
Clearly the murderer had used it to remind his victim of some dead or absent woman.
--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.
The murderer was gone long ago; but there lay his victim in the middle of the lane, incredibly mangled.
But God helped her, so that she passed safely over them, and then she and the old woman went upstairs, opened the door, and hastened as fast as they could from the murderers' den.