1. [ noun ] (law,criminal law) unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
Synonyms: homicide execution slaying
Related terms: killing homicide bloodshed shoot-down massacre thuggee tyrannicide contract_killing elimination dry-gulching slaughter parricide hit fratricide infanticide lynching assassination execute
2. [ verb ] (criminal law) kill intentionally and with premeditation
Synonyms: bump_off hit dispatch polish_off remove slay

"The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"

Related terms: kill execute burke murderer dispatch
3. [ verb ] alter so as to make unrecognizable
Synonyms: mutilate mangle

"The tourists murdered the French language"

Related terms: falsify disfigure
Similar spelling:   murderer