AskDefine | Define killing

Dictionary Definition

killing adj : very funny; "a killing joke"; "sidesplitting antics" [syn: sidesplitting]

Noun

1 an event that causes someone to die [syn: violent death]
2 the act of terminating a life [syn: kill, putting to death]
3 a very large profit [syn: cleanup]

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English

Pronunciation

Verb

killing
  1. present participle of kill
    This work is killing me.

Noun

  1. A large amount of money.
    He made a killing on the stock market.

Derived terms

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Extensive Definition

To kill, killing or to have killed means to cause the death of a living organism.
The act of killing an animal, plant, or other life form can be said to have occurred when an outside force, usually another life form, has done something to cause it to die. This may be a result of several actions:
killing in German: Tötung
killing in Classical Chinese: 殺
killing in Korean: 살해
killing in Japanese: 殺害
killing in Simple English: Kill

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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