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But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am my own executioner.
John Donne

Meaning of "executioner" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EXECUTIONER

executioner  [ˌɛksɪˈkjuːʃənə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXECUTIONER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Executioner is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EXECUTIONER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

executioner

Executioner

A judicial executioner is a person who carries out a death sentence ordered by the state or other legal authority, which was known in feudal terminology as high justice.

Definition of executioner in the English dictionary

The definition of executioner in the dictionary is an official charged with carrying out the death sentence passed upon a condemned person. Other definition of executioner is an assassin, esp one appointed by a political or criminal organization.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EXECUTIONER


actioner
ˈækʃənə
apportioner
əˈpɔːʃənə
commissioner
kəˈmɪʃənə
conditioner
kənˈdɪʃənə
confectioner
kənˈfɛkʃənə
extortioner
ɪkˈstɔːʃənə
freshener
ˈfreʃənə
motioner
ˈməʊʃənə
pensioner
ˈpɛnʃənə
petitioner
pɪˈtɪʃənə
portioner
ˈpɔːʃənə
practitioner
prækˈtɪʃənə
probationer
prəˈbeɪʃənə
resolutioner
ˌrezəˈluːʃənə
reversioner
rɪˈvɜːʃənə
revolutioner
ˌrevəˈluːʃənə
stationer
ˈsteɪʃənə
tensioner
ˈtenʃənə
traditioner
trəˈdɪʃənə
versioner
ˈvɜːʃənə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXECUTIONER

execution
executive
executive agreement
executive board
executive burnout
executive chairman
executive chairmen
executive committee
Executive Council
executive decision
executive director
executive job
executive lounge
Executive Mansion
executive member
Executive Office of the President
executive officer
executive order
executive pay
executive president

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXECUTIONER

air-conditioner
fabric conditioner
family practitioner
fashioner
fire commissioner
general practitioner
hair conditioner
high commissioner
Lord High Commissioner
medical practitioner
missioner
nurse practitioner
parishioner
Parliamentary Commissioner
partitioner
provisioner
questioner
religioner
resident commissioner
toner
visioner

Synonyms and antonyms of executioner in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EXECUTIONER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «executioner» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of executioner

Translation of «executioner» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXECUTIONER

Find out the translation of executioner to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of executioner from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «executioner» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

刽子手
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

verdugo
570 millions of speakers

English

executioner
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जल्लाद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الجلاد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

палач
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

carrasco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জল্লাদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bourreau
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Algojo
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Henker
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

死刑執行人
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사형 집행
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Eksekusi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đao phủ thủ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மரணதண்டனை நிறைவேற்றியவர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फालावाला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

cellat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

boia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

katem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кат
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

călău
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δήμιος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

laksman
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bödel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bøddel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of executioner

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXECUTIONER»

The term «executioner» is quite widely used and occupies the 44.109 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXECUTIONER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «executioner» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «executioner» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about executioner

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9 QUOTES WITH «EXECUTIONER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word executioner.
1
Omar N. Bradley
If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
2
Marlon Brando
If we are not our brother's keeper, at least let us not be his executioner.
3
Thomas Browne
Charity But how shall we expect charity towards others, when we are uncharitable to ourselves? Charity begins at home, is the voice of the world; yet is every man his greatest enemy, and, as it were, his own executioner.
4
Caryl Chessman
If the executioner goes, my package will never be made public. If he doesn't go, it will be made public exactly fifty years from the day the bill for a moratorium on capital punishment is defeated.
5
John Donne
But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am my own executioner.
6
John Ford
Revenge proves its own executioner.
7
Eduardo Galeano
Disasters are called natural, as if nature were the executioner and not the victim.
8
Lucretius
Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.
9
Michel Onfray
We can no more tolerate neutrality and benevolence toward every conceivable form of discourse, including that of magical thinking, than we can lump together executioner and victim, good and evil.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXECUTIONER»

Discover the use of executioner in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to executioner and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Love's Executioner: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy
The risks and rewards of psychotherapy are examined by one of its finest practitioners through ten case studies of individuals with unique problems that nevertheless reflect on the whole human condition.
Irvin D. Yalom, 2012
2
The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in ...
The biography of an ordinary man struggling for his soul, this groundbreaking book also offers an unparalleled panoramic view of Europe on the cusp of modernity, a society riven by violent conflict at all levels and encumbered by paranoia, ...
Joel F. Harrington, 2013
3
Death at Midnight: The Confession of an Executioner
A Season of Change
Donald A. Cabana, 1998
4
The Last Executioner: Memoirs of Thailand's Last Prison ...
Chavoret Jaruboon was responsible for pulling the trigger on 55 prison inmates before syringes replaced rifles.
Chavoret Jaruboon, Nicola Pierce, 2006
5
The Thin Executioner
A brilliant story of swords, sand and sorcery from the endless imagination that brought you The Saga of Darren Shan and the Demonata. Excitement, action and terror...
Darren Shan, 2011
6
I Am An Executioner: Love Stories
With this glittering, savage and elegant first collection, where reality loops in mind-bending twists and dazzles with cinematic exuberance, where frayed photographs take on a life of their own and where elephants wish only to die with ...
Rajesh Parameswaran, 2012
7
The Executioner
Later, the forensic team discover that, on the victim's chest, the figure 3 has been scrawled in blood. At first, Detective Robert Hunter believes that this is a ritualistic killing. But as more bodies surface, he is forced to reassess.
Chris Carter, 2010
8
The Lost Executioner: A Journey to the Heart of the Killing ...
In a real-life detective story, a journalist sets out to track down Comrade Duch, a man responsible for some of the worst atrocities of Cambodia's killing fields, who has never been held accountable for his part in the crimes of the Khmer ...
Nic Dunlop, 2013
9
The Executioner's Men: Los Zetas, Rogue Soldiers, Criminal ...
A new generation of ruthless pragmatists carves a parallel state across Mexico and Central America.
George W. Grayson, Samuel Logan, 2012
10
The Executioner's Song
Arguably the greatest book from America's most heroically ambitious writer, THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG follows the short, blighted life of Gary Gilmore who became famous after he robbed two men in 1976 and killed them in cold blood.
Norman Mailer, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXECUTIONER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term executioner is used in the context of the following news items.
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Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood speaks for the first time on Dafydd …
Asked if he would be de-selected, she said: “I'm not judge, and jury, juror and executioner. I'm the party leader. These matters are for the party. «WalesOnline, Jul 15»
2
Comic-Con: This Weekend's Top 20 TV Panels
... showrunner/EP Carlton Cuse and star Corey Stoll. Finally, there will be an exclusive first-look at The Bastard Executioner, the new show from ... «Broadcasting & Cable, Jul 15»
3
Your mom was wrong: Do talk to strangers
The executioner's argument was, that you couldn't cut off a head unless there was a body to cut it off from: that he had never had to do ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 15»
4
Irish True Detective 2 star Tim V Murphy set to be a first time dad at …
Timothy is filming a TV series, The Bastard Executioner, in Wales. "I'll be filming this for the next three months and I'll be heading home for a ... «Herald, Jul 15»
5
Cruise brings high art to the not-so-high seas
He's just a nutso character, and he is the lord high executioner. He gets released from prison through a set of oddball circumstances and is ... «The Spokesman Review, Jul 15»
6
How the deep state destroys religious liberty
Americans have long recognized the inherent bias when one person functions as “judge, jury, and executioner.” In the administrative agencies ... «National Review Online, Jul 15»
7
'The Bastard Executioner' Pilot To Debut At Comic-Con? Plus, Kurt …
According to Venture Capital Post, the pilot episode of Sutter's newest series, The Bastard Executioner, might be revealed during the event. «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
8
ECB tries to shun role of executioner
Mario Draghi is determined to avoid playing executioner to Greece's largest banks, a role that would almost certainly hasten the country's exit ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
9
'The Bastard Executioner' spoilers: Kurt Sutter presents latest tease
Executioner - With the premiere of Kurt Sutter's “The Bastard Executioner” expected a little later this year, we are finally going to have a chance ... «CarterMatt.com, Jul 15»
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'The Bastard Executioner' Update: New FX Series' Pilot Episode …
The Bastard Executioner (Credit: FX) A promotional photo showing actor Lee Jones for the upcoming FX series entitled "The Bastard ... «Venture Capital Post, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Executioner [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/executioner>. Sep 2020 ».
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