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If it was up to the U.N., Saddam Hussein would still be killing his own people.
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Meaning of "killing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF KILLING

killing  [ˈkɪlɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KILLING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Killing can act as a noun and an adjective.
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.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES KILLING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of killing in the English dictionary

The first definition of killing in the dictionary is very tiring; exhausting. Other definition of killing is extremely funny; hilarious. Killing is also causing death; fatal.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KILLING


billing
ˈbɪlɪŋ
boiling
ˈbɔɪlɪŋ
deskilling
dɪˈskɪlɪŋ
drilling
ˈdrɪlɪŋ
failing
ˈfeɪlɪŋ
filing
ˈfaɪlɪŋ
filling
ˈfɪlɪŋ
giant-killing
ˈdʒaɪəntˌkɪlɪŋ
Inniskilling
ˌɪnɪsˈkɪlɪŋ
lady-killing
ˈleɪdɪˌkɪlɪŋ
mailing
ˈmeɪlɪŋ
painkilling
ˈpeɪnˌkɪlɪŋ
paling
ˈpeɪlɪŋ
reskilling
riːˈskɪlɪŋ
sailing
ˈseɪlɪŋ
skilling
ˈskɪlɪŋ
smiling
ˈsmaɪlɪŋ
styling
ˈstaɪlɪŋ
willing
ˈwɪlɪŋ
winterkilling
ˈwɪntəˌkɪlɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KILLING

killdeer
killer
killer app
killer application
killer bee
killer blow
killer cell
killer instinct
killer T-cell
killer whale
killick
Killiecrankie
killifish
killikinick
killing fields
killing spree
killingly
killjoy
killock
killogie

WORDS THAT END LIKE KILLING

bestselling
calling
compelling
controlling
direct selling
dwelling
falling
feeling
fulfilling
hot-selling
installing
modelling
polling
rolling
scrolling
selling
spelling
start the ball rolling
swelling
telling
travelling

Synonyms and antonyms of killing in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «KILLING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «killing» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of killing
abate · absurd · ache · alleviate · amusing · anaesthetize · annihilate · annihilation · arduous · assassinate · backbreaking · benumb · bloodshed · blow away · blunt · bump off · burn · butcher · butchery · cancel · carnage · check · comical · crippling · croak · crush · cushion · cut · cut down · cut off · dampen · dangerous · deaden · deadly · death-dealing · deathly · debilitating · decimate · defeat · destroy · destructive · difficult · diminish · dismantle · dispatch · do away with · do in · draining · dull · elimination · enervating · eradicate · eradication · erase · execute · execution · exhausting · exterminate · extermination · extinguish · extirpate · fatal · fatality · fatiguing · fill · gruelling · halt · hard · hilarious · homicide · hurt · killing · knock off · laborious · lessen · lethal · liquidate · liquidation · ludicrous · manslaughter · massacre · mortal · mow down · muffle · murder · murderous · mute · neutralize · numb · obliterate · occupy · paralyse · pass · punishing · put out · put paid to · quash · quell · quieten · ravage · reduce · ruin · sapping · scotch · shatter · slaughter · slay · slaying · smart · smother · spend · stifle · still · sting · stop · strenuous · suppress · switch off · take out · taxing · terminate · testing · throb · tiring · total · trash · turn off · uproarious · use up · veto · waste · weaken · whack · while away · wipe out · wreck

Translation of «killing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KILLING

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

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

matanza
570 millions of speakers

English

killing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हत्या
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قتل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

убийство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

assassinato
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হত্যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

meurtre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Membunuh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tötung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

殺害
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

살인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyababaken
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giết người
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கொலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्राणघातक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

öldürme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

uccisione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zabójstwo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вбивство
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ucidere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θανάτωση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

moord
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dödande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

killing
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of killing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KILLING»

The term «killing» is very widely used and occupies the 5.965 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KILLING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «killing» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «killing» 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 killing

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10 QUOTES WITH «KILLING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word killing.
1
Marina Abramovic
My mother and father had a terrible marriage. They celebrated their wedding anniversary one year with their friends. Why did they celebrate? Maybe because they had lasted so many years without killing each other.
2
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
We are in control, they are in a state of hysteria. Losers, they think that by killing civilians and trying to distort the feelings of the people they will win. I think they will not win, those bastards.
3
Brian Behlendorf
Corporations have been killing the risk-taking and exploration that makes software great. They have tried to rip the soul out of development.
4
Buffalo Bill
My great forte in killing buffaloes was to get them circling by riding my horse at the head of the herd and shooting their leaders. Thus the brutes behind were crowded to the left, so that they were soon going round and round.
5
Michael Burgess
We saw in 2003 the beginnings of an outbreak of an illness called SARS. SARS ended up killing 800 people which is a significant number of deaths, but nowhere near as high as it could have been.
6
Tucker Carlson
If it was up to the U.N., Saddam Hussein would still be killing his own people.
7
Anatoly Chubais
The Bolsheviks started not just on the killing of private property; they were trying to abolish money itself.
8
Leonard Cohen
Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph; killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true.
9
Albert Ellis
I had a great many sex and love cases where people were absolutely devastated when somebody with whom they were compulsively in love didn't love them back. They were killing themselves with anxiety and depression.
10
Robert Englund
If they do something like that, maybe a Freddy Krueger fan, a girl, a really sick goth girl starts killing kids herself and Freddy has to put a stop to it, or they have to fight it out.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KILLING»

Discover the use of killing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to killing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
On Killing
ON KILLING is an important study of the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal implications of escalating violence.
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, 2014
2
The Killing
When James is given the mission of digging up leads on Leon, a small-time crook with big money, James unravels a larger plot than expected with the only person who might know the truth being a deceased eighteen-year-old boy.
Robert Muchamore, 2006
3
A Killing Art: The Untold History of Tae Kwon Do
The Art of Killing is a non-fiction 'novel' that takes readers into the lurid dynasties of two men and their disciples - those who invented the martial art and those who developed the Olympic style of the art - in a thrilling and charged ...
Alex Gillis, 2008
4
Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World ...
Each chapter of the book covers a year in which the author takes one particular country case and tells the story - and each case throws light on particular US tactics of intervention.
William Blum, 2003
5
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed ...
A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the ...
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, 2011
6
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln More than a million readers have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly ...
Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard, 2012
7
Killing Animals
The conclusion to Killing Animals takes the form of a discussion among the eight contributors, with each expanding upon issues raised earlier in the book.
Animal Studies Group, 2006
8
Batman: the killing joke
/Alan Moore /Brian Bolland, illustrator In one of the most powerful Batman stories ever told, the Joker exacts brutal revenge against Batman through some of his closest friends. Along the way, the Joker's origin is reveale
Alan Moore, John Higgins, 1988
9
Targeted Killing in International Law
A comprehensive analysis into the lawfulness of state-sponsored targeted killings under international human rights and humanitarian law, this book examines treaties, custom and general principles of law to determine the normative paradigms ...
Nils Melzer, 2008
10
Killing in War
Jeff McMahan argues that conditions in war make no difference to what morality permits and the justifications for killing people are the same in war as they are in other contexts, such as individual self-defence.
Jeff McMahan, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KILLING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term killing is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Suspect in Georgia killing arrested in Missouri : News
WENTZVILLE • A suspect in the killing of a Georgia man has been arrested in Wentzville, authorities say. Wentzville police and its SWAT team ... «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
2
Family of Gunman Accused of Killing Five U.S. Service Members …
(AP) — As the families of four Marines and a sailor shot to death in Chattanooga grieved their losses Saturday, the family of the man authorities ... «TheBlaze.com, Jul 15»
3
Man charged with killing sister and her girlfriend - Chicago Tribune
Sister of man charged with murder: "I love him. … But I'm hoping for life in prison without parole." Man charged with murdering sister and her ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
4
Drummond: Fremont mother seeks to visit site of son's killing
There are a lot of people with fond memories of the now-closed Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, once known as the Oakland Municipal ... «Contra Costa Times, Jul 15»
5
Al-Qaeda affiliate claims killing of 14 Algerian soldiers - Yahoo News
Nicosia (AFP) - Al-Qaeda's North African branch said it killed 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush southwest of the Algerian capital, in what ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
6
Mpls. North Side gets extra patrols after killing of community activist …
Extra patrols deployed to Minneapolis' North Side after killing of community activist. Officers search for clues that could lead to the killer of ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15»
7
Killing prompts Michigan bill targeting 'sanctuary' cities - Washington …
Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a Mexican national without legal status, is accusing of killing 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle as she walked with ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
8
Don Lock road rage death: Suspect in the killing has been named as …
The suspect in the road rage killing of Don Lock has been named locally as Matthew Daley. A knife believed to have been used in the frenzied ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
9
Finger-pointing in pier killing reveals no-fault government - San …
Ashok Karki, Anju Paudel and Apar Karki pass by the Pier 14 memorial for Kathryn Steinle who was fatally shot on July 1 as she walked along ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 15»
10
Public Safety: Wife's killing of husband was premeditated, deputy DA …
Public Safety: Wife's killing of husband was premeditated, deputy DA argues By Monica Vaughan mvaughan@appealdemocrat.com ... «Appeal-Democrat, Jul 15»

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