kidnapper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n kidnapper someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Kidnapper One who steals or forcibly carries away a human being; a manstealer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n kidnapper One who kidnaps; a man-stealer or child-stealer.
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Usage

In literature:

Archie, though he doubted the legality of the proceeding, perfectly agreed with Tom that it would be a just punishment for the kidnappers.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
Captain Cook called the headland off which this circumstance occurred Cape Kidnappers.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
Everywhere he had to look out for treachery and for lying, and be ready to pounce on slaves cunningly concealed by the kidnappers.
"The Story of General Gordon" by Jeanie Lang
Kidnapper, I guess we will run you in.
"Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa 1883" by George W. Peck
But all three kidnappers had lost their lives in the wreck.
"Billie Bradley on Lighthouse Island" by Janet D. Wheeler
Everybody admires him so that I dwell in constant fear of kidnappers.
"At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern" by Myrtle Reed
He asked how the kidnapper had been described.
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
LORD KIDNAPPER, Mr. Dunmore.
"The Fall of British Tyranny" by John Leacock
You ain't turned kidnapper, hev you?
"Once to Every Man" by Larry Evans
So were my kidnappers, when they found out who they were making off with.
"Nobody" by Louis Joseph Vance
The noise of the kidnappers' melee was quite stilled.
"Orphans of the Storm" by Henry MacMahon
If she had anticipated a visit from her kidnapper, however, she was pleasantly disappointed.
"The Bandbox" by Louis Joseph Vance
Our white population, too, would furnish blockheads enough to satisfy all the classical kidnappers in the land.
"Thoughts on African Colonization" by William Lloyd Garrison
Some of the colored people fired, and with such effect on the Kidnappers as I have just now shown.
"The Trial of Theodore Parker" by Theodore Parker
Either the Kidnappers or the Wee People had taken her.
"The Weans at Rowallan" by Kathleen Fitzpatrick
Golah could not afford to keep slaves; and was only a kidnapper and dealer in the article.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
See him on annuity day and tell him we feel like chicken thieves and kidnappers.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
King Pellinore was also successful in his quest, for he brought back the lady in safety, after having fought with and slain her kidnapper.
"Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)" by Charles Morris
You forgot to tell me that you included 'kidnapper' in your list of trades.
"Evil Out of Onzar" by Mark Ganes
His hastily evolved plan was to hold the kidnappers until they were in the main street of Bridgeport.
"The Bartlett Mystery" by Louis Tracy
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In news:

Authorities have shifted their focus from searching for missing 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway to appealing for help in tracking down her apparent kidnapper .
Jessica kidnapper may live in area.
Lawyers for teen's suspected kidnapper ask judge to silence Lott.
Raleigh kidnapper to be subject of Lifetime TV movie.
Medical helicopter crashes near Rochelle, Ill. Seward Highway Reopens as Police Seek Armed Kidnapper .
He didn't disclose the names of those involved but said the mock kidnappers included an off-duty police officer and a retired Army captain.
Robertson's course at Cape Kidnappers takes golfers to the edge of New Zealand's dramatic coastline.
Jesus Acosta-Inchaorrondo was arrested Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012, on suspicion of hiring a kidnapper to take a female relative to Mexico to prevent her from testifying against him in a sexual assault case.
Making the case for the other Lindbergh kidnapper in "Cemetery John".
'Cemetery John' establishes identity of Lindbergh kidnapper.
Malik Iqbal, a Pakistani-born British man who was preparing to testify against his kidnappers, was murdered in Pakistan on Friday.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's mother: Nigeria manhunt for kidnappers.
Associated press A Romanian bride enters a limousine as a mock kidnapper more.
Kidnappers kill 1, release 5.
Medical charities say that a Nigerien health worker was killed by kidnappers but five others have been released.
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In science:

The kidnapper's trick of photographing a hostage holding today's newspaper to prove the hostage is still alive.
Improvements to time bracketed authentication
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