murderer

Definitions

  • Murder of Marshal D'ancre——155
    Murder of Marshal D'ancre——155
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n murderer a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE OLD STYLE DETECTIVE—EXAMINING SCENE OF MURDER THE OLD STYLE DETECTIVE—EXAMINING SCENE OF MURDER
MURDER OR SUICIDE—WHICH MURDER OR SUICIDE—WHICH
Macbeth murders Duncan Macbeth murders Duncan
Murder of the Duke Of Orleans——38 Murder of the Duke Of Orleans——38
The Murder of La Salle by his Followers The Murder of La Salle by his Followers

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A group of crows is called a murder
    • Murderer A small cannon, formerly used for clearing a ship's decks of boarders; -- called also murdering piece.
    • Murderer One guilty of murder; a person who, in possession of his reason, unlawfully kills a human being with premeditated malice.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1916, an elephant was tried and hung for murder in Erwin, Tennessee
    • n murderer A person who commits murder.
    • n murderer Some destructive piece of ordnance. One kind thus named was usually placed, on shipboard, at the bulkheads of the forecastle, half-deck, and steerage, and used to prevent an enemy from boarding. Also murdering-piece.
    • n murderer Synonyms Manslayer, cutthroat, assassin, thug. See kill, transitive verb
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first person to die in the electric chair was William Kemmler, an ax murderer from New York on August 6, 1890
    • n Murderer one who murders, or is guilty of murder:—fem. Mur′deress
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Quotations

  • Arnold Toynbee
    Arnold Toynbee
    “Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.”
  • Agatha Christie
    Agatha Christie
    “Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend.”
  • Bishop Porteous
    Bishop Porteous
    “One murder makes a villain, millions often a hero.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.”
  • Merlin
    Merlin
    “When a man lies, he murders some part of the world.”
  • May Sarton
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    “It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it!”

Idioms

Get away with murder - If you get away with murder, you do something bad and don't get caught or punished.('Get away with blue murder' is also used.)
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Murder will out - This idiom means that bad deeds can't be kept secret forever.
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Scream bloody murder - If you scream bloody murder, you protest loudly and angrily, or scream in fear.
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Scream blue murder - If someone shouts very loudly in anger, or fear, they scream blue murder.
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Yell bloody murder - (USA) If someone yells bloody murder, they protest angrily and loudly, or scream in fear.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. morthormorth, death; Ger. mord, Goth. maurthr; cf. L. mors, mortis, death.

Usage

In literature:

Certainly you are a murderer: you have murdered the souls entrusted to you!
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
He was transported from Sydney to this colony for the murder of a woman.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
Ah knew, from yesterday's newspaper, of the murder committed near Natchez, as also of the murderer having broken jail.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Frenchman and wife murdered.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
But even rumour, prolific as it is in invention, could not suggest who had murdered the man.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
You see, it's murder!
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Sybil Berners has murdered me.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
In the in-group it was the murderer who had to fear the ghost of the murdered.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
He was a murderer, but after all was not enough a murderer.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
Not one of the Plantagenet kings ever murdered a woman.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
If anywhere, those who had murdered Aaron Norman were lurking in the cellar.
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
I like to talk to murderers, practicing murderers preferred.
"The Night of the Long Knives" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
There is no doubt the old woman has been murdered.
"The Queen Against Owen" by Allen Upward
The murder had been done close to the brow of a low hill.
"Mystery Ranch" by Arthur Chapman
A woman here has been found murdered, and that fellow must have known something about it.
"Hand and Ring" by Anna Katharine Green
Awdrey did not for several moments realize that something very like a murder had been committed.
"Dr. Rumsey's Patient" by L. T. Mead
I saw first three strange eyes that looked at us; then I witnessed a scene which was the murder of Miss Cavell.
"The Three Eyes" by Maurice Leblanc
And what you're saying to yourself is that he is not going to burden his conscience with a useless murder.
"813" by Maurice Leblanc
His father's murderer, Coralie's murderer, must die then and there.
"The Golden Triangle" by Maurice Leblanc
Already I felt the point of the murderous instrument against my chest.
"Tales of the Wonder Club, Volume II" by Alexander Huth
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In poetry:

Have you trod like a murderer through the green woods,
Through the dewy deep dingles and glooms,
While every small creature screamed shrill to Dame Nature
"He comes - and he comes!"?
"Tit for Tat" by Walter de la Mare
The eye of Heaven beheld the fearful deed,
The ear of Heaven received the victim's cry;
'Tis Heaven's command, let earth give rev'rent heed,
The murder prove, and let the murderer die.
"Dirge For Jessie Macpherson" by Janet Hamilton
Stealthily, fearfully, onward he moves,
So light are his footsteps you scarce hear their tread;
Yet no midnight robber, no murderer is he,
Then why dread recognition--of man why afraid?
"The Nocturnal Visit" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
From Salterbrand's unfreezing peaks
To sunny Manfredonia's creeks,
Have alien satraps gone;
But, guarding Italy the Free,
Her murderous mammoth—monsters, see,
Come grimly wallowing on.
"At Shelley’s House At Lerici" by Alfred Austin
He ceased and turning in his bed,
Aloud for mercy cried,
And for three days and nights, ’tis said,
He uttered nought beside;
When raving out with sudden dread,
The haunted Murderer died.
"Ned Connor" by Charles Harpur
Strong drink makes the people commit all sorts of evil,
And must have been made by the Devil
For to make them quarrel, murder, steal, and fight,
And prevent them from doing what is right.
"A New Temperance Poem, in Memory of My Departed Parents" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

They are murderers and, yes, they are Muslim murderers.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy Francisco Gamez, 41, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder for the drive-by shooting death of 38-year-old Armando Casillas on Father's Day of this year, reports KTLA.com.
Robert Sciarrino/The Star-Ledger Jury selection for Jade Michele Ransom's murder trial was delayed today because prosecutors announced a surprise jailhouse witness would link the murder to a gang initiation .
The stepmother of murdered 9-year old Aliahna Lemmon is now charged with two counts of attempted murder.
A Tarrant County jury took about an hour to convict Steven Nelson of capital murder after a week of testimony, in the murder trial of an Arlington pastor.
View full size The Associated Press Prosecutors are considering whether to renew murder charges against Philip Scott Cannon in a 1998 triple murder.
HUNTINGTON — Murder and Merriment is up to its usual bag of tricks this October - producing Murder.
Murder of crows spawning murderous thoughts.
Hasan faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the 2009 rampage at Fort Hood, Texas.
A murder mystery happens not long after the loss of a super-sleuth's wife in The Corpse on Farewell Street, a Whodunnit Murder Mystery Theatre production that starts on Saturday.
View full size Corey Henderson charged with murder, attempted murder.
The trial began Tuesday for a man found hiding under a car near a murder victim, but the trial is for weapons possession, not murder.
A murder/suicide in Gwinnett County may have stemmed from a murder dispute.
Garth Allen Robbins, 49, of Pasadena, pleaded not guilty to murder, attempted murder and arson charges at the Pasadena courthouse on Tuesday, Nov 6.
Timothy Jason Pate and Whitney Kristina Harris were indicted on charges of first-degree murder, felony murder and tampering with evidence.
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In science:

An early example of optimization problem is narrated in Virgil’s Aeneid: Dido, a Phenician princess, is obliged to flee Tyre, her hometown, after her husband is murdered by her brother, a cruel tyrant.
Theoretical analysis of optimization problems - Some properties of random k-SAT and k-XORSAT
The history of mafia game can be traced to the 1970’s, when a game called Murder, which was the prototype of mafia game, had been played for many years . This is a game which can train one’s expressive ability, discrimination ability, imagination ability and acting ability, etc.
A Theoretical Study of Mafia Games
For example, from ∃ x Kill(x, Victim), we can infer Kill(Murderer, Victim), as long as Murderer does not appear elsewhere in the knowledge base [Russel&Norvig 2003].
Overcoming Misleads In Logic Programs by Redefining Negation
William Kidd, born circa 1654, was hanged for murder and piracy in England in 1701.
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
John Doe was found guilty of the murder. (2) The court found John Doe guilty of the murder of Jane Doe last August and sentenced him to life.
Centroid-based summarization of multiple documents: sentence extraction, utility-based evaluation, and user studies
Eighteen decapitated bodies have been found in a mass grave in northern Algeria, press reports said Thursday, adding that two shepherds were murdered earlier this week.
Centroid-based summarization of multiple documents: sentence extraction, utility-based evaluation, and user studies
Melvern L, Conspiracy to Murder: The Rwandan Genocide.
Organization and Complexity in a Nested Hierarchical Spin-Glass like Social Space
Now that the principal behind prisoner's dilemma has become clear, let's introduce a more interesting example: So in this scenario an we look over a murder investigation, we have two suspects and we are certain that one of them has committed the murder.
Nations At War I: Why do we keep building weapons?
Each player would like to get the 1 year while keeping the other player in jail for 8 years but the outcome depends on what the other player does, again in this case the risks of trusting one player to stay quiet while the other tell them who did the murder could cause one to loose everything.
Nations At War I: Why do we keep building weapons?
He was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder, 14 counts of first-degree assault and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
Simpson murder trial, the police were accused of falsifying video and other evidence. A recent approach, obviating the need for guarded storage, is the use of a watermarking camera that digitally signs and time stamps images as they are made.
Improvements to time bracketed authentication
A typical example of a default which is not modally separated but which can be split using our results, is the example from Etherington [1988] concerning murder suspects.
Splitting an operator: Algebraic modularity results for logics with fixpoint semantics
Our own subsection “Retirement Demography” in ch. 6 of recommends immigration and higher retirement ages to balance the ageing of Europe; both aspects are highly controversial but I was not yet murdered.
A Biased Review of Sociophysics
The decay of Yugoslavia led to the most murderous wars in Europe after World War II, particularly in Bosnia-Hercegovina 1992-1995 including genocide.
A Biased Review of Sociophysics
Murderers can use this as their killing tool as it is quite impossible to investigate .
The Enemy Within: The Emerging Threats to Healthcare from Malicious Mobile Devices
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