• WordNet 3.6
    • n homicide the killing of a human being by another human being
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Tobacco kills more Americans each year than alcohol, cocaine, crack, heroin, homicide, suicide, car accidents, fire and AIDS combined
    • Homicide One who kills another; a manslayer.
    • Homicide The killing of one human being by another.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The US city with the highest murder rate is Detroit, with 45.3 homicides per 100,000 people.
    • n homicide A person who kills another; a manslayer.
    • n homicide The killing of a human being by a human being. Homicide in its largest sense is generic, embracing every mode by which the life of one man is taken by the act of another. Shaw, Ch. J. It includes suicide, and also death caused by culpable neglect. In law homicide is usually classed as justifiable, excusable, and felonious: justifiable, when it proceeds from necessity, as where the proper officer inflicts capital punishment, where an officer of justice kills an offender who assaults or resists him and who cannot otherwise be captured, or where persons are killed in the dispersion of rebellious or riotous assemblies, or for the prevention of some atrocious crime; excusable, when it happens from misadveuture, as where a man in doing a lawful act, without any intention of hurt, kills another by accident, or in self-defense, or in defense of wife, children, parent, servant, etc. (also called homicide by misadventure); felonious, when it proceeds from malice, or is done in the prosecution of some unlawful act, or in a sudden passion, or it may be by criminal neglect. Felonious homicide comprehends murder and manslaughter. In Scots law manslaughter is called culpable homicide.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Out of the 34,000 gun deaths in the U.S. each year, fewer than 300 are listed as "justifiable homicide," the only category that could include shooting a burglar, mugger, or rapist.
    • n Homicide hom′i-sīd manslaughter: one who kills another
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  • Edward F. Halifax
    “Misspending a man's time is a kind of self-homicide.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. homicidium, fr. homicida, a man slayer; homo, man + caedere, to cut, kill. See Homage, and cf. Concise Shed (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. homicidiumhomo, a man, cædĕre, to kill.


In literature:

How would an upright woman answer a man whom she had just saved from homicide?
"Murder Point" by Coningsby Dawson
Hashish smokers are without exception homicidal maniacs, vicious criminals.
"The End of Time" by Wallace West
You were with New York Homicide, weren't you, before promotion to Cooerdinates in '60?
"We're Friends, Now" by Henry Hasse
Robbers and homicides find no mercy, and are executed out of hand.
"History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II." by James Anthony Froude
Another had been found a screaming, homicidal maniac, whose fingers writhed like snakes.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
His impulse was homicidal.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
In compliance with that memorial, foreigners, guilty of homicide, were outlawed.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 5, November, 1863" by Various
And the mere fact that he suspected Telzey of homicidal tendencies would make him give the closest attention to what she said.
"Novice" by James H. Schmitz
He is a homicidal maniac.
"Wild Oranges" by Joseph Hergesheimer
It did not end with rabbling the viceroy, burning the House of Parliament, homicide, and mob rule in the streets of Montreal.
"The Winning of Popular Government" by Archibald Macmechan

In poetry:

Of shivering children, scarred with blows,
Of hunted bird and tortured beast,
Of War, whose hideous programme shows
Its means of homicide increased.
"Dreamland" by John Lawson Stoddard
In the past, all along
We have cleaved to our creed:
We shall fight when we're strong
When we're not we still plead
Our revulsion to acts homicidal
Induced by man's envy and greed.
"The Criminal War" by C J Dennis
Your precious moments do not waste;
Take Ev'rything that isn't tied!
Who knows but you may have a Taste,
A Gift perhaps, for Homicide, --
(A Mania which, encouraged, thrives
On Taking Other People's Lives).
"Learn To Take Things Easily" by Harry Graham
He wondered: Do I love? all this applause,
young beauties sitting at my feet & all,
and all.
It tires me out, he pondered: I'm tempted to break laws
and love myself, or the stupid questions asked me
move me to homicide—
"Dream Song 118: He wondered: Do I love? all this applause" by John Berryman
He drew me on to where the hollow beat
Of waves upon a shore seemed to my mind
The moan of a remorseful soul, to weet
The homicidal Sea, whose passion blind
Had slain him; as it writhed about my feet
Methought his spirit passed me on the wind.
"Shelley" by Emily Pfeiffer

In news:

Baja & Border News Translations: Homicidal "Neo-Nazi" Found Hiding in Rosarito.
Homicidal 'Sons Of Anarchy' Actor Used To Date The Biggest Pop Star In The World.
Rise of a New Racial Stereotype: The Homicidal Asian Male College Student.
Anthrax suspect was ' homicidal '.
They introduce a homicide cop on the case, Demi Moore, and it's a pleasure to see Moore, for the first time in years, in a meaty role that isn't a kind of monster-parody of herself.
Chris Boughey had a homicide investigation on his hands.
Milades Ortega, 58, sister of accused homicidal Manhattan nanny Yoselyn.
The brother and housemate of a 60-year-old mentally and physically disabled man now face criminal homicide charges after the Allegheny County Medical Examiner ruled his death a homicide.
Highland Park driver charged with reckless homicide in 5-year-old's death.
He says it was a bleak outlook for months, but is happy that 32-year-old Richard Mowery is charged with "criminally negligent homicide".
Homicide and coroner's investigators are trying to identify human remains, some of which turned up on the front porch of a High Desert Springs home.
In the six years after the law was passed, 228 people were killed by citizens acting in self-defense-- about one justified homicide every 10 days.
Justifiable homicide ruled in 13-year-old suspect's death.
The shooting death of 13-year-old robbery suspect Jaqures Walker has been ruled as justifiable homicide by the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office.
Mother's quest for answers in son's death reveals roadblocks in homicide cases.

In science:

As for the MJ dataset the first peak corresponds to his death and the second peak describes the rumors that Michael Jackson died of unnatural causes and a possible homicide.
Losing My Revolution: How Many Resources Shared on Social Media Have Been Lost?
Goodman et al. examined the possibility of homicide and extortion attacks by hacking implantable medical devices .
The Enemy Within: The Emerging Threats to Healthcare from Malicious Mobile Devices
He also pointed out the difficulty of investigating this type of homicide cases.
The Enemy Within: The Emerging Threats to Healthcare from Malicious Mobile Devices