• 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:

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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  • 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
    “When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.”
  • Merlin
    “When a man lies, he murders some part of the world.”
  • May Sarton
    “It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it!”


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.)
Murder will out - This idiom means that bad deeds can't be kept secret forever.
Scream bloody murder - If you scream bloody murder, you protest loudly and angrily, or scream in fear.
Scream blue murder - If someone shouts very loudly in anger, or fear, they scream blue murder.
Yell bloody murder - (USA) If someone yells bloody murder, they protest angrily and loudly, or scream in fear.


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


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

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
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.

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