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Definition of Kill


  1. A kiln.
  2. A channel or arm of the sea; a river; a stream; as, the channel between Staten Island and Bergen Neck is the Kill van Kull, or the Kills; -- used also in composition; as, Schuylkill, Catskill, etc.
  3. To deprive of life, animal or vegetable, in any manner or by any means; to render inanimate; to put to death; to slay.
  4. To destroy; to ruin; as, to kill one's chances; to kill the sale of a book.
  5. To cause to cease; to quell; to calm; to still; as, in seamen's language, a shower of rain kills the wind.
  6. To destroy the effect of; to counteract; to neutralize; as, alkali kills acid.
  7. The act of killing.
  8. An animal killed in the hunt, as by a beast of prey.

Kill Translations

kill in Dutch is ombrengen, doodmaken, doden
kill in Italian is uccidere
kill in Latin is caedo, iuguolo
kill in Norwegian is drepe
kill in Spanish is matar