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Definition 1: the act of terminating a life - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for killing in the sense of this definition

(killing is a kind of ...) the act of ending something

"the termination of the agreement"

(... is a kind of killing ) killing by cutting off the head

(... is a kind of killing ) killing by electric shock

(... is a kind of killing ) the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity

(... is a kind of killing ) killing by depriving of oxygen

(... is a kind of killing ) the act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill

(... is a kind of killing ) the killing of animals (as for food)

(... is a kind of killing ) the act of killing yourself

"it is a crime to commit suicide"

(... is a kind of killing ) the act of felling something (as a tree)

(... is a kind of killing ) killing a person or animal

(... is a kind of killing ) the killing of a human being by another human being

(... is a kind of killing ) the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)

(... is a kind of killing ) the act of killing

"he had two deaths on his conscience"

(... is a kind of killing ) the blow that kills (usually mercifully)

(... is a kind of killing ) systematic killing of a racial or cultural group

Definition 2: an event that causes someone to die - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for killing in the sense of this definition

(killing is a kind of ...) a death resulting from an accident or a disaster

"a decrease in the number of automobile fatalities"

Definition 3: a very large profit - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for killing in the sense of this definition

(killing is a kind of ...) the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)

(killing is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 4: very funny - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where killing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a killing joke
  • sidesplitting antics

Synonyms for killing in the sense of this definition

(killing is similar to ...) full of or characterized by humor

"humorous stories" "humorous cartoons" "in a humorous vein"

(killing is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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