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killing

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noun kill·ing \ˈki-liŋ\

Simple Definition of killing

  • : an act of killing someone or something

  • : a large amount of money

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of killing

  1. 1 :  the act of one that kills

  2. 2 :  kill 2a

  3. 3 :  a sudden notable gain or profit <made a killing in the stock market>

Examples of killing in a sentence

  1. The oil spill is responsible for the killing of thousands of birds.



15th Century

First Known Use of killing

15th century


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killing

adjective kill·ing

Definition of killing

  1. 1 :  that kills or relates to killing

  2. 2 :  highly amusing

  3. 3 :  extremely difficult to deal with <the suspense is killing>; also :  calling for great strength, stamina, or endurance <a killing schedule>

killingly play \-lē\ adverb


Examples of killing in a sentence

  1. <he's usually quiet, but occasionally unleashes some killing remark that cracks everyone up>

  2. <a killing schedule that requires the touring company to play in a different city every night>



15th Century

First Known Use of killing

15th century




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