killing


1kill·ing

noun \ˈki-liŋ\

: an act of killing someone or something

: a large amount of money

Full Definition of KILLING

1
:  the act of one that kills
2
:  kill 2a
3
:  a sudden notable gain or profit <made a killing in the stock market>

Examples of KILLING

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

First Known Use of KILLING

15th century

2killing

adjective

Definition of KILLING

1
:  that kills or relates to killing
2
:  highly amusing
3
:  extremely difficult to deal with <the suspense is killing>; also :  calling for great strength, stamina, or endurance <a killing schedule>
kill·ing·ly \-lē\ adverb

Examples of KILLING

  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>

First Known Use of KILLING

15th century

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: killing bottle
Previous Word in the Dictionary: killig
All Words Near: killing

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up killing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More