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KILL, v.t.

1. To deprive of life, animal or vegetable, in any manner or by any means. To kill an animal or a plant, is to put an end to the vital functions, either by destroying or essentially injuring the organs necessary to life, or by causing them to cease from action. An animal may be killed by the sword or by poison, by disease or by suffocation. A strong solution of salt will kill plants.

2. To butcher; to slaughter for food; as, to kill an ox.

3. To quell; to appease; to calm; to still; as, in seamen's language, a shower of rain kills the wind.



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KILL, v.t.

1. To deprive of life, animal or vegetable, in any manner or by any means. To kill an animal or a plant, is to put an end to the vital functions, either by destroying or essentially injuring the organs necessary to life, or by causing them to cease from action. An animal may be killed by the sword or by poison, by disease or by suffocation. A strong solution of salt will kill plants.

2. To butcher; to slaughter for food; as, to kill an ox.

3. To quell; to appease; to calm; to still; as, in seamen's language, a shower of rain kills the wind.

KILL, v.t. [The Dutch has keel, the throat, and keelen, to cut the throat, to kill. In Russ. kolyu is to stab. But this word seems to be allied to Sax. cwellan, to kill, to quell, that is, to beat down, to lay; and if so, it may be connected with D. kwellen, G. quälen, Sw. quälia, Dan. quæler, to torment, but in Danish to stifle, choke or quell. This affinity is rendered probable by the seamen's phrase, to kill the wind, that is, to allay or destroy it.]

  1. To deprive of life, animal or vegetable, in any manner or by any means. To kill an animal or a plant, is to put an end to the vital functions, either by destroying or essentially injuring the organs necessary to life, or by causing them to cease from action. An animal may be killed by the sword or by poison, by disease or by suffocation. A strong solution of salt will kill plants.
  2. To butcher; to slaughter for food; as, to kill an ox.
  3. To quell; to appease; to calm; to still; as, in seamen's language, a shower of rain kills the wind.

Kill
  1. A kiln.

    [Obs.] Fuller.
  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.

    Ah, kill me with thy weapon, not with words ! Shak.

  4. The act of killing.

    "There is none like to me!" says the cub in the pride of his earliest kill. Kipling.

  5. To destroy; to ruin; as, to kill one's chances; to kill the sale of a book.

    "To kill thine honor." Shak.

    Her lively color kill'd with deadly cares. Shak.

  6. An animal killed in the hunt, as by a beast of prey.

    If ye plunder his kill from a weaker, devour not all in thy pride. Kipling.

  7. To cause to cease; to quell; to calm; to still; as, in seamen's language, a shower of rain kills the wind.

    Be comforted, good madam; the great rage,
    You see, is killed in him.
    Shak.

  8. To destroy the effect of; to counteract; to neutralize; as, alkali kills acid.

    To kill time, to busy one's self with something which occupies the attention, or makes the time pass without tediousness.

    Syn. -- To murder; assassinate; slay; butcher; destroy. -- To Kill, Murder, Assassinate. To kill does not necessarily mean any more than to deprive of life. A man may kill another by accident or in self-defense, without the imputation of guilt. To murder is to kill with malicious forethought and intention. To assassinate is to murder suddenly and by stealth. The sheriff may kill without murdering; the duelist murders, but does not assassinate his antagonist; the assassin kills and murders.

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Kill

KILL, verb transitive

1. To deprive of life, animal or vegetable, in any manner or by any means. To kill an animal or a plant, is to put an end to the vital functions, either by destroying or essentially injuring the organs necessary to life, or by causing them to cease from action. An animal may be killed by the sword or by poison, by disease or by suffocation. A strong solution of salt will kill plants.

2. To butcher; to slaughter for food; as, to kill an ox.

3. To quell; to appease; to calm; to still; as, in seamen's language, a shower of rain kills the wind.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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