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MUR'DER, n. [L. mors.]

1. The act of unlawfully killing a human being with premeditated malice, by a person of sound mind. To constitute murder in law, the person killing another must be of sound mind or in possession of his reason, and the act must be done with malice prepense, aforethought or premeditated; but malice may be implied, as well as express.

2. An outcry, when life is in danger.

MUR'DER, v.t.

1. To kill a human being with premeditated malice. [See the Noun.]

2. To destroy; to put an end to.

Canst thou murder thy breath in middle of a word?



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MUR'DER, n. [L. mors.]

1. The act of unlawfully killing a human being with premeditated malice, by a person of sound mind. To constitute murder in law, the person killing another must be of sound mind or in possession of his reason, and the act must be done with malice prepense, aforethought or premeditated; but malice may be implied, as well as express.

2. An outcry, when life is in danger.

MUR'DER, v.t.

1. To kill a human being with premeditated malice. [See the Noun.]

2. To destroy; to put an end to.

Canst thou murder thy breath in middle of a word?

MUR'DER, n. [Sax. morther, from morth, death; myrthian, to murder; D. moord; G. Dan. and Sw. mord; Ir. marbh; L. mors; Sp. muerte; It. morte; Pehlavi, murdan, to die; Sans. marana; W. marw, to die, which seems to be from marth, lying flat or plain; marthu, to flatten to deaden. If this is the sense, the primary idea is to fail or fall, or to beat down. The old orthography, murther, is obsolete.]

  1. The act of unlawfully killing a human being with premeditated malice, by a person of sound mind. To constitute murder in law, the person killing another must be of sound mind or in possession of his reason, and the act must be done with malice prepense, aforethought or premeditated; but malice may be implied, as well as express. Coke. Blackstone.
  2. An outcry, when life is in danger.

MUR'DER, v.t. [Sax. myrthian; D. moorden; G. morden; Sw. mörda.]

  1. To kill a human being with premeditated malice. [See the Noun.]
  2. To destroy; to put an end to. Canst thou murder thy breath in the middle of a word? Shak.

Mur"der
  1. The offense of killing a human being with malice prepense or aforethought, express or implied; intentional and unlawful homicide.

    "Mordre will out." Chaucer.

    The killing of their children had, in the account of God, the guilt of murder, as the offering them to idols had the guilt of idolatry. Locke.

    Slaughter grows murder when it goes too far. Dryden.

    * Murder in the second degree, in most jurisdictions, is a malicious homicide committed without a specific intention to take life. Wharton.

  2. To kill with premediated malice; to kill (a human being) willfully, deliberately, and unlawfully. See Murder, n.
  3. To destroy; to put an end to.

    [Canst thou] murder thy breath in middle of a word? Shak.

  4. To mutilate, spoil, or deform, as if with malice or cruelty; to mangle; as, to murder the king's English.

    Syn. -- To kill; assassinate; slay. See Kill.

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Murder

MUR'DER, noun [Latin mors.]

1. The act of unlawfully killing a human being with premeditated malice, by a person of sound mind. To constitute murder in law, the person killing another must be of sound mind or in possession of his reason, and the act must be done with malice prepense, aforethought or premeditated; but malice may be implied, as well as express.

2. An outcry, when life is in danger.

MUR'DER, verb transitive

1. To kill a human being with premeditated malice. [See the Noun.]

2. To destroy; to put an end to.

Canst thou murder thy breath in middle of a word?

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PLUMP, a.

1. Full; swelled with fat or flesh to the full size; fat; having a full skin; round; as a plump boy; a plump habit of body.

The famish'd crow grows plump and round.

2. Full; blunt; unreserved; unqualified; as a plump lie.

PLUMP, n. A knot; a cluster; a clump; a number of things closely united or standing together; as a plump of trees; a plump of fowls; a plump of horsemen.

[This word is not now used in this sense, but the use of it formerly, is good evidence that plump is clump, with a different prefix, and both are radically one word with lump. Plumb, L. plumbum, is the same word, a lump or mass.

PLUMP, v.t. [from the adjective.] To swell; to extend to fullness; to dilate; to fatten.

The particles of air expanding themselves, plump out the sides of the bladder.

A wedding at our house will plump me up with good cheer.

PLUMP, v.i.

1. To plunge or fall like a heavy mass or lump of dead matter; to fall suddenly or at once.

2. To enlarge to fullness; to be swelled.

PLUMP, adv. Suddenly; heavily; at once, or with a sudden heavy fall.

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