homicide

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 /ˈhɒmɪˌsaɪd/



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
hom•i•cide /ˈhɑməˌsaɪd, ˈhoʊmə-/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Sociologythe killing of one human being by another: [uncountable]guilty of homicide.[countable]There were two homicides last year.
  2. Sociology[countable] a person who kills another.
hom•i•cid•al, adj. See -cide-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
hom•i•cide  (homə sīd′, hōmə-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Sociologythe killing of one human being by another.
  2. Sociologya person who kills another;
    murderer.
  • Latin homicīdium a killing, homicīda killer, equivalent. to homi- (combining form of homō man) + -cīdium, -cīda -cide
  • Middle French
  • Middle English 1325–75


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

homicide /ˈhɒmɪˌsaɪd/ n
  1. the killing of a human being by another person
  2. a person who kills another
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French, from Latin homo man + caedere to slay



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