first-degree murder

first-degree murder
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [mur-der]
    • /ˈmɜr dər/
    • /ˈfɜːst dɪ.ˈɡriː ˈmɜː.də(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [mur-der]
    • /ˈmɜr dər/

Definitions of first-degree murder words

  • noun first-degree murder Law. the killing of another human being under conditions specifically covered in law. In the U.S., special statutory definitions include murder committed with malice aforethought, characterized by deliberation or premeditation or occurring during the commission of another serious crime, as robbery or arson (first-degree murder) and murder by intent but without deliberation or premeditation (second-degree murder) 1
  • noun first-degree murder Slang. something extremely difficult or perilous: That final exam was murder! 1
  • noun first-degree murder a group or flock of crows. 1
  • verb with object first-degree murder Law. to kill by an act constituting murder. 1
  • verb with object first-degree murder to kill or slaughter inhumanly or barbarously. 1
  • verb with object first-degree murder to spoil or mar by bad performance, representation, pronunciation, etc.: The tenor murdered the aria. 1

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Origin of first-degree murder

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English mo(u)rdre, murder, variant (influenced by Old French murdre < Germanic) of murthre murther

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first-degree murder popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 1% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for first-degree murder

noun first-degree murder

  • kamikaze — (during World War II) a member of a special corps in the Japanese air force charged with the suicidal mission of crashing an aircraft laden with explosives into an enemy target, especially a warship.

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