American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or an instance of intentionally killing oneself.
- n. The destruction or ruin of one's own interests: It is professional suicide to involve oneself in illegal practices.
- n. One who commits suicide.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who commits suicide; at common law, one who, being of the years of discretion and of sound mind, destroys himself.
- n. The act of designedly destroying one's own life. To constitute suicide at common law, the person must be of years of discretion and of sound mind. The word is by some writers used to include the act of one who, in maliciously attempting to kill another, occasions his own death, as where a man shoots at another and the gun bursts and kills himself.
- n. Figuratively, destruction of one's own interests or aims.
- To be guilty of suicide.
- n. uncountable Intentional killing of oneself, as a kind of action or social phenomenon.
- n. countable A particular instance of a person intentionally killing himself or herself, or of multiple people doing so.
- n. countable A person who has intentionally killed him/herself.
- n. figuratively An action which could have the literal or figurative death of a person or organization as its consequence, although death is not the aim of the action.
- n. countable A beverage combining all available flavors at a soda fountain.
- n. A diabolo trick where one of the sticks is released and allowed to rotate 360° round the diabolo until it is caught by the hand that released it.
- n. countable A run comprising a series of sprints of increasing lengths, each followed immediately by a return to the start, with no pause between one sprint and the next.
- v. intransitive To kill oneself intentionally.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of taking one's own life voluntary and intentionally; self-murder; specifically (Law), the felonious killing of one's self; the deliberate and intentional destruction of one's own life by a person of years of discretion and of sound mind.
- n. One guilty of self-murder; a felo-de-se.
- n. Ruin of one's own interests.
- n. a person who kills himself intentionally
- n. the act of killing yourself
- 1651, New Latin coinage (probably originating in English) suīcīda, suīcīdium, from Latin suī (from suus ("one’s own")) + Latin -cīda ("one who kills"). Compare self-slaughter, self-blood. (Wiktionary)
- Latin suī, of oneself; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + -cide. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Dr. GOULD: If the first suicide is a public suicide� TRUDEAU: That is if the first suicide gets media attention.”
“The disease is not mortal -- it is now in a course of cure; but Carolina's remedy is death -- it is suicide; for the _dissolution of the Union is political suicide_.”
“Voluntary co-operation in suicide is contrary to the moral law.”
“Corey says: what drives human beings to take their own lives, whether it be through suicide bombing or just plain suicide, is desperation, fueled by a belief that nothing less could possibly make a differenceâ€ ¦ doctor my eyes …”
“Rear Admiral Harry Harris, Commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo what drives human beings to take their own lives, whether it be through suicide bombing or just plain suicide, is desperation, fueled by a belief that nothing less could possibly make a difference …”
“CLAYTON: I ain't never used the term suicide, and I'm not going to never use the term suicide, that that man killed -- was killing us.”
“But the term suicide bombing itself can be misleading.”
“Dignity in Dying wants to make a clear separation from the term suicide, which does carry with it, among other things, suicide is a colossal act of aggression against the nearest and dearest.”
“They never used the term suicide, but implied his death was accidental with Michael desperate to get some rest.”
“Jensen said the word suicide was replaced with "seriously trying to harm or kill yourself, or making plans to do so," because parents didn't necessarily identify the term with children.”
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