from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Intentional killing of oneself, as a kind of action or social phenomenon.
- n. A particular instance of a person intentionally killing himself or herself, or of multiple people doing so.
- n. A person who has intentionally killed him/herself.
- n. 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. 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. 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. To kill oneself intentionally.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
- n. Figuratively, destruction of one's own interests or aims.
- To be guilty of suicide.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who kills himself intentionally
- n. the act of killing yourself
Latin suī, of oneself; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + -cide.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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)