Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of knocking out.
  • noun The state of being knocked out.
  • noun A blow that knocks out an opponent.
  • noun A victory in boxing in which one's opponent is unable to rise from the canvas within a specified time after being knocked down or is judged too injured to continue.
  • noun The act of winning a boxing match in this way.
  • noun Slang A strikingly attractive or impressive person or thing.
  • adjective Capable of knocking someone out.
  • adjective Strikingly attractive or impressive.
  • adjective Genetics Having a specific single gene inactivated or removed by genetic manipulation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Act of knocking out, or state of being knocked out; the act of rendering a person unconscious by a blow.
  • noun a blow which causes a person to become unconscious.
  • noun (Boxing) the winning of a boxing contest by rendering the opponent unable to stand for a specified period, usually a count of ten; -- in contrast to a win by a decision.
  • noun Informal a strikingly beautiful woman.

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  • noun The act of making someone unconscious, or at least unable to come back on their feet within a certain period of time; a TKO.
  • noun The deactivation of anything.
  • noun informal Something wildly popular, entertaining, or funny.
  • noun informal A very attractive person, especially a beautiful woman.
  • noun A partially punched opening meant for optional later removal.
  • noun genetics The deactivation of a particular gene.
  • noun genetics A creature engineered with a particular gene deactivated.
  • noun printing An event where a foreground color causes a background color not to print.
  • noun sports A tournament, in which a team or player must beat the opponent in order to progress to the next round.
  • adjective Rendering someone unconscious.
  • adjective Amazing; gorgeous; beautiful.
  • adjective genetics Designating an organism in which a particular gene has been removed or deactivated.
  • adjective Causing elimination from a competition

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective very strong or vigorous
  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
  • noun a blow that renders the opponent unconscious

Etymologies

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From knock out.

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