[kid-nap] /ˈkɪd næp/
verb (used with object), kidnapped or kidnaped, kidnapping or kidnaping.
to steal, carry off, or abduct by force or fraud, especially for use as a hostage or to extract ransom.
verb -naps, -napping, -napped (US) -naps, -naping, -naped
(transitive) to carry off and hold (a person), usually for ransom
1680s, compound of kid (n.) “child” and nap “snatch away,” variant of nab; originally “steal children to provide servants and laborers in the American colonies.” Related: Kidnapped; kidnapping.
[kid-nee] /ˈkɪd ni/ noun, plural kidneys. 1. Anatomy. either of a pair of bean-shaped organs in the back part of the abdominal cavity that form and excrete urine, regulate fluid and electrolyte balance, and act as endocrine glands. 2. Zoology. a corresponding organ in other vertebrate animals or an organ of like function in invertebrates. […]
noun 1. a common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, cultivated in many varieties for its edible seeds and pods. 2. the mature kidney-shaped seed of this plant. noun 1. any of certain bean plants having kidney-shaped seeds, esp the French bean and scarlet runner 2. the seed of any of these beans
noun 1. . noun 1. another name for artificial kidney See haemodialysis