[mur-der-uh s] /ˈmɜr dər əs/
of the nature of or involving :
a murderous deed.
guilty of, bent on, or capable of .
extremely difficult, dangerous, or unpleasant:
intending, capable of, or guilty of murder
(informal) very dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant: a murderous road
1530s, a hybrid from murder + -ous. An Old English word for it was morðorhycgende. Related: Murderously; murderousness.
noun 1. a short story (1841) by Edgar Allan Poe.
noun 1. second-degree murder. See under (def 1). noun second-degree murder; a non-premeditated killing; also, a charge of second-degree murder Examples They booked him on suspicion of murder two.
[mur-dok] /ˈmɜr dɒk/ noun 1. (Dame) (Jean) Iris, 1919–99, British novelist and philosopher, born in Ireland. 2. (Keith) Rupert, born 1931, U.S. publisher and media mogul, born in Australia. 3. a male given name. /ˈmɜːdɒk/ noun 1. Dame (Jean) Iris. 1919–99, British writer. Her books include The Bell (1958), A Severed Head (1961), The Sea, […]
[mur-druh m] /ˈmɜr drəm/ noun, Old English Law. 1. the killing of a human being in a secret manner. 2. the fine payable to the king by the hundred where such a killing occurred, unless the killer was produced or the victim proved to be a Saxon.