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 for Kill
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kill \Kill\ (k[i^]l), n.
     A kiln. [Obs.] --Fuller.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kill \Kill\, n. [D. kil.]
     A channel or arm of the sea; a river; a stream; as, the
     channel between Staten Island and Bergen Neck is the Kill van
     Kull, or the Kills; -- used also in composition; as,
     Schuylkill, Catskill, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kill \Kill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Killed (k[i^]ld); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Killing.] [OE. killen, kellen, cullen, to kill,
     strike; perh. the same word as cwellen, quellen, to kill (cf.
     Quell), or perh. rather akin to Icel. kolla to hit in the
     head, harm, kollr top, summit, head, Sw. kulle, D. kollen to
     kill with the ax.]
     1. To deprive of life, animal or vegetable, in any manner or
        by any means; to render inanimate; to put to death; to
        [1913 Webster]
              Ah, kill me with thy weapon, not with words !
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     2. To destroy; to ruin; as, to kill one's chances; to kill
        the sale of a book. "To kill thine honor." --Shak.
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              Her lively color kill'd with deadly cares. --Shak.
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     3. To cause to cease; to quell; to calm; to still; as, in
        seamen's language, a shower of rain kills the wind; new
        sound insultation killed the loud noises from outside.
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              Be comforted, good madam; the great rage,
              You see, is killed in him.            --Shak.
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     4. To destroy the effect of; to counteract; to neutralize;
        as, alkali kills acid.
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     5. To waste or spend unprofitably; -- usually used of time;
        as, he killed an hour waiting for the doctor to see him.
     6. To cancel or forbid publication of (a report, article,
        etc.), after it has been written; as, they killed the
        article after getting threats of a lawsuit.
     To kill time, to busy one's self with something which
        occupies the attention, or makes the time pass without
     Syn: To murder; assassinate; slay; butcher; destroy. -- To
          Kill, Murder, Assassinate. To kill does not
          necessarily mean any more than to deprive of life. A man
          may kill another by accident or in self-defense, without
          the imputation of guilt. To murder is to kill with
          malicious forethought and intention. To assassinate is
          to murder suddenly and by stealth. The sheriff may kill
          without murdering; the duelist murders, but does not
          assassinate his antagonist; the assassin kills and

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kill \Kill\, n.
     1. The act of killing.
              "There is none like to me!" says the cub in the
              pride of his earliest kill.           --Kipling.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     2. An animal killed in the hunt, as by a beast of prey.
              If ye plunder his kill from a weaker, devour not all
              in thy pride.                         --Kipling.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of terminating a life [syn: killing, kill,
           putting to death]
      2: the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile;
         "the pilot reported two kills during the mission"
      v 1: cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or
           knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to
           rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
      2: thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the
         student's proposal" [syn: kill, shoot down, defeat,
         vote down, vote out]
      3: end or extinguish by forceful means; "Stamp out poverty!"
         [syn: stamp out, kill]
      4: be fatal; "cigarettes kill"; "drunken driving kills"
      5: be the source of great pain for; "These new shoes are killing
      6: overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration; "The
         comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"
      7: hit with so much force as to make a return impossible, in
         racket games; "She killed the ball"
      8: hit with great force; "He killed the ball"
      9: deprive of life; "AIDS has killed thousands in Africa"
      10: cause the death of, without intention; "She was killed in
          the collision of three cars"
      11: drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before
          dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They
          popped a few beer after work" [syn: toss off, pop, bolt
          down, belt down, pour down, down, drink down,
      12: mark for deletion, rub off, or erase; "kill these lines in
          the President's speech" [syn: kill, obliterate, wipe
      13: tire out completely; "The daily stress of her work is
          killing her"
      14: cause to cease operating; "kill the engine"
      15: destroy a vitally essential quality of or in; "Eating
          artichokes kills the taste of all other foods"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  310 Moby Thesaurus words for "kill":
     KO, abbreviate, abridge, absorb, adolescent stream, amuse,
     annihilate, arroyo, asphyxiate, assassinate, bane,
     beasts of venery, beck, beguile, bereave of life, big game,
     black out, blood, bloodletting, bloodshed, blot out, blue-pencil,
     bottle up, bourn, bowdlerize, braided stream, braining, branch,
     brook, brooklet, bump off, burn, butcher, call off, cancel,
     carry away, carry off, censor, channel, chloroform, choke,
     choke off, clamp down on, close, complete, conclusion, constitute,
     consume, convulse, cork, cork up, coup de grace, crack down on,
     creek, crick, cross out, crush, cut, cut down, cut off, cut short,
     damp, damp down, deaden, dealing death, death, deathblow, decimate,
     decree, defeat, delete, delight, denouement, deprive of life,
     destroy, destruction, destruction of life, devastate, dispatch,
     dispose of, divert, do away with, do for, do in, do to death, down,
     drop the curtain, drown, dull, edit, edit out, eliminate, enact,
     enact laws, end, end off, enliven, entertain, eradicate, erase,
     euthanasia, execute, execution, exhaust, exhilarate, expunge,
     expurgate, exterminate, extermination, extinguish, fag out,
     fatigue, filibuster, fill, finalize, finish, finish off,
     flow of blood, flowing stream, fluviation, fold up, fracture one,
     fresh, freshet, gag, game, get it over, get over with, get rid of,
     get the floor, get through with, gill, give the quietus, gore,
     have the floor, hit, hold down, hugger-mugger, hurt, hush, hush up,
     hush-hush, ice, idle, immolate, immolation, jump on, kayo,
     keep down, keep under, kibosh, killing, knife, knock dead,
     knock off, knock out, lapidation, launch into eternity, lay low,
     lazy stream, legislate, liquidate, lobby through, logroll,
     loosen up, lynch, make away with, martyr, martyrdom, martyrization,
     martyrize, massacre, meandering stream, mercy killing, midchannel,
     midstream, millstream, moving road, muffle, murder, muzzle,
     navigable river, negative, neutralize, nip, nullify, obliterate,
     occupy, omit, ordain, pain, pass, perfect, pigeonhole, pocket,
     poison, poisoning, polish off, pour water on, prey, purge,
     put away, put down, put in force, put paid to, put through,
     put to death, put to sleep, quarry, quash, quell, quench, race,
     racing stream, railroad through, raise a laugh, raise a smile,
     ravage, recreate, refresh, regale, relax, remove from life,
     repress, rescind, ritual killing, ritual murder, river, rivulet,
     roll logs, rub out, ruin, rule against, run, rundle, runlet,
     runnel, sacrifice, scrag, shoot, shoot down, shooting, shush, shut,
     shut down, shut down on, shut off, sike, silence, sit down on,
     sit on, slaughter, slay, slaying, smash, smother, snuff out,
     solace, spend, spill stream, squash, squelch, stanch, starve,
     stifle, still, stoning, strangle, stream, stream action, streamlet,
     strike, strike off, strike out, stultify, subdue,
     subterranean river, suffocate, suppress, switch off, table,
     take life, take off, take the floor, taking of life, termination,
     the hunted, throttle, tickle, tire out, titillate, to, torment,
     torture, turn off, use up, venery, veto, victim, void, wadi, waste,
     watercourse, waterway, weary, while away, wipe out, wow,
     yield the floor, zap

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  KILL, v.t.  To create a vacancy without nominating a successor.

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