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Meaning of ASSASSIN

Pronunciation:  u'sasin

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a treacherous surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed; "his assassins were hunted down like animals"; "assassinators of kings and emperors"

ASSASSIN is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: assassinator, bravo
 See Also: Booth, John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, liquidator, manslayer, murderer, Oswald



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \As*sas"sin\, n. [F. (cf. It. assassino), fr. Ar.
    `hashishin one who has drunk of the hashish. Under its
    influence the Assassins of the East, followers of the Shaikh
    al-Jabal (Old Man of the Mountain), were said to commit the
    murders required by their chief.]
    One who kills, or attempts to kill, by surprise or secret
    assault; one who treacherously murders any one unprepared for
  2. \As*sas"sin\, v. t.
    To assassinate. [Obs.] --Stillingfleet.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: If you are attacked by an assassin then you will not experience the realization of your goals. To see someone else who has been killed, with the assassin still there, and blood spattered, is an indication of very bad luck.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: alarmist, apache, assassinator, bloodletter, bloodshedder, bomber, bravo, burker, butcher, button man, Cain, cannibal, cutthroat, desperado, eradicator, executioner, exterminator, garroter, gorilla, gun, gunman, gunsel, hatchet man, head-hunter, hit man, homicidal maniac, homicide, killer, man-eater, man-killer, manslayer, massacrer, matador, murderer, pesticide, poison, poisoner, scaremonger, slaughterer, slayer, strangler, terrorist, thug, torpedo, trigger man