Killer

Adjective

  • Causing death, destruction, or obliteration.
  • (slang) Excellent, very good.

Noun

  • That which kills.

    "There’s a killer on the loose."

  • (figuratively) That which causes stress or is extremely difficult, especially that which may cause failure at a task.

    "That test was a killer."

  • (sports) A knockout form of darts or pool involving several players.
  • That which kills.

    "Carbon monoxide is a silent killer."

  • (figuratively) Something that is so far ahead of its competition that it effectively kills off that competition.

    "Various means had were used to steer aircraft in the early years but ailerons were the killer."

  • That which kills.

    "My cat is a habitual bird killer."

  • (figuratively) That which causes stress or is extremely difficult, especially that which may cause failure at a task.

    "The final hill in the race course was a killer."

  • A diacritic mark used in Indic scripts to suppress an inherent vowel (e.g., the Hindi viram, the Bengali or Oriya hasanta) or render the entire syllable silent (e.g., the Burmese virama, the Khmer toandakhiat).

    "So, for example, an invisible ǎthaq “killer” (virama) (U+1039) is not inserted between initial and medial consonants. — http://mercury.soas.ac.uk/wadict/burmese/SOASMyanmar_keyboard_and_font_user_manual.pdfWe have previously shown that there is no “virama” sign as a general “killer” in Khmer script, unlike, for example, in Devanagari script. — http://std.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc2/wg2/docs/n2458.pdfThe virama U+1039 MYANMAR SIGN VIRAMA also participates in some common constructions where it"

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