Suicide definition

so͝oĭ-sīd
The act or an instance of intentionally killing oneself.
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To kill oneself; commit suicide.
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(rare) To commit suicide.
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The destruction or ruin of one's own interests.

It is professional suicide to involve oneself in illegal practices.

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The act of killing oneself intentionally.
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The act or an instance of intentionally killing oneself.
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A person who commits suicide.
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A person who dies by suicide.
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One who commits suicide.
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Of or relating to the act or an instance of suicide.

A suicide note.

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Of or relating to a terrorist act intended to result in the death of the person carrying it out.

A suicide bomber.

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To kill oneself; die by suicide.
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A diabolo trick where one of the sticks is released and allowed to rotate 360° round the diabolo until it is caught by the hand that released it.
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A children's game of throwing a ball against a wall and at other players, who are eliminated by being struck.
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Relating to, involving, or resulting in one's voluntary death.
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Ruin of one's interests or prospects through one's own actions, policies, etc.
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Suicide is the act of killing yourself, or is taking an action that is very destructive to your self interests.

When you slit your wrists and kill yourself, this is an example of suicide.

When you reveal that you told a big lie when running for office, this is an example of political suicide.

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The voluntary and intentional act of taking one’s own life. It was a felony under common law, but is somewhat murky in today’s criminal courts. There is also no unanimity on whether either assisted suicide or attempted suicide are criminal acts.
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(uncountable) Intentional killing of oneself.
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(countable) A particular instance of a person intentionally killing himself or herself, or of multiple people doing so.
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(countable) A person who has intentionally killed him/herself.
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(figuratively) An action which could have the literal or figurative death of a person or organization as its consequence, although death is not the aim of the action.
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(countable) A beverage combining all available flavors at a soda fountain.
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(countable) A run comprising a series of sprints of increasing lengths, each followed immediately by a return to the start, with no pause between one sprint and the next.

The coach makes us run suicides at the end of each basketball practice.

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(intransitive) To kill oneself intentionally.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
suicide
Plural:
suicides

Origin of suicide

  • Latin suī of oneself s(w)e- in Indo-European roots –cide

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1651, New Latin coinage (probably originating in English) suÄ«cÄ«da, suÄ«cÄ«dium, from Latin suÄ« (from suus (“one's own")) + Latin -cÄ«da (“one who kills"). Compare self-slaughter, self-blood. Equivalent to +"Ž -cide.

    From Wiktionary