Meaning of “murder” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] us uk /ˈmɜːdər/
Extra Examples
He has been questioned by detectives investigating Jenkins' murder.Both men were acquitted of murder.The two men are now on trial for attempted murder.He was charged with murder and remanded in custody.These murders have provoked outrage across the country.

B1 the crime of intentionally killing someone:

to commit murder
She was charged with attempted murder.
a murder charge/trial
be murder informal

to be unpleasant or cause difficulty:

Driving in Chicago at rush hour is murder.

(Definition of “murder noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)