KILL (also see KILLED) – nouns
– APPLE CUCUMBER a ploy to kill or capture one’s target by using a friend to get close to the target’s friend, which will eventually bring the target into view …1990s Aust. criminals’ sl.
kill – verbs
– ACE to kill …1975 Amer. sl.
– ADEADEN † to kill, to put to death; to deaden, to mortify …c1000
– ARKANSAW to kill in an unsportsmanlike manner …1927 Amer. dial.
– BAG to shoot; to kill (an enemy) …1844 Amer. sl.
– BAKE SOMEONE’S BREAD to kill, to ‘do for’ …14C sl.
– BANE † to kill; said esp. of poison …1578
– BLAP to kill or destroy …1971 Amer. military sl.
– BLIP (OFF) to kill, to murder …1920s sl.
– BLOT OUT to kill someone …Bk2006 US criminals’ sl.
– BLOW AWAY to kill by shooting or explosion …1913 sl., orig, Southern US dial.
– BLOW OUT ONE’S LAMP to kill someone …1944 Amer. sl.
– BLOW OUT ONE’S LIGHT to kill someone …1916 Amer. sl.
– BOWL OUT to overcome, to get the better of; hence, to kill, to knock out of action …1805 Amer. military sl.
– BRAIN to kill someone by hitting them on the head …1382 sl.
– BUMP to kill; to die; to shell of bombard a certain position …Bk1913 criminals’ sl., orig. US Civil War usage
– BUMP OFF to kill deliberately …1907 sl., orig. US
– BUMP SOMEONE OFF to kill someone …sl. orig. criminal
– BURN to kill, usually with a gun; to shoot someone …1965 Amer. dial.
– BURN DOWN to kill, usually with a gun; to shoot someone …1934 Amer. dial.
– CACK, KACK, KAK to kill someone …1900s US Black sl.
– CANCEL ONE’S CHRISTMAS to kill someone; to destroy someone …Bk2006 US criminals’ sl.
– CAP to kill, to murder, to shoot dead …1970s sl., orig. US Black
– CASH IN ONE’S CHIPS to kill someone …1984 Amer. sl.
– CHALK OUT to kill a person …1940 US sl.
– CHILL to kill …20C US sl.
– CLIP to kill, esp. by shooting …E20 N. Amer. sl.
– CONTRUCIDATE † to wound, murder, or kill; to assassinate …1656
– COOL to kill deliberately …1920 US sl.
– COP to kill, to shoot dead …20C US sl.
– CRAWL ONE’S HUMP to kill one …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– CREAM to kill someone …20C US sl.
– CREASE to kill deliberately …1913 sl., chiefly US
– CROAK to kill someone …1823 UK sl.
– DARK OUT to kill …1990s UK Black sl.
– DEAD BOOK to kill, to hang …E19 UK criminals’ sl.
– DEADEN to kill someone …1974 Amer. dial.
– DECORPORATE † to kill or make bodiless …1660
– DEEP SIX to kill someone or bury someone or something; to throw something away …M20 US
– DING to kill …1991 US Vietnam War usage
– DO AWAY WITH to kill deliberately; to commit suicide …1927 sl.
– DO IN to kill deliberately …1905 sl.
– DOOM to kill, to murder …1970s US sl.
– DOOM OUT to kill, to murder …1970s US sl.
– DROP to kill someone or something …Bk2006 US sl.
– DUST to bring to ruin, to defeat, to kill; to discard, to get rid of …1938 sl., orig. US
– DUST OFF to bring to ruin; to defeat, to kill; to discard, to get rid of …1938 sl., orig. US
– EASY to silence or kill …1992 US sl.
– ENECATE † to kill outright, to destroy, to cause death …1657
– ERASE to kill someone …Bk2006 US sl.
– FAKE OUT AND OUT to kill; to murder …E19 sl.
– FOG to kill, usually to kill by shooting …Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– FRAG to kill or wound an officer on one’s own side, esp. one considered too eager for combat, with a hand grenade …1970 US services’ sl.
– GANG to attack or kill as part of a gang, to gang up on …1920s US sl.
– GET to kill, esp. in revenge …Bk1913-17 Amer. sl.
– GIVE ONE THE WHOLE WORKS to harm, to beat up, to kill …c1930 sl., orig. US
– GIVE ONE THE WORKS to harm, to beat up, to kill …c1930 sl., orig. US
– GIVE SOMEONE THE DEEP-SIX to kill someone …1929 sl., orig. & chiefly US
– GIVE THE AXE to kill, to murder …1897 Amer. sl.
– GRASS to throw to the ground; to bring down, to defeat, to kill …1889 Amer. dial.
– GUN DOWN to kill with a gun …1969 sl.
– GUN FOR to be on the lookout for with the intent of hurting or killing; to seek out or pursue with harmful intent; to aim to punish …1878 US sl.
– GUZZLE to seize by the throat; to choke, to throttle; to strangle, to kill …1885 Eng. dial. & sl.
– HEART-SLAY to kill with over-exertion …Bk1902 Eng. dial. EDD Wright 1902
– HIT to kill deliberately …1955 sl., orig. US
– HUFF to kill deliberately …1919 Brit. services’ sl.
– ICE to kill deliberately …1969 US sl.
– KEEL UP to incapacitate, esp. by illness or age; to kill, to deprive of life …1856 Amer. dial.
– KILL DEAD to kill completely …1834 Amer. dial.
– KILL UP to kill, to exterminate, to butcher …1834 Amer. dial.
– KISS OFF to dismiss; to kill; to die …sl.
– KNOCK DAYLIGHT INTO ONE to make a hole in, esp. to stab or shoot; hence, to kill …c1840 colloq.
– KNOCK KOO-KOO to render unconscious; to mortally wound; to kill …Amer. World War I sl.
– KNOCK OFF to kill deliberately …1919 sl., orig. US
– KNOCK OFF THE HOOKS to kill …1831 Amer. sl.
– KNOCK ONE’S LIGHTS OUT to kill one; to knock one out or down …1941 Amer. dial.
– KNOCK OUT OF THE BOX to defeat and eliminate; hence, to kill …1891 Amer. sl.
– KNOCK OVER to kill …20C criminals’ sl.
– KNOCK ROTTEN to kill or stun; to knock out …1919 Aust. sl.
– LAY ALONG † to destroy, to overthrow, to kill …1599
– LAY OUT to kill …M19 US sl.
– LET DAYLIGHT INTO ONE to make a hole in, esp. to stab or shoot; hence, to kill …c1840 colloq.
– LET SOMEONE HAVE IT to hit, to kill, esp. with gunfire …M19 sl., orig. US
– LIFT to kill someone …1873 Amer. sl.
– LYNCH to inflict bodily punishment upon; to kill by mob action, typically by hanging, without legal authority …1835 Amer. sl.
– MACTATE † to kill or slay …1623
– MAKE AWAY WITH to kill, to destroy, to murder …1892 Sc.
– MAKE COLD MEAT OF to kill …1848 US sl.
– MAKE MEAT OF to kill …1848 US West. sl.
– MAKE ROAST MEAT FOR WORMS to kill …1594 sl.
– MARTYR † to kill, to slay, esp. by a cruel death …c1305
– MASSACREE to massacre, to butcher, to kill; to destroy life by accident …1891 Eng. dial.
– MOP UP to finish off, usually by killing, to vanquish; hence, to finish the remainder of a task …1898 sl.
– MUCK OUT to kill …1984 US sl.
– NAIL to shoot or kill …1824 military usage
– NAIL SOMEONE’S HIDE TO THE WALL to beat up comprehensively, to kill …L19 sl., orig. US
– NAPOO(H) to kill deliberately …1915 Brit. sl.
– NECK to strike on the neck, esp. so as to stun or kill; to behead …c1450 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– NICK THE THREAD to cut the thread of life, to kill …1787 Sc.
– NUT to kill deliberately …1974 sl.
– NUT OFF to kill deliberately …1974 sl.
– OCCIDE † to kill …1694 humorous nonce word
– OCCISE †* to kill; to slay …1560
– OFF to kill or murder; to destroy …1930 sl., orig. US Black
– OF-FALL † to fall upon; to kill, to destroy …a1000
– OFSLAY † to kill off, to slay …c893
– OFSLE † to kill off, to slay …c893
– OFSTING † to kill by a thrust; to pierce, to gore, to stab to death …c893
– OUT to kill deliberately …1900 sl.
– OVERLAY to kill by crushing or suffocation …1953 Amer. dial.
– POP to kill deliberately …1824 sl.
– POP OFF to kill deliberately …1824 sl.
– PORK to shoot dead, to kill …1960s US sl.
– PUCKAROO, PUCKEROO, PUKAROO, PUKARU to break, to destroy, to ruin; to kill …1840 NZ sl.
- PUT A HOLE IN to kill someone …1910s sl.
– PUT A PERSON’S QUICK OUT to put an end to his life …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– PUT OFF to kill; to murder …1990s Aust. sl.
– PUT SOMEONE AWAY to kill …Brit. criminals’ sl.
– PUT SOMEONE’S LIGHTS OUT to kill someone …1602 sl.
– PUT THE CHILL ON SOMEONE to kill someone …20C Amer. sl.
– QUELL † to kill, to slay, to put to death; to destroy a person or animal ..c897 now rare or obs.
– QUELM † to torment; to kill, to destroy …c825
– QUENCH * to destroy, to kill a person; to oppress or crush …c1200
– QUIET DOWN to kill, to murder …1970s US sl.
– RAIN ON to kill …1920s US sl.
– RAP to knock out, to kill …L19 sl., orig. Aust.
– RUB OUT to kill deliberately …1848 sl., orig. US
– RUIN SOMEONE’S WHOLE DAY to kill someone …1961 US jocular
– RUN AMUCK to be in a state of murderous frenzy; to try to kill all who come in one’s way …US Civil War usage
– SALIVATE to shoot full of holes; to kill with violence …1932 Amer. dial.
– SANITIZE to shoot dead, to kill …1960s US sl.
– SCRAG to kill deliberately …1930 US sl.
– SET OVER to kill deliberately …1931 US sl.
– SHUT UP to kill …E19 sl.
– SHUT UP SOMEONE’S SHOP to kill someone; to murder someone …L19 sl.
– SILENCE to kill …19C sl.
– SKITTLE to kill; to defeat easily …1919 sl.
– SMEAR to kill deliberately …1935 sl., chiefly Aust.
– SNITTLE to cut; to kill …Bk1775
– SNUFF to murder, to kill …1930s sl.
– SNUFF OUT to kill deliberately …1932 sl.
– SNUFF SOMEONE’S CANDLE to kill, to murder …L19 sl.
– SPIFLICATE to crush, to destroy; to kill …1841 humorous or colloq.
– STIFF to kill deliberately …1974 sl.
– STONKER to render useless; to put of action, to thwart; also, to kill, to destroy; to defeat or outwit …1919 Aust. & NZ sl.
– STOP to be hit and killed by a bullet, shell, etc. …1901 sl.
– STOP SOMEONE’S CLOCK to stop or defeat someone; hence, to kill someone …1947 Amer. sl.
– STRETCH 1. to kill by hanging …1595 sl.
2. to kill deliberately …1902 sl.
– STRING UP to kill by hanging …1810 sl.
– TAKE to overcome, to defeat, to kill …L19 sl.
– TAKE ABOUT to kill and make an end of …Bk1905 Sc.
– TAKE CARE OF SOMEONE to kill someone; to kill one or more, esp. as an expedient solution to a problem …1984 UK sl.
– TAKE DOWN to challenge; to overcome; to surpass; to kill …M18 sl.
– TAKE INTO CAMP to kill …1878 sl.
– TAKE OUT to kill, destroy, or defeat …1939 sl., orig. US
– TAKE SOMEONE OFF THE CALENDAR to kill, to murder …1980s US sl.
– TAKE SOMEONE OFF THE COUNT to murder, to kill …1980s sl.
– TAP to shoot (dead) …2000s sl.
– TEAR SOMEONE’S ASS to trounce, to punish, to kill someone …1961 Amer. sl.
– TIP OFF to kill deliberately …1920 sl.
– TOP to execute by hanging; to kill; to commit suicide …1718 sl.
– TOPPER to knock on the head; to kill by a blow on the head …1869 sl.
– TOWER HILL to kill …1998 UK rhyming sl.
– TRY SOMEONE’S AIR to assault or attempt to kill someone …1970 US prison sl.
– UNAGE to kill, to deprive of life …1717 Sc.
– VENTILATE to shoot; to kill with a bullet …L19 sl., orig. US
– WACK SOMEONE OUT to kill, to murder …20C sl.
– WASH to kill deliberately …1941 US sl.
– WASH AWAY to kill deliberately …1941 US sl.
– WASTE to kill deliberately …1964 sl., orig. & chiefly US
– WAX to kill deliberately …1968 US sl., orig. services’
– WHACK SOMEONE OUT to kill, to murder …20C sl.
– WIPE to kill deliberately …1968 sl.
– WIPE OFF to kill …E20 US criminals’ sl.
– WIPE OUT to kill deliberately …1968 sl.
– ZAP to kill deliberately; to kill with a gun …1942 sl., orig. US
– ZOTZ to kill, to murder …20C sl.
KILLED – adjectives
– ASSED OUT dead, killed …1980s US Black sl.
– BLOWN AWAY dead; killed …Bk2006 US criminals’ sl.
– BUMPED OFF killed …Amer. World War I sl.
– CLICKED IT got killed; was wounded …Amer. World War I sl.
– CONKED stopped; killed …Amer. World War I sl.
– DAGOED killed by a Spaniard …1899 US Army in Spanish-Amer. War
– DEATH-DONE killed, done to death …B1900 Eng. dial.
– ELIMINATED killed, murdered …E20 US criminals’ sl.
– GONE FOR A BURTON killed, dead …1943 sl.
– GUZZLED killed …1920s US sl.
– JAMMED hanged, murdered, killed …M18 UK criminals’ sl.
– KNOCKED OFF killed …Amer. World War I sl.
– LAID killed …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– OFFED dead; killed …World War I sl.
– OUTED dead; killed …World War I sl.
– PACKED UP killed in warfare …WWI army sl.
– PIFFED dead; killed …20C US sl.
– PIFTED dead; killed …20C US sl.
– PUT IN A BAG killed, wrapped in a shroud …Amer. World War I sl.
– TUMBLED OVER to be killed …US Civil War usage
– USED-UP dead; killed in battle …World War I US sl.
– WASHED OUT killed …World War I Amer. sl.
– YCULLID † killed …1393
killed – nouns
– PAPER an underworld contract to have someone killed …1983 US sl.
killed – person
– MAGGOT MEAT a dead person, or one about to be killed …1970s US sl.
killed – verbs
– ANSWER THE LAST MUSTER to be killed; to die …World War II Amer. sl.
– ANSWER THE LAST ROLL to be killed; to die …World War II Amer. sl.
– BECOME A GOLD STAR IN MOTHER’S WINDOW to be killed in action …World War II Amer. sl.
– BUST ONE’S ASS to be killed in an airplane crash …1945 Amer. sl.
– BUY IT to be killed; also, to die …1920 sl.
– BUY ONE to be killed, as in air combat …1929 Amer. sl., orig. military aviation usage
– BUY REAL ESTATE to be killed …1977 Amer. military sl.
– BUY THE FARM to be killed; hence, to die …1958 Amer. sl., orig. military
– BUY THE LOT to be killed; hence, to die …1970 Amer. sl., orig. military
– BUY THE RANCH to be killed …1963 Amer. military sl.
– BUY THE REAL ESTATE to be killed …1977 Amer. military sl.
– CHECK OUT to be killed; to die …World War II Amer. sl.
– COP A PACKET to be killed or wounded; to get into trouble …1930s sl.
– EAT DUST to be killed …L19 US sl.
– EAT IT to be killed; to die …1982 US military usage
– EAT THE GREEN WEENIE to get killed …1970s US sl., orig. military
– GET A PACKET to be killed or wounded; to get into trouble …1930s sl.
– GET DEAD to be killed …1961 Amer. sl.
– GET IT to be killed …Amer. World War I sl.
– GET IT DEAD IN THE ASS to be victimized, vanquished, or killed …1967 Amer. sl.
– GET IT IN THE ASS to be victimized, vanquished, or killed …1945 Amer. sl.
– GET IT UP THE ASS to be victimized, vanquished, or killed …1955 Amer. sl.
– GET THE CHOPPER to be killed …1955 US military aviation usage
– GO FOR A BURTON to be killed, destroyed, ruined, or lost …M20 colloq, orig. RAF sl.
– GO UP to be killed …US Civil War usage
– HAVE AN ACCIDENT to be maimed or killed in retribution …1941 Amer. sl., orig. criminals’ usage
– HAVE A PACKET to be killed or wounded; to get into trouble …1930s sl.
– HEAR THE BAD NEWS to be killed …1930s sl.
– LOSE ONE’S CAN vb. to be killed; generally used to refer to men shot through the head …Amer. World War I sl.
– LOSE THE NUMBER OF ONE’S MESS to die; to be killed …sl.
– MUSTER OUT to be killed in action …US Civil War usage
– PUT ON THE SPOT to arrange for someone to be killed …1929 US sl.
– SUFFER † to be killed or destroyed …1605
– SWING to be killed by hanging …1542 sl.
– WRITE ONESELF OFF to get killed, esp. through carelessness or impetuousness …1939 Royal Air Force
– WRITE OUT to order to be killed …1930s US criminals’ sl.
KILLER – person
– ACE a professional killer …1979 sl.
– BAD MAN a desperado, outlaw, or professional killer …1855 Amer. dial.
– BANER * he who kills, poisons, destroys, or ruins …1605
– BANG MAN a mob killer or hired killer …Bk1992 criminals’ sl.
– BLOOD a killer …1920s US criminals’ sl.
– FATHER-QUELLER † a parricide; one who kills a father …c1440
– FEMICIDE one who kills a woman …1828
– GALLICIDE a killer of fowls …1897 nonce word
– GUN a professional killer …colloq.
– HATCHET BOY a hired killer; a professional murderer; a thug …Bk1975 US criminals’ sl.
– HATCHET MAN a hired killer; orig. spec., in the US, a hired Chinese assassin or thug, esp., in earlier use, one carrying a hatchet or cleaver with a shortened handle …1876
– HEADHUNTER a paid killer; a hired assassin …1982 US sl.
– HEADSHRINKER a killer for hire …Bk1992 criminals’ sl.
– HIRED GUN a person hired to destroy the opposition, or some unwelcome party, on behalf of another; a paid assassin .1958 US criminals’ sl.
– HIT LADY a female hired killer …1976 US sl.
– HIT-MAN a hired killer or murderer …1954 sl., orig. US
– HITTER a thug, esp. a hired killer …1969 sl.
– HIT WOMAN a woman paid to murder; a female hired killer …1977 US sl.
– HOSPITICIDE * one who kills his guest …1656
– ICEMAN a paid killer …1940s sl.
– MACTATOR †* a killer or murderer …1656
– MANSLAYER one who kills a man; a homicide; a murderer; occasionally, one who commits manslaughter …a1300
– MECHANIC a professional killer …1973 sl.
– MOTHER QUELLER † a matricide; one who kills their mother …1440
– NATICIDE * one who kills his or her child …1855
– NEEDLE MAN a person (or demonic figure) thought to kill people, esp. Blacks, usually to obtain bodies for dissection …1945 Amer. dial.
– TAKE-OFF ARTIST a successful robber, rapist, or killer …1966 US criminals’ sl.
– WIDOW-MAKER a killer or potential killer of men
– WIPER a gunman; a hired killer; an assassin …c1930 Amer. criminals’ sl.
– YEGG a professional killer used by the Tongs in their wars …Bk2002 criminals’ sl.
– ZAPPER one who does away with something or annihilates; a killer …1969
KILLING – adjectives
– DEAD-DOING † ‘doing to death’; causing death; killing, murderous; destructive, fatal, mortal … 1590
– DEATH-DOING doing to death, killing, murderous …a1652
– MARITICIDAL * husband-killing …1819
– PERNICIOUS having the quality of destroying; tending to destroy, kill, or injure; destructive, ruinous; fatal …1521
– TACHYTHANATOUS killing quickly, rapidly fatal or lethal …1860
killing – nouns
– CONTRACT an arrangement to have someone murdered by a professional killer …1930s Amer. sl.
– DECORPORATION † a making bodiless …1660
– FEMICIDE the killing of a woman …1801
– GALLINICIDE the killing of hens or poultry …1883 nonce word
– MACTATION the act of killing, esp. the slaughtering of a sacrificial victim …1640
– MAN-SLAYING the act of killing a man; homicide; murder …c1380
– NECATION †* the act of killing, a killing …1721
– OCCISION † killing, slaying, esp. of a number of people, as in battle; slaughter …1375
– POP-OFF a death, a killing …1950s US sl.
– SACKING a method of killing a person using a sack …1930s sl.
– SNUFFING a killing, esp. a murder …1970s Amer. sl.
– TITHING † the killing of every tenth; decimation; sometimes, the killing of all but the tenth …1586
– TRUCIDATION * a cruel killing or murdering; humorous use: slaughter …1623
– TURKEY SHOOT an ambush; an easy killing …US Civil War usage
– VIRICIDE the slaying of men or of husbands …1766 nonce word
– WALM † killing, execution …c1205
KILLJOY – person (also see SPOILSPORT)
– BLUE-NOSED WOWSER a killjoy; a teetotaller …Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– BUZZ CRUSHER someone or something that ruins or dampens one’s pleasure; a killjoy or spoilsport …1980s Amer. student sl.
– BUZZKILL a person who dampens enthusiasm or enjoyment; a killjoy …1992 US sl.
– SAD KECKS a term of contempt for a killjoy …1999 UK sl.
– TRANK a person who takes the excitement out of something; a killjoy …1979 US sl.
– WET BLANKET a person who dampens and smothers all enthusiasm; a person who prevents fun; a killjoy; a pessimist …1879 Amer. sl.
– WET NOODLE a person who is a hindrance when it comes to having fun …Bk1995 US sl.
KILOMETER – nouns
– K a kilometer …1940s sl.
– KAY 1 kilometre …1980s S. Afr. sl.
KILT – adjectives
– BREEKLESS without breeches, wearing a kilt …Bk1911 Sc.
kilt – nouns
– QUELT † a kilt …1754 Sc.
KIN, KINFOLK – nouns (also see KINSMAN, KINSWOMAN, RELATED)
– KINDRY kinfolk …1986 Amer. dial.
– KINERY, KINNERY kinfolk …1893 Amer. dial.
– KINLIN kinfolk …1966 Amer. dial.
– KINRY kinfolk …1890 Amer. dial.
– KINTRY kinfolk …1966 Amer. dial.
KIND, KINDLY – adjectives
– AFFECTIONED † well-affected, kindly disposed …1539
– AFFECTUOUS † favourably or kindly disposed; loving, affectionate, tender …c1441
– AINTY attentive, kindly …1929 Sc.
– AMOREVOLOUS †* loving; affectionate; kind; charitable …a1670
– BEIN † pleasant, genial, kindly …a1200
– BENEFIC kind …1641
– BENEFICAL † kind …1647
– BENEFICENT doing good, kind …1616
– BENEFICIAL † doing good, kind …1526
– BENEFICIOUS † doing good, performing kind deeds …1535
– BENEVOLOUS † well-wishing, kind, friendly, benevolent …1470
– BENIGN of a kind disposition, gracious, kindly …c1320
– BENIGNANT cherishing or exhibiting kindly feeling towards inferiors or dependants; gracious, kind, benevolent …a1782
– BENIGNATE †* of a kindly disposition, gracious, kindly …1533
– BENIGNED †* of a kindly disposition, gracious, kindly …1470
– BESEKANDLIK † kind, gracious …a1300
– BUXOM † gracious, indulgent, favourable; obliging, amiable, courteous, affable, kindly …1362
– CADGY cheerful, in good spirits; friendly, affectionately kind or hospitable …1819 Sc.
– CAGIE cheerful, in good spirits; friendly, affectionately kind or hospitable …1822 Sc.
– CANDID † gentle, courteous, kindly; not desirous to find faults …1633
– CLEMENTIOUS † mild and humane in the exercise of power or authority; merciful, lenient, kindly towards those in one’s power …1632
– DALLY good, kind, nice, sweet …1999 UK sl.
– DEBONAIR † of gentle disposition, mild, meek; gracious, kindly; courteous, affable …a1225
– DECENT kind, accommodating, likeable …L18
– FAINFU’ affectionate, kind, amiable, likeable …1887 Sc.
– FAINLY affectionate, kind, amiable …Bk1900 Sc.
– FAVOROUS † full of favour, obliging, kind …c1485
– FAVOURABLE † of a superior: gracious; kindly, obliging …1502 obs. exc. arch.
– FLIP very kindly or friendly in talking …1863 Eng. dial.
– GAIN † of persons: ready, well-disposed, kindly …a1320 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– GAINLY † ready to help, kindly, gracious …a1300
– HEARTLY † showing genuine friendliness or warmth of affection, cordial, affectionate, kindly …c1385
– HEART-WARM of a kindly disposition; feeling and showing kindness; affectionate …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– INNERLY pleasant, cheerful, sociable; kindly, affectionate, compassionate…1888 Sc.
– KAITER kindly, friendly …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– KIND AS AN ANGEL extremely kind …2006
– NATURABLE of a kindly disposition; benevolent; homely …1877 Eng. dial.
– NATURAL-HEARTED kind, affectionate; simple-hearted …1882 Sc.
– NESH † tender, mild, gentle, kind; inclined to pity, mercy, or other tender feelings …c897
– OFFICIOUS † doing or ready to do kind offices; eager to serve or please; attentive, obliging, kind …1565
– OPEN-HEARTED full of kindly feeling …a1617
– PARTIAL kind, fond …1897 Eng. dial.
– QUEMEFUL † pleasing, pleasant, agreeable; kind. gracious …a1340
– SOFT AT HEART easily appeased, kindly disposed …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– SUNBEAMED † as bright as the sun; genial, kind …1588
– SUNBEAMY kind, genial …1890
– THOTTY thoughtful, considerate, kind …1982 Amer. dial.
– THOUGHTY thoughtful, considerate, kind …1941 Amer. dial.
kind, kindly – nouns
– AFFECT kind feeling; affection …1440
– TICE kind treatment; the act of treating in a coaxing manner …Bk1905 Sc.
kind, kindly – person
– ANGEL a person who is a source of comfort or aid; a kind, helpful, thoughtful, or obliging person …1598
– BEAUT a kind, friendly, or trustworthy person …1866 sl.
– BENEVOLER †* a well-wisher, a kind person …1486
– BEST WISHER a person who wishes the best for another person or thing; one who wishes well; a kind person …1607
– BLACK DIAMOND a person whose rough exterior hides a heart of gold; a rough but clever, or good, person …1821 UK sl.
– DEBONAIR † a kind, gracious person …c1366
– GLOVER a kind and agreeable man; a well-dressed, affable man …1854 US sl.
– HEART OF GOLD a kind, generous, brave, or noble-hearted person …1542
– MINNY MOUSE a kind but simple-minded sort; one who is capricious, hapless, scatterbrained …Bk1972 homosexual sl.
– MISTER NICE-GUY a paragon of kindness, friendliness, tolerance, etc. …Amer. colloq.
– SAMARITAN a kind person …1640
kind, kindly – verbs
– THURRISH to be friendly, kind, or accommodating …Bk1905 N. Ireland
KIND (sort) – adjectives
– MANIFORM multiform; existing in many forms or kinds …1835
– OMNIGENER * of all kinds …1857
– OMNIGENOUS of all kinds …1650
– OMNIVARIOUS † of all varieties or different kinds …1624
– SUCHKIN † of such a kind, this kind of …c1205
kind (sort) – adverbs
– ALKIN of every kind …Bk1898 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– ALLKINS of every kind …Bk1898 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– ANY KIN of any kind of sort …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
kind (sort) – nouns
– ALL MANNERS OF MAKES every conceivable kind …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– EDITION † kind, species …a1625
– MANDER kind, variety …1867 Eng. dial.
– MANTHER kind, variety …1867 Eng. dial.
– MAUNDER kind, variety …1867 Eng. dial.
– RANK † a class, set, kind of persons or things …1585
– SUIT † kind, sort, class …1548
– UNDER-KIND † a sub-species; an inferior or lower kind …1571
– VEIN †* a kind or species …1568
KINDLE – verbs
– ACCEND † to kindle, to set light to, to set on fire …1432-50
– BEET † to make, kindle, put on a fire …c885 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– ILLUME †* to set alight; to kindle …1728
– ONTEND † to kindle, to inflame (lit. and fig.) …c890
– QUICK † of a fire: to kindle, to begin to burn …c1175
– SUCCEND † to set on fire, to kindle, to burn …1432-50
– TAKE WITH to kindle; to catch fire …1822 Sc.
– TEND to kindle, to light, to set fire to …1851 Eng. dial.
– TIND † to set fire to; to ignite, to light, to kindle, as a fire, lamp, torch, flame, etc. …a1000 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– TINKLE † to light, to kindle …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
KINDLED – adjectives
– ACCENDIBLE †* capable of being kindled, or set on fire …1630
– ACCENSED † kindled, set on fire, inflamed …1573
kindled – nouns
– ACCENDIBILITY capacity of being kindled, set on fire or inflamed …1859
KINDLINESS – nouns
– BENEDICENCE * kindliness in speech …1881
– CANDOUR † freedom from malice; favourable disposition, kindliness; sweetness of temper …1653
– FAVOURABLENESS † kindliness, leniency …1545
KINDLING – adjectives
– ACCENDING † kindling …1646
kindling – nouns
– ACCENSION † the act of kindling, or the state of being kindled; ignition; heat …1646 obs. or arch.
– BEETING † making a fire, kindling …1517
– CATSTICK a piece of kindling …1832 Amer. dial.
– CHATWOOD kindling wood; little sticks …1911 Amer. dial.
– FEEDER kindling wood …1969 Amer. dial.
– KINDLER a piece of kindling …1845 Amer. dial.
– NOGGIN small pieces of wood used to start a fire …1967 Amer. dial.
– YELDING kindling …1850 Eng. dial.
KINDLY – adverbs
– AFFECTIOUSLY † earnestly, sincerely, cordially, kindly …1430
– AFFECTUOUSLY † affectionately; kindly, lovingly, tenderly …1447
– BEIN † pleasantly, genially, kindly …c1400 obs. exc. Sc.
– BENIGNLY kindly, graciously …c1380
– FAIR † civilly, courteously, kindly …a1000
– VOGIE fondly, kindly …1878 Sc.
kindly – nouns
– BENEDICTION kindly favour, grace …1483
– HEART * kindly feeling; cordiality, heartiness …a1656
KINDNESS – nouns
– BENEFACTION a doing good, kindly or generous action; an act of kindness …a1662
– BENEFACTURE † benefaction, kindness …a1656
– BENEFICE † a good deed, kindness, favour …1340
– BENEFICENCE doing good; active kindness …1531
– BENEFICENCY † doing good; active kindness …1576
– BENEFICIALNESS † doing good, kindness …1528
– BENEFIT a kind deed, a kindness; a favour, a gift …1377 arch.
– BENIGNANCY kindness …1876
– BENIGNITY 1. kindly feeling and is manifestation; kindness of disposition, or of manner …c1374
2. a kindly or generous deed; a kindness, a favour bestowed …c1534
– BENISON † disposition to bless; graciousness, grace, kindness …c1450
– BUXOMNESS † graciousness, kindly disposition; courtesy, complaisance …a1400
– CAIDGINESS affectionate kindness …1825 Sc.
– DEBONAIRSHIP †* debonair character; mildness, gentleness, meekness; graciousness, kindness; courtesy, affability …a1240
– DEBONAIRTY † debonair character; mildness, gentleness, meekness; graciousness, kindness; courtesy, affability …a1225
– DEBONARITY † debonair character; mildness, gentleness, meekness; graciousness, kindness; courtesy, affability …a1225
– KOKUM sham kindness …Bk1892 Aust. sl.
– MANHEAD † humanity, humaneness, kindness …1382
– MANLINESS † humanity; human kindness …1382
– MANSHIP † humanity, kindness; courtesy, civility …a1000
– MENSE pay, recompense, reward; thanks, grateful return; kindness …1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– NATURAL-HEARTEDNESS kindness, affection …Bk1905 Sc.
– OBLIGEMENT a kindness, service, favour …1878 Sc. & N. Ireland
– OFFICIOSITY †* the quality of being officious; attentiveness, dutifulness …1565
kindness – person
– MISTER NICE-GUY a paragon of kindness, friendliness, tolerance, etc. …Amer. colloq.
kindness – verbs
– CARESS to treat with kindness or favour; to pet, to make much of …1658 arch.
– FAIN † to pretend kindness …a1225
KINDRED – nouns
– EENKIN † kindred in all its extent …1825 Sc.
– ETION † kindred, lineage; descent, genealogy …1742 Sc.
– NATION †* a family, kindred …c1386
– NATURE kindred …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
KING – nouns
– BASILEIOLATRY. king-worship …1872 nonce word
– REGICIDE the killing of a king …16C
king – person
– ARDRI a head king …1881 Anglo-Irish
– BEGGAR-KING a king of beggars …1938
– GOLD RING a king …1992 UK rhyming sl.
– HIGH KING 1. † a great king, a supreme king …a1000
2. a king to whom other rulers owe allegiance …a1761
– HIGHLAND FLING a king …Bk2004 Brit. rhyming sl.
– REGICIDE a person who kills a king …16C
– ROITELET a petty or minor king …E17 arch.
– WHIP-KING † one who drives or controls kings, as one does horses with a whip’ a ‘king-maker’ …1610
KINGFISHER – nouns
– MACKY-MOON the kingfisher, Alcedo ispida …B1900 Eng. dial.
KINGLY – adjectives
– BASILIC †* kingly, royal, sovereign …1728
– BASILICAL kingly, royal, regal …1652
KINSHIP – nouns
– NEARNESS close kinship or relationship …1444
KINSMAN, KINSWOMAN – person
– GADLING † a kinsman, a relative; also, a nephew, a cousin …c1000
– GEDLING † a kinsman, a relative; also, a nephew, a cousin …c1000
– GERMANE a member of the same family; a kinsman or kinswoman …1490
– LYANCE † a kinsman or ally …a1400
– MOWE † a female relative; a kinswoman, esp. by marriage, as a sister-in-law, etc. …c1200
– NECESSARY †* a near friend or kinsman …1382
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