- The act of causing the death of a person or animal.
- A large number of something that is destroyed or sold.
Late middle english: from the verb kill (see kill); the adjective dates from the late 18th century.
- The killing of the President was a shock to the nation.
- The police are investigating a killing in the area.
- The killing of the animals was necessary to control the population.
- The stock market saw a killing today.
- He made a killing in the real estate market.