- The core, center, or essence of an object or system.
- A single seed or grain, especially of corn or wheat.
- (computing) The central part of many computer operating systems which manages the system's resources and the communication between hardware and software components.
- (context, US) The stone of certain fruits, such as peaches or plums.
- (mathematics) Those elements, in the domain of a function, which the function maps to zero.
- A hit or strike with the leg or foot or knee.
verb (kicks, kicking, kicked, kicked)
- A to the knee.
- The action of swinging a foot or leg.
- The ballerina did a high and a leap.
- (colloquial) Something that tickles the fancy; something fun or amusing.
- I finally saw the show. What a !
- I think I sprained something on my latest exercise .
- (internet) The removal of a person from an online activity.
- (figurative) Any bucking motion of an object that lacks legs or feet.
- The car had a nasty the whole way.
- The pool ball took a wild , up off the table.
- To strike or hit with, or raise one's foot or leg.
- Did you your brother?
- He enjoyed the simple pleasure of watching the kickline .
- (transitive) To direct to a particular place by a blow with the foot or leg.
- Kick the ball into the goal.
- (internet) To remove a participant from an online activity.
- He was kicked by "chanserv" for flooding.
- (context, music, in drumming) Pertaining to the foot, activated by a pedal, usually where a hit is caused by a pedal, as in kick-drum, double-kick, etc..
- The act of killing.
- The assassin liked to make a clean , and thus favored small arms over explosives.
- Specifically, the death blow.
- The hunter delivered the with a pistol shot to the head.
- The result of killing; that which has been killed.
- The fox dragged its back to its den.
- To put to death; to extinguish life.
- Smoking kills more people each year than alcohol and drugs combined.
- There is conclusive evidence that smoking kills.
- (transitive) To render inoperative.
- He killed the engine and turned off the headlights, but remained in the car, waiting.
- (transitive) To stop, cease, or render void.
- The editor decided to the story.
- ''The news that a hurricane had destroyed our beach house killed our plans to sell it.
- (context, transitive, figurative) To amaze, exceed, stun, or otherwise incapacitate.
- That night, she was dressed to .
- That joke always kills me.
- (transitive) To tell off severely.
- My boss will me if I'm late.
- When she finally got home her dad just about killed her.
- (transitive) To use up or to waste.
- I'm just doing this to time.
- Between the two of us, we killed the rest of the case of beer.
- (context, transitive, figurative) To overpower or overwhelm.
- The team had absolutely killed their traditional rivals, and the local sports bars were raucous with celebrations.
- (transitive) To force a company out of business.
noun , sometimes pluralized to kinfolks
- Once a year, we have a family reunion so that all the can get together and rember how much we despise one another.