Definition of "suicide" [su•i•cide]

  • The act or an instance of intentionally killing oneself. (noun)
  • The destruction or ruin of one's own interests: It is professional suicide to involve oneself in illegal practices. (noun)
  • One who commits suicide. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "suicide" in a sentence
  • "Dr. GOULD: If the first suicide is a public suicide´┐Ż TRUDEAU: That is if the first suicide gets media attention."
  • "The disease is not mortal -- it is now in a course of cure; but Carolina's remedy is death -- it is suicide; for the _dissolution of the Union is political suicide_."
  • "Voluntary co-operation in suicide is contrary to the moral law."