Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio » Dictionary » D » Dealt Out ... Debile


Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does death penalty mean? 

  The noun DEATH PENALTY has 1 sense:

1. putting a condemned person to death

  Familiarity information: DEATH PENALTY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1death penalty [BACK TO TOP]


Putting a condemned person to death

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


capital punishment; death penalty; executing; execution

Hypernyms ("death penalty" is a kind of...):

corporal punishment (the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "death penalty"):

burning; burning at the stake (execution by fire)

hanging (a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead)

burning; electrocution (execution by electricity)

beheading; decapitation (execution by cutting off the victim's head)

crucifixion (the act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world; the victim's hands and feet are bound or nailed to a cross)

 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"All hat and no cattle." (English proverb)

"A good soldier is a poor scout." (Native American proverb, Cheyenne)

"The stingy has a big porch and little morality." (Arabic proverb)

"He who puts off something will lose it." (Corsican proverb)

 DEATH PENALTY: related words searches 

 Related FAQs: 

Page delivered in 0.046 seconds