verb (used without object), su·i·cid·ed, su·i·cid·ing.
verb (used with object), su·i·cid·ed, su·i·cid·ing.
Origin of suicide
Examples from the Web for suicide
The Samaritan guidelines are written around the assumption that suicide is a purely irrational act, an act spurred by illness.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The sad fact is that more than 41 percent of trans people admit making at least one suicide attempt in their lifetime.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
One is reported to have blown himself up, along with many victims, but detonating a suicide vest.Taliban: We Slaughtered 100+ Kids Because Their Parents Helped America|Sami Yousafzai|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What is the suicide rate of Christian teens relative to transgender ones?Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around|Jay Michaelson|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not long after, a 10-year-old girl wearing a suicide belt was arrested.
Cebes asks why suicide is thought not to be right, if death is to be accounted a good?Phaedo|Plato
I hardly think there's anybody desperate enough to do that kind of a trick, for it would be a case of suicide.Frank Merriwell's Nobility|Burt L. Standish (AKA Gilbert Patten)
Even though it looked like suicide, attacking the tower brought blessed relief.Planet of the Damned|Harry Harrison
But I felt vividly that I was present as a spectator of my own suicide, and thought myself a feeble kind of fool.Adventures on the Roof of the World|Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond
"Coz you're the Deer and that'd be suicide," was Sam's objection.Two Little Savages|Ernest Thompson Seton
British Dictionary definitions for suicide
Word Origin for suicide
Word Origin and History for suicide
"deliberate killing of oneself," 1650s, from Modern Latin suicidium "suicide," from Latin sui "of oneself" (genitive of se "self"), from PIE *s(u)w-o- "one's own," from root *s(w)e- (see idiom) + -cidium "a killing" (see -cide). Probably an English coinage; much maligned by Latin purists because it "may as well seem to participate of sus, a sow, as of the pronoun sui" [Phillips]. The meaning "person who kills himself deliberately" is from 1728. In Anglo-Latin, the term for "one who commits suicide" was felo-de-se, literally "one guilty concerning himself."
November, the suicide season. [Samuel Foote, "The Bankrupt," 1773]
In England, suicides were legally criminal if sane, but not if judged to have been mentally deranged. The criminal ones were given degrading burial in roadways until 1823. Suicide blonde first attested 1942. Baseball suicide squeeze is attested from 1955.