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Definitions of slaughter

  1. kill; used of animals, but also used for people to indicate brutality Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the savage and excessive killing of many people Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a sound defeat Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. kill a large number of people indiscriminately; "The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the killing of animals (as for food) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. kill (animals) usually for food consumption; "They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. The act of killing. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The extensive, violent, bloody, or wanton destruction of life; carnage. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The act of killing cattle or other beasts for market. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To visit with great destruction of life; to kill; to slay in battle. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To butcher; to kill for the market, as beasts. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The act of killing; wanton destruction of life; carnage; killing of cattle, etc., for human food. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To slay or kill with violence; to massacre; to butcher (beasts) for the market. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. A slaying or killing: a great destruction of life: carnage: butchery. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To slay: to kill for the market: to destroy by violence (as numbers): to massacre. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. SLAUGHTERER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A slaying; carnage; butchery. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Slaughterous. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. To kill; massacre; kill for the market. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To kill wantonly or savagely; butcher. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Wanton or savage killing; massacre. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Butchering. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Killing; wholesale destruction of life by violence; carnage; butchery. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To kill; to slay; to destroy by violence in great numbers; to kill for the market. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. Great destruction of life by violence; carnage; butchery; a killing of oxen, sheep, &c., for human food. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. To make great destruction of life by violence; to kill beasts for the market. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. slaw't[.e]r, n. a killing: a great destruction of life: carnage: butchery.--ns. SLAUGH'TERER; SLAUGH'TERHOUSE, a place where beasts are killed for the market; SLAUGH'TERMAN, a man employed in killing or butchering animals.--adj. SLAUGH'TEROUS, given to slaughter: destructive: murderous.--adv. SLAUGH'TEROUSLY. [Prob. Ice. slátr, butchers' meat, whence slátra, to slaughter cattle. The A.S. is sleaht--sleán, to slay.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. Slaying, esp. of many persons or animals at once, carnage, massacre, (s. or massacre of the innocents); s.-house, shambles, place for killing cattle or sheep, place of carnage; hence slaughterous a. (rhet.), slaughterously adv. (Vb) kill (people) in ruthless manner or on great scale; butcher, kill for food; hence slaughterer n. [old Norse] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. n. [Icelandic, Gothic] Extensive destruction of human life; carnage; massacre; butchery;—act of killing cattle, as a matter of business. Cabinet Dictionary

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