HyperDic: butchery

English > 3 senses of the word butchery:
NOUNartifactbutchery, abattoir, shambles, slaughterhousea building where animals are butchered
actbutchery, butcheringthe business of a butcher
actbutchery, slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnagethe savage and excessive killing of many people
butchery > pronunciation
Soundsbuh'cheriy
Rhymesaccessory ... worry: 201 rhymes with eriy...
English > butchery: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA building where animals are butchered.
Synonymsabattoir, shambles, slaughterhouse
Broaderbuilding, edificeA structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
Spanishdegolladero, matadero, mataderos
Catalanescorxador
Verbsbutcherkill (animals) usually for food consumption
English > butchery: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe business of a butcher.
Synonymbutchering
PartsslaughterThe killing of animals (as for food)
Broadercommercial enterprise, business enterprise, businessThe activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
Spanishcarnicería
Catalancarnisseria
Verbsbutcherkill (animals) usually for food consumption
English > butchery: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe savage and excessive killing of many people.
Synonymsslaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage
InstancesAlamoA siege and massacre at a mission in San Antonio in 1836
Little Bighorn, Battle of Little Bighorn, Battle of the Little Bighorn, Custer's Last StandA battle in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between United States cavalry / cavalry under Custer and several groups of Native Americans (1876)
Narrowerbloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, battueindiscriminate slaughter
Broadermurder, slaying, executionunlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
Spanishcarnaje, carnicería, masacre, matanza, mortandad
Catalancarnatge, carnisseria, massacre, matança
Verbsbutcherkill (animals) usually for food consumption

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