HyperDic: slaughter

English > 5 senses of the word slaughter:
VERBcontactslaughter, butcherkill (animals) usually for food consumption
changeslaughter, massacre, mow downkill a large number of people indiscriminately
NOUNactslaughterthe killing of animals (as for food)
eventslaughter, thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, trouncing, whippinga sound defeat
actslaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage, butcherythe savage and excessive killing of many people
slaughter > pronunciation
Soundsslao'ter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > slaughter: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe killing of animals (as for food).
Part ofbutchery, butcheringThe business of a butcher
Broaderkilling, kill, putting to deathThe act of terminating a life
Spanishfaena, matanza, matar, sacrificar, sacrificio
Catalanmatar, sacrificar
Verbsslaughterkill (animals) usually for food consumption
English > slaughter: 5 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA sound defeat.
Synonymsthrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, trouncing, whipping
Broaderdefeat, lickingAn unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest / contest
Spanishpaliza, tunda
Catalanallisada, pallissa, panadera
English > slaughter: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe savage and excessive killing of many people.
Synonymsmassacre, mass murder, carnage, butchery
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
Adjectivesslaughterousaccompanied by bloodshed
Verbsslaughterkill a large number of people indiscriminately
English > slaughter: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningkill (animals) usually for food consumption.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter"
Synonymbutcher
Entailscutseparate with or as if with an instrument
Narrowerchinecut through the backbone of an animal
BroaderkillCause to die
Spanishcarnear, masacrar, matar, sacrificar
Nounsslaughterthe killing of animals (as for food)
slaughterera person who slaughters or dresses meat for market
English > slaughter: 5 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningkill a large number of people indiscriminately.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to slaughter the prisoners
Synonymsmassacre, mow down
BroaderkillCause to die
Spanishcarnear, exterminar, masacrar, matar
Catalanexterminar, massacrar
Nounsslaughterthe savage and excessive killing of many people

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