What does carnage mean?

Definitions for carnageˈkɑr nɪdʒ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word carnage.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage, butchery(noun)

    the savage and excessive killing of many people


  1. carnage(Noun)

    Death and destruction.

  2. carnage(Noun)

    What remains after a massacre, e. g. the corpses or gore.

  3. Origin: From carnage, from carnaticum, itself from Latin carnem, accusative of caro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carnage(noun)

    flesh of slain animals or men

  2. Carnage(noun)

    great destruction of life, as in battle; bloodshed; slaughter; massacre; murder; havoc

  3. Origin: [F. carnage, LL. carnaticum tribute of animals, flesh of animals, fr. L. caro, carnis, flesh. See Carnal.]


  1. Carnage

    Carnage is a fictional comic book supervillain appearing in books published by Marvel Comics, usually as an enemy of Spider-Man. The character first appeared as Cletus Kasady in The Amazing Spider-Man #344 and as Carnage in The Amazing Spider-Man #360, and was created by writer David Michelinie and artist Mark Bagley, based on elements of the precursor character Venom. In 2009, Carnage was ranked as IGN's 90th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Carnage

    kär′nāj, n. (obs.) a heap of slain: slaughter. [Fr.,—It. carnaggio, carnage—L. caro, carnis, flesh.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carnage in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carnage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeff Bauman:

    I looked down and saw my legs, and it was pure carnage, i could see my bone.

  2. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    This flotilla represents nothing except a fake, artificial demonstration aimed at helping the terrorist organization -- Hamas and ignores all the carnage in our region.

  3. State John Kerry:

    He stood for peaceful change and the resolution of differences through conversations – not carnage, ten years ago today, he was assassinated because some feared he might succeed.

  4. Michael Pfleger:

    I deal with the carnage. I deal with the caskets. I deal with grieving families. I ’m dealing with the young people being shot and killed. So, I ’m not just trying anything, I ’ll try everything.

  5. Tim Miller:

    My first thought was to pray, having been in situations where that kind of carnage exists – the suffering is unimaginable. My second thought – was this is a realization of what we’ve been talking about and what we help churches prepare for.

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