What does butchery mean?

Definitions for butcheryˈbʊtʃ ə ri

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abattoir, butchery, shambles, slaughterhouse(noun)

    a building where animals are butchered

  2. butchery, butchering(noun)

    the business of a butcher

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

    the savage and excessive killing of many people


  1. butchery(Noun)

    The cruel, ruthless killings of humans, as at a slaughterhouse.

  2. butchery(Noun)

    An abattoir, a slaughterhouse.

  3. butchery(Noun)

    The butchering of meat.

  4. butchery(Noun)

    A disastrous effort, an atrocious failure.

    This weeku2019s impossible-to-pronounce word: Catania. Granted, itu2019s a little trickier than Palermo, but there was no excusing the verbal butchery that ensued. u2014blog.

  5. butchery(Noun)

    The stereotypical behaviors and accouterments of being a butch lesbian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Butchery(noun)

    the business of a butcher

  2. Butchery(noun)

    murder or manslaughter, esp. when committed with unusual barbarity; great or cruel slaughter

  3. Butchery(noun)

    a slaughterhouse; the shambles; a place where blood is shed


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of butchery in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of butchery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alexandre Polmard:

    I wanted to recreate the world of wine and shake up traditional butchery, seducing people once again to eat beef by offering them something exceptional.

  2. Carly Fiorina:

    Taxpayers are funding this activity. And not only that, not only are taxpayers having to fund this butchery, but Planned Parenthood doles out millions of dollars every single election cycle to Democratic candidates.

  3. Donald Dziva of Hwedza:

    Nowadays electricity is available only from 8pm to 5am. I sleep in my mill or butchery just to catch electricity when it's switched back on. I'm forced to sell meat or refine grain at night. My losses are massive. Two of my kids may (have to) briefly stop attending college next year.

  4. Malcolm Pyne:

    The problem with reports like this is that generalize. They certainly take no account of what happens in the UK independent butchery sector, where we pride ourselves on selling naturally-reared, naturally-prepared meat. But it’s precisely our sector which risks being hit by the fallout.

  5. Carly Fiorina:

    The character of this nation cannot be about butchery of babies for body parts, (Liberals) are perfectly prepared to destroy other people's jobs and livelihoods and communities in order to protect fish and frogs and flies, but they do not think a 17-week-old, a 20-week-old, a 24-week old (baby) is worth saving.

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