What does carnage mean?

Definitions for carnage
ˈkɑr nɪdʒcar·nage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage, butcherynoun

    the savage and excessive killing of many people


  1. carnagenoun

    Death and destruction.

  2. carnagenoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Carnagenoun

    Etymology: carnage, Fr. from caro, carnis, Lat.

    He brought the king’s forces upon them rather as to carnage than to fight, insomuch as without any great loss or danger to themselves, the greatest part of the seditious were slain. John Hayward.

    Such a scent I draw
    Of carnage, prey innumerable! and taste
    The savour of death from all things there that live. John Milton.

    His ample maw, with human carnage fill’d,
    A milky deluge next the giant swill’d. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.


  1. carnage

    Carnage refers to the killing of a large number of people, resulting in extensive bloodshed and destruction. It is often used to describe a scene after a violent event such as a massacre, war or a natural disaster.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carnagenoun

    flesh of slain animals or men

  2. Carnagenoun

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

  3. Etymology: [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. cranage

  2. garance

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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

Examples of carnage in a Sentence

  1. Lakshheish M Patel:

    No stock market today's carnage news is trending on twitter, it means agencies have not been paid money to create panic in public through # trends and this also means further downfall is on cards tomorrow

  2. Lakshheish M Patel:

    GMDC share fast downward journey indicates that stock market is on carnage. No business channel is showing that perhaps 90% of the traders have quit the capital market. This share is reflection of 2008 market crash

  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. Lakshheish M Patel:

    People might have noticed that there is not a single tweet on the stock market carnage in May because brokers do not want people to sell out of panic and they could make undue profits out of it and youtubers continue to advise or misguide public to buy for own payments from brokerage houses

  5. 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.

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    lacking orderly continuity
    • A. witless
    • B. disjointed
    • C. suspicious
    • D. opaque

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