the killing of animals (as for food)
thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping(noun)
a sound defeat
slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage, butchery(verb)
the savage and excessive killing of many people
kill (animals) usually for food consumption
"They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter"
massacre, slaughter, mow down(verb)
kill a large number of people indiscriminately
"The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda"
The killing of animals, generally for food; ritual slaughter (kosher and halal).
A massacre; the killing of a large number of people.
A rout or decisive defeat.
To butcher animals, generally for food
To massacre people in large numbers
To kill in a particularly brutal manner
Origin: (cognate with slatr) from germanic sluHtís.
the act of killing
the extensive, violent, bloody, or wanton destruction of life; carnage
the act of killing cattle or other beasts for market
to visit with great destruction of life; to kill; to slay in battle
to butcher; to kill for the market, as beasts
Slaughter is an American hard rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada by lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum. The band reached stardom in 1990 with their first album Stick It to Ya, which spawned several hit singles including "Up All Night", "Spend My Life", "Mad About You" and "Fly to the Angels". The album reached double platinum status in the United States. The band remains a steady act in national tours, mainly in the Rock Never Stops Tour which features several bands of the same era. Slaughter formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in late-1988, out of the ashes of lead vocalist Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum's previous band, Vinnie Vincent Invasion. Vinnie Vincent Invasion's record company Chrysalis Records, took the $4 million contract away from Vinnie Vincent for overexceeding his credit line with the label, and transferred the contract to former members Slaughter and Strum. By 1989, Slaughter and Strum completed the lineup by recruiting lead guitarist Tim Kelly and drummer Blas Elias.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
slaw′tėr, n. a killing: a great destruction of life: carnage: butchery.—ns. Slaugh′terer; Slaugh′terhouse, a place where beasts are killed for the market; Slaugh′terman, a man employed in killing or butchering animals.—adj. Slaugh′terous, given to slaughter: destructive: murderous.—adv. Slaugh′terously. [Prob. Ice. slátr, butchers' meat, whence slátra, to slaughter cattle. The A.S. is sleaht—sleán, to slay.]
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The extensive and unnecessary destruction of human life; carnage. Also, to visit with great destruction of life; to kill; to slay in battle.
The killing or butchering of cattle, sheep, etc., especially for food.
The local butcher displays his meat, fish and poultry in the front window with his prices clearly displayed for potential trade.Submitted by MC Harmonious on December 8, 2014
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The numerical value of slaughter in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of slaughter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of slaughter in a Sentence
We are coming to you, God willing, we are coming to you with slaughter.
He waged a tougher war against Muslims. It is your paradise, rather, slaughter.
If we attend to minority rights only after the slaughter has begun, then we have already failed.
That tells children that wildlife has no value, that committing mass slaughter of animals is acceptable.
Dela Rosa should be reminded that he, too, will answer for his complicity in the slaughter of thousands.
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