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ˈslɔ tərslaugh·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slaughternoun

    the killing of animals (as for food)

  2. thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whippingnoun

    a sound defeat

  3. slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage, butcheryverb

    the savage and excessive killing of many people

  4. butcher, slaughterverb

    kill (animals) usually for food consumption

    "They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter"

  5. massacre, slaughter, mow downverb

    kill a large number of people indiscriminately

    "The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda"

Wiktionary

  1. slaughternoun

    The killing of animals, generally for food; ritual slaughter (kosher and halal).

    Etymology: (cognate with slatr) from germanic sluHtís.

  2. slaughternoun

    A massacre; the killing of a large number of people.

    Etymology: (cognate with slatr) from germanic sluHtís.

  3. slaughternoun

    A rout or decisive defeat.

    Etymology: (cognate with slatr) from germanic sluHtís.

  4. slaughterverb

    To butcher animals, generally for food

    Etymology: (cognate with slatr) from germanic sluHtís.

  5. slaughterverb

    To massacre people in large numbers

    Etymology: (cognate with slatr) from germanic sluHtís.

  6. slaughterverb

    To kill in a particularly brutal manner

    Etymology: (cognate with slatr) from germanic sluHtís.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slaughterverb

    the act of killing

  2. Slaughterverb

    the extensive, violent, bloody, or wanton destruction of life; carnage

  3. Slaughterverb

    the act of killing cattle or other beasts for market

  4. Slaughterverb

    to visit with great destruction of life; to kill; to slay in battle

  5. Slaughterverb

    to butcher; to kill for the market, as beasts

Freebase

  1. Slaughter

    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

  1. Slaughter

    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 sleahtsleán, to slay.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. slaughter

    The extensive and unnecessary destruction of human life; carnage. Also, to visit with great destruction of life; to kill; to slay in battle.

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  1. laughters, lethargus

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slaughter in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slaughter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of slaughter in a Sentence

  1. Gregory McMichael:

    Anytime you pursue a young man, go jump in a truck with shotguns and a pistol... and you follow him and slaughter him like that, that's lynching.

  2. Carlos Conde:

    Dela Rosa should be reminded that he, too, will answer for his complicity in the slaughter of thousands.

  3. George Bernard Shaw:

    In the arts of life man invents nothing; but in the arts of death he outdoes Nature herself, and produces by chemistry and machinery all the slaughter of plague, pestilence, and famine.

  4. Karl Marx:

    Colonial system, public debts, heavy taxes, protection, commercial wars, etc., these offshoots of the period of manufacture swell to gigantic proportions during the period of infancy of large-scale industry. The birth of the latter is celebrated by a vast, Hero-like slaughter of the innocents.

  5. Modoc National Forest:

    This allows trainers who are willing to train large quantities of horses a business opportunity. Several trainers have already stepped up committing to some of these horses, horses can also be sold to sanctuaries, become ranch stock horses, packing horses, or to buyers that may send them to slaughter.

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