What does slaughter mean?

Definitions for slaughter
ˈslɔ tərslaugh·ter

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slaughter(noun)

    the killing of animals (as for food)

  2. thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping(noun)

    a sound defeat

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

    the savage and excessive killing of many people

  4. butcher, slaughter(verb)

    kill (animals) usually for food consumption

    "They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter"

  5. massacre, slaughter, mow down(verb)

    kill a large number of people indiscriminately

    "The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda"

Wiktionary

  1. slaughter(Noun)

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

    Etymology: (cognate with slatr) from germanic sluHtís.

  2. slaughter(Noun)

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

    Etymology: (cognate with slatr) from germanic sluHtís.

  3. slaughter(Noun)

    A rout or decisive defeat.

    Etymology: (cognate with slatr) from germanic sluHtís.

  4. slaughter(Verb)

    To butcher animals, generally for food

    Etymology: (cognate with slatr) from germanic sluHtís.

  5. slaughter(Verb)

    To massacre people in large numbers

    Etymology: (cognate with slatr) from germanic sluHtís.

  6. slaughter(Verb)

    To kill in a particularly brutal manner

    Etymology: (cognate with slatr) from germanic sluHtís.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slaughter(verb)

    the act of killing

  2. Slaughter(verb)

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

  3. Slaughter(verb)

    the act of killing cattle or other beasts for market

  4. Slaughter(verb)

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

  5. Slaughter(verb)

    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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Anagrams for slaughter »

  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. Doan Van Thanh:

    I am so happy now, my whole village is happy now, we will hold a party on Sunday and anyone can come and join the party. We will slaughter some pigs for the party. My daughter particularly likes fried fish, so we will prepare that too.

  2. The FBI informant:

    He waged a tougher war against Muslims. It is your paradise, rather, slaughter.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Life is precious and dear to all beings, to humans as much as to our animal friends. We must treat our fellow animals with the respect and kind treatment they deserve. If the walls of slaughter-houses become transparent, metaphorically and/or literally, no one would ever dare to eat animals the way people are doing it today. We must appreciate and respect the fact that animals have the rights, as much as humans do.

  4. Mohammad Ali Qureshi:

    Members of the VHP came to Deonar abattoir late at night and asked us to stop the slaughter, showing the copy of the High Court order.

  5. Tim Howard:

    When Alex Ferguson left I think there was a lot of people probably in the media( licking their) chops, excited for and looking for the slaughter that was about to come -- that was impending because unless the next manager came in and was absolutely perfect that was what was going to happen, david Moyes is one hell of a tough character. If anyone can withstand that and brush it off and move on it's David Moyes.

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