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. 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).

  2. slaughternoun

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

  3. slaughternoun

    A rout or decisive defeat.

  4. slaughterverb

    To butcher animals, generally for food

  5. slaughterverb

    To massacre people in large numbers

  6. slaughterverb

    To kill in a particularly brutal manner

  7. Etymology: (cognate with slatr) from germanic sluHtís.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SLAUGHTERnoun

    Massacre; destruction by the sword.

    Etymology: onslaugt , Saxon, from slægan, slegan , to strike or kill.

    Sinful Macduff,
    They were all struck for thee!
    Not for their own demerits, but for mine,
    Fell slaughter on their souls. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    On each hand slaughter and gigantick deeds. John Milton.

    The pair you see,
    Now friends below, in close embraces join;
    But when they leave the shady realms of night,
    With mortal heat each other shall pursue:
    What wars, what wounds, what slaughter shall ensue? Dryd.

  2. To Slaughterverb

    To massacre; to slay; to kill with the sword.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Your castle is surpriz’d, your wife and babes
    Savagely slaughter’d. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

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

  2. 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. Akram Muhammad Mahmud:

    The tragedy was so big that nobody felt like they were the only victim, what we can do now is understand the reasons why we have war outbreaks, and the slaughter of civilians must be stopped.

  2. Bart Barber:

    If we fail to apply the teachings of our faith to questions like immigration or Herschel Walker’s behavior or Donald Trump’s behavior in the way that Kamala Harris thinks we should, we wind up being scolded and encouraged to let our faith shape our moral and political decisions more aggressively, but when it comes to questions like abortion, Kamala Harris is willing to offer instruction about how we should divorce our faith from our moral and political decisions. I choose to let the teachings of Jesus instruct me about how to apply my faith. I show respect for our Vice-President by praying for Kamala Harris and by loving Kamala Harris as my neighbor, and I show respect for the fellow human beings waiting for their chance to be born by opposing their slaughter in the abortionist’s chamber.

  3. Laxmi Narayan Chandak:

    Nearly 700,000 cows and bulls ... will starve to death or will be smuggled to slaughter houses. We have to save them.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn
    • A. commensal
    • B. pecuniary
    • C. lacerate
    • D. repugnant

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