butchery

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butch·er·y

 (bo͝och′ə-rē)
n. pl. butch·er·ies
1. Wanton or cruel killing; carnage.
2. Something botched; a bungle.
3. The trade of a butcher.
4. Chiefly British A slaughterhouse.

butchery

(ˈbʊtʃərɪ)
n, pl -eries
1. the business or work of a butcher
2. wanton and indiscriminate slaughter; carnage
3. (Agriculture) a less common word for slaughterhouse

butch•er•y

(ˈbʊtʃ ə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. brutal or wanton slaughter of animals or humans.
2. the trade of a butcher.
3. Brit. a slaughterhouse.
4. the act of bungling or botching.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Middle French]

Butchery

 butchers collectively, 1475.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butchery - a building where animals are butcheredbutchery - a building where animals are butchered
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
2.butchery - the business of a butcherbutchery - the business of a butcher    
slaughter - the killing of animals (as for food)
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
3.butchery - the savage and excessive killing of many peoplebutchery - the savage and excessive killing of many people
murder, slaying, execution - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, battue - indiscriminate slaughter; "a bloodbath took place when the leaders of the plot surrendered"; "ten days after the bloodletting Hitler gave the action its name"; "the valley is no stranger to bloodshed and murder"; "a huge prison battue was ordered"

butchery

noun
1. slaughter, killing, murder, massacre, bloodshed, carnage, mass murder, blood-letting, blood bath War is simply a legalised form of butchery.
2. carving, cutting up, dressing, cleaning, jointing a carcass hung up for butchery

butchery

noun
The savage killing of many victims:
Translations

butchery

[ˈbʊtʃərɪ] N (lit) → carnicería f (fig) → matanza f, carnicería f

butchery

[ˈbʊtʃəri] n
(= slaughter) [people] → boucherie f

butchery

n (= slaughter)Gemetzel nt, → Metzelei f; the butchery of millionsdas Abschlachten or Niedermetzeln von Millionen; stop the fight, this is butchery!brechen Sie den Kampf ab, das ist ja das reinste Gemetzel!

butchery

[ˈbʊtʃərɪ] n
a. (massacre) → massacro
b. (work of a butcher) → macellazione f, macelleria
References in classic literature ?
I am now awaiting," continued he, looking toward the door of our apartment - "I am now awaiting a person who, although perhaps not the perpetrator of these butcheries, must have been in some measure implicated in their perpetration.
I have been long used to the blood and butcheries of battle.
Dr Kaniaru said they have closed eight eateries and four butcheries in Rwika, and six eateries and five butcheries in Nganduri, which did not meet sanitation standards.
In addition, measures such as registration, licensing, inspections and supervision of butcheries and enforcement of legislations by the relevant authorities are not routine.
The Cleaver Awards , which are proudly supported by Freddy Hirsch, were launched 10 years ago to meet the needs of the consumer by raising standards amongst butcheries.
Preliminary investigations have found the meat sold at Al Meera butcheries as well as other malls in Qatar conforms to health standards and regulations, the report added.
Perhaps to avoid claims of anti-Semitism, the government allowed the butchery to remain open, and now goes as far as to make sure itas stocked even when other butcheries are running out.