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mas·sa·cre

 (măs′ə-kər)
n.
1. The act or an instance of killing a large number of humans indiscriminately and cruelly.
2. The slaughter of a large number of animals.
3. Informal A severe defeat, as in a sports event.
tr.v. mas·sa·cred (-kərd), mas·sa·cring (-krĭng, -kər-ĭng), mas·sa·cres
1. To kill indiscriminately and wantonly; slaughter.
2. Informal To defeat decisively.
3. Informal To botch; bungle: massacred the French language trying to order dinner.

[French, from Old French macecle, macecre, butchery, shambles.]

mas′sa·crer (-kər-ər, -krər) n.

massacre

(ˈmæsəkə)
n
1. the wanton or savage killing of large numbers of people, as in battle
2. informal an overwhelming defeat, as in a game
vb (tr)
3. to kill indiscriminately or in large numbers
4. informal to defeat overwhelmingly
[C16: from Old French, of unknown origin]
massacrer n

mas•sa•cre

(ˈmæs ə kər)

n., v. -cred, -cring. n.
1. the wanton killing of a large number of esp. unresisting human beings.
2. a general slaughter of animals.
3. the inflicting of great damage or defeat.
v.t.
4. to kill in a massacre; slaughter.
5. to injure thoroughly.
[1575–85; < Middle French massacre, n. derivative of massacrer, Old French maçacrer, macecler, probably < Vulgar Latin *matteūculāre, v. derivative of *matteūca mallet (see mace1)]
mas′sa•crer (-krər) n.
syn: See slaughter.

massacre

- Comes from Latin mazacrium/masacrium, "slaughter."
See also related terms for slaughter.

massacre


Past participle: massacred
Gerund: massacring

Imperative
massacre
massacre
Present
I massacre
you massacre
he/she/it massacres
we massacre
you massacre
they massacre
Preterite
I massacred
you massacred
he/she/it massacred
we massacred
you massacred
they massacred
Present Continuous
I am massacring
you are massacring
he/she/it is massacring
we are massacring
you are massacring
they are massacring
Present Perfect
I have massacred
you have massacred
he/she/it has massacred
we have massacred
you have massacred
they have massacred
Past Continuous
I was massacring
you were massacring
he/she/it was massacring
we were massacring
you were massacring
they were massacring
Past Perfect
I had massacred
you had massacred
he/she/it had massacred
we had massacred
you had massacred
they had massacred
Future
I will massacre
you will massacre
he/she/it will massacre
we will massacre
you will massacre
they will massacre
Future Perfect
I will have massacred
you will have massacred
he/she/it will have massacred
we will have massacred
you will have massacred
they will have massacred
Future Continuous
I will be massacring
you will be massacring
he/she/it will be massacring
we will be massacring
you will be massacring
they will be massacring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been massacring
you have been massacring
he/she/it has been massacring
we have been massacring
you have been massacring
they have been massacring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been massacring
you will have been massacring
he/she/it will have been massacring
we will have been massacring
you will have been massacring
they will have been massacring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been massacring
you had been massacring
he/she/it had been massacring
we had been massacring
you had been massacring
they had been massacring
Conditional
I would massacre
you would massacre
he/she/it would massacre
we would massacre
you would massacre
they would massacre
Past Conditional
I would have massacred
you would have massacred
he/she/it would have massacred
we would have massacred
you would have massacred
they would have massacred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.massacre - the savage and excessive killing of many peoplemassacre - 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"
Verb1.massacre - kill a large number of people indiscriminately; "The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

massacre

noun
1. slaughter, killing, murder, holocaust, carnage, extermination, annihilation, butchery, mass slaughter, blood bath She lost her mother in the massacre.
verb
1. slaughter, kill, murder, butcher, take out (slang), wipe out, slay, blow away (slang, chiefly U.S.), annihilate, exterminate, mow down, cut to pieces Troops indiscriminately massacred the defenceless population.

massacre

noun
1. The savage killing of many victims:
2. Informal. The act of defeating or the condition of being defeated:
Informal: trimming, whipping.
Slang: dusting, licking.
verb
1. To kill savagely and indiscriminately:
2. Informal. To render totally ineffective by decisive defeat:
Informal: wallop.
Translations
مذبحةمَذْبَحَةٌمَذْبَحَه، مَجْزَرَههَزيمَه شَنيعَهيَقْتُل، يَذْبَح
masakrmasakrovat
massakremassakrerenedslagtning
joukkomurhajoukkomurhatateurastaateurastusverilöyly
masakrpokoljkrvoproliće
vereség: nagy vereség
blóîbaî, fjöldamorîburst, slæmt tapstráfella, slátra
大虐殺惨殺虐殺
대학살
skaudus pralaimėjimasskerdynės
masveida slepkavībasakāveslepkavot
masakrovať
pobitipokol
massaker
การฆ่าหมู่
katliamkatliam yapmakezici yenilgi
cuộc tàn sát

massacre

[ˈmæsəkəʳ]
A. N
1. (= killing) → masacre f, carnicería f
2. (= defeat) → derrota f aplastante, paliza f
B. VT
1. (= kill) → masacrar, aniquilar
2. (= defeat) → aplastar, dar una paliza a

massacre

[ˈmæsəkər]
nmassacre m
vtmassacrer

massacre

nMassaker nt
vtniedermetzeln, massakrieren; last Saturday they massacred us 6-0 (inf)letzten Samstag haben sie uns mit 6:0 fertiggemacht (inf)

massacre

[ˈmæsəkəʳ]
1. nmassacro
2. vtmassacrare

massacre

(ˈmӕsəkə) noun
1. the killing of a large number of usually people, especially with great cruelty.
2. a very bad defeat. That last game was a complete massacre.
verb
to kill (large numbers) cruelly.

massacre

مَذْبَحَةٌ masakr massakre Massaker σφαγή masacre joukkomurha massacre masakr strage 大虐殺 대학살 bloedbad massakre masakra massacre резня massaker การฆ่าหมู่ katliam cuộc tàn sát 大屠杀
References in classic literature ?
The "Emperor" Dessalines, come to power in 1804, massacred all the whites on the island.
His was a most unroyal career, but the most pitiable spectacle in it was his sentimental treachery to his Swiss guard on that memorable 10th of August, when he allowed those heroes to be massacred in his cause, and forbade them to shed the "sacred French blood" purporting to be flowing in the veins of the red-capped mob of miscreants that was raging around the palace.
Sometimes the long-suffering house was a log hut, and the brave settlers defeated a band of hostile Indians, or occasionally were massacred by them; but in either case the Simpson house looked, to quote a Riverboro expression, "as if the devil had been having an auction in it.
That, in the prison he had found a self-appointed Tribunal sitting, before which the prisoners were brought singly, and by which they were rapidly ordered to be put forth to be massacred, or to be released, or (in a few cases) to be sent back to their cells.
I will not tell you--they were massacred and piled in a heap, and that was the end of their story, my father.
All those fighting citizens went out to battle and they have been massacred.
To add to their gratifications, an old man offered to conduct them to the spot where Captain Cook was massacred.
The bitterest thought of all was that there were folks asleep in dry, upholstered cabins who would never learn that they had massacred a boat before breakfast.
He then razed the castle to the ground, massacred the family and moved on.
Because, from Mungo Park, assassinated on the Niger, to Vogel, who disappeared in the Wadai country; from Oudney, who died at Murmur, and Clapperton, lost at Sackatou, to the Frenchman Maizan, who was cut to pieces; from Major Laing, killed by the Touaregs, to Roscher, from Hamburg, massacred in the beginning of 1860, the names of victim after victim have been inscribed on the lists of African martyrdom
That they more greatly feared an attack from the rear than whatever unknown enemies lurked in their advance was evidenced by the formation of the column; and such was the fact, for they were fleeing from the white man's soldiers who had so harassed them for rubber and ivory that they had turned upon their conquerors one day and massacred a white officer and a small detachment of his black troops.
Forty thousand men massacred and the army of our allies destroyed, and you find that a cause for jesting