slayer


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slay

 (slā)
tr.v. slew (slo͞o) or slayed or slain (slān) or slayed, slay·ing, slays
1. To kill violently.
2. Slang To overwhelm, as with laughter or love: Those old jokes still slay me.

[Middle English slen, slayen, from Old English slēan.]

slay′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slayer - someone who causes the death of a person or animalslayer - someone who causes the death of a person or animal
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
executioner, public executioner - an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant
eradicator, exterminator, terminator - someone who exterminates (especially someone whose occupation is the extermination of troublesome rodents and insects)
choker, garroter, garrotter, throttler, strangler - someone who kills by strangling
liquidator, manslayer, murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
poisoner - someone who kills with poison
regicide - someone who commits regicide; the killer of a king
felo-de-se, suicide - a person who kills himself intentionally

slayer

noun
Translations

slayer

[ˈsleɪəʳ] Nasesino/a m/f

slayer

[ˈsleɪər] n (= killer) → tueur/euse m/f

slayer

n (liter)Mörder(in) m(f), → Töter(in) m(f) (old liter)
References in classic literature ?
The fight concerned the publication of Clarence Richmond's name coupled with that of a woman school teacher, and as the dead man had begun the row by firing upon the editor, the effort to punish the slayer was unsuccessful.
The old King did not need to urge his daughter to marry the slayer of the Dragon; he found her already willing to bestow her hand upon this hero, who had done all alone what whole armies had tried in vain to do.
As was true of the general public, his chief interest in the matter centered about the mysterious disappearance of the slayer.
Thus he spoke, and Mercury, guide and guardian, slayer of Argus, did as he was told.
It only remains for us, then, to decide whether we shall carry on the war in our national capacity--one united people against a common enemy--or whether some champion, famous in former fights, shall be selected to defy the slayer of our brother Antaeus to single combat.
Mulcahy tore on, sobbing; the straight-held blade went home through the defenceless breast, and the body pitched forward almost before a shot from Dan's rifle brought down the slayer and still further hurried the Afghan retreat.
Jove gave it to Mercury, slayer of Argus, guide and guardian.
Let us take blood-money, a little more than is offered by the slayer, and we will say no more about it.
To this speech the beggars answered never a word, but they looked at Robin as great Blunderbore looked upon stout Jack the slayer of giants, as though they would fain eat him, body and bones; nevertheless, they did not care to come nigher to him and his terrible staff.
But even as I looked upon that massive body lying there so grim and terrible in death, I could not believe that I, single-handed, had bested this slayer of fearful beasts--this gigantic ogre of the Stone Age.
To be apprehended as the slayer of Mohammed Beyd would be equivalent to a sentence of immediate death.
Again and again this phrase beat monotonously upon his brain--a dull, throbbing pain, yet mechanically his feet followed the trail of her slayer while, subconsciously, his every sense was upon the alert for the ever-present perils of the jungle.