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slaugh·ter

 (slô′tər)
n.
1. The killing of animals especially for food.
2. The killing of a large number of people; a massacre: "I could not give my name to aid the slaughter in this war, fought on both sides for grossly material ends" (Sylvia Pankhurst).
tr.v. slaugh·tered, slaugh·ter·ing, slaugh·ters
1. To kill (animals) especially for food; butcher.
2.
a. To kill (people) in large numbers; massacre.
b. To kill in a violent or brutal manner.

[Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse slātr, butchery.]

slaugh′ter·er n.
slaugh′ter·ous adj.
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slaughter

(ˈslɔːtə)
n
1. (Agriculture) the killing of animals, esp for food
2. the savage killing of a person
3. (Military) the indiscriminate or brutal killing of large numbers of people, as in war; massacre
4. informal a resounding defeat
vb (tr)
5. (Agriculture) to kill (animals), esp for food
6. to kill in a brutal manner
7. to kill indiscriminately or in large numbers
8. informal to defeat resoundingly
[Old English sleaht; related to Old Norse slāttar hammering, slātr butchered meat, Old High German slahta, Gothic slauhts, German Schlacht battle]
ˈslaughterer n
ˈslaughterous adj
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slaugh•ter

(ˈslɔ tər)

n.
1. the killing or butchering of cattle, sheep, etc., esp. for food.
2. a brutal or violent killing, esp. the killing of great numbers of people or animals indiscriminately; carnage.
v.t.
3. to kill or butcher (animals), esp. for food.
4. to kill in a brutal or violent manner.
5. to slay in great numbers; massacre.
[1250–1300; < Old Norse slātr, earlier slāttr, slahtr; akin to slay]
slaugh′ter•er, n.
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slaughter

  • fatstock - Livestock fattened for slaughter.
  • massacre - Comes from Latin mazacrium/masacrium, "slaughter."
  • slaughter - From Old Norse, meaning "butcher's meat."
  • homicide, murder, manslaughter - The general term for the killing of a person by another is homicide; murder is either the intentional killing or the malicious killing of another, while manslaughter is the unintentional, accidental killing of another through carelessness.
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slaughter


Past participle: slaughtered
Gerund: slaughtering

Imperative
slaughter
slaughter
Present
I slaughter
you slaughter
he/she/it slaughters
we slaughter
you slaughter
they slaughter
Preterite
I slaughtered
you slaughtered
he/she/it slaughtered
we slaughtered
you slaughtered
they slaughtered
Present Continuous
I am slaughtering
you are slaughtering
he/she/it is slaughtering
we are slaughtering
you are slaughtering
they are slaughtering
Present Perfect
I have slaughtered
you have slaughtered
he/she/it has slaughtered
we have slaughtered
you have slaughtered
they have slaughtered
Past Continuous
I was slaughtering
you were slaughtering
he/she/it was slaughtering
we were slaughtering
you were slaughtering
they were slaughtering
Past Perfect
I had slaughtered
you had slaughtered
he/she/it had slaughtered
we had slaughtered
you had slaughtered
they had slaughtered
Future
I will slaughter
you will slaughter
he/she/it will slaughter
we will slaughter
you will slaughter
they will slaughter
Future Perfect
I will have slaughtered
you will have slaughtered
he/she/it will have slaughtered
we will have slaughtered
you will have slaughtered
they will have slaughtered
Future Continuous
I will be slaughtering
you will be slaughtering
he/she/it will be slaughtering
we will be slaughtering
you will be slaughtering
they will be slaughtering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slaughtering
you have been slaughtering
he/she/it has been slaughtering
we have been slaughtering
you have been slaughtering
they have been slaughtering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slaughtering
you will have been slaughtering
he/she/it will have been slaughtering
we will have been slaughtering
you will have been slaughtering
they will have been slaughtering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slaughtering
you had been slaughtering
he/she/it had been slaughtering
we had been slaughtering
you had been slaughtering
they had been slaughtering
Conditional
I would slaughter
you would slaughter
he/she/it would slaughter
we would slaughter
you would slaughter
they would slaughter
Past Conditional
I would have slaughtered
you would have slaughtered
he/she/it would have slaughtered
we would have slaughtered
you would have slaughtered
they would have slaughtered
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slaughter - the killing of animals (as for food)slaughter - the killing of animals (as for food)
kill, putting to death, killing - the act of terminating a life
butchering, butchery - the business of a butcher
2.slaughter - a sound defeatslaughter - a sound defeat      
defeat, licking - an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"
3.slaughter - the savage and excessive killing of many peopleslaughter - 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.slaughter - kill (animals) usually for food consumption; "They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter"
chine - cut through the backbone of an animal
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"
2.slaughter - 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"
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slaughter

verb
1. kill, murder, massacre, destroy, do in (slang), execute, dispatch, assassinate, blow away (slang, chiefly U.S.), annihilate, bump off (slang) Thirty-four people were slaughtered while queueing up to cast their votes.
2. butcher, kill, slay, destroy, massacre, exterminate Whales and dolphins are still being slaughtered for commercial gain.
3. (Informal) defeat, thrash, vanquish, stuff (slang), tank (slang), hammer (informal), crush, overwhelm, lick (informal), undo, rout, trounce, wipe the floor with (informal), blow out of the water (slang) He slaughtered his opponent in three sets.
noun
1. slaying, killing, murder, massacre, holocaust, bloodshed, carnage, liquidation, extermination, butchery, blood bath The annual slaughter of wildlife is horrific.
2. butchery, killing sheep exported for slaughter
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slaughter

noun
The savage killing of many victims:
verb
To kill savagely and indiscriminately:
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Translations
تقتيلذبحذَبْحمذبحةمَذْبَحَه، مَجْزَرَه
pobíjetporáženíporážetrozdrtitvybíjení
blodbadslagteslagtning
joukkomurhalahdatalahtiteurastaateurastus
gyilkos kritikát írlevágástömegmészárlás
brytja niîur, strádrepaslátraslátrunslátrun; blóîsúthelling
屠畜惨殺殺し殺人虐殺
skerdimas
kaušanakautnežēlīgi kritizētnokautsatriekt
zabíjaniezabíjať
klanjeklatipokolzaklati
slakta
ağır yenilgiye uğratmakkatliamkatliam yapmakkesimkesmek

slaughter

[ˈslɔːtəʳ]
A. N [of animals] → matanza f, sacrificio m; [of persons] → matanza f, carnicería f
the slaughter on the roadsel gran número de muertes en las carreteras
the Slaughter of the Innocentsla Degollación de los Inocentes
like a lamb to the slaughtercomo borrego al matadero
there was great slaughterhubo gran mortandad
B. VT
1. (= kill) [+ animals] → matar, sacrificar; [+ person, people] → matar brutalmente
2. (Sport etc) (= beat) → dar una paliza a
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slaughter

[ˈslɔːtər]
n
[animals] → abattage m
animals going away to slaughter
BUT des animaux en route pour l'abattoir.
like a lamb to slaughter, like a lamb to the slaughter → comme un agneau à la boucherie, comme un agneau à l'abattoir
like lambs to slaughter, like lambs to the slaughter → comme des agneaux à la tuerie, comme des agneaux à l'abattoir
(= massacre) → massacre m
vt
[+ animal] → abattre
[+ people] → massacrer
(= defeat heavily) → massacrer
We slaughtered them 5-1 → On les a massacrés 5 à 1.
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slaughter

n (of animals)Schlachten nt no pl; (of persons)Gemetzel nt no pl, → Abschlachten nt no pl (liter); the Slaughter of the Innocents (Bibl) → der Mord der Unschuldigen Kinder; the slaughter on the streetsdas Töten auf den Straßen
vtschlachten; persons (lit)abschlachten; (fig)fertigmachen (inf)
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slaughter

[ˈslɔːtəʳ]
1. n (of animals) → macellazione f; (of people) → strage f, massacro, carneficina
2. vt (animals) → macellare; (people) → trucidare, massacrare (fig) → distruggere, massacrare
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slaughter

(ˈsloːtə) noun
1. the killing of people or animals in large numbers, cruelly and usually unnecessarily. Many people protested at the annual slaughter of seals.
2. the killing of animals for food. Methods of slaughter must be humane.
verb
1. to kill (animals) for food. Thousands of cattle are slaughtered here every year.
2. to kill in a cruel manner, especially in large numbers.
3. to criticize unmercifully or defeat very thoroughly. Our team absolutely slaughtered the other side.
ˈslaughter-house noun
a place where animals are killed in order to be sold for food; an abattoir.
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References in periodicals archive ?
The testing regime of at-risk cattle (eg fallen stock, casualty slaughter and clinical suspects) will, however, remain unchanged.
One year after the introduction of tougher definitions governing casualty slaughter for the food chain the National Beef Association claims that the industry has lost out on millions of pounds - and farmers are partly to blame.
ALMOST a year after the introduction of tougher definitions governing casualty slaughter for the food chain the National Beef Association can confirm that an additional 2,185 cull cows a week have been moved through the Fallen Stock Scheme (FSS) instead of being sold commercially.