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 ?
Thus shamefully did Achilles in his fury dishonour Hector; but the blessed gods looked down in pity from heaven, and urged Mercury, slayer of Argus, to steal the body.
The gods would have Mercury slayer of Argus steal the body, but in furtherance of our peace and amity henceforward, I will concede such honour to your son as I will now tell you.
For courage is the best slayer,--courage which ATTACKETH: for in every attack there is sound of triumph.
Courage, however, is the best slayer, courage which attacketh: it slayeth even death itself; for it saith: "WAS THAT life?
To be apprehended as the slayer of Mohammed Beyd would be equivalent to a sentence of immediate death.
This seemingly unnecessary act I shall explain upon the grounds that Mohammed Beyd had conceived a violent passion for you and that he so regretted the act by which he had become your slayer that he could not endure the silent reproach of your lifeless body.
And he charged Hermes the guide, the Slayer of Argus, to put in her a shameless mind and a deceitful nature.
Also the Guide, the Slayer of Argus, contrived within her lies and crafty words and a deceitful nature at the will of loud thundering Zeus, and the Herald of the gods put speech in her.
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.
It centered about the slayer of his mate, of course; but it included everything German, animate or inanimate.
Then Chaka, according to custom, despatched the slayers to eat up his kraal, and they came to the kraal and killed his people.
His wife was long since dead, and his three sons, not yet married, in a foray behind the bounds of Somo had lost their heads in the jungle runways of the higher hills and been devoured by their bushman slayers.