slaying


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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.

slaying

(ˈsleɪɪŋ)
n
the act of killinga murder
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slaying - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human beingslaying - unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
homicide - the killing of a human being by another human being
assassination - murder of a public figure by surprise attack
bloodshed, gore - the shedding of blood resulting in murder; "he avenged the bloodshed of his kinsmen"
contract killing - a murder carried out on agreement with a hired killer
parricide - the murder of your own father or mother
mariticide - the murder of a husband by his wife
fratricide - the murder of your sibling
uxoricide - the murder of a wife by her husband
filicide - the murder of your own son or daughter
liquidation, elimination - the murder of a competitor
carnage, mass murder, massacre, slaughter, butchery - the savage and excessive killing of many people
lynching - putting a person to death by mob action without due process of law
regicide - the act of killing a king
dry-gulching - the act of killing from ambush
hit - a murder carried out by an underworld syndicate; "it has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit"
infanticide - murdering an infant
shoot-down - murder by shooting someone down in cold blood
tyrannicide - killing a tyrant
thuggee - murder and robbery by thugs

slaying

noun killing, murder, massacre, assassination, manslaughter, homicide, bloodshed, carnage, butchery a trail of motiveless slayings
Translations

slaying

[ˈsleɪɪŋ] n
(= killing) → mort f (violente)
(mainly US) (= murder) → meurtre m

slaying

n (esp US: = murder) → Mord m; an increasing number of slayingseine Zunahme von Mordfällen
References in classic literature ?
Your slaying, ye judges, shall be pity, and not revenge; and in that ye slay, see to it that ye yourselves justify life!
Now Chaka was very angry at this slaying, and opened his heart to me.
But the "Odyssey" itself left much untold: what, for example, happened in Ithaca after the slaying of the suitors, and what was the ultimate fate of Odysseus?
Asteropaeus stood up out of the water to face him with a spear in either hand, and Xanthus filled him with courage, being angry for the death of the youths whom Achilles was slaying ruthlessly within his waters.
My fair waters are now filled with corpses, nor can I find any channel by which I may pour myself into the sea for I am choked with dead, and yet you go on mercilessly slaying.
Summary: The Zahle branch of the Kataeb (Phalange) Party marked Friday the fourth anniversary of the slaying of two party officials, amid calls for a united opposition.
An ex-convict was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the October 2003 slaying of a 76-year-old Littlerock man, who was bound and beaten in his home.
His claim to fame, slaying dragons, is the common thread that runs through the stories around his life and legacy.
In the first trail slaying, Carr's defense attorney claimed that witnessing a lesbian sex act provoked his client to kill.
Among the episodes included in the marathon are fan favorites "A Ghost of A Chance" and "Three Men And Adena" which closely paralleled the actual 1988 slaying of Latonya Wallace in Baltimore, Maryland.
MONTEREY PARK -- The handcuffs that hung on sheriff's Deputy David March's belt the day he was gunned down will be shackled around the slaying suspect's wrists this week when he is handed over to Los Angeles officials and charged with murder.
Five subjects committed suicide after slaying the officers.