What does the word massacre mean?

Usage examples for massacre

  1. The massacre of 1757 at Lake George, forever infamous, obscures with blood the fair fame of Montcalm. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  2. To find the boy alive, saved from the massacre, came like a surprise of destiny, and brought vague anguish, a fear of some terrible catastrophe to Mathieu's heart. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  3. One of my men was unfortunately lost in this dreadful massacre! – The Pirates Own Book by Charles Ellms