What does the word slaughter mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To kill wantonly or savagely; butcher.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: noun

  • Wanton or savage killing; massacre.

Usage examples for slaughter

  1. " As soon as it was reported that Branicki was killed, his Uhlans began to ride about the town swearing to avenge their colonel, and to slaughter you. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. Courts are, unquestionably, the seats of politeness and good- breeding; were they not so, they would be the seats of slaughter and desolation. – Letters to His Son, 1749 by The Earl of Chesterfield