1. [syn: slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage, butchery]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Carnage \Car"nage\, n. [F. carnage, LL. carnaticum tribute of
animals, flesh of animals, fr. L. caro, carnis, flesh. See
1. Flesh of slain animals or men.
A miltitude of dogs came to feast on the carnage.
2. Great destruction of life, as in battle; bloodshed;
slaughter; massacre; murder; havoc.
The more fearful carnage of the Bloody Circuit.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the savage and excessive killing of many people [syn:
slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
45 Moby Thesaurus words for "carnage":
bloodbath, bloodshed, blue ruin, breakup, butchery, consumption,
damnation, decimation, depredation, desolation, despoilment,
despoliation, destruction, devastation, disintegration,
disorganization, disruption, dissolution, final solution, genocide,
havoc, hecatomb, holocaust, killing, mass destruction, mass murder,
massacre, perdition, pogrom, race extermination, race-murder,
ravage, ruin, ruination, saturnalia of blood, shambles, slaughter,
spoliation, undoing, vandalism, waste, wholesale murder, wrack,
wrack and ruin, wreck