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NOUN (3)

1. the killing of animals (as for food);

2. a sound defeat;
[syn: thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping]

3. the savage and excessive killing of many people;
[syn: slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage, butchery]


VERB (2)

1. kill (animals) usually for food consumption;
- Example: "They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter"
[syn: butcher, slaughter]

2. kill a large number of people indiscriminately;
- Example: "The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda"
[syn: massacre, slaughter, mow down]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slaughter \Slaugh"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slaughtered; p. pr. & vb. n. Slaughtering.] 1. To visit with great destruction of life; to kill; to slay in battle. [1913 Webster] Your castle is surprised; your wife and babes Savagely slaughtered. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To butcher; to kill for the market, as beasts. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slaughter \Slaugh"ter\, n. [OE. slautir, slaughter, slaghter, Icel. sl[=a]tr slain flesh, modified by OE. slaught, slaht, slaughter, fr. AS. sleaht a stroke, blow; both from the root of E. slay. See Slay, v. t., and cf. Onslaught.] The act of killing. Specifically: (a) The extensive, violent, bloody, or wanton destruction of life; carnage. [1913 Webster] On war and mutual slaughter bent. --Milton. [1913 Webster] (b) The act of killing cattle or other beasts for market. [1913 Webster] Syn: Carnage; massacre; butchery; murder; havoc. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

slaughter n 1: the killing of animals (as for food) 2: a sound defeat [syn: thrashing, walloping, debacle, drubbing, slaughter, trouncing, whipping] 3: the savage and excessive killing of many people [syn: slaughter, massacre, mass murder, carnage, butchery] v 1: kill (animals) usually for food consumption; "They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter" [syn: butcher, slaughter] 2: kill a large number of people indiscriminately; "The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda" [syn: massacre, slaughter, mow down]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

143 Moby Thesaurus words for "slaughter": annihilate, annihilation, assault, attack, bane, barbarize, batter, battering, blood, bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, blue ruin, braining, breakup, brutalize, burn, butcher, butchering, butchery, carnage, carry on, commit carnage, commit genocide, commit mass murder, consumption, cut off, cut short, damnation, dealing death, decimate, decimation, depopulate, depredation, desolation, despoilment, despoliation, destroy, destruction, destruction of life, devastation, disintegration, disorderliness, disorganization, dispatch, dispose of, disruption, dissolution, do away with, end, euthanasia, execution, exterminate, extermination, finish, finish off, flow of blood, forcible seizure, get rid of, go on, gore, hammer, havoc, hecatomb, holocaust, immolation, kill, killing, lapidation, lay waste, laying waste, loot, looting, maim, make away with, mangle, martyrdom, martyrization, massacre, maul, mercy killing, mug, murder, murder wholesale, mutilate, nip, obstreperousness, occision, onslaught, perdition, pillage, pillaging, poisoning, put paid to, rage, ramp, rampage, rant, rape, ravage, rave, riot, rioting, ritual killing, ritual murder, roar, ruin, ruination, sack, sacking, sacrifice, savage, shambles, shooting, slaughtering, slay, slay en masse, slaying, sow chaos, sowing with salt, spoliation, stick, stoning, storm, take off, taking of life, tear, tear around, terrorize, to, torture, total, undoing, unruliness, vandalism, vandalize, violate, violation, waste, wipe out, wrack, wrack and ruin, wreck
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Slaughter, LA -- U.S. village in Louisiana Population (2000): 1011 Housing Units (2000): 376 Land area (2000): 5.484612 sq. miles (14.205078 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.008698 sq. miles (0.022529 sq. km) Total area (2000): 5.493310 sq. miles (14.227607 sq. km) FIPS code: 70770 Located within: Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22 Location: 30.716484 N, 91.144506 W ZIP Codes (1990): 70777 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Slaughter, LA Slaughter