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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being;
[syn: murder, slaying, execution]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slay \Slay\, v. t. [imp. Slew; p. p. Slain; p. pr. & vb. n. Slaying.] [OE. slan, sl?n, sleen, slee, AS. sle['a]n to strike, beat, slay; akin to OFries. sl[=a], D. slaan, OS. & OHG. slahan, G. schlagen, Icel. sl[=a], Dan. slaae, Sw. sl?, Goth. slahan; perhaps akin to L. lacerare to tear to pieces, Gr. ????, E. lacerate. Cf. Slaughter, Sledge a hammer, Sley.] To put to death with a weapon, or by violence; hence, to kill; to put an end to; to destroy. [1913 Webster] With this sword then will I slay you both. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] I will slay the last of them with the sword. --Amos ix. 1. [1913 Webster] I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: To kill; murder; slaughter; butcher. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

slaying n 1: unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being [syn: murder, slaying, execution]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

29 Moby Thesaurus words for "slaying": bane, blood, bloodletting, bloodshed, braining, dealing death, destruction, destruction of life, dispatch, euthanasia, execution, extermination, flow of blood, gore, immolation, kill, killing, lapidation, martyrdom, martyrization, mercy killing, poisoning, ritual killing, ritual murder, sacrifice, shooting, slaughter, stoning, taking of life