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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  On  war  and  mutual  slaughter  bent.  --Milton. 
  b  The  act  of  killing  cattle  or  other  beasts  for  market. 
 
  Syn:  Carnage;  massacre;  butchery;  murder;  havoc. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Your  castle  is  surprised;  your  wife  and  babes 
  Savagely  slaughtered.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  butcher;  to  kill  for  the  market,  as  beasts. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  slaughter 
  n  1:  the  killing  of  animals  (as  for  food) 
  2:  a  sound  defeat  [syn:  {thrashing},  {walloping},  {debacle},  {drubbing}, 
  {trouncing},  {whipping}] 
  3:  the  savage  and  excessive  killing  of  people  [syn:  {carnage}, 
  {butchery}] 
  v  1:  kill;  used  of  animals,  but  also  used  for  people  to  indicate 
  brutality  [syn:  {butcher}] 
  2:  kill  a  large  number  of  people  indiscriminately;  "The  Hutus 
  massacred  the  Tutsis  in  Rwanda"  [syn:  {massacre},  {mow 
  down}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Slaughter,  LA  (town,  FIPS  70770) 
  Location:  30.71890  N,  91.14160  W 
  Population  (1990):  827  (300  housing  units) 
  Area:  14.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  70777 




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