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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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, 
  To  put  to  death  with  a  weapon,  or  by  violence;  hence  to 
  kill;  to  put  an  end  to  to  destroy. 
  With  this  sword  then  will  I  slay  you  both  --Chaucer. 
  I  will  slay  the  last  of  them  with  the  sword.  --Amos  ix 
  I'll  slay  more  gazers  than  the  basilisk.  --Shak. 
  Syn:  To  kill;  murder;  slaughter;  butcher. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  killed;  `slain'  is  formal  or  literary  as  in  "slain 
  warriors";  "a  picture  of  St  George  and  the  slain 
  n  :  people  who  have  been  slain  (as  in  battle) 

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