from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Wanton or cruel killing; carnage.
- n. Something botched; a bungle.
- n. The trade of a butcher.
- n. Chiefly British A slaughterhouse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The cruel, ruthless killings of humans, as at a slaughterhouse.
- n. An abattoir, a slaughterhouse.
- n. The butchering of meat.
- n. A disastrous effort, an atrocious failure.
- n. The stereotypical behaviors and accouterments of being a butch lesbian.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The business of a butcher.
- n. Murder or manslaughter, esp. when committed with unusual barbarity; great or cruel slaughter.
- n. A slaughterhouse; the shambles; a place where blood is shed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Slaughter; the act or business of slaughtering cattle.
- n. The killing of a human being, especially in a barbarous manner; also, the killing of a large number, as in battle; great slaughter.
- n. The place where animals are killed for market; a shambles or slaughter-house; hence, a place where blood is shed.
- n. Synonyms Carnage, etc. See massacre.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the business of a butcher
- n. the savage and excessive killing of many people
- n. a building where animals are butchered
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