American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Massive slaughter, as in war; a massacre.
- n. Corpses, especially of those killed in battle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The flesh of slain animals; heaps of flesh, as in shambles.
- n. The flesh that is given to dogs after the chase.
- n. Great destruction of men or animals by bloody violence; slaughter; butchery; massacre.
- n. Synonyms Butchery, etc. See massacre, n.
- To strew or cover with carnage or slaughtered bodies: as, “that carnaged plain,”
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Flesh of slain animals or men.
- n. Great destruction of life, as in battle; bloodshed; slaughter; massacre; murder; havoc.
- n. the savage and excessive killing of many people
- From Middle French carnage, from Latin carnaticum ("slaughter of animals"), itself from Latin carnem, accusative of caro ("flesh"). (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, from Old Italian carnaggio, from Medieval Latin carnāticum, meat, from Latin carō, carn-, flesh; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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