massacre definition

  • noun:
    • The work or an instance of killing many people indiscriminately and cruelly.
    • The slaughter of a lot of creatures.
    • Informal A severe beat, like in a sports occasion.
    • The intentional killing of a considerable number of people, under situations of atrocity or cruelty, or unlike the norms of civilized individuals.
    • Murder.
    • The killing of numerous people under situations of atrocity or cruelty, or as opposed to the usages of civilized people.
    • Murder.
    • The indiscriminate killing of human beings; the unneeded slaughter of many people, such as barbarous warfare or persecution, or even for payback or plunder: because, the massacre of Glencoe: sometimes used also to the wholesale killing of wild animals.
    • In heraldry, a set of antlers or attires attached with an item of the skull, utilized as a bearing.
    • the savage and extortionate killing of several men and women
  • verb-transitive:
    • To destroy indiscriminately and wantonly; slaughter.
    • Informal To beat decisively.
    • Informal To botch; bungle: massacred the French language attempting to order supper.
    • To kill in substantial numbers where much weight cannot be made; to kill with indiscriminate assault, without requirement, and as opposed to the usages of countries; to butcher; to slaughter; -- limited to the killing of human beings.
  • verb:
    • To destroy in significant figures where much opposition can not be made; to destroy with indiscriminate violence, without requirement, and unlike the norms of civilized individuals; to butcher; to slaughter. (Often limited by the killing of human beings.)
    • eliminate numerous men and women indiscriminately
  • others:
    • To kill with attendant circumstances of atrocity; butcher; slaughter: widely used in mention of the the killing of a lot of human beings at a time, who aren't in an ailment to defend on their own.
    • Synonyms Murder, Slaughter, etc. See kill.

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