(noun, verb)


1. the savage and excessive killing of many people

Similar word(s): butchery, carnage, slaughter

Definition categories: act, execution, murder, slaying

Sentences with massacre as a noun:

- the massacre on St. Bartholomew's Day

- St. Valentine's Day massacre

- Amritsar massacre


1. kill a large number of people indiscriminately

- The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda

Similar word(s): slaughter

Definition categories: change, kill