slaughter

(noun, verb)

noun

1. the killing of animals (as for food)

Definition categories: act, kill, killing

2. a sound defeat

Similar word(s): debacle, drubbing, thrashing, trouncing, walloping, whipping

Definition categories: event, defeat, licking

3. the savage and excessive killing of many people

Similar word(s): butchery, carnage, massacre

Definition categories: act, execution, murder, slaying

verb

1. kill (animals) usually for food consumption

- They slaughtered their only goat to survive the winter

Similar word(s): butcher

Definition categories: contact, kill

2. kill a large number of people indiscriminately

Similar word(s): massacre

Definition categories: change, kill