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Meaning of SLAY

Pronunciation:  sley

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
 

SLAY is a 4 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: bump off, dispatch, hit, murder, polish off, remove
 
 See Also: burke, execute, kill

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Slay\, v. t. [imp. {Slew}; p. p. {Slain}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Slaying}.] [OE. slan, sl?n, sleen, slee, AS. sle['a]n to
strike, beat, slay; akin to OFries. sl[=a], D. slaan, OS. &
OHG. slahan, G. schlagen, Icel. sl[=a], Dan. slaae, Sw. sl?,
Goth. slahan; perhaps akin to L. lacerare to tear to pieces,
Gr. ????, E. lacerate. Cf. {Slaughter}, {Sledge} a hammer,
{Sley}.]
To put to death with a weapon, or by violence; hence, to
kill; to put an end to; to destroy.

      With this sword then will I slay you both. --Chaucer.

      I will slay the last of them with the sword. --Amos ix.
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      I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk. --Shak.

Syn: To kill; murder; slaughter; butcher.

 

 

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