the killing or butchering of cattle, sheep, etc., especially for food.
the brutal or violent killing of a person.
the killing of great numbers of people or animals indiscriminately; carnage:
the slaughter of war.
verb (used with object)
to kill or butcher (animals), especially for food.
to kill in a brutal or violent manner.
to slay in great numbers; massacre.
Informal. to defeat thoroughly; trounce:
They slaughtered our team.
the killing of animals, esp for food
the savage killing of a person
the indiscriminate or brutal killing of large numbers of people, as in war; massacre
(informal) a resounding defeat
to kill (animals), esp for food
to kill in a brutal manner
to kill indiscriminately or in large numbers
(informal) to defeat resoundingly
see: like a lamb to the slaughter
noun, British. 1. silent partner. sleeping partner noun 1. a partner in a business who does not play an active role, esp one who supplies capital Also silent partner
noun 1. a pill or capsule containing a drug for inducing sleep. sleeping pill noun 1. a pill or tablet containing a sedative drug, such as a barbiturate, used to induce sleep
- Sleeping policeman
noun 1. a bump built across roads, esp in housing estates, to deter motorists from speeding Also road hump noun a speed bump or hump on the road
noun 1. a porch enclosed with glass or screening or a room with open sides or a row of windows used for sleeping in the open air.