King James Bible Dictionary



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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SLAUGHTER, noun slaw'ter [See Slay.]

1. In a general sense, a killing. Applied to men, slaughter usually denotes great destruction of life by violent means; as the slaughter of men in battle.

2. Applied to beasts, butchery; a killing of oxen or other beasts for market.

SLAUGHTER, verb transitive slaw'ter.

1. To kill; to slay; to make great destruction of life; as , to slaughter men in battle.

2. To butcher; to kill for the market; as beasts.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SLAUGHTERED, participle passive slaw'tered. Slain; butchered.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SLAUGHTER-HOUSE, noun slaw'ter-house, A house where beasts are butchered for the market.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SLAUGHTERING, participle present tense slaw'tering, Killing; destroying human life; butchering.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SLAUGHTER-MAN, noun slaw'ter-man. One employed in killing.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SLAUGHTEROUS, adjective slaw'terous. Destructive; murderous.