Killing, especially murder of a human.

The slaying of the civil rights activist brought a storm of protest!

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  • slaying — index aberemurder, assassination, homicide, killing Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • slaying — UK [ˈsleɪɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms slaying : singular slaying plural slayings mainly American an act of killing someone …   English dictionary

  • Slaying — Slay 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slaying — [[t]sle͟ɪɪŋ[/t]] slayings N COUNT: usu with supp A slaying is a murder. [mainly AM] ...a trail of motiveless slayings. Syn: murder (in BRIT, usually use killing) …   English dictionary

  • slaying — Synonyms and related words: bane, blood, bloodletting, bloodshed, braining, dealing death, destruction, destruction of life, dispatch, euthanasia, execution, extermination, flow of blood, gore, immolation, kill, killing, lapidation, martyrdom,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • slaying — slay|ing [ˈsleı ıŋ] n an act of killing someone used especially in newspapers ▪ gang related slayings …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slaying — sleɪ v. kill, murder, slaughter; destroy, exterminate; overwhelm, captivate (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • slaying — noun unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being • Syn: ↑murder, ↑execution • Derivationally related forms: ↑execute (for: ↑execution), ↑slay, ↑murderous ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Santa Line Slaying — The Santa Line Slaying was a nationally publicized incident that occurred on December 21, 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio. The incident resulted in the death of one man. In 2005, the incident attracted some attention again when actor Terrence Howard… …   Wikipedia

  • True Tales of Slaughter and Slaying — Infobox Film name = True Tales Of Slaughter And Slaying music = Macabre distributor = Decomposed Records released = July 11, 2006 runtime = 1:26:05 rating = country = USA language = English True Tales Of Slaughter and Slaying is a live DVD… …   Wikipedia

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