Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary


One entry found for slay.
Main Entry: slay
Pronunciation: 'slA
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): slew /'slü /; also especially in sense 2 slayed; slain /'slAn/; slay·ing
Etymology: Middle English slen, from Old English slEan to strike, slay; akin to Old High German slahan to strike, Middle Irish slachta stricken
Date: before 12th century
transitive verb
1 : to kill violently, wantonly, or in great numbers; broadly : to strike down : KILL
2 : to delight or amuse immensely <slayed the audience>
intransitive verb : KILL, MURDER
synonym see KILL
- slay·er noun