AskDefine | Define slay

Dictionary Definition

slay v : kill intentionally and with premeditation; "The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered" [syn: murder, hit, dispatch, bump off, polish off, remove] [also: slew, slain]

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Old English slēan


  • , /sleɪ/, /sleI/
  • Rhymes with: -eɪ



  1. To kill, murder.
  2. To defeat, overcome

Derived terms

Related terms


to kill, murder
  • Armenian: սպանել (spanel)
  • Chinese: 谋杀 (mou2 sha1), 残杀 (can2 sha1)
  • Dutch: doden, vermoorden
  • Finnish: tappaa, surmata
  • French: tuer, assassiner
  • German: töten
  • Hebrew: רצח
  • Hungarian: öl
  • Icelandic: bana
  • Italian: uccidere, assassinare
  • Spanish: matar, asesinar
  • Portuguese: matar, assassinar

See also

Extensive Definition

Slay may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

amuse, annihilate, assassinate, becharm, beguile, bereave of life, bewitch, bump off, butcher, captivate, carry away, carry off, charm, chloroform, convulse, cool, cut down, cut off, delectate, delight, deprive of life, destroy, dispatch, dispose of, divert, do away with, do for, do in, do to death, down, dust off, enchant, end, enliven, enrapture, enravish, entertain, enthrall, entrance, execute, exhilarate, exterminate, fascinate, finish, finish off, fracture one, freak out, immolate, imparadise, kill, knock dead, knock off, knock out, launch into eternity, lay low, liquidate, loosen up, lynch, make away with, martyr, martyrize, poison, purge, put away, put down, put to death, put to sleep, raise a laugh, raise a smile, ravish, recreate, refresh, regale, relax, remove from life, sacrifice, send, solace, starve, take life, take off, thrill, tickle, tickle pink, titillate, transport, wow
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