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Meaning of BUTCHERY

Pronunciation:  'bûchuree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the savage and excessive killing of many people
  2. [n]  the business of a butcher
  3. [n]  a building where animals are butchered

BUTCHERY is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: abattoir, butchering, carnage, mass murder, massacre, shambles, slaughter, slaughterhouse
 See Also: Alamo, Battle of Little Bighorn, Battle of the Little Bighorn, battue, bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, building, business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise, Custer's Last Stand, edifice, execution, homicide, Little Bighorn, murder, slaying



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Butch"er*y\, n. [OE. bocherie shambles, fr. F.
boucherie. See {Butcher}, n.]
1. The business of a butcher. [Obs.]

2. Murder or manslaughter, esp. when committed with unusual
   barbarity; great or cruel slaughter. --Shak.

         The perpetration of human butchery.   --Prescott.

3. A slaughterhouse; the shambles; a place where blood is
   shed. [Obs.]

         Like as an ox is hanged in the butchery. --Fabyan.

Syn: Murder; slaughter; carnage. See {Massacre}.