Definitions of slay

  1. kill intentionally and with premeditation; " The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered"
  2. A weaver's reed.
  3. To put to death with a weapon, or by violence; hence, to kill; to put an end to; to destroy.
  4. To kill or put to death by violence; to destroy.
  5. Slayer.
  6. Slew.
  7. Slain.
  8. Slaying.
  9. To strike: to kill: to put to death: to destroy:- pa. t. slew ( sloo); pa. p. slain.
  10. To kill; destroy.
  11. To kill.
  12. To put to death with a weapon or by violence; to destroy.
  13. To put to death by a weapon; to kill; to murder.

Usage examples for slay

  1. I shall slay or spare- at your word alone." – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  2. For more than twenty years I have had but one purpose,- one thought,- and that was to track down and slay John Darrow. – The-Darrow-Enigma by Severy, Melvin Linwood
  3. Some day I shall find a hero to slay this fierce monster. – Opera Stories from Wagner by Florence Akin
  4. British women do not fear to die, and often slay themselves rather than fall into the hands of the Romans, knowing well that they will go straight to the Happy Island and have no more trouble. – Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion by G. A. Henty
  5. But if slay us ye must, let us at least have the death of men and soldiers. – Cedric, the Forester by Bernard Gay Marshall
  6. He will slay us with a glance. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  7. Truly, I used to think, Beric, that I could not slay a man unless he was an enemy, but I scarce feel that now. – Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion by G. A. Henty
  8. And Love, this spirit, twin of Death, you see Love slays this girl, but Love remains to slay, Lift up, drive on and slay. – Domesday Book by Edgar Lee Masters
  9. And you would burn and slay? – Sanders of the River by Edgar Wallace
  10. Gordon could not bear that the rebels should be allowed unchecked to swarm over China and plunder and slay innocent people. – The Story of General Gordon by Jeanie Lang
  11. Reuben who had two sons said: " Slay my two sons if I bring him not to thee." – Child's Story of the Bible by Mary A. Lathbury
  12. And he shall lay his hand upon the head of the sin- offering, and slay the sin- offering in the place of the burnt offering. – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  13. Is He not free to say, You can not even slay yourselves, and I choose that you shall know the death of living without Me; you shall learn to choose to live indeed. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  14. A famous warrior might be sure of kindness at their hands if they meant in the end to slay him with awful torture. – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  15. What would King Marke say if I were to slay his best servant who has preserved for him crown and realm? – Wagner's Tristan und Isolde by George Ainslie Hight
  16. The importance of the occasion sat upon them heavily; they were going ashore- in Africa- to Slay Wild Beasts. – African Camp Fires by Stewart Edward White
  17. Speak, I command, even though afterwards thou dost slay me- if thou canst. – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  18. Did ye see him slay his man?" – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
  19. " By my word," said Fergus, " if ye do that I shall slay Iubdan." – The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland by T. W. Rolleston