Definitions of slay

  1. A weaver's reed.
  2. To put to death with a weapon, or by violence; hence, to kill; to put an end to; to destroy.
  3. To kill or put to death by violence; to destroy.
  4. Slayer.
  5. Slew.
  6. Slaying.
  7. To strike: to kill: to put to death: to destroy:- pa. t. slew ( sloo); pa. p. slain.
  8. To kill; destroy.
  9. To kill.
  10. To put to death with a weapon or by violence; to destroy.
  11. To put to death by a weapon; to kill; to murder.

Usage examples for slay

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Some day I shall find a hero to slay this fierce monster. – Opera Stories from Wagner by Florence Akin
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. " 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
  9. But if slay us ye must, let us at least have the death of men and soldiers. – Cedric, the Forester by Bernard Gay Marshall
  10. 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
  11. Did ye see him slay his man?" – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
  12. He will slay us with a glance. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  13. And you would burn and slay? – Sanders of the River by Edgar Wallace
  14. I shall slay or spare- at your word alone." – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  15. 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
  16. 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