Slay v. t. [imp. Slew p. p. Slain p. pr. & vb. n. Slaying.] To put to death with a weapon, or by violence; hence, to kill; to put an end to; to destroy.
With this sword then will I slay you both. --Chaucer.
I will slay the last of them with the sword. --Amos ix. 1.
I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk. --Shak.
Syn: -- To kill; murder; slaughter; butcher.
adj : killed; `slain' is formal or literary as in "slain
warriors"; "a picture of St. George and the slain
n : people who have been slain (as in battle)
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]