massacre

  • 1 massacre — [ masakr ] n. m. • XVIe; macecre « abattoir » fin XIe; de massacrer I ♦ 1 ♦ Vx Action de tuer une grande quantité de gibier. Sonner le massacre, la curée. 2 ♦ (1753) …

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  • 2 Massacre — Datos generales Origen Buenos Aires, Argentina …

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  • 3 massacre — MASSACRE. s. m. Tuerie, carnage. Il se dit principalement des hommes qu on tuë sans qu ils se défendent. Grand massacre. sanglant massacre. horrible massacre. le massacre des Innocents fait par Herode. le massacre des Vespres Siciliennes. le… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 massacre — n Massacre, slaughter, butchery, carnage, pogrom are comparable when they mean a great and often wanton killing of human beings. Massacre implies promiscuous and wholesale slaying, especially of those who are not prepared to defend themselves and …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 Massacre — Mas sa*cre, n. [F., fr. LL. mazacrium; cf. Prov. G. metzgern, metzgen, to kill cattle, G. metzger a butcher, and LG. matsken to cut, hew, OHG. meizan to cut, Goth. m[ a]itan.] 1. The killing of a considerable number of human beings under… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Massacre — Mas sa*cre, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Massacred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Massacring}.] [Cf. F. massacrer. See {Massacre}, n.] To kill in considerable numbers where much resistance can not be made; to kill with indiscriminate violence, without necessity, and …

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  • 7 massacré — massacré, ée (ma sa kré, krée) part. passé de massacrer. Les intérêts des Juifs déjà me sont sacrés. •   Parlez : vos ennemis aussitôt massacrés, Victimes de la foi que ma bouche vous jure, De ma fatale erreur répareront l injure, RAC. Esth. III …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 8 massacre — Massacre, Un grand massacre, c est à dire grand meurtre. En Venerie on dit le massacre du Cerf, quand il est desfait …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 9 massacre — [n] killing of many annihilation, assassination, bloodbath, bloodshed, butchery, carnage, decimation, extermination, genocide, internecion, murder, slaughter, slaying; concept 252 massacre [v] kill, often in great numbers annihilate, butcher,… …

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  • 10 massacre — m. massacre ; tuerie. voir chaple …

    Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • 11 Massacre — (fr., spr. Massaker), Blutbad, Metzelei; daher Massacriren, ermorden …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 Massacre — (frz., spr. ssákr ; auch engl., spr. mässǟckĕr), Gemetzel, Blutbad; M. (auch Murder) of the Innocents, soviel wie Bethlehemitischer Kindermord (s. d.), ni England scherzweise gebraucht für die Beseitigung sämtlicher Vorlagen, die am Schluß einer… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 13 massacre — index aberemurder, dispatch (act of putting to death), dispatch (put to death), homicide, kill (murder), killing …

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  • 14 massacre — s. m. [Galicismo] Matança; carnificina …

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  • 15 massacre — (noun and verb) is spelt this way in BrE and AmE, and as a verb has inflected forms massacres, massacred, massacring …

    Modern English usage

  • 16 massacré — Massacré, [massacr]ée. part …

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  • 17 massacre — ► NOUN 1) a brutal slaughter of a large number of people. 2) informal a very heavy defeat. ► VERB 1) brutally kill (a large number of people). 2) informal inflict a heavy defeat on. ORIGIN French …

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  • 18 massacre — [mas′ə kər] n. [Fr < OFr maçacre, macecle, butchery, shambles < ?] 1. a) the indiscriminate, merciless killing of a number of human beings b) a large scale slaughter of animals 2. Informal an overwhelming defeat, as in sports vt. massacred …

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  • 19 massacre — (ma sa kr ) s. m. 1°   Mise à mort de beaucoup de gens, et, particulièrement, de gens qui ne se défendent pas ou se défendent mal. •   L Europe fut un champ de massacre et d horreur, BOILEAU Sat. XII. •   Non, je ne serai jamais amie d un homme… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 20 Massacre — For other uses, see Massacre (disambiguation). Massacre of 56 Polish citizens in Bochnia (near Kraków), perpetrated by German troops during the German occupation of Poland, December 18, 1939 …

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