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Nearly all monster stories depend for their success on Jack killing the Giant, Beowulf or St. George slaying the Dragon, Harry Potter triumphing over the basilisk. That is their inner grammar, and the whole shape of the story leads towards it.
A. N. Wilson

Meaning of "slaying" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SLAYING

slaying  [ˈsleɪɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SLAYING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Slaying is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SLAYING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of slaying in the English dictionary

The definition of slaying in the dictionary is the act of killing. Other definition of slaying is a murder, mainly.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SLAYING


bricklaying
ˈbrɪkˌleɪɪŋ
cable-laying
ˈkeɪbəlˌleɪɪŋ
decaying
dɪˈkeɪɪŋ
dismaying
dɪsˈmeɪɪŋ
ebaying
ˈiːˌbeɪɪŋ
fee-paying
ˈfiːˌpeɪɪŋ
greying
ˈɡreɪɪŋ
inlaying
ˈɪnˌleɪɪŋ
laying
ˈleɪɪŋ
minelaying
ˈmaɪnleɪɪŋ
nonplaying
nɒnˈpleɪɪŋ
overlaying
ˌəʊvəˈleɪɪŋ
paying
ˈpeɪɪŋ
playing
ˈpleɪɪŋ
praying
ˈpreɪɪŋ
saying
ˈseɪɪŋ
surveying
sɜːˈveɪɪŋ
taxpaying
ˈtæksˌpeɪɪŋ
tracklaying
ˈtrækˌleɪɪŋ
undelaying
ˌʌndɪˈleɪɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SLAYING

slavish
slavishly
slavishness
Slavism
Slavkov
slavocracies
slavocracy
slavocrat
Slavonia
Slavonian
Slavonian grebe
Slavonic
Slavophil
Slavophile
slavophilism
slaw
slay
slayable
slayer

WORDS THAT END LIKE SLAYING

buying
copying
crop spraying
crying
deejaying
dying
flying
go without saying
hedge laying
long-playing
lying
Maying
metal spraying
nonpaying
role playing
role-playing
soothsaying
that goes without saying
trying
unstaying

Synonyms and antonyms of slaying in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SLAYING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «slaying» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of slaying

Translation of «slaying» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SLAYING

Find out the translation of slaying to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of slaying from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «slaying» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

杀害
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

asesinato
570 millions of speakers

English

slaying
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हत्या
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قتل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

убийство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

assassinato
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হনন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

meurtre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

pembunuhan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mord
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

殺人
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

살해
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Slaying
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வதம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मारणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

öldürmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

uccisione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zabijaniu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вбивство
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ucigând
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σκοτώνει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

doodmaak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

slayingen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

drapet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of slaying

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SLAYING»

The term «slaying» is quite widely used and occupies the 32.183 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SLAYING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about slaying

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4 QUOTES WITH «SLAYING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word slaying.
1
W. H. Auden
A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man pushing a button that releases a bomb.
2
Kit Carson
In camp was found a book, the first of the kind I had ever seen, in which I was made a great hero, slaying Indians by the hundreds.
3
Thomas Huxley
The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
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A. N. Wilson
Nearly all monster stories depend for their success on Jack killing the Giant, Beowulf or St. George slaying the Dragon, Harry Potter triumphing over the basilisk. That is their inner grammar, and the whole shape of the story leads towards it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SLAYING»

Discover the use of slaying in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to slaying and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Slaying Excel Dragons: A Beginners Guide to Conquering ...
This manual offers strategies for avoiding problems and streamlining efficiency and assists readers from start to finish, turning Excel 2010 novices into experts.
Mike Girvin, 2011
2
The Indiana Torture Slaying: Sylvia Likens' Ordeal and Death
A republication of the 1965 Bee-Line Books nonfiction thriller that shocked the world: The story of how Gertrude Baniszewski and a coterie of neighborhood children tortured 16-year-old Sylvia Likens to death in a lower middle class ...
John Dean, 1999
3
House of Evil: The Indiana Torture Slaying
Details the brutal 1965 torture slaying of Sylvia Likens and the abuse to which the victim had been subjected by Gertrude Baniszewski, the woman with whom she had been staying, as well as some of Gertrude's children and neighbors.
John Dean, 2008
4
Slaying the dragon: the history of addiction treatment and ...
"The product of more than 20 years of research, Slaying the Dragon is the remarkable story of America's personal and institutional responses to alcoholism and other addictions.
William L. White, 1998
5
Slaying the Dragon: Mythmaking in the Biblical Tradition
InSlaying the Dragon: Mythmaking in the Biblical Tradition, Bernard Batto argues that biblical authors, like other ancient Near East authors, used mythic traditions in composing their works.
Bernard Frank Batto, 1992
6
Slaying Leviathan: The Moral Case for Tax Reform
Explores the moral dimension of tax policy and calls for a fundamental tax reform
Leslie Carbone, 2009
7
Slaying the Giants in Your Life
Throughout the text, Dr. Jeremiah weaves gripping, real-life stories of contemporary giant slayers who came face-to-face with their own Goliaths: temptation, doubt, procrastination, and jealousy.
David Jeremiah, 2001
8
Slaying the Nuclear Dragon: Disarmament Dynamics in the ...
These essays show that although conditions are favorable for significant reductions, numerous hurdles still exist.
Tanya Ogilvie-White, David Santoro, 2012
9
A Slaying in the Suburbs: The Tara Grant Murder
The true story of the Tara Grant murder.
Andrea Billups, Steve Miller, 2009
10
Slaying the Badger: LeMond, Hinault and the Greatest Ever ...
Greg LeMond, 'L'Americain': fresh-faced, prodigious newcomer. This is supposed to be his year. Bernard Hinault, 'The Badger': aggressive, headstrong, five-time winner of the Tour.
Richard Moore, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SLAYING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term slaying is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Ex-boyfriend gets 24 years in slaying of soon-to-be prom queen
He had pleaded guilty last month to aggravated manslaughter and a weapons charge in the slaying of 17-year-old Aquilla Flood, his former girlfriend. «New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV, Jul 15»
2
Chinese student faces prosecution in China for Iowa killing
Li had returned to China following the slaying of Tong Shao, a 20-year-old Chinese national whose body was found Sept. 26. An autopsy said she'd been ... «Fox News, Jun 15»
3
Closing arguments set for 'Big Tony' in trial over 2001 slaying of …
Closing arguments are set in the retrial of reputed mobster Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello in the 2001 slaying of a South Florida businessman in a power ... «Fox News, Jun 15»
4
California teen cleared of slaying arrested on same charge
A judge last year cleared Tellez and co-defendant Ethan Morse of murder in the 2013 slaying of Bernabed Hernandez-Canela. Morse is the son of Merced ... «Fox News, Jun 15»
5
Judge sets trial date in UVA slaying case
Matthew is charged in the September abduction and slaying of 18-year-old Hannah Graham. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Earlier this month, the ... «WJLA, Jun 15»
6
Ex-Cal Fire Battalion Chief Orville Fleming guilty in girlfriend's slaying
A former California fire battalion chief was found guilty Wednesday of second-degree murder in the slaying of his girlfriend after his attorney argued during trial ... «ABC30.com, Jun 15»
7
Attorney driven to solve 1940 slaying of NAACP activist
Williams' slaying was never solved, but Emison, a 71-year-old white, retired attorney, hopes to change that. "We should do everything we can do to see who ... «Fox News, Jun 15»
8
Police issue arrest warrant for Calgary man in slaying of Ontario teen
Police in London, Ont., say 23-year-old Muhab Sultanaly Sultan of Calgary is wanted for second-degree murder in last weekend's slaying of Jeremy Cook. «Globalnews.ca, Jun 15»
9
Texas man executed for slaying of auto mechanic in 2001
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas death row inmate Gregory Russeau was executed Thursday evening for the slaying of a 75-year-old East Texas auto repair ... «Yahoo News, Jun 15»
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Former Cop Richard Aguirre Arrested In Cold Case Slaying, Eyed In …
Police suggest that Richard Aguirre, a former Washington state cop who has been arrested in the cold case slaying of a woman some 30 years ago and is ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»

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