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Definition of the noun massacre

What does massacre mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: massacres

  1. the savage and excessive killing of many people

Alternative definition of the noun massacre

noun

  1. The intentional killing of a considerable number of human beings, under circumstances of atrocity or cruelty, or contrary to the usages of civilized people.
  2. [obsolete] Murder.

Definition of the verb massacre

What does massacre mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: massacred | massacring | massacres

  1. kill a large number of people indiscriminately

Alternative definition of the verb massacre

verb

  1. [transitive] To kill in considerable numbers where much resistance can not be made; to kill with indiscriminate violence, without necessity, and contrary to the usages of nations; to butcher; to slaughter - limited to the killing of human beings.

Films

  1. "Massacre" is a 1934 drama film directed by Alan Crosland.
  2. "Massacre" is a film, directed by Michael Chu.
  3. "Massacre" is a film, directed by Louis Eugene King and written by D.D. Beauchamp, based on a story by Fred Freiberger & William Tunberg.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Massacre

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Google previewMassacre at Sand Creek (2016)

How Methodists Were Involved in an American Tragedy by Gary L. Roberts, General Commission on Archives and History

FOR THE VAST MAJORITY of Methodists, and of all who share the EuroAmerican tradition, the Sand Creek Massacre is a historical tragedy from the distant past, an unfortunate reminder of a dark side of American history best forgotten or ...

Google previewViolence Goes to College, The Authoritative Guide to Prevention and Intervention (2016)

Psychology, Abnormal psychology by CTI Reviews

The massacre is the deadliest shooting incident by a single gunman in U.S. history. Massacre: A massacre is an incident where some group is killed by another, and the perpetrating party are perceived to be in total control of force while the ...

Google previewJuvenile Delinquency, Theory, Practice, and Law (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Massacre: A massacre is an incident where some group is killed by another, and the perpetrating party are perceived to be in total control of force while the victimized party is perceived to be helpless and/or innocent with regard to any ...

Google previewWhich Way to the Wild West? (2010)

Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion by Steve Sheinkin

But the Whitman massacre is an important story because it shows how tense things could get when large numbers of settlers started moving onto Native American lands. And it shows just how quickly those tensions could explode into violence ...

Google previewMurder State (2012)

California's Native American Genocide, 1846-1873 by Brendan C. Lindsay

part 1 Imagining Genocide Introduction The most general condition for guilt-free massacre is the Part 1. Imagining Genocide.

Google previewArchaeologies of the Contemporary Past (2002)

by Victor Buchli, Gavin Lucas

The Ludlow massacre is the most violent and the best-known event of the 1913- 1914 Colorado Coal Field War, but its significance goes far beyond this struggle. The killing of women and children at Ludlow outraged the American public and ...

Google previewEl Narco (2011)

Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency by Ioan Grillo

The San Fernando massacre is a landmark in the Mexican Drug War. It surely woke up anyone who still doubted the existence of a serious armed conflict south of the Rio Grande. But for those following the mass attacks on migrants, it was a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Disasters (2007)

Environmental Catastrophes and Human Tragedies by Angus Macleod Gunn

Tiananmen Square, China, massacre June 4, 1989 A nonviolent student protest is crushed by Communist authorities Thousands were killed and thousands of others wounded Tiananmen Square, meaning "Gate of Heavenly Peace" refers to a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Indian Wars, 1492-1890 (1999)

by Jerry Keenan

By strict definition, massacre refers to wanton, indiscriminate killing or slaughtering of unarmed individuals, usually noncombat- ants. The term has, however, often been applied indiscriminately to any victory in battle where there were no ...

Google previewDictionary of Battles and Sieges: A-E (2007)

by Tony Jaques

Such events — with heavy losses inflicted on an ill-armed or even unarmed group — include the Whitman Massacre (1847), which triggered the Cayuse War; the Jamestown Massacre (1622), which began the Powhatan War; the Yellow Creek ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cold War Espionage, Spies, and Secret Operations (2013)

by R. C. S. Trahair, Robert L. Miller

KATYN MASSACRE (1940–1990). The Katyn Massacre ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Australian Aborigines (2010)

by Mitchell Rolls, Murray Johnson

CONISTON MASSACRE • 51 where the unemployment rate was 7 percent or higher. Then, on 23 July 2007, the government announced that the CDEP program would be phased out entirely in the Northern Territory as a result of the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Human Rights (2014)

by Jacques Fomerand

SABRA AND SHATILA MASSACRE (1982). Large-scale killing of Palestinian and Lebanese civilians carried out by Christian Lebanese militias in refugee camps surrounded by Israeli forces in the midst of the Lebanese civil war. The exact ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Race Riots (2007)

by Walter C. Rucker, James N. Upton

Massacre of 1968 The Orangeburg ...

Google previewThe Mafia Encyclopedia (2005)

by Carl Sifakis

VALENTINE'S Day Massacre: Capone mass killings At first Al Capone probably regarded the St. Valentine's Day Massacre of February 14, 1929, a monumental success, although the main target, ...

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Small photo of Flag flying at half staff in respect of the victims of the Las Vegas massacre, October 2017Small photo of Rutherford, New Jersey / USA - May 19 2018: This was the cover of the New York Daily News the day after the Texas massacre that took place at Santa Fe High School.Small photo of Fairfax, VA - December 14, 2017: Protesters gather outside of the National Rifle Association headquarters for a vigil in remembrance of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown.Small photo of Rutherford, New Jersey / USA - May 19 2018: These were the covers of the New York Daily News and the New York Post the day after the Texas massacre at Santa Fe High School.Small photo of Fairfax, VA - December 14, 2017: Protesters gather outside of the National Rifle Association headquarters for a vigil in remembrance of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown.Small photo of Infanticide or Massacre of the Innocents at Betlehem, a soldier killing a baby in front of king Herod, an ancient gothic fresco in Bronnestad, Sweden, May 11, 2018Small photo of Bamberg / Germany - 05.21.2017: Beyond the river is the Institute of Geography of Otto Friedrich University in the former massacre from 1742. More...

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Quotes about Massacre

There are always survivors at a massacre. Among the victors, if nowhere else. (Lois McMaster Bujold)
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Scrabble value of M3A1S1S1A1C3R1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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