Simple Definition of slay
: to kill (someone or something) especially in a battle or war
: to kill (someone)
: to delight or amuse (someone) very much
Full Definition of slay
Examples of slay
The knight slew the dragon.
<millions have been slain worldwide by this dreadful disease>
Origin of slay
Middle English slen, from Old English slēan to strike, slay; akin to Old High German slahan to strike, Middle Irish slachta stricken
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of slay
Rhymes with slay
a, ae, bay, bey, blae, brae, bray, chez, clay, Cray, day, dey, dray, eh, fay, fey, flay, fley, frae, fray, Frey, gay, Gay, gey, gley, gray, hay, he, hey, Hue, j, jay, Jay, k, kay, Kay, lay, lei, may, nay, né, née, neigh, Ney, pay, pe, play, pray, prey, qua, quai, quay, Rae, ray, re, say, shay, sleigh, spae, spay, Spey, splay, spray, stay, stray, sway, Tay, they, tray, trey, way, weigh, whey, yea
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