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
Examples of slay in a sentence
The knight slew the dragon.
<millions have been slain worldwide by this dreadful disease>
Origin and Etymology 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
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