the Holocaust

Definition of the Holocaust

  1. :  the killing of millions of Jews and other people by the Nazis during World War II Her parents were survivors of the Holocaust.

Word by Word Definitions

holocaustplay Holocaust
  1. :  a sacrifice (see 1sacrifice 2) consumed by fire

    :  a thorough destruction involving extensive loss of life especially through fire

    :  a mass slaughter of people


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up the Holocaust? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the point at which something begins

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!