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English noun: butchery

1. butchery (artifact) a building where animals are butchered


Synonymsabattoir, shambles, slaughterhouse


Broader (hypernym)building, edifice

2. butchery (act) the business of a butcher


Synonymsbutchering


Broader (hypernym)business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise


Part holonymslaughter

3. butchery (act) the savage and excessive killing of many people


Synonymscarnage, mass murder, massacre, slaughter


Broader (hypernym)execution, murder, slaying


Narrower (hyponym)battue, bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed


Instance hyponymAlamo, Battle of Little Bighorn, Battle of the Little Bighorn, Custer's Last Stand, Little Bighorn









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