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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


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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