slain

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For the verb: "to slay"

Simple Past: slew
Past Participle: slain

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
slain /sleɪn/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. pp. of slay.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
slain  (slān),USA pronunciation v. 
  1. pp. of  slay. 

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
slay /sleɪ/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], slew/slu/USA pronunciation  slain/sleɪn/USA pronunciation  slay•ing. 
  1. to kill by violence:to slay the enemy.
  2. Informal Terms[Slang.]to impress strongly;
    overwhelm, esp. by humor:Your jokes slay me.
slay•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
slay  (slā),USA pronunciation v.,  slew, slain, slay•ing, n. 
v.t. 
  1. to kill by violence.
  2. to destroy;
    extinguish.
  3. sley.
  4. Informal Termsto impress strongly;
    overwhelm, esp. by humor:Your jokes slay me.
  5. [Obs.]to strike.

v.i. 
  1. to kill or murder.

n. 
  1. sley.
slaya•ble, adj. 
slayer, n. 
  • bef. 900; Middle English sleen, slayn, Old English slēan; cognate with Dutch slaan, German schlagen, Old Norse slā, Gothic slahan to strike, beat
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged murder, slaughter, massacre, butcher, assassinate.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged annihilate, ruin.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

slain /sleɪn/ vb
  1. the past participle of slay



slay /sleɪ/ vb (slays, slaying, slew, slain)(transitive)
  1. archaic or literary to kill, esp violently
  2. slang to impress (someone) sexually
Etymology: Old English slēan; related to Old Norse slā, Gothic, Old High German slahan to strike, Old Irish slacaim I beat

ˈslayer n



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