slain

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 /sleɪn/


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), 
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), 
v., slew, slain, slay•ing, n. 

v.t. 
  1. to kill by violence.
  2. to destroy;
    extinguish.
  3. sley.
  4. Informal Terms[Informal.]to impress strongly;
    overwhelm, esp. by humor:Your jokes slay me.
  5. [Obs.]to strike.

v.i. 
  1. to kill or murder.

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