The killing of a considerable number of human beings under circumstances of atrocity or cruelty, or contrary to the usages of civilized people; as, the massacre on St. Bartholomew's Day.
To kill in considerable numbers where much resistance can not be made; to kill with indiscriminate violence, without necessity, and contrary to the usages of nations; to butcher; to slaughter; -- limited to the killing of human beings.
We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre. Dick Gregory
massacre in Dutch is moordpartij, bloedbad
massacre in German is massakrieren, Blutbad, Blutbad
massacre in Latin is occidio, strages, trucido
massacre in Spanish is matanza
massacre in Swedish is massakrera, massaker
Share with your Friends
Everyone likes a good quote - don't forget to share.