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Slain definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SLAIN, pp. of slay; so written for slayen. Killed.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: killed; `slain' is formal or literary as in "slain warriors"; "a picture of St. George and the slain dragon" n
1: people who have been slain (as in battle)

Merriam Webster's

past participle of slay

Oxford Reference Dictionary

past part. of SLAY(1).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Slay Slay, v. t. [imp. Slew; p. p. Slain; p. pr. & vb. n. Slaying.] [OE. slan, sl?n, sleen, slee, AS. sle['a]n to strike, beat, slay; akin to OFries. sl[=a], D. slaan, OS. & OHG. slahan, G. schlagen, Icel. sl[=a], Dan. slaae, Sw. sl?, Goth. slahan; perhaps akin to L. lacerare to tear to pieces, Gr. ????, E. lacerate. Cf. Slaughter, Sledge a hammer, Sley.] To put to death with a weapon, or by violence; hence, to kill; to put an end to; to destroy. With this sword then will I slay you both. --Chaucer. I will slay the last of them with the sword. --Amos ix. 1. I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk. --Shak. Syn: To kill; murder; slaughter; butcher.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Slain is the past participle of slay.



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