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dry-gulching

Definition:

the act of killing from ambush

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Plural:

dry-gulchings

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Murder

the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human, and generally this premeditated state of mind distinguishes murder from other forms of unlawful homicide. As the loss of a human being inflicts enormous grief upon the individuals close... (38 of 6592 words, 6 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Murder

Britannica Encyclopedia:

murder [crime]

in criminal law, the unjustified killing of one person by another, usually distinguished from the crime of manslaughter by the element of malice ... (23 of 27 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/398019​/murder

Collins Dictionary:

slaying | slay | slayer [noun, derived]

the act of killing | [US] a murder, [mainly] | [archaic, literary] to kill, especially violently | [slang] to impress (someone) sexually | [obsolete] ... (20 of 490 words, 5 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/slaying

Columbia Encyclopedia:

murder

criminal homicide, usually distinguished from manslaughter by the element of malice aforethought. The most direct case of malicious intent occurs when ... (21 of 335 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0834477​.html

Merriam-Webster:

murder [entry 1, noun] | agony [synonym, sense-specific] | Gehenna [synonym, sense-specific] | horror [synonym, sense-specific] | misery [synonym, sense-specific] | hell [synonym, sense-specific] | nightmare [synonym, sense-specific] | torment [synonym, sense-specific] | torture [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought | something very difficult or dangerous ; something outrageous or ... (20 of 170 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/murder

New World Dictionary:

murder | murther [dialect, obsolete]

the unlawful and malicious or premeditated killing of one human being by ... | [United States, informal] something very hard, unsafe, or disagreeable ... (22 of 106 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/murder

Oxford Dictionary:

slaying [archaic, literary]

the killing of a person or animal | [North American] : the murder of someone (used chiefly in journalism) (18 of 48 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/slaying

slaying

Syllabification: (slay·ing) | [archaic, literary] | the killing of a person or animal | [North American] : the murder of someone (used chiefly in ... (21 of 46 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/slaying

American Heritage Dictionary:

slay | slew [past tense] | slain [present participle] | slaying [3rd-person singular present] | slayed [past tense and past participle often, sense-specific] | slayer [noun, related]

To kill violently. | [slang] To overwhelm, as with laughter or love (11 of 45 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/slay

Random House Dictionary:

slay | slew [past tense] | slain [past participle] | slaying [present participle] | sley [synonym, sense-specific]

to kill by violence. | to destroy; extinguish. | sley | [informal] to impress strongly; overwhelm, especially by humor. | [obsolete] to strike. | to ... (20 of 43 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/slay

Macmillan British Dictionary:

slaying [countable, United States] | slayings [plural]

an act of killing someone (5 of 32 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/slaying

Wiktionary:

slaying | slayings [plural]

Killing, especially murder of a human. | Present participle of slay. (10 of 15 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/slaying

Cambridge Dictionary:

slaying [United States]

a murder (2 of 9 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/slaying

Encarta Dictionary:

slaying | slayings [plural]

a killing or murder (4 of 15 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861734591​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

dry-gulching

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "dry-gulching"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "dry-gulching"

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