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Definition 1: the business of a butcher - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for butchery in the sense of this definition

(butchery is a kind of ...) the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

"computers are now widely used in business"

(butchery is a part of ...) the killing of animals (as for food)

Definition 2: the savage and excessive killing of many people - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for butchery in the sense of this definition

(butchery is a kind of ...) unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being

(... is a kind of butchery ) indiscriminate slaughter

"a bloodbath took place when the leaders of the plot surrendered" "ten days after the bloodletting Hitler gave the action its name" "the valley is no stranger to bloodshed and murder" "a huge prison battue was ordered"

(... is an instance of butchery) a siege and massacre at a mission in San Antonio in 1836; Mexican forces under Santa Anna besieged and massacred American rebels who were fighting to make Texas independent of Mexico

(... is an instance of butchery) a battle in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between United States cavalry under Custer and several groups of Native Americans (1876); Custer was pursuing Sioux led by Sitting Bull; Custer underestimated the size of the Sioux forces (which were supported by Cheyenne warriors) and was killed along with all his command

Definition 3: a building where animals are butchered - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for butchery in the sense of this definition

(butchery is a kind of ...) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

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