- The definition of carnage refers to mass death, killing or slaughter.
An example of carnage is when there are many dead bodies after a bomb has gone off.
carnage definition by Webster's New World
- bloody and extensive slaughter, esp. in battle; massacre; bloodshed
Origin: Fr < Prov carnatge, flesh < carn < L caroObsolete dead bodies, esp. on a battlefield
Origin: French ; from OIt carnaggio, ultimately ; from Classical Latin caro: carnal
carnage definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Massive slaughter, as in war; a massacre.
- Corpses, especially of those killed in battle.
Origin: French, from Old French, from Old Italian carnaggio, from Medieval Latin carnāticum, meat, from Latin carō, carn-, flesh; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.