Holocaust

Holocaust [ HOL-uh'-kawst, HOH-luh'- ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. an offering or sacrifice that is completely consumed by fire
2. a massive destruction caused esp. by fire
3. a large-scale slaughter
4. the systematic, large-scale slaughter of the Jews by Nazis during World War II
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The holocaust was predicted by the astrologist.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The Holocaust was the Nazis' assault on the Jews between 1933 and 1945 in which six million Jews were murdered.

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