Meaning of slander

slan•der

Pronunciation: (slan'dur), [key]
— n.
  1. defamation; calumny: rumors full of slander.
  2. a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report: a slander against his good name.
  3. defamation by oral utterance rather than by writing, pictures, etc.
—v.t.
  1. to utter slander against; defame.
—v.i.
  1. to utter or circulate slander.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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