see also: Slice
Pronunciation Noun

slice (plural slices)

  1. That which is thin and broad.
  2. A thin, broad piece cut off.
    a slice of bacon; a slice of cheese; a slice of bread
  3. (colloquial) An amount of anything.
  4. A piece of pizza.
    • 2010, Andrea Renzoni, ‎Eric Renzoni, Fuhgeddaboudit! (page 22)
      For breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the best Guido meal is a slice and a Coke.
  5. (British) A snack consisting of pastry with savoury filling.
    I bought a ham and cheese slice at the service station.
  6. A broad, thin piece of plaster.
  7. A knife with a thin, broad blade for taking up or serving fish; also, a spatula for spreading anything, as paint or ink.
  8. A salver, platter, or tray.
  9. A plate of iron with a handle, forming a kind of chisel, or a spadelike implement, variously proportioned, and used for various purposes, as for stripping the planking from a vessel's side, for cutting blubber from a whale, or for stirring a fire of coals; a slice bar; a peel; a fire shovel.
  10. One of the wedges by which the cradle and the ship are lifted clear of the building blocks to prepare for launching.
  11. (printing) A removable sliding bottom to a galley.
  12. (golf) A shot that (for the right-handed player) curves unintentionally to the right. See fade, hook, draw
  13. (Australia, NZ, UK) Any of a class of heavy cakes or desserts made in a tray and cut out into squarish slices.
  14. (medicine) A section of image taken of an internal organ using MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computed tomography), or various forms of x-ray.
  15. (falconry) A hawk's or falcon's dropping which squirts at an angle other than vertical. (See mute.)
  16. (programming) A contiguous portion of an array.
Translations Translations Translations Verb

slice (slices, present participle slicing; past and past participle sliced)

  1. (transitive) To cut into slices.
    Slice the cheese thinly.
  2. (transitive) To cut with an edge utilizing a drawing motion.}}
    The knife left sliced his arm.
  3. (transitive) To clear (e.g. a fire, or the grate bars of a furnace) by means of a slice bar.
  4. (transitive, badminton) To hit the shuttlecock with the racket at an angle, causing it to move sideways and downwards.
  5. (transitive, golf) To hit a shot that slices (travels from left to right for a right-handed player).
  6. (transitive, rowing) To angle the blade so that it goes too deeply into the water when starting to take a stroke.
  7. (transitive, soccer) To kick the ball so that it goes in an unintended direction, at too great an angle or too high.
  8. (transitive, tennis) To hit the ball with a stroke that causes a spin, resulting in the ball swerving or staying low after a bounce.
Translations Translations
  • Italian: svirgolare

Proper noun
  1. Surname

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.004
Offline English dictionary