a thin, flat piece cut from something: a slice of bread.
a part, portion, or share: a slice of land.
any of various implements with a thin, broad blade or part, as for turning food in a frying pan, serving fish at the table, or taking up printing ink; spatula.
the path described by a ball, as in baseball or golf, that curves in a direction corresponding to the side from which it was struck.
a ball describing such a path.
Tennis. a stroke executed by hitting down on the ball with an underhand motion and thus creating backspin.
to cut into slices; divide into parts.
to cut through or cleave with or as if with a knife: The ship sliced the sea.
to cut off or remove as a slice or slices (sometimes followed by off, away, from, etc.).
to remove by means of a slice, slice bar, or similar implement.
Sports. to hit (a ball) so as to result in a slice.
to slice something.
to admit of being sliced.
(of a player) to slice the ball.
(of a ball) to describe a slice in flight.
- slice·a·ble, adjective
- slic·ing·ly, adverb
- pre·slice, verb (used with object), pre·sliced, pre·slic·ing.
- un·sliced, adjective
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How to use slice in a sentence
That’s because the service, like most social media apps, slices and dices user data to better understand what users want.
Ethiopia’s planned opening up of the country’s telecommunications sector had international companies jostling to be among the first to get a slice of a largely untapped industry in Africa’s fastest growing economy.Ethiopia is quietly walking back plans to open up Africa’s last big telecom sector to foreign players | Zecharias Zelalem | August 19, 2020 | Quartz
Quantum physics prohibits any slice of time smaller than about 10-43 seconds, a period known as the Planck time.The universe might have a fundamental clock that ticks very, very fast | Emily Conover | July 13, 2020 | Science News
The city of San Diego has a small slice of the district and Democratic candidate Kenya Taylor got 27 percent of the vote.Morning Report: After Protests, SDPD Turned to Streetlight Cameras | Voice of San Diego | June 30, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
So what we need to do is we need to join every other industrialized country in the world and pass a value-added tax which would give the public a slice, a sliver of every Amazon transaction, every Google search.Why Is This Man Running for President? (Ep. 362 Update) | Stephen J. Dubner | December 19, 2019 | Freakonomics
Finding the shop is a trip in itself and an introduction to a slice of history.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech | Liza Foreman | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The robots can slice through stone and rough out vast blocks of stone while the artisans are sleeping.
“There were moments when I was just really tempted to have a slice of pizza or a cheeseburger,” he says.Nick Jonas Is All Grown Up, Clutching His Penis and Everything | Kevin Fallon | October 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Good Lie should have been a slice of history, the likes of which never to be repeated.
If you drink a diet soda, are you more likely to give yourself permission to have a slice of cake later?
Well, the pudding moment arrived, and a huge slice almost obscured from sight the plate before us.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
"Take some melon, Mr. Mudge," said we, as with a sudden bolt we recovered our speech and took another slice ourself.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Ethel found a small boy looking ready to cry at an untouched slice of beef.The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
She even noticed one little thief that darted in and pecked shamelessly at her own slice.Child Life In Town And Country | Anatole France
Paul went on talking in a quiet, low tone, while Digby was munching a thick slice of bread-and-butter.Digby Heathcote | W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for slice
a thin flat piece cut from something having bulk: a slice of pork
a share or portion: a slice of the company's revenue
any of various utensils having a broad flat blade and resembling a spatula
(in golf, tennis, etc)
the flight of a ball that travels obliquely because it has been struck off centre
the action of hitting such a shot
the shot so hit
to divide or cut (something) into parts or slices
(when intr, usually foll by through) to cut in a clean and effortless manner
(when intr, foll by through) to move or go (through something) like a knife: the ship sliced through the water
(usually foll by off, from, away, etc) to cut or be cut (from) a larger piece
(tr) to remove by use of a slicing implement
to hit (a ball) with a slice
(tr) rowing to put the blade of the oar into (the water) slantwise
- sliceable, adjective
- slicer, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with slice
In addition to the subsequent idiom beginning with slice
- slice of the pie
- greatest thing since sliced bread
- no matter how you slice it
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