[ slahys ]
/ slaɪs /


verb (used with object), sliced, slic·ing.

verb (used without object), sliced, slic·ing.

Nearby words

  1. slew rate,
  2. slewed,
  3. sley,
  4. slezsko,
  5. slic,
  6. slice bar,
  7. slice of the pie,
  8. slice-of-life,
  9. sliced,
  10. slicer

Origin of slice

1300–50; (noun) Middle English s(c)lice < Old French esclice, noun derivative of esclicer to split up < Frankish *slitjan, akin to Old English slītan, Old Norse slīta, Dutch slījten (see slit); (v.) late Middle English sklicen < Old French esclicer

Related formsslice·a·ble, adjectiveslic·ing·ly, adverbpre·slice, verb (used with object), pre·sliced, pre·slic·ing.un·sliced, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for slice


/ (slaɪs) /



Derived Formssliceable, adjectiveslicer, noun

Word Origin for slice

C14: from Old French esclice a piece split off, from esclicier to splinter

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Word Origin and History for slice
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Idioms and Phrases with slice


In addition to the subsequent idiom beginning with slice

  • slice of the pie

also see:

  • greatest thing since sliced bread
  • no matter how you slice it
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