[ slahys ]
/ slaɪs /


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

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

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 forms

slice·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 Forms

sliceable, adjectiveslicer, noun

Word Origin for slice

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