verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of sliver
Examples from the Web for sliver
And if he can stabilize this sliver of the country, it could prevent another devastating war.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo|Nina Strochlic|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Despite name ID and fluent Spanish (there was a sizable Hispanic population in the area), he lost by a sliver.
Her opinion of Nirvana, and the tiny boy, changed entirely when she bought the “Sliver” single in October 1990.
“The sliver of swing votes in the South is small,” said Arceneaux.Democrats March on the South to Hold Senate Majority in 2014|David Freedlander|October 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The East Jerusalem flap constitutes only one sliver of the mixed messages from the Israeli government.
I held the sliver of wood, until the flame scorched my fingers, staring about in bewilderment.Gordon Craig|Randall Parrish
He is thirteen years old, and before he came into the Scouts we called him "Sliver" because he's so skinny.Pluck on the Long Trail|Edwin L. Sabin
On a chair near by lay a rough knife with the blade open and a sliver of wood yet sticking to the point.The Lieutenant-Governor|Guy Wetmore Carryl
“Hank, I got a sliver in my hand a minute ago,” the blindman said in a half-whine intended to arouse sympathy.Dan Carter and the River Camp|Mildred A. Wirt
The sliver from each can is then placed into the corresponding sliver guide, and thus the full width of the machine is occupied.The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth|T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
British Dictionary definitions for sliver
Word Origin for sliver
Word Origin and History for sliver
"splinter of wood," late 14c., from obsolete verb sliven "to split, cleave," from Old English toslifan "to split, cleave" (see sleave).