Meaning of SLIVER in English

SLIVER

— sliverlike , adj.

/sliv"euhr/ , n.

1. a small, slender, often sharp piece, as of wood or glass, split, broken, or cut off, usually lengthwise or with the grain; splinter.

2. any small, narrow piece or portion: A sliver of sky was visible.

3. a strand of loose, untwisted fibers produced in carding.

v.t.

4. to split or cut off (a sliver) or to split or cut into slivers: to sliver a log into kindling.

5. to form (textile fibers) into slivers.

v.i.

6. to split.

[ 1325-75; ME slivere (n.), deriv. of sliven to split, OE -slifan (in toslifan to split up ]

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