Meaning of SLICE in English



Pronunciation: ' sl ī s

Function: verb

Inflected Form: sliced ; slic · ing

Etymology: Middle English sklicen, from Anglo-French esclicer to splinter, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German sl ī zan to tear apart ― more at SLIT

Date: 1551

transitive verb

1 : to cut with or as if with a knife

2 : to stir or spread with a slice

3 : to hit (a ball) so that a slice results

4 : INTERPRET , CONSTRUE ― used in phrases like any way you slice it

intransitive verb

1 : to slice something

2 : to move with a cutting action <the ship sliced through the waves>

– slice · able \ ' sl ī -s ə -b ə l \ adjective

– slic · er noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.