Meaning of SLICE in English
n. & v.
1. a thin broad piece or wedge cut off or out esp. from meat or bread or a cake, pie, or large fruit.
2 a share; a part taken or allotted or gained (a slice of territory; a slice of the profits).
3 an implement with a broad flat blade for serving fish etc. or for scraping or chipping.
4 Golf & Lawn Tennis a slicing stroke.
1. tr. (often foll. by up) cut into slices.
2 tr. (foll. by off) cut (a piece) off.
3 intr. (foll. by into, through) cut with or like a knife.
4 tr. (also absol.) a Golf strike (the ball) so that it deviates away from the striker. b (in other sports) propel (the ball) forward at an angle.
5 tr. go through (air etc.) with a cutting motion.
Phrases and idioms:
slice of life a realistic representation of everyday experience.
sliceable adj. slicer n. (also in comb.).
Etymology: ME f. OF esclice, esclicier splinter f. Frank. slitjan, rel. to SLIT
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012