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.