Meaning of SLICE in English


— sliceable , adj. — slicingly , adv.

/sluys/ , n. , v. , sliced, slicing .


1. a thin, flat piece cut from something: a slice of bread.

2. a part, portion, or share: a slice of land.

3. any of various implements with a thin, broad blade or part, as for turning food in a frying pan, serving fish at the table, or taking up printing ink; spatula.

4. Sports.

a. the path described by a ball, as in baseball or golf, that curves in a direction corresponding to the side from which it was struck.

b. a ball describing such a path.

5. Tennis. a stroke executed by hitting down on the ball with an underhand motion and thus creating backspin.


6. to cut into slices; divide into parts.

7. to cut through or cleave with or as if with a knife: The ship sliced the sea.

8. to cut off or remove as a slice or slices (sometimes fol. by off, away, from, etc.).

9. to remove by means of a slice, slice bar, or similar implement.

10. Sports. to hit (a ball) so as to result in a slice.


11. to slice something.

12. to admit of being sliced.

13. Sports.

a. (of a player) to slice the ball.

b. (of a ball) to describe a slice in flight.

[ 1300-50; (n.) ME s ( c ) lice esclice, n. deriv. of esclicer to split up slitjan, akin to OE slitan, ON slita, D slijten (see SLIT); (v.) late ME sklicen esclicer ]

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