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1 a share of something; "a slice of the company's revenue" [syn: piece]
2 a serving that has been cut from a larger portion; "a piece of pie"; "a slice of bread" [syn: piece]
3 a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut" [syn: cut, gash, slash]
4 a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his slicing" [syn: fade, slicing]
5 a thin flat piece cut off of some object
6 a spatula for spreading paint or ink


1 make a clean cut through; "slit her throat" [syn: slit]
2 hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels in a different direction
3 cut into slices; "Slice the salami, please" [syn: slice up]
4 hit a ball so that it causes a backspin

User Contributed Dictionary




From esclice (a piece split off), from esclicier (to splinter). Used in English since 14th Century.


  1. That which is thin and broad.
  2. A thin, broad piece cut off.
    a slice of bacon; a slice of cheese; a slice of bread
  3. A piece of pizza.
    I'll have a slice, please.
  4. A broad, thin piece of plaster.
  5. A knife with a thin, broad blade for taking up or serving fish; also, a spatula for spreading anything, as paint or ink.
  6. A salver, platter, or tray.
  7. A plate of iron with a handle, forming a kind of chisel, or a spadelike implement, variously proportioned, and used for various purposes, as for stripping the planking from a vessel's side, for cutting blubber from a whale, or for stirring a fire of coals; a slice bar; a peel; a fire shovel.
  8. One of the wedges by which the cradle and the ship are lifted clear of the building blocks to prepare for launching.
  9. A removable sliding bottom to galley.
  10. A shot that (for the right-handed player) curves unintentionally to the right. See fade, hook, draw
  11. A class of heavy cakes or desserts made in a tray and cut out into squareish slices.
  12. A section of image taken of an internal organ using MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computed tomography), or various forms of x-ray.


thin, broad piece cut off


  1. To cut into slices.
    Slice the cheese thinly.
  2. To hit a shot that slices (travels from left to right for a right-handed player).


to cut into slices
(golf) to hit a shot that travels to one side

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slice in German: Slice

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