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slice

 (slīs)
n.
1.
a. A thin broad piece cut from a larger object: ate a slice of cheese; examined a slice of the diseased lung.
b. An often wedge-shaped piece cut from a larger, usually circular object: ordered a slice of pie; shared a slice of pizza.
2. A portion or share: a slice of the profits.
3.
a. A knife with a broad, thin, flexible blade, used for cutting and serving food.
b. A similar implement for spreading printing ink.
4. Sports
a. The course of a ball that curves in the direction of the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the right of a right-handed player.
b. A stroke that causes a ball to follow such a course: a golfer with a bad slice.
c. A ball propelled on such a course.
d. A stroke, as in tennis, in which the ball is struck with a downward motion with the open face of the racket in order to impart backspin.
v. sliced, slic·ing, slic·es
v.tr.
1. To cut or divide into slices: slice a loaf of bread.
2. To cut from a larger piece: slice off a piece of salami.
3. To cut through or move through with an action like cutting: "where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire" (Robert Frost).
4. To divide into portions or shares; parcel out: "With mortgage securitisation, a pool of home loans is sliced into tranches bearing different degrees of risk" (David Shirreff).
5. To reduce or remove from a larger amount or entity: sliced 10 percent off the asking price.
6. Sports To hit (a ball) with a slice.
v.intr.
1. To make a cut with a cutting implement: I sliced into the cake.
2. To move like a knife: The destroyer sliced through the water.
3. Sports To hit a ball with a slice.
Idiom:
any way/no matter how you slice it
No matter how you look at it; no matter how it is analyzed.

[Middle English sclice, splinter, from Old French esclice, from esclicier, to splinter, of Germanic origin.]

slice′a·ble adj.
slic′er n.

slice

(slaɪs)
n
1. a thin flat piece cut from something having bulk: a slice of pork.
2. a share or portion: a slice of the company's revenue.
3. (Tools) any of various utensils having a broad flat blade and resembling a spatula
4. (Ball Games, other than specified) (in golf, tennis, etc)
a. the flight of a ball that travels obliquely because it has been struck off centre
b. the action of hitting such a shot
c. the shot so hit
vb
5. to divide or cut (something) into parts or slices
6. (when: intr, usually foll by through) to cut in a clean and effortless manner
7. (when: intr, foll by through) to move or go (through something) like a knife: the ship sliced through the water.
8. (usually foll by: off, from, away, etc) to cut or be cut (from) a larger piece
9. (tr) to remove by use of a slicing implement
10. (Ball Games, other than specified) to hit (a ball) with a slice
11. (Rowing) (tr) rowing to put the blade of the oar into (the water) slantwise
[C14: from Old French esclice a piece split off, from esclicier to splinter]
ˈsliceable adj
ˈslicer n

slice

(slaɪs)

n., v. sliced, slic•ing. n.
1. a thin, flat piece cut from something: a slice of bread.
2. a part or portion: a slice of land.
3. any of various implements with a thin, broad blade or part; spatula.
4.
a. the path described by a baseball, golf ball, etc., that curves toward the side from which it was struck.
b. a ball describing such a path.
5. a stroke executed by hitting down on a tennis ball with an underhand motion and thus creating backspin.
v.t.
6. to cut or divide into slices.
7. to cut through or cleave with or as if with a knife.
8. to cut off or remove as a slice or slices (sometimes fol. by off, away, etc.).
9. to hit (a ball) so as to result in a slice.
v.i.
10.
a. (of a player) to slice the ball.
b. (of a ball) to describe a slice in flight.
[1300–50; (n.) Middle English s(c)lice < Old French esclice, n. derivative of esclicer to split up < Frankish *slitjan, akin to Old English slītan, Old Norse slīta (see slit)];
slic′er, n.

slice

An average logistic planning factor used to obtain estimates of requirements for personnel and materiel. (e.g., a personnel slice generally consists of the total strength of the stated basic combatant elements, plus its proportionate share of all supporting and higher headquarters personnel.)

slice


Past participle: sliced
Gerund: slicing

Imperative
slice
slice
Present
I slice
you slice
he/she/it slices
we slice
you slice
they slice
Preterite
I sliced
you sliced
he/she/it sliced
we sliced
you sliced
they sliced
Present Continuous
I am slicing
you are slicing
he/she/it is slicing
we are slicing
you are slicing
they are slicing
Present Perfect
I have sliced
you have sliced
he/she/it has sliced
we have sliced
you have sliced
they have sliced
Past Continuous
I was slicing
you were slicing
he/she/it was slicing
we were slicing
you were slicing
they were slicing
Past Perfect
I had sliced
you had sliced
he/she/it had sliced
we had sliced
you had sliced
they had sliced
Future
I will slice
you will slice
he/she/it will slice
we will slice
you will slice
they will slice
Future Perfect
I will have sliced
you will have sliced
he/she/it will have sliced
we will have sliced
you will have sliced
they will have sliced
Future Continuous
I will be slicing
you will be slicing
he/she/it will be slicing
we will be slicing
you will be slicing
they will be slicing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slicing
you have been slicing
he/she/it has been slicing
we have been slicing
you have been slicing
they have been slicing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slicing
you will have been slicing
he/she/it will have been slicing
we will have been slicing
you will have been slicing
they will have been slicing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slicing
you had been slicing
he/she/it had been slicing
we had been slicing
you had been slicing
they had been slicing
Conditional
I would slice
you would slice
he/she/it would slice
we would slice
you would slice
they would slice
Past Conditional
I would have sliced
you would have sliced
he/she/it would have sliced
we would have sliced
you would have sliced
they would have sliced

slice

A badly executed drive where the ball curves to the right (in a right-handed shot) or to the left (in a left-handed shot).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slice - a share of somethingslice - a share of something; "a slice of the company's revenue"
share, percentage, portion, part - assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
2.slice - a serving that has been cut from a larger portion; "a piece of pie"; "a slice of bread"
helping, serving, portion - an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each"
cutlet, escallop, scollop, scallop - thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled
fish filet, fish fillet, filet, fillet - a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fish
3.slice - a wound made by cuttingslice - a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut"
wound, lesion - an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
4.slice - a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his slicing"
golf shot, golf stroke, swing - the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
5.slice - a thin flat piece cut off of some object
part, piece - a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite"
section - a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope; "sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue"
6.slice - a spatula for spreading paint or ink
spatula - a hand tool with a thin flexible blade used to mix or spread soft substances
Verb1.slice - make a clean cut through; "slit her throat"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
2.slice - hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels in a different direction
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
hit - cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
3.slice - cut into slices; "Slice the salami, please"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
4.slice - hit a ball so that it causes a backspin
strike, hit - make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target; "The Germans struck Poland on Sept. 1, 1939"; "We must strike the enemy's oil fields"; "in the fifth inning, the Giants struck, sending three runners home to win the game 5 to 2"

slice

noun
1. piece, segment, portion, wedge, sliver, helping, share, cut water flavoured with a slice of lemon
2. part, share, piece, proportion, allocation, allotment, tranche Fiction takes up a large slice of the publishing market.
verb
1. cut, divide, carve, segment, sever, dissect, cleave, bisect She sliced the cake.
slice something off cut off, sever, chop off, hack off, shear off Slice off the stalks and bases of the courgettes.

slice

noun
1. The result of cutting:
2. A part severed from a whole:
3. A thin piece, especially of tissue, suitable for microscopic examination:
verb
To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument:
Translations
حِصَّهشَرِيحَةشَريحَهيَجْرَحيُشَرِّحُ
plátekpodílříznoutkrájetkrájet na plátky
skiveslicebiddelskære
viipaleviipaloida
kriškarezati na kriške
szelszeletel
薄く切る薄切り
얇게 베다얇은 조각
griežinėlisnetaisyklingai suduotinurėžtipjaustyklėpjaustyti griežinėliais
daļaiešņāptnošņāptriecienssagriezt bumbu
krájať na plátky
narezati na rezinerezina
skiva
ชิ้นตัดเป็นแผ่นบาง
dilimdilimlemekkesmekpaytopa meyilli vuruş yapmak
cắt látlát mỏng

slice

[slaɪs]
A. N
1. [of bread] → rebanada f; [of salami, sausage] → loncha f, raja f; [of cheese, ham] → loncha f; [of beef, lamb etc] → tajada f; [of lemon, cucumber, pineapple] → rodaja f; [of cake, pie] → trozo m
2. (fig) (= portion) → parte f
it affects a large slice of the populationafecta a buena parte or a un amplio sector de la población
a slice of lifeun trozo de la vida tal como es
a slice of the profitsuna participación (en los beneficios)
3. (= utensil) → pala f
4. (Sport) → pelota f cortada (Golf) → golpe m con efecto a la derecha
B. VT
1. (= cut into slices) [+ bread] → rebanar; [+ salami, sausage, ham, cheese] → cortar en lonchas; [+ beef, lamb] → cortar en tajadas; [+ lemon, cucumber, pineapple] → cortar en rodajas; [+ cake, pie] → partir en trozos
2. (= cut) → cortar
to slice sth in twocortar algo en dos
to slice sth openabrir algo de un tajo
3. (Sport) [+ ball] → dar efecto a, cortar (Golf) → golpear oblicuamente (a derecha)
slice off VT + ADVcortar
slice through VI + PREPcortar, partir
slice up VT + ADVcortar (en rebanadas etc)

slice

[ˈslaɪs]
n [bread, meat] → tranche f; (round)rondelle f
a slice of bread → une tranche de pain
a slice of lemon → une rondelle de citron
to cut sth into slices [+ bread, meat] → couper qch en tranches
vt (gen)couper en tranches; [+ lemon, sausage, cucumber, onion] → couper en rondellessliced bread npain m en tranches
to be the best thing since sliced bread (= very good) → être le nec plus ultra

slice

n
(lit) (of cake, lemon, meat etc)Scheibe f; (of bread)Scheibe f, → Schnitte f
(fig: = portion, of population, profits) → Teil m; (of land)Stück nt; a slice of life in contemporary Parisein Ausschnitt maus dem Leben im heutigen Paris; a slice of luckeine Portion Glück; that was a slice of luck!das war ein glücklicher Zufall
(esp Brit: = food server) → Wender m; cake sliceTortenheber m
(Sport) → angeschnittener Ball; to put a bit of slice on the ballden Ball etwas anschneiden
vt
(= cut)durchschneiden; bread, meat etc(in Scheiben) schneiden; to slice something in twoetw durchschneiden, etw in zwei Teile schneiden
ball(an)schneiden
vi
(= cut)schneiden; to slice through somethingetw durchschneiden
(Sport) → schneiden

slice

[slaɪs]
1. n
a. (of meat) → fetta; (of lemon, cucumber) → fettina
a slice of the profits (fig) → una fetta dei profitti
a slice of life (fig) → uno scorcio di vita
b. (tool) → paletta
2. vt (meat) → affettare, tagliare a fette; (rope) → tagliare di netto (Sport) (ball) → tagliare
to slice sth thickly/thinly → affettare qc grosso/sottile
sliced loaf or bread → pane m a cassetta
slice off vt + advtagliare (via)
slice through vi + preptagliare di netto (fig) (the air, waves) → fendere
slice up vt + advaffettare

slice

(slais) noun
1. a thin broad piece (of something). How many slices of meat would you like?
2. a part or share. Who got the largest slice of the profits?
verb
1. to cut into slices. He sliced the sausage/cucumber.
2. to cut (as) with a sharp blade or knife. The blade slipped and sliced off the tip of his forefinger.
3. in golf etc, to hit (a ball) in such a way that it curves away to the right (or in the case of a left-handed player, to the left).
sliced adjective
(negative unsliced) cut into slices. a sliced loaf.
slicer noun
cheese slicer.

slice

شَرِيحَة, يُشَرِّحُ krájet, plátek skære i skiver, skive Scheibe, schneiden κόβω σε φέτες, φέτα rebanada, rebanar viipale, viipaloida tranche, trancher kriška, rezati na kriške affettare, fetta 薄く切る, 薄切り 얇게 베다, 얇은 조각 in plakken snijden, plakje skive, skjære skiver plaster z opatrunkiem, pokroić fatia, fatiar ломтик, нарезать skiva ชิ้น, ตัดเป็นแผ่นบาง dilim, dilimlemek cắt lát, lát mỏng 切片, 薄片

slice

n. pedazo, tajada, rebanada (bread).
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Dorothy, with her uncle and aunt, has now returned to Oz to live always, and there is no reason why we should leave any way open for others to travel uninvited to our fairyland.
Fanny was very anxious to be useful, and not to appear above her home, or in any way disqualified or disinclined, by her foreign education, from contributing her help to its comforts, and therefore set about working for Sam immediately; and by working early and late, with perseverance and great despatch, did so much that the boy was shipped off at last, with more than half his linen ready.
Or even if I any ways should want a wink or two,' added Sloppy, after a moment's apologetic reflection, 'I could take 'em turning.