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slab 1

 (slăb)
n.
1. A broad, flat, thick piece, as of stone or cheese.
2. An outside piece cut from a log when squaring it for lumber.
3. Baseball The pitcher's rubber.
tr.v. slabbed, slab·bing, slabs
1. To make or shape into slabs or a slab.
2. To cover or pave with slabs.
3. To dress (a log) by cutting slabs.

[Middle English.]

slab 2

 (slăb)
adj. Archaic
Viscid.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish slab, mud.]

slab

(slæb)
n
1. a broad flat thick piece of wood, stone, or other material
2. a thick slice of cake, etc
3. (Forestry) any of the outside parts of a log that are sawn off while the log is being made into planks
4. (Mountaineering) mountaineering a flat sheet of rock lying at an angle of between 30° and 60° from the horizontal
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a printer's ink table
6. (Building) (modifier) Austral and NZ made or constructed of coarse wooden planks: a slab hut.
7. (Surgery) informal chiefly Brit an operating or mortuary table
8. (Brewing) chiefly informal Brit and Austral a package containing 24 cans of beer
vb (tr) , slabs, slabbing or slabbed
9. to cut or make into a slab or slabs
10. to cover or lay with slabs
11. (Forestry) to saw slabs from (a log)
[C13: of unknown origin]

slab

(slæb)

n., v. slabbed, slab•bing. n.
1. a broad, flat, somewhat thick piece of stone, wood, or other solid material.
2. a thick slice of anything: a slab of bread.
3. a rough outside piece cut from a log, as when sawing one into boards.
v.t.
4. to make into a slab or slabs.
5. to cover or lay with slabs.
6. to cut the slabs or outside pieces from (a log).
7. to put on in slabs or layers; apply thickly.
[1300–50; Middle English sclabbe, slabbe, of obscure orig.]

slab


Past participle: slabbed
Gerund: slabbing

Imperative
slab
slab
Present
I slab
you slab
he/she/it slabs
we slab
you slab
they slab
Preterite
I slabbed
you slabbed
he/she/it slabbed
we slabbed
you slabbed
they slabbed
Present Continuous
I am slabbing
you are slabbing
he/she/it is slabbing
we are slabbing
you are slabbing
they are slabbing
Present Perfect
I have slabbed
you have slabbed
he/she/it has slabbed
we have slabbed
you have slabbed
they have slabbed
Past Continuous
I was slabbing
you were slabbing
he/she/it was slabbing
we were slabbing
you were slabbing
they were slabbing
Past Perfect
I had slabbed
you had slabbed
he/she/it had slabbed
we had slabbed
you had slabbed
they had slabbed
Future
I will slab
you will slab
he/she/it will slab
we will slab
you will slab
they will slab
Future Perfect
I will have slabbed
you will have slabbed
he/she/it will have slabbed
we will have slabbed
you will have slabbed
they will have slabbed
Future Continuous
I will be slabbing
you will be slabbing
he/she/it will be slabbing
we will be slabbing
you will be slabbing
they will be slabbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been slabbing
you have been slabbing
he/she/it has been slabbing
we have been slabbing
you have been slabbing
they have been slabbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been slabbing
you will have been slabbing
he/she/it will have been slabbing
we will have been slabbing
you will have been slabbing
they will have been slabbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been slabbing
you had been slabbing
he/she/it had been slabbing
we had been slabbing
you had been slabbing
they had been slabbing
Conditional
I would slab
you would slab
he/she/it would slab
we would slab
you would slab
they would slab
Past Conditional
I would have slabbed
you would have slabbed
he/she/it would have slabbed
we would have slabbed
you would have slabbed
they would have slabbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slab - block consisting of a thick piece of somethingslab - block consisting of a thick piece of something
block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
butcher block, butcher board - a thick wooden slab formed by bonding together thick laminated strips of unpainted hardwood
tablet - a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription
tile - a flat thin rectangular slab (as of fired clay or rubber or linoleum) used to cover surfaces

slab

noun piece, slice, lump, chunk, wedge, hunk, portion, nugget, wodge (Brit. informal) slabs of stone

slab

noun
A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of metal or other solid material:
Translations
قِطْعَه سَميكَه
плоча
plátekřez
pladeskive
kimpalelaattalevy
plata, hella; òykk sneiî
plāksneplātne
ploščareženj
kalın dilim

slab

[slæb] N
1. [of stone] → losa f
2. (in mortuary) → plancha f de mármol, tabla f de mármol
3. [of chocolate] → tableta f; [of cake etc] → trozo m, tajada f; [of meat] → tajada f (gruesa)

slab

[ˈslæb] n
[stone, marble, concrete] → dalle f; [wood] → bloc m
a concrete slab → une dalle de béton paving slab
[meat] → pavé m; [chocolate, cheese] → bloc m; [cake] → épaisse tranche f

slab

n (of wood etc)Tafel f; (of stone, concrete etc)Platte f; (in mortuary) → Tisch m; (= slice)dicke Scheibe; (of cake, bread)großes Stück; (of chocolate)Tafel f

slab

[slæb] n (of stone, metal) → lastra; (of wood) → tavola; (of chocolate) → tavoletta; (of meat, cheese) → pezzo (fam) (in mortuary) → tavolo anatomico

slab

(slӕb) noun
a thick slice or thick flat piece of anything. concrete slabs; a slab of cake.
References in classic literature ?
All around, there were monuments carved with armorial bearings; and on this simple slab of slate -- as the curious investigator may still discern, and perplex himself with the purport -- there appeared the semblance of an engraved escutcheon.
But he didn't move, and he presently produced something that made me drop straight down on the stone slab, as if suddenly to rest.
There sat the long-legged pauper, on his bed, in a very short shirt, and nothing more; he was dangling his legs contentedly back and forth, and wheezing the music of "Camptown Races" out of a paper-overlaid comb which he was pressing against his mouth; by him lay a new jewsharp, a new top, and solid india-rubber ball, a handful of painted marbles, five pounds of "store" candy, and a well-gnawed slab of gingerbread as big and as thick as a volume of sheet-music.
Tom jerked the door open and flung out a slab of Jim's meat, and the dogs went for it, and in two seconds he was out himself and back again and shut the door, and I knowed he'd fixed the other door too.
Before two years passed, the rash pair were both dead, and laid quietly side by side under one slab.
He was quiet and attentive; watched the opening proceedings with a grave interest; and stood with his hands resting on the slab of wood before him, so composedly, that they had not displaced a leaf of the herbs with which it was strewn.
Walking along the Strand, afterwards, and observing a hard mottled substance in the window of a ham and beef shop, which resembled marble, but was labelled 'Mock Turtle', I went in and bought a slab of it, which I have since seen reason to believe would have sufficed for fifteen people.
He had left his desk, brought out his two greasy office candlesticks and stood them in line with the snuffers on a slab near the door, ready to be extinguished; he had raked his fire low, put his hat and great-coat ready, and was beating himself all over the chest with his safe-key, as an athletic exercise after business.
Little had been left besides the framework of the house, but in one corner there was a stone slab laid down by way of hearth and an old rusty iron basket to contain the fire.
On pushing away the earth he discovered a large slab of bronze, under which was disclosed a staircase with ten steps.
Go into your garden and lift up the little marble slab at the foot of the great myrtle tree.
They closed the grave with a heavy stone until a slab was ready which Ambrosio said he meant to have prepared, with an epitaph which was to be to this effect: