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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slicing - 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
2.slicing - the act of cutting into slices
cutting, cut - the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
References in classic literature ?
While Joe was slicing bacon for breakfast, Tom and Huck asked him to hold on a minute; they stepped to a promising nook in the river-bank and threw in their lines; almost im- mediately they had reward.
You'll be welcome," and he went on slicing off the bark, which he gave as a sort of provender to his horse.
Nine men out of ten would flee from a Royal Society soiree in extremity of boredom; but Creighton was the tenth, and at times his soul yearned for the crowded rooms in easy London where silver-haired, bald- headed gentlemen who know nothing of the Army move among spectroscopic experiments, the lesser plants of the frozen tundras, electric flight-measuring machines, and apparatus for slicing into fractional millimetres the left eye of the female mosquito.
Mowgli followed the rush, stabbing and slicing as the dholes, huddled together, rushed up the river-beach in one wave.
As he stands at his door in Cook's Court in his grey shop-coat and black calico sleeves, looking up at the clouds, or stands behind a desk in his dark shop with a heavy flat ruler, snipping and slicing at sheepskin in company with his two 'prentices, he is emphatically a retiring and unassuming man.