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slab 1

(slăb)
n.
1. A broad, flat, thick piece, as of stone or cheese.
2. A cliff or rock ledge that rises at a relatively low angle.
3. A flat poured concrete surface used as a foundation or base for construction.
4. A table on which a body is laid out in a morgue.
5. An outside piece cut from a log when squaring it for lumber.
6. 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.
4. Chiefly New England To ascend or descend (a steep slope) by an oblique path.

[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 ?
John's, for, if he be of any pretensions at all, he has an ancestor buried there, with a queer, crooked slab at his head, or else sprawling protectively over the grave, on which all the main facts of his history are recorded.
he shouted, and seizing the marble top of a table with a strength he had never before felt, he made a step toward her brandishing the slab.
And I sat down upon a kind of horsehair slab, or perch, of which there were two within; and looked, without any expression of countenance whatever, at some friends who had come on board with us, and who were crushing their faces into all manner of shapes by endeavouring to squeeze them through the small doorway.
At least we cannot afford to arouse his suspicions"; and so they followed him--followed along winding corridors and through many chambers, until they came at last to a room in which there were several marble slabs raised upon pedestals some three feet above the floor and upon each slab lay a human corpse.
The worthy Cropoli, after these recommendations, had only sufficient time to point out to his young successor a chimney, under the slab of which he had hidden a thousand ten-franc pieces, and then expired.
Mazarin came within three steps of D'Artagnan and pushed a spring in the wall; the slab turned and the orange tree resumed its place.
A useless little balcony - stone slab and iron railing - jutted out from my window.
It is a vast marble collonaded corridor extending around a great unoccupied square of ground; its broad floor is marble, and on every slab is an inscription--for every slab covers a corpse.
Hastily making one end of his rope fast to the piece of granite, he returned to the shaft, and, coiling the balance of the rope on the floor beside him, the ape-man took the heavy slab in both hands, and, swinging it several times to get the distance and the direction fixed, he let the weight fly up at a slight angle, so that, instead of falling straight back into the shaft again, it grazed the far edge, tumbling over into the court beyond.
He drew out of a recess in the wall a marble slab, which served as a table, and reflected profoundly, with his hand to his head.
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.