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1. A slender piece cut, split, or broken off; a splinter: slivers of broken glass.
2. A small narrow piece, portion, or plot: a sliver of land.
3. A continuous strand of loose fiber, such as wool, flax, silk, or cotton, ready to be roved or spun.
tr. & intr.v. sliv·ered, sliv·er·ing, sliv·ers
To split or become split into slivers.
[Middle English slivere, from sliven, to split, from Old English slīfan.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. a thin piece that is cut or broken off lengthwise; splinter
2. (Textiles) a loose strand or fibre obtained by carding
3. to divide or be divided into splinters; split
4. (Textiles) (tr) to form (wool, etc) into slivers
[C14: from sliven to split]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a small, slender, often sharp piece, as of wood or glass; splinter.
2. any small, narrow piece or portion.
3. a strand of loose, untwisted fibers produced in carding.v.t.
4. to split or cut into slivers.
5. to form (textile fibers) into slivers.v.i.
6. to split.
[1325–75; Middle English slivere (n.), derivative of sliven to split, Old English -slīfan (in tōslīfan to split up)]
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Past participle: slivered
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|Noun||1.||sliver - a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal; "he got a splinter in his finger"; "it broke into slivers"|
|2.||sliver - a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something|
fragment - a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock"
splint - a thin sliver of wood; "he lit the fire with a burning splint"
turning - a shaving created when something is produced by turning it on a lathe
|Verb||1.||sliver - divide into slivers or splinters|
|2.||sliver - break up into splinters or slivers; "The wood splintered"|
|3.||sliver - form into slivers; "sliver wood"|
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noun shred, fragment, splinter, slip, shaving, flake, paring A sliver of glass was embedded in the skin.
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n (of wood, glass etc) → Splitter m; (= thin slice) → Scheibchen nt
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