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[slahys] /slaɪs/
noun
1.
a thin, flat piece cut from something:
a slice of bread.
2.
a part, portion, or share:
a slice of land.
3.
any of various implements with a thin, broad blade or part, as for turning food in a frying pan, serving fish at the table, or taking up printing ink; spatula.
4.
Sports.
  1. the path described by a ball, as in baseball or golf, that curves in a direction corresponding to the side from which it was struck.
  2. a ball describing such a path.
5.
Tennis. a stroke executed by hitting down on the ball with an underhand motion and thus creating backspin.
verb (used with object), sliced, slicing.
6.
to cut into slices; divide into parts.
7.
to cut through or cleave with or as if with a knife:
The ship sliced the sea.
8.
to cut off or remove as a slice or slices (sometimes followed by off, away, from, etc.).
9.
to remove by means of a slice, slice bar, or similar implement.
10.
Sports. to hit (a ball) so as to result in a slice.
verb (used without object), sliced, slicing.
11.
to slice something.
12.
to admit of being sliced.
13.
Sports.
  1. (of a player) to slice the ball.
  2. (of a ball) to describe a slice in flight.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; (noun) Middle English s(c)lice < Old French esclice, noun derivative of esclicer to split up < Frankish *slitjan, akin to Old English slītan, Old Norse slīta, Dutch slījten (see slit); (v.) late Middle English sklicen < Old French esclicer
Related forms
sliceable, adjective
slicingly, adverb
preslice, verb (used with object), presliced, preslicing.
unsliced, adjective
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Examples for slicing
  • Deception is not limited to slicing and short hitting actions.
  • Often the beef is partially frozen before slicing to allow very thin slices to be cut.
British Dictionary definitions for slicing

slice

/slaɪs/
noun
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.
any of various utensils having a broad flat blade and resembling a spatula
4.
(in golf, tennis, etc)
  1. the flight of a ball that travels obliquely because it has been struck off centre
  2. the action of hitting such a shot
  3. the shot so hit
verb
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.
(transitive) to remove by use of a slicing implement
10.
to hit (a ball) with a slice
11.
(transitive) (rowing) to put the blade of the oar into (the water) slantwise
Derived Forms
sliceable, adjective
slicer, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French esclice a piece split off, from esclicier to splinter
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Word Origin and History for slicing
slice
c.1300, "a fragment," from O.Fr. esclis "splinter," a back-formation from esclicier "to splinter," from Frank. *slitan "to split" (cf. O.H.G. slizan; see slit). Meaning "piece cut from something" emerged c.1420. Meaning "a slicing stroke" (in golf, tennis) is recorded from 1886. Slice of life (1895) translates Fr. tranche de la vie, a term from Fr. Naturalist literature.
slice
c.1420, from from M.Fr. esclicier (see slice (n.)). Sliced bread introduced 1958; greatest thing since ... first attested 1969.
"No matter how thick or how thin you slice it it's still baloney." [Carl Sandburg, "The People, Yes," 1936]
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Slang definitions & phrases for slicing

slice

noun

A portion or share; piece: Five grand wouldn't get you a slice of her (1550+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with slicing
In addition to the subsequent idiom beginning with
slice
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