slice


slice
slice1 [ slaıs ] noun count **
1. ) a flat piece of food that has been cut from something larger:
Cut the bread into thick slices.
lemon slices
slice of: a slice of bread/cake/ham/cheese
2. ) slice of INFORMAL a part or share of something:
We're working hard to get a bigger slice of the tourist trade.
a ) a slice of the pie a part of the money or help that is being shared between people:
Mental health organizations should receive a bigger slice of the pie.
3. ) in sports, a way of hitting the ball on its edge so that it curves or spins
a ) a mistake in hitting a ball that makes it curve to the side instead of going straight
4. ) a flat tool used for cutting and lifting food
a slice of life
a description or image of ordinary life
slice
slice 2 [ slaıs ] verb *
1. ) transitive to cut something into flat pieces:
I'll slice some bread.
thinly sliced tomato
a ) intransitive to be cut into flat pieces:
Chill the beef so it slices more easily.
2. ) intransitive to cut something easily:
slice through/into: The saw quickly sliced through the board.
a ) to move through something easily and quickly:
slice through: The boat sliced through the water.
3. ) transitive to hit a ball on its edge so that it curves or spins
a ) to make a mistake when hitting a ball and make it curve to the side instead of going straight
4. ) transitive to reduce an amount of time, money, etc.:
slice something off/from something: They've had $1 million sliced from their budget.
any way you slice it or however you slice it
used for saying that something remains true, whatever way you consider it
,slice `off phrasal verb transitive
to remove something by cutting it:
He accidentally sliced off the tip of his finger.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

Synonyms:
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  • slice — [ slajs ] n. m. • 1924 golf; mot angl. « tranche » ♦ Anglic. Effet donné à une balle de tennis en la frappant latéralement et de haut en bas. ● slice nom masculin (anglais slice) Effet latéral donné à une balle, au tennis, au golf. ⇒SLICE, subst …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Slice — 〈[ slaıs] m.; , s [ sız]; Sp.; Tennis; Golf〉 Schlag, bei dem der Ball angeschnitten wird [engl., „schneiden“] * * * Slice [sla̮is ], der; , s […sɪs] [engl. slice, eigtl. = Schnitte, Scheibe]: 1. (Golf) a) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Slice — Slice, n. [OE. slice, sclice, OF. esclice, from esclicier, esclichier, to break to pieces, of German origin; cf. OHG. sl[=i]zan to split, slit, tear, G. schleissen to slit. See {Slit}, v. t.] 1. A thin, broad piece cut off; as, a slice of bacon;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slice — [slaɪs] noun [countable] a part or share of something: slice of • Sales reps will get a slice of any catalogue sales to customers in their area. * * * slice UK US /slaɪs/ noun [C, usually singular] INFORMAL ► a part or share of som …   Financial and business terms

  • slice — [slīs] n. [ME < OFr esclice < esclicier, to slice < Frank slizzan, akin to SLIT] 1. a relatively thin, broad piece cut from an object having some bulk or volume [a slice of apple] 2. a part, portion, or share [a slice of one s earnings]… …   English World dictionary

  • Slice — Slice, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sliced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slicing}.] 1. To cut into thin pieces, or to cut off a thin, broad piece from. [1913 Webster] 2. To cut into parts; to divide. [1913 Webster] 3. To clear by means of a slice bar, as a fire or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slice — [slais] der; , s [...sis, ...siz] <aus gleichbed. engl. slice, eigtl. »Schnitte, Scheibe«>: 1. Schlag, bei dem der Ball in einer bestimmten Richtung (nämlich beim Rechtshänder nach rechts u. beim Linkshänder nach links) von der Geraden… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • slice — slice·able; slice; …   English syllables

  • slice — [n] piece; share allotment, allowance, bite, chop, cut, helping, lot, part, piece of pie*, portion, quota, segment, sliver, thin piece, triangle, wedge; concept 835 Ant. whole slice [v] cut into portions, shares carve, chiv, cleave, dissect,… …   New thesaurus

  • slice — ► NOUN 1) a thin, broad piece of food cut from a larger portion. 2) a portion or share. 3) a utensil with a broad, flat blade for lifting foods such as cake and fish. 4) (in sports) a sliced stroke or shot. ► VERB 1) cut into slices. 2) …   English terms dictionary