- The definition of a slash is a wide or uneven cut or wound, or a short diagonal line, or a streak of color.
- When you have been cut with a knife, the wound is an example of a slash.
- A diagonal line between two numbers to express a fraction is an example of a slash.
- When a bright streak of blue goes through a yellow painting, this is an example of a slash of blue.
- To slash is to cut something with a violent motion, usually using a knife or sword.
- When you use a knife to cut open a package, this is an example of a time when you slash the package.
- When a you drop the price from $100 to $1, this is an example of a time when you slash the price.
A slash in prices according to these newspaper clippings.
- to cut or wound with a sweeping stroke or strokes, as of a knife
- to whip viciously; lash; scourge
- to cut slits in (a fabric, dress, etc.), esp. so as to expose underlying material, usually of another color
- to reduce drastically: to slash prices
- to criticize severely
Origin of slashMiddle English slaschen ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old French esclachier, to break, probably ; from es- (; from Classical Latin ex-), intensive + Germanic an unverified form klakjan, to crack, of echoic origin, originally
- a sweeping stroke made as with a knife
- a cut made by or as by such a stroke; gash; slit
- a short diagonal line (/) used between two words to show that either is applicable (and/or), in dates or fractions (3/8), to express “per” (feet/second), etc.; virgule
- an ornamental slit in a fabric, dress, etc.
- an open place in a forest, cluttered with branches, chips, or other debris, as from the cutting of timber
- such debris
Origin of slash; from dialect, dialectal slash, boggy hollow, slashy, swampy, probably ; from Scandinavian as in Norwegian slask, mud, slush
verbslashed, slash·ing, slash·es
- a. To cut or form by cutting with forceful sweeping strokes: slash a path through the underbrush.b. To make a gash or gashes in.c. To cut a slit or slits in, especially so as to reveal an underlying color: slash a sleeve.
- Sports To swing a stick at (an opponent) in ice hockey or lacrosse, in violation of the rules.
- To criticize sharply: The reviewers slashed the composer's work.
- Sports To hit or propel (a ball, for instance) forcefully in a straight line.
- To reduce or curtail drastically: slash prices for a clearance sale.
- To make forceful sweeping strokes with a sharp instrument.
- To cut one's way with such strokes: We slashed through the dense jungle.
- To make drastic reductions in something: slashing away at the budget.
- a. A forceful sweeping stroke that is made with a sharp instrument.b. A long cut or other opening made by such a stroke; a gash or slit.c. A decorative slit in a fabric or garment.
- A diagonal mark ( / ) that is used especially to separate alternatives, as in and/or, to represent the word per, as in miles/hour, to separate component parts of a URL, as in whitehouse.gov/kids/patriotism/, and to indicate the ends of verse lines printed continuously, as in Old King Cole / Was a merry old soul. Also called virgule.
- a. Branches and other residue left on a forest floor after the cutting of timber.b. often slashes Wet or swampy ground overgrown with bushes and trees.
- A genre of fanfic depicting romantic relationships between characters, usually of the same sex, that are not romantically connected in the original work or works upon which the fanfic is based.
Origin of slashPerhaps from obsolete French esclachier, to break, variant of esclater, from Old French, from esclat, splinter; see slat.
- A swift cut with a blade, particularly with fighting weapons as a sword, saber, knife etc.
- A swift striking movement.
- The symbol /. Also sometimes known as a forward slash, particularly in computing.
- (UK, slang) A pee, a trip to the toilet to urinate
- Excuse me, I need to take a slash
- Slash fiction.
- (vulgar, slang) The female genitalia
- (ice hockey) A quick and hard lateral strike with a hockey stick, usually across the arms or legs.
- (US, dialect) swampy or wet lands overgrown with bushes
- (forestry) Coarse, fine woody debris generated during logging operations or through wind, snow, etc.
- Slash generated during logging operations may increase fire hazard.
(third-person singular simple present slashes, present participle slashing, simple past and past participle slashed)
- To cut violently across something with a blade such as knife, sword, scythe, etc.
- (ice hockey) to strike laterally with a hockey stick. usually across the legs or arms
- to reduce sharply
- Iran on Thursday called on OPEC to slash output by 2 million barrels per day.
- The department store slashed its prices to attract customers.
- To lash with a whip.
- To crack or snap (e.g. a whip).
- Used to connect two or more identities in a list.
- I'm a teacher slash student.
- Used to list alternatives.
- I think I'm having hallucinations slash someone is playing tricks on me