slice definition by Webster's New World
- a relatively thin, broad piece cut from an object having some bulk or volume: a slice of apple
- a part, portion, or share: a slice of one's earnings
- any of various implements with a flat, broad blade, as a spatula
- the path of a hit ball that curves away to the right from a right-handed player or to the left from a left-handed player
- a ball that follows such a path
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French esclice ; from esclicier, to slice ; from Frankish slizzan, akin to slit
- to cut into slices
- to cut off as in a slice or slices: often with off, from, away, etc.
- to cut across or through like a knife
- to separate into parts or shares: sliced up the profits
- to use a slice () to spread, remove, etc.
- to hit (a ball) in a slice ()
- to cut (through) like a knife: a plow slicing through the earth
- to be hit in a slice ()
- to hit a ball in a slice ()
- slicer noun
slice definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A thin broad piece cut from a larger object: ate a slice of cheese; examined a slice of the diseased lung.b. An often wedge-shaped piece cut from a larger, usually circular object: ordered a slice of pie; shared a slice of pizza.
- A portion or share: a slice of the profits.
- a. A knife with a broad, thin, flexible blade, used for cutting and serving food.b. A similar implement for spreading printing ink.
- Sports a. The course of a ball that curves in the direction of the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the right of a right-handed player.b. A stroke that causes a ball to follow such a course: a golfer with a bad slice.c. A ball propelled on such a course.d. A stroke, as in tennis, in which the ball is struck with a downward motion with the open face of the racket in order to impart backspin.
- To cut or divide into slices: slice a loaf of bread.
- To cut from a larger piece: slice off a piece of salami.
- To cut through or across with or as if with a knife: The harvester sliced the field.
- To divide into portions or shares; parcel out.
- To spread, work at, or clear away with a bladed tool such as a slice bar.
- Sports To hit (a ball) with a slice.
- To move like a knife: The destroyer sliced through the water.
- Sports To hit a ball with a slice.
Origin: Middle English, splinter, from Old French esclice, from esclicier, to splinter, of Germanic origin.
- sliceˈa·ble adjective
- slicˈer noun