Sliver Definition

slĭvər
slivered, slivers
noun
slivers
A thin, sharp piece that has been cut, split, or broken off something; splinter.
Webster's New World
Any slender fragment or portion.
The cresecent moon was a sliver of light.
Webster's New World
A loose, thin, continuous fiber or strand, as of wool or flax after carding, ready to be drawn and twisted.
Webster's New World

(US, New York) A narrow high-rise apartment building.

Wiktionary
verb
slivered, slivers
To split or become split into slivers.
American Heritage
To cut or break into slivers.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Sliver

Noun

Singular:
sliver
Plural:
slivers

Origin of Sliver

  • Middle English slivere, sliver from Middle English sliven (“to cut, cleave, split"), from Old English -slÄ«fan (as in tōslÄ«fan (“to split, split up")).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English slivere from sliven to split from Old English slīfan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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