a thin, flat piece cut from something:
a slice of bread.
a part, portion, or share:
a slice of land.
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.
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.
a ball describing such a path.
Tennis. a stroke executed by hitting down on the ball with an underhand motion and thus creating backspin.
verb (used with object), sliced, slicing.
to cut into slices; divide into parts.
to cut through or cleave with or as if with a knife:
The ship sliced the sea.
to cut off or remove as a slice or slices (sometimes followed by off, away, from, etc.).
to remove by means of a slice, slice bar, or similar implement.
Sports. to hit (a ball) so as to result in a slice.
verb (used without object), sliced, slicing.
to slice something.
to admit of being sliced.
(of a player) to slice the ball.
(of a ball) to describe a slice in flight.
a thin flat piece cut from something having bulk: a slice of pork
a share or portion: a slice of the company’s revenue
any of various utensils having a broad flat blade and resembling a spatula
(in golf, tennis, etc)
the flight of a ball that travels obliquely because it has been struck off centre
the action of hitting such a shot
the shot so hit
to divide or cut (something) into parts or slices
when intr, usually foll by through. to cut in a clean and effortless manner
when intr, foll by through. to move or go (through something) like a knife: the ship sliced through the water
usually foll by off, from, away, etc. to cut or be cut (from) a larger piece
(transitive) to remove by use of a slicing implement
to hit (a ball) with a slice
(transitive) (rowing) to put the blade of the oar into (the water) slantwise
noun the process of breaking something down (e.g. information) into smaller parts to examine and understand it, possibly to assemble a new whole; also, the presentation of information in a variety of new and useful ways Word Origin from food preparation device of this name
noun 1. a long-handled instrument with a blade at the end, for clearing away or breaking up clinkers, coal, etc., in a furnace. noun 1. an iron bar used for raking out furnaces
[slahys-uh v-lahyf] /ˈslaɪs əvˈlaɪf/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or being a naturalistic, unembellished representation of real life: a play with slice-of-life dialogue.
- Slice of the pie
Also, slice of the cake . A share of the proceeds or benefits, as in It’s reasonable for a heavy contributor to ask for a big slice of the pie . This metaphor for a division of the spoils dates from the late 1800s. Also see the synonym piece of the action