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slice

slice

 
pronunciation:
slaIs
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a broad and flat piece of a larger object. Slices may also be shaped like wedges.
I'd like one slice of bread and two slices of pie for lunch.
 
definition 2: a part or segment of anything.
The employees demanded a slice of the company's profits.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: sliced, slices, slicing
definition 1: to divide into slices.
Will you slice the cake?
similar words:
carve, cut
definition 2: to take from a larger portion by cutting (sometimes followed by "off," "from," or "away").
He sliced some cheese off the block.
 
similar words:
carve, shave
definition 3: to use a knife or something like a knife to cut into or across.
The surgeon sliced the skin.
similar words:
knife, lance, slit
definition 4: to move swiftly and in a straight line.
The speed boat sliced through the waves.
derivations: sliceable (adj.), slicer (n.)