slice
I. verb (sliced; slicing) Etymology: Middle English sklicen, from Anglo-French esclicer to splinter, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German slīzan to tear apart — more at slit Date: 1551 transitive verb 1. to cut with or as if with a knife 2. to stir or spread with a slice 3. to hit (a ball) so that a slice results 4. interpret, construe — used in phrases like any way you slice it intransitive verb 1. to slice something 2. to move with a cutting action <
the ship sliced through the waves
>
sliceable adjectiveslicer noun II. noun Etymology: Middle English sclise, slise, from Anglo-French esclice splinter, from esclicer Date: 1613 1. a. a thin flat piece cut from something b. a wedge-shaped piece (as of pie or cake) 2. a spatula for spreading paint or ink 3. a serving knife with wedge-shaped blade <
a fish slice
>
4. a flight of a ball that deviates from a straight course in the direction of the dominant hand of the player propelling it; also a ball following such a course — compare hook 5. a. portion, share <
a slice of the profits
>
b. segment, sample <
a slice of society
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
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