sliver
I. noun Etymology: Middle English slivere, from sliven to slice off, from Old English -slīfan; akin to Old English -slǣfan to cut Date: 14th century 1. a. a long slender piece cut or torn off ; splinter b. a small and narrow portion <
a sliver of land
>
c. particle, scrap <
not a sliver of evidence
>
2. an untwisted strand or rope of textile fiber produced by a carding or combing machine and ready for drawing, roving, or spinning II. verb (slivered; slivering) Date: 1605 transitive verb to cut into slivers ; splinter intransitive verb to become split into slivers

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sliver — sliv er (sl[i^]v [ e]r or sl[imac] v[ e]r; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {slivered} (sl[i^]v [ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {slivering}.] [See {Slive}, v. t.] To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sliver — (1991) is a novel by U.S. author Ira Levin about the mysterious occurrences in a privately owned New York highrise apartment building, especially after a new tenant an attractive young woman working in publishing has moved in. Phillip Noyce… …   Wikipedia

  • Sliver — ist der Name von: des Romans von Ira Levin aus dem Jahr 1991: Sliver (Roman) des Films mit Sharon Stone aus dem Jahr 1993: Sliver (Film) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sliver — Sliv er, n. 1. A long piece cut or rent off; a sharp, slender fragment, as of glass; a splinter. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. A strand, or slender roll, of cotton or other fiber in a loose, untwisted state, produced by a carding machine and ready for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sliver — Sliver. См. Заусенец. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • sliver — index minimum Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sliver — (n.) late 14c., from obsolete verb sliven to split, cleave, from O.E. toslifan to split, cleave, from P.Gmc. *slifanan …   Etymology dictionary

  • sliver — [n] tiny piece, usually of wood or metal bit, flake, fragment, paring, shaving, shred, slice, slip, snip, snippet, splinter, thorn; concepts 471,831 …   New thesaurus

  • sliver — ► NOUN ▪ a small, narrow, sharp piece cut or split off a larger piece. ► VERB ▪ cut or break into slivers. ORIGIN from dialect slive «cleave» …   English terms dictionary

  • sliver — [sliv′ər] n. [ME slivere < sliven, to cut, cleave < OE slifan, to split < IE * skleip < base * (s)kel : see SLIT] 1. a thin, sharp piece that has been cut, split, or broken off; splinter 2. a loose, thin, continuous fiber or strand,… …   English World dictionary

  • Sliver — Para el álbum, véase Sliver The Best of the Box. Para la película, véase Sliver (película). « Sliver » Sencillo de Nirvana Formato LP, CD Grabación Julio 11 y 24 de 1990 …   Wikipedia Español

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