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Definition of "slice" []

  • A thin broad piece cut from a larger object: ate a slice of cheese; examined a slice of the diseased lung. (noun)
  • An often wedge-shaped piece cut from a larger, usually circular object: ordered a slice of pie; shared a slice of pizza. (noun)
  • A portion or share: a slice of the profits. (noun)
  • A knife with a broad, thin, flexible blade, used for cutting and serving food. (noun)
  • A similar implement for spreading printing ink. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slice" in a sentence
  • "Cut a thin slice from the top of each cake to create a flat surface."
  • "Janet writes memoirs and what she terms slice of life pieces."
  • "Tell us more about the people you met, because you spent a lot of the time doing what we call slice of life, talking to real people, rather than just military folk there."