Definition of Slive

1. v. i. To sneak.



2. v. t. To cut; to split; to separate.

Definition of Slive

1. Verb. (transitive obsolete or dialectal) To cut; split; separate. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive obsolete or dialectal chiefly Scotland) To cut or slice something off; separate by slicing. ¹

3. Noun. (dialectal) A slice or sliver; slip, chip. ¹

4. Verb. (dialectal Northern England Scotland) To sneak; skulk; proceed in a sly way; creep. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Slive

1. to slip [v SLOVE or SLIVED, SLIVEN, SLIVING, SLIVES] - See also: slip

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slive

slithy
sliting
slitless
slitlike
slitmask
slitmasks
slits
slitted
slitten
slitter
slitters
slittier
slittiest
slitting
slitty
slive (current term)
slived
sliven
sliver
slivered
sliverer
sliverers
slivering
sliverlike
slivers
slivery
slives
sliving
slivovic
slivovices

Literary usage of Slive

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1. A Glossary of Provincial and Local Words Used in England by Francis Grose, Samuel Pegge (1839)
"Dial. slive, to cleave, or cut in general. Also a slice; as, A slive off a cut loaf will not be missed. slive; to slive, to sneak. Lincolnsh.; a Dan. si, ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1887)
"... vox adhuc in agro Line, usitata." slive, v. past SLIV.—To sneak, creep. They'll slive away anywhere, them folks as doesn't like work. ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Wedgwood further cites : ' I'll slive on my gown and gang wi' thee,' Craven Glossary ; also a quotation from Clare, ..."

4. A Glossary of Words Used in South-west Lincolnshire: (Wapentake of Graffoe) by Robert Eden George Cole (1886)
"slive, v. past SLIV.—To sneak, creep. They'll slive away anywhere, them folks as doesn't like work. He ¡lives round and pricks it all over. ..."

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