Definition of Sliver

1. Noun. A small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal. "It broke into slivers"

Exact synonyms: Splinter
Generic synonyms: Bit, Chip, Flake, Fleck, Scrap
Derivative terms: Slivery, Splinter, Splinter, Splintery, Splintery



2. Verb. Divide into slivers or splinters. "The wooden sticks sliver "
Exact synonyms: Splinter
Generic synonyms: Carve Up, Dissever, Divide, Separate, Split, Split Up
Derivative terms: Splinter, Splintering

3. Noun. A thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something.
Exact synonyms: Paring, Shaving
Generic synonyms: Fragment
Specialized synonyms: Splint, Turning
Derivative terms: Pare, Shave, Slivery

4. Verb. Break up into splinters or slivers. ; "The wood splintered"
Exact synonyms: Splinter
Generic synonyms: Break Up, Fragment, Fragmentise, Fragmentize
Derivative terms: Splinter

5. Verb. Form into slivers. "Sliver wood"
Generic synonyms: Form, Shape

Definition of Sliver

1. v. t. To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver wood.

2. n. A long piece cut ot rent off; a sharp, slender fragment; a splinter.

Definition of Sliver

1. Noun. A long piece cut or rent off; a sharp, slender fragment; a splinter. ¹

2. Noun. A strand, or slender roll, of cotton or other fiber in a loose, untwisted state, produced by a carding machine and ready for the roving or slubbing which precedes spinning. ¹

3. Noun. Bait made of pieces of small fish. Compare kibblings. ¹

4. Noun. (US New York) A narrow high-rise apartment building. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver wood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sliver

1. to cut into long, thin pieces [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Sliver

1. 1. A long piece cut ot rent off; a sharp, slender fragment; a splinter. 2. A strand, or slender roll, of cotton or other fibre in a loose, untwisted state, produced by a carding machine and ready for the roving or slubbing which preceeds spinning. 3. Bait made of pieces of small fish. Cf. Kibblings. To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver wood. "They 'll sliver thee like a turnip." (Sir W. Scott) Origin: See Slive. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sliver

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slive
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sliver (current term)
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slivovices
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slivovitzes
slo-mo

Literary usage of Sliver

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"sliver—contd. 1875 A snag that would snatch the keelson out of this steamboat as neatly as if it were a sliver in your hand.—Mark Twain, ' Old Times,' ..."

2. United States Compiled Statutes, Annotated, 1916: Embracing the Statutes of by United States, John Allan Mallory (1917)
"Cotton waste and flocks, manufactured or otherwise advanced in value, cotton card laps, roping, sliver, or roving, 5 per centum ad valorem. ..."

3. Spons' Dictionary of Engineering, Civil, Mechanical, Military, and Naval by Edward Spon, Oliver Byrne (1872)
"But in the event of the sliver breaking or running out, the tail of the ... After the sliver run out has been renewed or the broken sliver joined up by the ..."

4. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines: Containing a Clear Exposition by Andrew Ure (1847)
"329, into a single riband or spongy sliver; which is immediate!; carried oil' with equable velocity by two smooth cast-iron rollers, ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"When the sliver lap machine furnishes laps for the comber, ... The more general practice is to pass sliver laps to a ribbon iaf> machine, at the back of ..."

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