• WordNet 3.6
    • v slice hit a ball so that it causes a backspin
    • v slice cut into slices "Slice the salami, please"
    • v slice hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels in a different direction
    • v slice make a clean cut through "slit her throat"
    • n slice a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer "he took lessons to cure his slicing"
    • n slice a spatula for spreading paint or ink
    • n slice a serving that has been cut from a larger portion "a piece of pie","a slice of bread"
    • n slice a thin flat piece cut off of some object
    • n slice a share of something "a slice of the company's revenue"
    • n slice a wound made by cutting "he put a bandage over the cut"
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slice of pie slice of pie

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In an year, an average American kid eats 46 slices of pizza
    • Slice A broad, thin piece of plaster.
    • Slice A knife with a thin, broad blade for taking up or serving fish; also, a spatula for spreading anything, as paint or ink.
    • Slice A plate of iron with a handle, forming a kind of chisel, or a spadelike implement, variously proportioned, and used for various purposes, as for stripping the planking from a vessel's side, for cutting blubber from a whale, or for stirring a fire of coals; a slice bar; a peel; a fire shovel.
    • Slice A removable sliding bottom to galley.
    • Slice A salver, platter, or tray.
    • Slice A thin, broad piece cut off; as, a slice of bacon; a slice of cheese; a slice of bread.
    • Slice One of the wedges by which the cradle and the ship are lifted clear of the building blocks to prepare for launching.
    • Slice That which is thin and broad, like a slice.
    • Slice To clear by means of a slice bar, as a fire or the grate bars of a furnace.
    • Slice To cut into parts; to divide.
    • Slice To cut into thin pieces, or to cut off a thin, broad piece from.
    • Slice (Golf) To hit (the ball) so that the face of the club draws across the face of the ball and deflects it.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On average, Americans eat one hundred acres of pizza a day. This amounts to about three hundred fifty slices per second
    • n slice A thin broad piece cut off from something: as, a slice of bread or of bacon: often used figuratively.
    • n slice A shiver; a splinter.
    • n slice Something thin and broad. Specifically— A long-handled instrument used for removing clinkers and the like between furnace-bars. Also called slice-bar.
    • n slice In printing:
    • n slice A small spade-shaped iron tool with which printing-ink is taken out of a tub and conveyed to an ink-trough or -fountain.
    • n slice The sliding bottom of a slice-galley.
    • n slice A bar used by whalers to strip fish with.
    • n slice A tapering piece of plank driven between the timbers of a ship before planking. Also called slicer.
    • n slice A wedge driven under the keel of a ship when launching.
    • n slice A bar with a chisel or spear-headed end, used for stripping off the sheathing or planking of ships.
    • n slice A utensil for turning over meat in the frying-pan and for similar purposes. The form is like that of a trowel, the blade being three or four inches wide, twice as long, and often pierced with holes. Also called turn-over.
    • n slice A broad, thin knife, usually of silver, for dividing and serving fish at table. Also called fish-slice.
    • n slice A bakers' shovel or peel.
    • n slice A salver, platter, or tray.
    • slice To cut into slices, or relatively broad, thin pieces: as, to slice bread, bacon, or an apple.
    • slice To remove in the form of a slice: sometimes with off or out: as, to slice off a piece of something.
    • slice To cut; divide.
    • slice [In the following passage the word is used interjectionally, with no clear meaning.
    • n slice A mill or machine for slitting or dividing gems.
    • n slice In golf, the side spin imparted to a ball which causes it to curve to the right in the case of a right-handed player, or the reverse in the case of a left-handed player.
    • slice In golf, to draw the face of the club across (the ball) from right to left in the act of hitting it, the result being that it will travel with a curve toward the right; or the reverse for a left-handed player. W. Park, Jr., Game of Golf, glossary.
    • slice To break with a bar. Bituminous coal, when burned, fuses and forms a solid mass which must be broken up in this manner.
    • slice In golf, to cause the ball, when struck with the club, to curve from left to right in the case of a right-handed player, or the reverse in the case of a left-handed player.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sliced bread was introduced under the Wonder Bread label in 1930.
    • v.t Slice slīs to slit or divide into thin pieces
    • n Slice a thin broad piece: a broad knife for serving fish
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  • Raymond Chandler
    “He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.”
  • Alfred Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock
    “For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.”
  • George F. Will
    “Pessimism is as American as apple pie. Frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese.”


A slice off a cut loaf is never missed - Used colloquially to describe having sexual intercourse with someone who is not a virgin, especially when they are in a relationship. The analogy refers to a loaf of bread; it is not readily apparent, once the end has been removed, exactly how many slices have been taken.('You never miss a slice from a cut loaf' is also used.)
Best thing since sliced bread - If something is the best thing since sliced bread, it is excellent. ('The greatest thing since sliced bread' is also used.)
It's been a slice - (USA) When someone leaves and you have said your goodbyes it is usually the last thing you may say..........It's been a slice. I use it after a visit where we have had a good time.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. slice, sclice, OF. esclice, from esclicier, esclichier, to break to pieces, of German origin; cf. OHG. slīzan, to split, slit, tear, G. schleissen, to slit. See Slit (v. t.)


In literature:

Every slice was an inch thick at the least!
"Personal Reminiscences in Book Making" by R.M. Ballantyne
Slice the fifth apple and put the slices and a small lemon sliced with the four apples.
"My Pet Recipes, Tried and True" by Various
Bread for dinner is often cut in small junks, and not in slices.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
Boil a pound of fat bacon for half an hour, and then cut it up into thin slices.
"A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes" by Charles Elmé Francatelli
From a nail she took a slab of bacon and sliced it rapidly.
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
The pebble fragments gave practically as good mirrors as the fused slices.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
Slice it into good big slices, then fry them in butter, and serve them with butter and vinegar, garnish them with fried parsley.
"The accomplisht cook" by Robert May
Slice celery into suitable lengths, which steam until soft.
"No Animal Food" by Rupert H. Wheldon
When enough ashes had been made, we produced our meat and toasted some slices at the end of our ramrods.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
I threw myself from my horse, and eagerly taking out my knife, cut a huge slice.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
Finally with a grunt he raised the lid and contemplated the tobacco, which was packed evenly in thin slices.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
The girls would each have a big slice.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
I shouldn't have liked Elsa to cut herself another slice.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
Slice the tongue, and cut each slice into small, fine pieces; heat it in a pan with a little butter.
"Breakfast Dainties" by Thomas J. Murrey
Dip slices of bread into this mixture, allowing each slice to become very moist.
"365 Luncheon Dishes" by Anonymous
And the war took a good slice out of your life.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Sliced, chopped, and pounded; boiled, stewed, fried, or broiled, always a trusty friend, and sweet comforter.
"Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865" by Carlton McCarthy
I'll take a slice of lemon, if you'll be so good as to give it me, and a lump of sugar.
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
It can be boiled or baked whole and sliced for whatever purpose intended.
"Armour's Monthly Cook Book, Volume 2, No. 12, October 1913" by Various
There is a slice of barley bread.
"Granny's Wonderful Chair" by Frances Browne

In poetry:

"Well, if that's so, I'll learn to pray,
I'll take your kind advice,--
But if you are my brother,
Give me just one thicker slice.
"The Dean's Brother" by John Hartley
A fallen creature from the womb,
Thou sinnest for a slice of bread,
And in a moment's wildered dread,
Can live through every plague and gloom
"The Dwellers In Clay" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
"ONE slice! And may I ask you for
Another drop of gravy?"
I sat and looked at him in awe,
For certainly I never saw
A thing so white and wavy.
"Phantasmagoria Canto I (The Trystyng )" by Lewis Carroll
"O bid him to send me a slice of bread,
And a bottle of the very best wine,
And not forgetting the fair young lady
As did release him when close confine."
"The Loving Ballad Of Lord Bateman" by Andrew Lang
"O she bids you to send her a slice of bread,
And a bottle of the very best wine,
And not forgetting the fair young lady
As did release you when close confine."
"The Loving Ballad Of Lord Bateman" by Andrew Lang
It's some likes the yeller-core, and some likes the red.
And it's some says "The Little Californy" is the best;
But the sweetest slice of all I ever wedged in my head,
Is the old "Edingburg Mounting-sprout," of the west
"Wortermelon Time" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Gimme a Slice and a Jamaican Beef Patty .
Top sirloin, thinly sliced 6 Tbsp.
Small onion, cut into 1/2-inch slices.
1 pound smoked sausage, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices.
Thinly sliced big eye Swiss cheese.
) boneless , skinless chicken breast, cooked and sliced.
The sliced radishes add a spicy bite and an extra crunch.
In San Sebastián, pintxos are bar snacks pinned to a slice of bread with a toothpick, usually served en masse on a buffet — you eat your fill and count up the toothpicks when it's time to pay.
Bread and butter pudding with whiskey crème anglaise is made with buttered slices of brioche and spiked custard sauce.
Slice the tenderloin into 1/2-inch thick pieces.
Ground cumin 24 slices thick-sliced applewood bacon 12 large eggs 24 slices country or hearty bread, toasted 1 lb.
On Sept 30, the company introduced a " Slicing Up Freshness" advertising campaign, which highlights the chain's freshly sliced sandwich meat.
"What better way to do that than with cold, sliced watermelon," he said July 31 during a "watermelon- slicing " in the parking lot Law's Brickmill Market, off US 411 South.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Slice 3 medium peeled apples into half moon slices.

In science:

Prw is invariant with respect to scale preserving changes of coordinates, so in particular it does not depend on the Drinfeld-Sokolov gauge slice chosen.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
Lie property of the acting group, but the existence of a slice theorem.
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
Proof We know from that there is a slice theorem on A.
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
Indeed, this restriction is superfluous because one needs only the validity of a slice theorem.
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
Figure 7 shows as an example the situation for 1+log slicing and static shift, although the problem appears for all the gauge conditions considered here.
Simple excision of a black hole in 3+1 numerical relativity
Unstable mode on a full grid for 1+log slicing with a static shift.
Simple excision of a black hole in 3+1 numerical relativity
That means we are looking for 5d spaces which are foliated with maximally symmetric four dimensional slices.
Fine-Tuning of the Cosmological Constant in Brane Worlds
Fig. 2.— A slice through the center of the density transfer function in real space (“square root of the correlation function”).
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
Furthe by induction we construct all slice γ (N ) (and only this slice), starting with points with positive first coordinate and then symmetric ones.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
While it is easy to construct examples of spacetimes with inequivalent slicings satisfying (B)8 , it is not clear whether the dynamics produced by these slicings agree.
Dynamics in Stationary, Non-Globally Hyperbolic Spacetimes
To do this we may introduce a foliation of spacetime into spatial hypersurfaces, henceforth referred to as time slices, and study the geometry on these slices.
Generalizing Optical Geometry
These time slices can be defined by a single function t(xµ ) (where the slices are defined by t = const)6 .
Generalizing Optical Geometry
To find the rescaling we would instead consider the slices orthogonal to the field and assign a continuous parameter t to these slices.
Generalizing Optical Geometry
Let pt be the number of vertices whose bits are read in a time slice t time units after the initial time slice.
Balanced Boolean functions that can be evaluated so that every input bit is unlikely to be read
The radii of these slices are logspaced between Rin and Rout , meaning that the width of each slice is about 14% of its radius.
Dust coagulation in protoplanetary disks: a rapid depletion of small grains