Definitions for slashslæʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

slashslæʃ(v.t.)

  1. to cut with a violent sweeping stroke or by striking violently and at random, as with a knife or sword.

  2. to lash; whip.

  3. to cut, reduce, or alter:

    to slash salaries.

  4. to make slits in (a garment) to show an underlying fabric.

    Category: Clothing

  5. to criticize or censure savagely.

  6. (v.i.)to lay about one with sharp, sweeping strokes; make one's way by cutting.

  7. to make a sweeping, cutting stroke.

  8. (n.)a sweeping stroke, as with a knife, sword, or pen.

  9. a cut, wound, or mark made with such a stroke.

    Category: Pathology

  10. a curtailment, reduction, or alteration:

    a slash in prices.

  11. a decorative slit in a garment showing an underlying fabric.

    Category: Clothing

  12. Category: Printing

    Ref: virgule.

  13. (in forest land) an open area strewn with debris of trees from felling or from wind or fire. the debris itself.

    Category: Ecology

Origin of slash:

1350–1400; of uncert. orig.

slashslæʃ(n.)

  1. Often, slashes. a tract of wet or swampy ground overgrown with bushes or trees.

    Category: Ecology

Origin of slash:

1645–55, Amer.; orig. uncert.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cut, gash, slash, slice(noun)

    a wound made by cutting

    "he put a bandage over the cut"

  2. slash(noun)

    an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind)

  3. solidus, slash, virgule, diagonal, stroke, separatrix(noun)

    a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information

  4. slash, gash(verb)

    a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument

  5. slash, cut down(verb)

    cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete

  6. flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce(verb)

    beat severely with a whip or rod

    "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"

  7. slash, gash(verb)

    cut open

    "she slashed her wrists"

  8. slash(verb)

    cut drastically

    "Prices were slashed"

  9. convulse, thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, toss, jactitate(verb)

    move or stir about violently

    "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. slash(verb)æʃ

    to make a long thin cut using a swinging motion

    The cat slashed the dog across the nose.

  2. slashæʃ

    to lower a number by a large amount; = cut

    Stores are slashing prices to get rid of goods.

  3. slash(noun)æʃ

    a long motion made to cut

    the slash of the sword

  4. slashæʃ

    a slanted line ( / or ) used to separate words or numbers

    the backward slash used in web addresses

Wiktionary

  1. slash(Noun)

    The symbol, /. Also known as a forward slash, particularly in computer programming and web design.

  2. slash(Noun)

    A swift cut with a blade, particularly with fighting weapons as a sword, saber, knife etc.

  3. slash(Noun)

    A swift striking movement.

  4. slash(Noun)

    A pee, a trip to the toilet to urinate

    Excuse me, I need to take a slash

  5. slash(Noun)

    The female genitalia

  6. slash(Noun)

    A quick and hard lateral strike with a hockey stick, usually across the arms or legs.

  7. slash(Verb)

    To cut across something with a blade such as knife, sword, scythe etc.

  8. slash(Verb)

    to strike laterally with a hockey stick. usually across the legs or arms

  9. slash(Verb)

    to reduce sharply

    Iran on Thursday called on OPEC to slash output by 2 million barrels per day.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slash(verb)

    to cut by striking violently and at random; to cut in long slits

  2. Slash(verb)

    to lash; to ply the whip to

  3. Slash(verb)

    to crack or snap, as a whip

  4. Slash(verb)

    to strike violently and at random, esp. with an edged instrument; to lay about one indiscriminately with blows; to cut hastily and carelessly

  5. Slash(noun)

    a long cut; a cut made at random

  6. Slash(noun)

    a large slit in the material of any garment, made to show the lining through the openings

  7. Slash(noun)

    swampy or wet lands overgrown with bushes

Freebase

  1. Slash

    The slash is a sign used as a punctuation mark and for various other purposes. It often is called a forward slash and many other names, and sometimes is erroneously called a backslash.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. slash

    Common name for the slant (‘/’, ASCII 0101111) character. See ASCII for other synonyms.


Translations for slash

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

slash(noun)

a long cut or slit.

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