Definitions for slashslæʃ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to cut with a violent sweeping stroke or by striking violently and at random, as with a knife or sword.
to lash; whip.
to cut, reduce, or alter:
to slash salaries.
to make slits in (a garment) to show an underlying fabric.
to criticize or censure savagely.
(v.i.)to lay about one with sharp, sweeping strokes; make one's way by cutting.
to make a sweeping, cutting stroke.
(n.)a sweeping stroke, as with a knife, sword, or pen.
a cut, wound, or mark made with such a stroke.
a curtailment, reduction, or alteration:
a slash in prices.
a decorative slit in a garment showing an underlying fabric.
(in forest land) an open area strewn with debris of trees from felling or from wind or fire. the debris itself.
Origin of slash:
1350–1400; of uncert. orig.
Often, slashes. a tract of wet or swampy ground overgrown with bushes or trees.
Origin of slash:
1645–55, Amer.; orig. uncert.
cut, gash, slash, slice(noun)
a wound made by cutting
"he put a bandage over the cut"
an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind)
solidus, slash, virgule, diagonal, stroke, separatrix(noun)
a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument
slash, cut down(verb)
cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
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"
"she slashed her wrists"
"Prices were slashed"
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
to make a long thin cut using a swinging motion
The cat slashed the dog across the nose.
to lower a number by a large amount; = cut
Stores are slashing prices to get rid of goods.
a long motion made to cut
the slash of the sword
a slanted line ( / or ) used to separate words or numbers
the backward slash used in web addresses
The symbol, /. Also known as a forward slash, particularly in computer programming and web design.
A swift cut with a blade, particularly with fighting weapons as a sword, saber, knife etc.
A swift striking movement.
A pee, a trip to the toilet to urinate
Excuse me, I need to take a slash
The female genitalia
A quick and hard lateral strike with a hockey stick, usually across the arms or legs.
To cut across something with a blade such as knife, sword, scythe etc.
to strike laterally with a hockey stick. usually across the legs or arms
to reduce sharply
Iran on Thursday called on OPEC to slash output by 2 million barrels per day.
to cut by striking violently and at random; to cut in long slits
to lash; to ply the whip to
to crack or snap, as a whip
to strike violently and at random, esp. with an edged instrument; to lay about one indiscriminately with blows; to cut hastily and carelessly
a long cut; a cut made at random
a large slit in the material of any garment, made to show the lining through the openings
swampy or wet lands overgrown with bushes
The New Hacker's Dictionary
Common name for the slant (‘/’, ASCII 0101111) character. See ASCII for other synonyms.
Translations for slash
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a long cut or slit.
- جُرْح طَويلArabic
- golpePortuguese (BR)
- (zá)řez, sekCzech
- der SchlitzGerman
- σχισμή, σκίσιμοGreek
- tajo, cuchilladaSpanish
- porezotina, dubok rezCroatian
- sfregio; squarcioItalian
- 벤 상처Korean
- (zobena u.tml.) cirtiensLatvian
- snitt, splitt; nedskjæringNorwegian
- ګوزار، وار (په تيره شى): پرهار: دجامو چاك چې لاندې كالې ترې ښكاري: دځنګه دمنځ ميدنPashto
- глубокий порез, рубецRussian
- (zá)rez, sekSlovak
- skåra, hackSwedish
- 長裂縫Chinese (Trad.)
- поздовжній розрізUkrainian
- چرکا، شگافUrdu
- vết chém , vết rạchVietnamese
- （长而窄的）伤口，切口，砍痕Chinese (Simp.)
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