a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal
"he got a splinter in his finger"; "it broke into slivers"
paring, sliver, shaving(verb)
a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
divide into slivers or splinters
break up into splinters or slivers
"The wood splintered"
form into slivers
A long piece cut or rent off; a sharp, slender fragment, as of glass; a splinter.
A long piece cut or rent off; a sharp, slender fragment; a splinter.
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.
Bait made of pieces of small fish. Compare kibblings.
A narrow high-rise apartment building.
To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver wood.
Origin: sliver from sliven, from slifan (as in toslifan).
to cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver wood
a long piece cut ot rent off; a sharp, slender fragment; a splinter
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 preceeds spinning
bait made of pieces of small fish. Cf. Kibblings
Origin: [See Slive, v. t.]
Sliver is a novel by U.S. author Ira Levin about the mysterious people in a privately owned New York highrise apartment building, especially after a new tenant — an attractive young working woman in publishing — has moved in. Phillip Noyce directed a film, Sliver, based on the book, which was released in 1993.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sliv′ėr, or slī′vėr, v.t. to split, to tear off lengthwise, to slice.—n. a piece cut or rent off, a slice: a continuous strand of loose untwisted wool or other fibre.—v.i. Slive, to slide, skulk. [A.S. slífan, to cleave.]
The numerical value of sliver in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of sliver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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- Splitter, Band, Faserband, kleiner Teil, kleines StückGerman
- cebo lengüeta, edificio, rascacielos, astillaSpanish
- rohdin, aivina, säle, lastu, tappuraFinnish
- éclat, gratte-ciel, écharde, languette, tourFrench
- flís, flaskiIcelandic
- scheggia, frammento, scaglia, grattacieloItalian
- 찢어진 조각Korean
- așchie, surceaRomanian
- sticka, speta, flisa, livagnSwedish
- kordon, şerit, ince dilim, kıymıkTurkish
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