Definitions for sliverˈslɪv ər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small, slender, often sharp piece, as of wood or glass; splinter.
any small, narrow piece or portion.
a strand of loose, untwisted fibers produced in carding.
(v.t.)to split or cut into slivers.
to form (textile fibers) into slivers.
Origin of sliver:
1325–75; ME slivere (n.), der. of sliven to split, OE -slīfan (in tōslīfan to split up)
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; 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
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.
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