Definitions for sliverˈslɪv ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sliv•erˈslɪv ər(n.)

  1. a small, slender, often sharp piece, as of wood or glass; splinter.

  2. any small, narrow piece or portion.

  3. a strand of loose, untwisted fibers produced in carding.

    Category: Textiles

  4. (v.t.)to split or cut into slivers.

  5. to form (textile fibers) into slivers.

    Category: Textiles

  6. (v.i.)to split.

Origin of sliver:

1325–75; ME slivere (n.), der. of sliven to split, OE -slīfan (in tōslīfan to split up)

sliv′er•like`(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. splinter, sliver(noun)

    a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal

    "he got a splinter in his finger"; "it broke into slivers"

  2. paring, sliver, shaving(verb)

    a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something

  3. sliver, splinter(verb)

    divide into slivers or splinters

  4. splinter, sliver(verb)

    break up into splinters or slivers

    "The wood splintered"

  5. sliver(verb)

    form into slivers

    "sliver wood"

Wiktionary

  1. sliver(Noun)

    A long piece cut or rent off; a sharp, slender fragment; a splinter.

  2. sliver(Noun)

    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.

  3. sliver(Noun)

    Bait made of pieces of small fish. Compare kibblings.

  4. sliver(Noun)

    A narrow high-rise apartment building.

  5. sliver(Verb)

    To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver wood.

  6. Origin: sliver from sliven, from slifan (as in toslifan).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sliver(verb)

    to cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver wood

  2. Sliver(noun)

    a long piece cut ot rent off; a sharp, slender fragment; a splinter

  3. Sliver(noun)

    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

  4. Sliver(noun)

    bait made of pieces of small fish. Cf. Kibblings

Freebase

  1. Sliver

    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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