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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
That's a tiny sliver of their potential.
We gave Evan the last rites and then we turned off her life support, she was declared brain dead…The hospital kept giving me a sliver of hope. I knew it was wrong, but I wanted it to be true. So I hung on for a week. It’s rough. I feel like I’ve been very, very beaten. I hurt from head to toe with the pain of losing my daughter.
When we talk about MS-13 and the cartels, what do we mean? We mean international criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into warzones, that rape and kill innocent civilians, and who profit by smuggling poison and other human beings across our borders, … It is here on this very sliver of land—on this border—that we take our stand. It is a direct threat to our legal system, peace and prosperity.
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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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