What does Shred mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shred, scintilla, whit, iota, tittle, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, smidge(noun)

    a tiny or scarcely detectable amount

  2. rag, shred, tag, tag end, tatter(verb)

    a small piece of cloth or paper

  3. shred, tear up, rip up(verb)

    tear into shreds


  1. shred(Noun)

    A long, narrow piece cut or torn off; a strip.

  2. shred(Noun)

    In general, a fragment; a piece; a particle; a very small amount.

    There isn't a shred of evidence to support his claims.

  3. shred(Verb)

    To cut or tear into narrow and long pieces or strips.

  4. shred(Verb)

    To ride aggressively.

  5. shred(Verb)

    To drop fat and water weight before a competition.

  6. shred(Verb)

    To play very fast (especially guitar solos in rock and metal genres).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shred(noun)

    a long, narrow piece cut or torn off; a strip

  2. Shred(noun)

    in general, a fragment; a piece; a particle

  3. Shred

    of Shred

  4. Shred(noun)

    to cut or tear into small pieces, particularly narrow and long pieces, as of cloth or leather

  5. Shred(noun)

    to lop; to prune; to trim

  6. Origin: [OE. shreden, schreden, AS. scredian; akin to OD. schrooden, OHG. scrtan, G. schroten. See Shred, n.]


  1. SHRED

    Spam Harassment Reduction via Economic Disincentives is a proposed sender-at-risk E-mail stamp mechanism for reducing the E-mail spamming problem by indirectly increasing the cost of E-mail sending to the senders of unwanted E-mail. It aims to avoid the defects in earlier sender-at-risk mechanisms. The main aim of SHRED is to provide economic incentives for legitimate ISPs to clean up the botnet problem within their networks, by making it cheaper to do so than to continue to pay excess postage charges for delivered spam messages, whilst not requiring SHRED to be mandated or universally adopted to be effective, or for SMTP to be re-engineered. SHRED differs from other E-mail postage stamp systems in that SHRED stamps only represent a potential financial liability to the E-mail sender, rather than an unconditional cost, and only incur a replacement cost if cancelled by an E-mail recipient who considers an E-mail to be unwanted. SHRED is thus effectively an electronic reputation system, where reputation -- in the form of being able to affix stamps to E-mail -- is lost through complaints, and has to be bought back with money, thus imposing a financial cost on the loss of reputation. The presence or absence of a stamp then can be used by E-mail receivers, together with other sources of information such as blacklists, whitelists, and content analysis, to make judgments as to whether E-mail should be relayed or delivered.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shred

    shred, n. a long, narrow piece cut or torn off: a strip, fragment, particle.—v.t. to cut or tear into shreds.—n. Shred′ding, the act of cutting into shreds: a shred.—adjs. Shred′dy, consisting of shreds, ragged; Shred′less.—n. Shred′-pie, mince-pie. [A.S. screáde; Ger. schrot, Scot. screed.]

Anagrams for Shred »

  1. herds, sherd

  2. Herds

  3. Sherd

How to pronounce Shred?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shred in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shred in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Shred in a Sentence

  1. Pope Francis:

    There is not one shred of proof against him. It’s all calumny.

  2. Unknown:

    Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.

  3. Brendan Gill:

    Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.

  4. Marcus Sachs:

    It would be great if there wasn't a shred of Huawei anywhere in the United States.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    A tree that allows birds to nest in it should never complain about its shred leaves.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • tallar, triturar, trinxar, trocejarCatalan, Valencian
  • kus, trhat, útržek, cárCzech
  • zerkleinern, zerfetzenGerman
  • κομματιάζωGreek
  • trocearSpanish
  • tiluttaa, repiä, suikale, kappale, silputa, tiputtaa, kaistale, palanen, suikaloidaFinnish
  • lambeau, déchiqueter, lacérer, fondre, déchirer, dilacérerFrench
  • versnipperen, verscheurenDutch
  • strzęp, drzeć, kawałek, podrzećPolish
  • trinchar, DestruirPortuguese
  • кусок, кромсать, лоскут, клочок, измельчатьRussian

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