What does slash mean?
Definitions for slash
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cut, gash, slash, slicenoun
a wound made by cutting
"he put a bandage over the cut"
an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind)
solidus, slash, virgule, diagonal, stroke, separatrixnoun
a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument
slash, cut downverb
cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounceverb
beat severely with a whip or rod
"The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
"she slashed her wrists"
"Prices were slashed"
convulse, thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, toss, jactitateverb
move or stir about violently
"The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"
The symbol, /. Also known as a forward slash, particularly in computer programming and web design.
A swift cut with a blade, particularly with fighting weapons as a sword, saber, knife etc.
A swift striking movement.
A pee, a trip to the toilet to urinate
Excuse me, I need to take a slash
The female genitalia
A quick and hard lateral strike with a hockey stick, usually across the arms or legs.
To cut across something with a blade such as knife, sword, scythe etc.
to strike laterally with a hockey stick. usually across the legs or arms
to reduce sharply
Iran on Thursday called on OPEC to slash output by 2 million barrels per day.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
Some few received some cuts and slashes that had drawn blood. Edward Hyde.
What! this a sleeve?
Here’s snip and nip, and cut, and slish and slash,
Like to a censor in a barber’s shop. William Shakespeare.
Distinguish’d slashes deck the great,
As each excels in birth or state:
His oylet-holes are more and ampler;
The king’s own body was a sampler. Matthew Prior.
Etymology: slasa, to strike, Islandick.
Daniel, a sprightly swain, that us’d to slash
The vig’rous steeds that drew his lord’s calash,
To Peggy’s side inclin’d. King.
To strike at random with a sword; to lay about him.
The knights with their bright burning blades
Broke their rude troops, and orders did confound,
Hewing and slashing at their idle shades. Fairy Queen.
Not that I’d lop the beauties from his book,
Like slashing Richard Bentley with his desp’rate hook. Alexander Pope.
to cut by striking violently and at random; to cut in long slits
to lash; to ply the whip to
to crack or snap, as a whip
to strike violently and at random, esp. with an edged instrument; to lay about one indiscriminately with blows; to cut hastily and carelessly
a long cut; a cut made at random
a large slit in the material of any garment, made to show the lining through the openings
swampy or wet lands overgrown with bushes
Etymology: [OE. slaschen, of uncertain origin; cf. OF. esclachier to break, esclechier, esclichier, to break, and E. slate, slice, slit, v. t.]
The slash is a sign used as a punctuation mark and for various other purposes. It often is called a forward slash and many other names, and sometimes is erroneously called a backslash.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
slash, v.t. to cut by striking with violence and at random: to make long cuts: to ornament by cutting slits in the cloth in order to show some fine material underneath.—v.i. to strike violently and at random with an edged instrument: to strike right and left: to move rapidly.—n. a long cut: a cut at random: a cut in cloth to show colours underneath: a stripe on a non-commissioned officer's sleeve: a clearing in a wood.—adj. Slashed, cut with slashes: gashed.—ns. Slash′er, anything which slashes; Slash′ing, a slash in a garment: the felling of trees as a military obstacle, also the trees so felled.—adj. cutting mercilessly, unsparing: dashing: very big, slapping. [O. Fr. eslecher, to dismember—Old High Ger. slīzan, to split.]
slash, v.i. (Scot.) to work in wet.—n. a large quantity of watery food, as broth, &c.—adj. Slash′y, dirty, muddy. [Sw. slaska, dabble—slask, wet.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
Common name for the slant (‘/’, ASCII 0101111) character. See ASCII for other synonyms.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A cut; a wound; also, a cut in cloth. It was formerly used to express the pieces of tape or worsted lace which were placed upon the arms of non-commissioned officers, in order to distinguish them from privates.
To strike violently and at random with an edged instrument; to lay about one indiscriminately with blows.
Slash was the skilled electric guitarist for the band “Guns ‘N’ Roses”. He assisted in the writing of many of their popular songs, and stayed with the band for quite a long time.
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The numerical value of slash in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of slash in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of slash in a Sentence
My sense is that we need to slash the number of cars we develop by about 20 percent, in the end, with so many different specs you lose the essence of what a Honda car should be. It also puts a big burden on (engineers) and it's inefficient.
So what I do, if I say,' The Democratic presidential town hall is tonight on CNN,' I'll say :' The Democratic presidential town hall, slash, is on The Democratic presidential town hall, slash, it's going to have the following people, slash, Anderson Cooper is going to speak, slash.
I want people to see him as this incredible musician slash athlete slash cat lover slash straight-A student. while my child is trans, and he's put in a box of being a trans person, he's so much more than that label.
We very much appreciated the support Leo gave us in campaigning to protect Ebo last year so it seemed fitting to honour him in this way, naming a species unique only to Ebo Forest, after him, had the logging concession gone ahead, we would have likely lost this species to timber extraction and slash and burn agriculture that usually follows logging concessions.
The state shouldn't come in and say to the individual businessman, 'You must violate your religious — and I'll say religious-slash-moral convictions. This baker (Silva), thought that was a violation of their moral convictions. The other baker, which we all know very well because of all the stories, clearly that was a violation of their religious convictions.
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Translations for slash
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- řez, lomítko, říznout, seknutí, sekeraCzech
- Hieb, Schrägstrich, Bruchstrich, aufschlitzenGerman
- δεξιότροπη κάθετοςGreek
- barra, hechar una meadaSpanish
- sivaltaa, viiltää, vinoviiva, viiva, sivallusFinnish
- taillader, entaillerFrench
- fendente, sfregio, fendere, mietere, sfregiare, falciare, fessa, barraItalian
- hōripiripi, rītaha, hae, tohu rītaha, hahaeMāori
- коса цртаMacedonian
- schuine streepDutch
- mijada, talho, barraPortuguese
- косая черта, слэш, полосовать, косая, рассекать, рубитьRussian
- kapa, hugga, hugg, snedstreckSwedish
- bölü, taksimTurkish
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