What does slash mean?

Definitions for slash

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cut, gash, slash, slice(noun)

    a wound made by cutting

    "he put a bandage over the cut"

  2. slash(noun)

    an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind)

  3. solidus, slash, virgule, diagonal, stroke, separatrix(noun)

    a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information

  4. slash, gash(verb)

    a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument

  5. slash, cut down(verb)

    cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete

  6. flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce(verb)

    beat severely with a whip or rod

    "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"

  7. slash, gash(verb)

    cut open

    "she slashed her wrists"

  8. slash(verb)

    cut drastically

    "Prices were slashed"

  9. convulse, thresh, thresh about, thrash, thrash about, slash, toss, jactitate(verb)

    move or stir about violently

    "The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed"


  1. slash(Noun)

    The symbol, /. Also known as a forward slash, particularly in computer programming and web design.

  2. slash(Noun)

    A swift cut with a blade, particularly with fighting weapons as a sword, saber, knife etc.

  3. slash(Noun)

    A swift striking movement.

  4. slash(Noun)

    A pee, a trip to the toilet to urinate

    Excuse me, I need to take a slash

  5. slash(Noun)

    The female genitalia

  6. slash(Noun)

    A quick and hard lateral strike with a hockey stick, usually across the arms or legs.

  7. slash(Verb)

    To cut across something with a blade such as knife, sword, scythe etc.

  8. slash(Verb)

    to strike laterally with a hockey stick. usually across the legs or arms

  9. slash(Verb)

    to reduce sharply

    Iran on Thursday called on OPEC to slash output by 2 million barrels per day.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slash(verb)

    to cut by striking violently and at random; to cut in long slits

  2. Slash(verb)

    to lash; to ply the whip to

  3. Slash(verb)

    to crack or snap, as a whip

  4. Slash(verb)

    to strike violently and at random, esp. with an edged instrument; to lay about one indiscriminately with blows; to cut hastily and carelessly

  5. Slash(noun)

    a long cut; a cut made at random

  6. Slash(noun)

    a large slit in the material of any garment, made to show the lining through the openings

  7. Slash(noun)

    swampy or wet lands overgrown with bushes

  8. Origin: [OE. slaschen, of uncertain origin; cf. OF. esclachier to break, esclechier, esclichier, to break, and E. slate, slice, slit, v. t.]


  1. Slash

    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

  1. Slash

    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.]

  2. Slash

    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

  1. slash

    Common name for the slant (‘/’, ASCII 0101111) character. See ASCII for other synonyms.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. slash

    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.

  2. slash

    To strike violently and at random with an edged instrument; to lay about one indiscriminately with blows.

Editors Contribution

  1. slash

    A known symbol used in various languages, computer programming code, computer software, computer language and on a computer keyboard.

    A slash is a symbol e.g. / forward slash or \ back slash and is used in internet webpage addresses and in language e.g. and/or.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on March 25, 2017  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slash in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slash in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of slash in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    I call him a socialist-slash-communist, because that's what he is.

  2. Chelsea Police:

    She suffered two serious slash wounds -- one to her neck and one to her wrist.

  3. Ravi Patel:

    This has the potential to reach $3,000 to $5,000 a week for us, which could slash my rent by up to 30 percent.

  4. Leroy Pearson:

    I got five stitches on my leg from a slash, a real bad cut after people grabbed me and jumped over the ones in there.

  5. Wojtek Sabaranski of analysts:

    If the drought continues through June 2018, we will be forced to slash this forecast back to 10.5-10.7 million tonnes.

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