What does sleight mean?

Definitions for sleightslaɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sleight.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dexterity, manual dexterity, sleight(noun)

    adroitness in using the hands


  1. sleight(Noun)

    Cunning; craft; artful practice.

  2. sleight(Noun)

    An artful trick; sly artifice; a feat so dexterous that the manner of performance escapes observation.

  3. sleight(Noun)

    Dexterous practice; dexterity; skill.

  4. Origin: From slœgð, from slœgr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sleight(noun)

    cunning; craft; artful practice

  2. Sleight(noun)

    an artful trick; sly artifice; a feat so dexterous that the manner of performance escapes observation

  3. Sleight(noun)

    dexterous practice; dexterity; skill

  4. Origin: [OE. sleighte, sleihte, sleithe, Icel. slg (for slg) slyness, cunning, fr. slgr (for slgr) sly, cunning. See Sly.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sleight

    slīt, n. cunning: dexterity: an artful trick.—n. Sleight′-of-hand, legerdemain. [Ice. slægth, cunning, slægr, sly.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleight in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Brigitte Amiri:

    The state's bureaucratic sleight of hand is fooling no one. This is an attempt to ban abortion in Kentucky, plain and simple. We are fighting to keep this from happening.

  2. Brad Adams:

    Thailand's friends abroad should not be fooled by this obvious sleight of hand by the junta leader to replace martial law with a constitutional provision that effectively provides unlimited and unaccountable powers.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Oh how smoothly, how swiftly and horribly, how cruelly and thoroughly, one discovers the powers and prowess of Maya, the Supreme power of Illusions! With a simple sleight of her hand, léger de main, everything changes in a moment; electrically charged, awesome and exciting years of life shrink to moments - just to realize that all that fascinating reality had been a dream. Perhaps all that had happened previously had been a continuous sequence of beautiful images that one would admire and fall in love with, and to realize that it’s all the game of dreams, illusions and Maya. The reality also strikes, at the same moment, that everything one would still experience in the future, would see with one’s eyes and feel with one’s hands, up to the moment of one’s death — that everything is not going to be any different in substance, or any different in kind. Why would it be? It’s always all a game, all foam and all dreams. It’s Maya, the whole lovely and frightful, delicious and desperate kaleidoscope of life with its searing delights, intertwined with its searing sorrows, the amazing show that has been ongoing since the dawn of Universe.

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