What does slew mean?

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad(verb)

    (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

    "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"

  2. swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut(verb)

    turn sharply; change direction abruptly

    "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

  3. skid, slip, slue, slew, slide(verb)

    move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

    "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slew

    of Slay

  2. Slew

    imp. of Slay

  3. Slew(verb)

    see Slue

  4. Origin: [See Slough a wet place.]


  1. Slew

    Slew and slewing are a terms which can refer to a spacecraft's orientation or movement in reference to a plane or fixed position such as Earth, the Sun, another celestial body or other point in space. During space flight, a craft's attitude must be controlled for reasons dependant upon the craft's mission. Keeping a spacecraft slewed properly is vital toward ensuring that its high-gain antenna remains oriented toward Earth for sending and receiving data and commands. Additionally with many craft, keeping their solar arrays angled toward the Sun optimizes their power absorption and reduces the craft's reliance on internal power systems. Thermal heating and cooling of a craft and its subsystems can also be controlled by the craft's orientation. Cameras or other sensing equipment that are fixed into position upon the craft need to be aimed by slewing the craft. A spacecraft can either be spin stabilized or 3-axis stabilized to maintain proper orientation. For spin-stabilized spacecraft, slewing is accomplished by applying a torque to the spacecraft, in general by operating a thruster in synchronous or asynchronous direction to its spin to adjust its spin rate. This results in a precession and slews for this kind of spacecraft are therefore also called "precession manoeuvre."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Slew

    slōō, pa.t. of slay.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slew in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slew in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rev. Jesse Jackson:

    We slew the goliath of raciism,but, we now must contend with his offspring.

  2. Zhou Junan:

    There is no good economic news to boost the stocks after a slew of weak economic data.

  3. Chief Executive Michael Roney:

    We have a slew of potential acquisitions, the pipeline now is as good as I've ever seen it.

  4. Tony Scherrer:

    A whole slew of (future) blockbuster drugs are getting traction today, the pipelines look great.

  5. Zhou Junan:

    I am not getting back to the market now, there is no good economic news to boost the stocks after a slew of weak economic data.

Images & Illustrations of slew

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Translations for slew

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • HaufenGerman
  • asesinato, arma, montónSpanish
  • membunuhIndonesian
  • בְּרֵכָהHebrew
  • スルーJapanese
  • iemand te kakken zetten, schuiven, omwentelen, moordwapen, instellen, draaien, ommekeer, regelen, zwenken, een groot aantal, slachtpartij, slippen, omkeren, verschuivenDutch
  • mängd, massaSwedish

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