What does slit mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slitnoun

    a long narrow opening

  2. cunt, puss, pussy, slit, snatch, twatnoun

    obscene terms for female genitals

  3. incision, scratch, prick, slit, dentnoun

    a depression scratched or carved into a surface

  4. slitverb

    a narrow fissure

  5. slit, sliceverb

    make a clean cut through

    "slit her throat"

  6. slitverb

    cut a slit into

    "slit the throat of the victim"


  1. slitnoun

    A narrow cut or opening; a slot.

  2. slitnoun

    The opening of the vagina.

  3. slitnoun

    A derogatory name for a woman, usually a sexually loose woman; a prostitute.

  4. slitverb

    To cut a narrow opening.

    He slit the bag open and the rice began pouring out.

  5. slitverb

    To split in two parts.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Slitnoun

    A long cut, or narrow opening.

    Etymology: slit , Saxon.

    In St James’s fields is a conduit of brick, unto which joineth a low vault, and at the end of that a round house of stone; and in the brick conduit there is a window, and in the round house a slit or rift of some little breadth: if you cry out in the rift, it will make a fearful roaring at the window. Francis Bacon.

    Where the tender rinds of trees disclose
    Their shooting gems, a swelling knot there grows:
    Just in that place a narrow slit we make,
    Then other buds from bearing trees we take;
    Inserted thus, the wounded rind we close. Dryden.

    I found, by looking through a slit or oblong hole, which was narrower than the pupil of my eyes, and held close to it parallel to the prisms, I could see the circles much distincter, and visible to a far greater number, than otherwise. Newton.

  2. To Slitverb

    pret. and part. slit and slitted. To cut longwise.

    Etymology: slitan , Saxon.

    To make plants medicinable slit the root, and infuse into it the medicine; as hellebore, opium, scammony, and then bind it up. Francis Bacon, Nat. History.

    The deers of Arginusa had their ears divided, occasioned at first by slitting the ears. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

    Had it hit
    The upper part of him, the blow
    Had slit, as sure as that below. Hudibras.

    We slit the preternatural body open. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.

    A liberty might be left to the judges to inflict death, or some notorious mark, by slitting the nose, or brands upon the cheeks. William Temple.

    If a tinned or plated body, which, being of an even thickness, appears all over of an uniform colour, should be slit into threads, or broken into fragments of the same thickness with the plate, I see no reason why every thread or fragment should not keep its colour. Isaac Newton, Opt.

    He took a freak
    To slit my tongue, and make me speak. Jonathan Swift.


  1. slit

    A slit refers to a narrow opening or crevice made by cutting or dividing a material, usually forming a long and thin passage or gap. It can be formed by slicing through something with a sharp object, such as a knife, resulting in a linear and elongated gap. Slits are commonly found in various contexts, including clothing, packaging, machinery, or physical structures, and their purpose can vary depending on the specific application and function.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slit

    3d. pers. sing. pres. of Slide

  2. Slit

    of Slit

  3. Slitnoun

    to cut lengthwise; to cut into long pieces or strips; as, to slit iron bars into nail rods; to slit leather into straps

  4. Slitnoun

    to cut or make a long fissure in or upon; as, to slit the ear or the nose

  5. Slitnoun

    to cut; to sever; to divide

  6. Slitnoun

    a long cut; a narrow opening; as, a slit in the ear

  7. Etymology: [OE. slitten, fr. sliten, AS. sttan to tear; akin to D. slijten to wear out, G. schleissen to slit, split, OHG. slzan to split, tear, wear out, Icel. stta to break, tear, wear out, Sw. slita, Dan. slide. Cf. Eclat, Slate, n., Slice.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Slit

    slit, v.t. to cut lengthwise: to split: to cut into strips:—pr.p. slit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. slit.—n. a long cut: a narrow opening.—n. Slit′ter, anything which slits, a slitting-shears for sheet-metal.—adj. Slit′tered, cut into strips with square ends.—n. Slit′ting-mill, an establishment in which metal plates are cut into strips for nail-making: a rotating disc used by gem-cutters for slitting: a gang-saw used for resawing lumber for blind-slats, fence-pickets, &c. [A.S. slítan; Ger. schleissen.]

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  1. list

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slit in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of slit in a Sentence

  1. Jakob Vinther:

    It is very unique. Most cloacas form a kind of slit. Sometimes it's a vertical split, sometimes it's a smiley face, sometimes it's a sour face. This thing has a V-shaped structure with a pair of nice flaring lips and there's not a living groups of animals that have morphology like that, it is somewhat similar to crocodiles but still unique.

  2. Bakura Moh'd:

    They tied peoples' hands behind their backs and slit their throats like animals.

  3. General Mattis:

    When asked why he carry's a knife, General Mattis said, In case I run into a piece of cake, or, a throat to slit

  4. Emil Limpert:

    There were four guys in there, and two guys got killed, and then the other guy, he got his leg… Oh, hell. I guess he lost his leg. It was slit in four places where a grenade hit between us and I got one in my leg.

  5. H. L. Mencken:

    Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.

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