What does sliver mean?

Definitions for sliver
ˈslɪv ərsliv·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. splinter, slivernoun

    a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal

    "he got a splinter in his finger"; "it broke into slivers"

  2. paring, sliver, shavingverb

    a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something

  3. sliver, splinterverb

    divide into slivers or splinters

  4. splinter, sliververb

    break up into splinters or slivers

    "The wood splintered"

  5. sliververb

    form into slivers

    "sliver wood"

GCIDE

  1. Slivernoun

    A long piece cut or rent off; a sharp, slender fragment, as of glass; a splinter.

Wiktionary

  1. slivernoun

    A long piece cut or rent off; a sharp, slender fragment; a splinter.

  2. slivernoun

    A strand, or slender roll, of cotton or other fiber in a loose, untwisted state, produced by a carding machine and ready for the roving or slubbing which precedes spinning.

  3. slivernoun

    Bait made of pieces of small fish. Compare kibblings.

  4. slivernoun

    A narrow high-rise apartment building.

  5. sliververb

    To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver wood.

  6. Etymology: sliver from sliven, from slifan (as in toslifan).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Slivernoun

    A branch torn off. Sliver, in Scotland, still denotes a slice cut off: as, he took a large sliver of the beef.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    There on the pendant boughs, her coronet weed
    Clamb’ring to hang, an envious sliver broke,
    When down her weedy coronet and herself
    Fell in the weeping brook. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

  2. To SLIVE, To SLIVERverb

    To split; to divide longwise; to tear off longwise.

    Etymology: slifan , Saxon.

    Liver of blaspheming Jew,
    Gall of goat, and slips of yew,
    Sliver’d in the moons eclipse. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

Wikipedia

  1. Sliver

    Sliver is a song by the American rock band Nirvana, written by vocalist and guitarist Kurt Cobain. The song was released as a non-album single by the band's then record label, Sub Pop, in September 1990. The same recording was re-released on the compilation album Incesticide by DGC in December 1992, and a new music video was released to promote the album.

ChatGPT

  1. sliver

    A sliver is a small, thin, narrow piece or fragment that has been cut, torn, or broken off from something larger. It often has a sharp or pointed end. This term is frequently used to refer to a piece of wood, metal, glass, or other hard materials. Additionally, in the field of GIS (Geographic Information Systems), a sliver is a narrow polygon between two others, often caused by digitizing errors.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sliververb

    to cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver wood

  2. Slivernoun

    a long piece cut ot rent off; a sharp, slender fragment; a splinter

  3. Slivernoun

    a strand, or slender roll, of cotton or other fiber in a loose, untwisted state, produced by a carding machine and ready for the roving or slubbing which preceeds spinning

  4. Slivernoun

    bait made of pieces of small fish. Cf. Kibblings

  5. Etymology: [See Slive, v. t.]

Wikidata

  1. Sliver

    Sliver is a novel by U.S. author Ira Levin about the mysterious people in a privately owned New York highrise apartment building, especially after a new tenant — an attractive young working woman in publishing — has moved in. Phillip Noyce directed a film, Sliver, based on the book, which was released in 1993.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sliver

    sliv′ėr, or slī′vėr, v.t. to split, to tear off lengthwise, to slice.—n. a piece cut or rent off, a slice: a continuous strand of loose untwisted wool or other fibre.—v.i. Slive, to slide, skulk. [A.S. slífan, to cleave.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sliver

    An old term for a sluice. Also, any thin piece of split wood used as a filling. Also, a short slop wrapper, formerly called a sliving.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SLIVER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sliver is ranked #144141 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sliver surname appeared 115 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sliver.

    82.6% or 95 total occurrences were White.
    6% or 7 total occurrences were Black.
    4.3% or 5 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    4.3% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sliver in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sliver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of sliver in a Sentence

  1. Natalie Wood:

    We gave Evan the last rites and then we turned off her life support, she was declared brain dead…The hospital kept giving me a sliver of hope. I knew it was wrong, but I wanted it to be true. So I hung on for a week. It’s rough. I feel like I’ve been very, very beaten. I hurt from head to toe with the pain of losing my daughter.

  2. Stephen Innes:

    Any sliver of optimism on the trade war front will be viewed in a very positive light, surely both parties can't be happy to move forward with their scorched earth policy.

  3. Jeff Sessions:

    When we talk about MS-13 and the cartels, what do we mean? We mean international criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into warzones, that rape and kill innocent civilians, and who profit by smuggling poison and other human beings across our borders, … It is here on this very sliver of land—on this border—that we take our stand. It is a direct threat to our legal system, peace and prosperity.

  4. Amanda Starbuck:

    It’s also kind of a little bit demeaning to blame residential use for these crises, it’s just a small sliver of the overall consumption. It’s a much bigger problem, and we really need to start bringing in these big industries that are guzzling water during this time of drought.

  5. Michael Baron:

    That's a tiny sliver of their potential.

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