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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slotnoun

    a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable

    "he developed a version of slot grammar"

  2. slotnoun

    a small slit (as for inserting a coin or depositing mail)

    "he put a quarter in the slot"

  3. time slot, slotnoun

    a time assigned on a schedule or agenda

    "the TV program has a new time slot"; "an aircraft landing slot"

  4. slotnoun

    a position in a hierarchy or organization

    "Bob Dylan occupied the top slot for several weeks"; "she beat some tough competition for the number one slot"

  5. slotnoun

    the trail of an animal (especially a deer)

    "he followed the deer's slot over the soft turf to the edge of the trees"

  6. slot, expansion slotnoun

    (computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board

    "the PC had three slots for additional memory"

  7. slot, one-armed banditverb

    a slot machine that is used for gambling

    "they spend hours and hours just playing the slots"

  8. slotverb

    assign a time slot

    "slot a television program"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Slotnoun

    The track of a deer.

    Etymology: slod, Islandick.

  2. To Slotverb

    To strike or clash hard.

    Etymology: slughen, Dutch.


  1. slot

    A slot refers to a specific place, position, or time allocated for something, such as in a schedule, a machine, or in a piece of equipment or structure, etc. It can also refer to an opening or groove into which something else can be fitted or inserted. In technology, it may refer to a place in a computer or other electronic equipment where a specific component or card can be inserted.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slotnoun

    a broad, flat, wooden bar; a slat or sloat

  2. Slotnoun

    a bolt or bar for fastening a door

  3. Slotnoun

    a narrow depression, perforation, or aperture; esp., one for the reception of a piece fitting or sliding in it

  4. Slotverb

    to shut with violence; to slam; as, to slot a door

  5. Slotnoun

    the track of a deer; hence, a track of any kind

  6. Etymology: [See Slot a bar.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Slot

    slot, n. a bar or bolt: a broad, flat, wooden bar which holds together larger pieces. [Allied to Low Ger. slot, Dut. slot, a lock.]

  2. Slot

    slot, n. a hollow, narrow depression, to receive some corresponding part in a mechanism: a ditch, the continuous opening between the rails in a cable tramway along which the shank of the grip moves.—n. Slot′ting-machine′, a machine for cutting slots or square grooves in metal. [Slit.]

  3. Slot

    slot, n. the track of a deer. [Ice. slóth, track, path; Scot. sleuth, track by the scent.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. slot

    An archaic term for a castle or fort. Also, a groove or hole where a pin traverses.

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  1. SLOT

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SLOT

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Slot is ranked #85357 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Slot surname appeared 219 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Slot.

    94% or 206 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slot in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of slot in a Sentence

  1. Amy Weiss:

    She posted a video and asked people to send underwear, and my computer started dinging like I had won I don't know what... from a slot machine. I will just fast-forward and say we received 1.5 million pairs of underwear from around the world at my husband's office.

  2. Greg McElroy:

    Now Slade Bolden can kind of be that a little bit in the slot, the young guys are great, but they’re still going to miss that presence.

  3. Alan Tan:

    Unlimited flight capacity is meaningless if airport and slot congestion remains unaddressed by governments.

  4. Tom Falzone:

    You have to earn that slot to jump into the stadium.

  5. Cam Adair:

    We know from gambling research that when it comes to slot machines and things like that, the brain is firing with the excitement of the potential of the win, not even necessarily of the win itself, and so a loot box plays on that very strongly.

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