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Meaning of SHRED

Pronunciation:  shred

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small piece of cloth
  2. [n]  a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
  3. [v]  tear into shreds

SHRED is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: iota, rag, rip up, scintilla, smidge, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, tag, tag end, tatter, tear up, tittle, whit
 See Also: bust, piece of cloth, piece of material, pine-tar rag, rupture, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, snap, tear, tease



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Shred\, n. [OE. shrede, schrede, AS. scre['a]de; akin to
    OD. schroode, G. schrot a piece cut off, Icel. skrjo[eth]r a
    shred, and to E. shroud. Cf. {Screed}, {Scroll}, {Scrutiny}.]
    1. A long, narrow piece cut or torn off; a strip. ``Shreds of
       tanned leather.'' --Bacon.
    2. In general, a fragment; a piece; a particle. --Shak.
  2. \Shred\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shred} or {Shredded}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Shredding}.] [OE. shreden, schreden, AS.
    scre['a]dian; akin to OD. schrooden, OHG. scr?tan, G.
    schroten. See {Shred}, n.]
    1. To cut or tear into small pieces, particularly narrow and
       long pieces, as of cloth or leather. --Chaucer.
    2. To lop; to prune; to trim. [Obs.]