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Meaning of SLIVER

Pronunciation:  'slivur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
  2. [n]  a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal; "he got a splinter in his finger"; "it flew into flinders"
  3. [v]  form into slivers, as of wool
  4. [v]  break up into splinters or slivers; "The wood splintered"
  5. [v]  divide into slivers or splinters
 

SLIVER is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: flinders, paring, shaving, splinter, splinter, splinter
 
 See Also: bit, break up, carve up, chip, dissever, divide, flake, fleck, form, fragment, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize, scrap, separate, shape, splint, split, split up

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sliv"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slivered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Slivering}.] [See {Slive}, v. t.]
    To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small
    pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver
    wood. --Shak.
    
          They 'll sliver thee like a turnip.      --Sir W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    
  2. \Sliv"er\, n.
    1. A long piece cut ot rent off; a sharp, slender fragment; a
       splinter.
    
    2. 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.
    
    3. pl. Bait made of pieces of small fish. Cf. {Kibblings}.
       [Local, U.S.] --Bartlett.
    
    
 

 

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