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Meaning of SLOP

Pronunciation:  slâp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk
  2. [v]  feed pigs
  3. [v]  cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container; "spill the milk"; "splatter water"
  4. [v]  ladle clumsily; "slop the food onto the plate"
  5. [v]  walk through mud or mire; "We had to splosh across the wet meadow"

SLOP is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: pigswill, pigwash, slops, slosh, spill, splash, splatter, splosh, squelch, squish, swill, swill
 See Also: displace, feed, feed, footslog, give, lade, laden, ladle, move, pad, plod, provender, slog, tramp, trudge



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Slop\, n. [OE. sloppe a pool; akin to As. sloppe, slyppe,
    the sloppy droppings of a cow; cf. AS. sl?pan to slip, and E.
    slip, v.i. Cf. {Cowslip}.]
    1. Water or other liquid carelessly spilled or thrown aboyt,
       as upon a table or a floor; a puddle; a soiled spot.
    2. Mean and weak drink or liquid food; -- usually in the
    3. pl. Dirty water; water in which anything has been washed
       or rinsed; water from wash-bowls, etc.
    {Slop basin}, or {Slop bowl}, a basin or bowl for holding
       slops, especially for receiving the rinsings of tea or
       coffee cups at the table.
    {Slop molding} (Brickmaking), a process of manufacture in
       which the brick is carried to the drying ground in a wet
       mold instead of on a pallet.
  2. \Slop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slopped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To cause to overflow, as a liquid, by the motion of the
       vessel containing it; to spill.
    2. To spill liquid upon; to soil with a liquid spilled.
  3. \Slop\, v. i.
    To overflow or be spilled as a liquid, by the motion of the
    vessel containing it; -- often with over.
  4. \Slop\, n. [AS. slop a frock or over-garment, fr. sl?pan to
    slip, to slide; akin to Icel sloppr a thin garment; cf. OHG.
    slouf a garment. Cf. {Slip}, v. i.]
    1. Any kind of outer garment made of linen or cotton, as a
       night dress, or a smock frock. [Obs.] --Halliwell.
    2. A loose lower garment; loose breeches; chiefly used in the
       plural. ``A pair of slops.'' --Sir P. Sidney.
             There's a French salutation to your French slop.
    3. pl. Ready-made clothes; also, among seamen, clothing,
       bedding, and other furnishings.
Computing Dictionary

1. A one-sided fudge factor, that is, an allowance for error but in only one of two directions. For example, if you need a piece of wire 10 feet long and have to guess when you cut it, you make very sure to cut it too long, by a large amount if necessary, rather than too short by even a little bit, because you can always cut off the slop but you can't paste it back on again. When discrete quantities are involved, slop is often introduced to avoid the possibility of being on the losing side of a fencepost error.

2. The percentage of "extra" code generated by a compiler over the size of equivalent assembly code produced by hand-hacking; i.e. the space (or maybe time) you lose because you didn't do it yourself. This number is often used as a measure of the quality of a compiler; slop below 5% is very good, and 10% is usually acceptable. Modern compilers, especially on riscs, may actually have *negative* slop; that is, they may generate better code than humans. This is one of the reasons assembler programming is becoming less common.

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