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Meaning of SPLICE

Pronunciation:  splIs

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them together
  2. [n]  a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together; "the break was due to an imperfect splice"
  3. [v]  join by interweaving strands; "Splice the wires"
  4. [v]  join together so as to form new genetic combinations; "splice genes"
  5. [v]  join the ends of; "splice film"
  6. [v]  perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"

SPLICE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: lap joint, marry, splicing, tie, wed
 See Also: conjoin, conjunction, enlace, entwine, interlace, intertwine, join, joint, junction, lace, officiate, piece, solemnise, solemnize, twine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Splice\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spliced}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Splicing}.] [D. splitsen, splitten; akin to G. splissen, Sw.
    splissa, Dan. splisse, and E. split; -- from the dividing or
    splitting the ends into separate strands. See {Split}, v. t.]
    1. To unite, as two ropes, or parts of a rope, by a
       particular manner of interweaving the strands, -- the
       union being between two ends, or between an end and the
       body of a rope.
    2. To unite, as spars, timbers, rails, etc., by lapping the
       two ends together, or by applying a piece which laps upon
       the two ends, and then binding, or in any way making fast.
    3. To unite in marrige. [Slang]
    {Splice grafting}.ee under {Grafting}.
    {To splice the main brace} (Naut.), to give out, or drink, an
       extra allowance of spirits on occasion of special exposure
       to wet or cold, or to severe fatigue; hence, to take a
  2. \Splice\, n.
    A junction or joining made by splicing.