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  1. (noun) A thin broad piece cut from a larger object: ate a slice of cheese; examined a slice of the diseased lung.
  2. (noun) An often wedge-shaped piece cut from a larger, usually circular object: ordered a slice of pie; shared a slice of pizza.
  3. (noun) A portion or share: a slice of the profits.
  4. (noun) A knife with a broad, thin, flexible blade, used for cutting and serving food.
  5. (noun) A similar implement for spreading printing ink.
  6. (noun) Sports The course of a ball that curves in the direction of the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the right of a right-handed player.
  7. (noun) Sports A stroke that causes a ball to follow such a course: a golfer with a bad slice.
  8. (noun) Sports A ball propelled on such a course.
  9. (noun) Sports A stroke, as in tennis, in which the ball is struck with a downward motion with the open face of the racket in order to impart backspin.
  10. (verb-transitive) To cut or divide into slices: slice a loaf of bread.
  11. (verb-transitive) To cut from a larger piece: slice off a piece of salami.
  12. (verb-transitive) To cut through or across with or as if with a knife: The harvester sliced the field.
  13. (verb-transitive) To divide into portions or shares; parcel out.
  14. (verb-transitive) To spread, work at, or clear away with a bladed tool such as a slice bar.
  15. (verb-transitive) Sports To hit (a ball) with a slice.
  16. (verb-intransitive) To move like a knife: The destroyer sliced through the water.
  17. (verb-intransitive) Sports To hit a ball with a slice.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Cut a thin slice from the top of each cake to create a flat surface. - bostini cream pie with the daring bakers
  2. Janet writes memoirs and what she terms slice of life pieces. - Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Dog
  3. Tell us more about the people you met, because you spent a lot of the time doing what we call slice of life, talking to real people, rather than just military folk there. - CNN Transcript Apr 15, 2008
  4. Obama is accusing Ferraro of what he calls slice-and-dice politics. - CNN Transcript Mar 12, 2008
  5. To uncover your edge, you need to segment, or what I call slice and dice, the market-wide numbers. - Realty Times Real Estate News Channel


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