Adjective "Sliced" definition and examples

(Sliced may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/slʌɪs/

Definitions and examples

noun

A thin, broad piece of food, such as bread, meat, or cake, cut from a larger portion.
  1. 'potato slices'
  2. 'This hearty wedge of egg stuffed with thin slices of potato, red pepper, tomato and herbs on its own would be worth returning for.'
  3. 'The pudding is made by lining a buttered basin with fairly thin slices of good bread cut to fit exactly.'
  4. 'The traditional way of eating Gentleman's Relish is on thin slices of buttered white bread toast, alone, with cucumber or with mustard and cress.'
  5. 'We shared a slice of baked almond tart, served warm with cream and a jam-like fruity sauce.'
  6. 'The dressing and accompaniments were exquisite and the slices of meat paper thin.'
  7. 'My fish was excellent, chips just right, as were the two thin slices of bread.'
  8. 'Put the garlic-scented slices of toasted bread on to a plate then drizzle olive oil over them.'
  9. 'Set two slices of bread on top and drizzle with the remaining olive oil.'
  10. 'While the mushrooms are cooking, toast the slices of bread.'
  11. 'On the rim of the sizeable bowl sat four thin slices of crisp French bread which we took at first to be garlic bread.'
  12. 'A slice of ‘real’ life, walking down the street without being recognised is something that probably keeps Nagesh grounded.'
  13. 'When we buy shares in a company we are acquiring a slice of a business, albeit a small one.'
  14. 'Now it is women who are pushing for a bigger share of family assets, and even looking for a slice of their husbands' future earnings after they have separated or signed off on a divorce agreement.'
  15. 'He controls just a slice of the intelligence budget.'
  16. 'All we are saying down there, as I understand it, is that you can't take a slice of it, recount it until it comes out your way, and then ignore the rest of the contest.'
  17. 'I think that Menzies was genuine and committed in his anti-Communism, and the element of spies and espionage was only a slice of that.'
  18. 'It was felt by some that the rescue would have been acceptable if those who paid for it - including the state - received a slice of the bank's shares in return.'
  19. 'Baseball is a slice of American life, and baseball people have historically taken risks and made sacrifices to defend America.'
  20. 'Broadcasters received fixed-term, renewable licenses that gave them exclusive use of a slice of the spectrum for free.'
  21. 'Depending on how lucky you felt, the taxman could either add his share to your initial stake or take a slice of your winnings.'
A utensil with a broad, flat blade for lifting foods such as cake and fish.
  1. 'The only trouble is, it seems to replace the white cake slice.'
A stroke that makes the ball curve away to the right (for a left-handed player, the left), typically inadvertently.
  1. 'It can help players who hit weak fades or slices, enabling them to hit solid draws.'
  2. 'Nobody has trouble putting sidespin on the ball - that's what produces hooks and slices.'
  3. 'The final game particularly pleased her coach as Brown mixed up her game, throwing in a few slices and higher top-spun shots and letting Dalton force the pace and make the errors.'
  4. 'The slice slows the ball's speed down giving you the time to get into a better position.'
  5. 'At the start, Graf had problems with the slice on the Davenport serve.'

verb

Cut (something, especially food) into slices.
  1. 'a sliced loaf'
  2. 'As usual, my brothers and I ate like pigs, while our visitors ate and sliced their food incredibly slowly…'
  3. 'Berries are great sprinkled into yoghurt; raisins can be added to salads or try sliced apples in sandwiches.'
  4. 'And, just to round it all off, I turned to and knocked us up a quick hash of potato, sliced apple and crisp lean bacon for supper.'
  5. 'Breakfasts are typically Dutch, with lots of bread rolls, cheeses and sliced meats.'
  6. 'The meat is sliced and served separately as a second course, accompanied by a salad or a vegetable.'
  7. 'Tomatoes in some form - tomato sauce or paste or sliced tomatoes - are almost always part of a pizza and that's a good thing.'
  8. 'She was delighted with the lightly-toasted brown bread and thinly sliced grilled tomatoes.'
  9. 'You can add any sort of meat, sliced onions, sliced tomatoes, bacon, sausage or pineapple.'
  10. 'The soup arrived in a steaming tureen, accompanied by a separate plate full of tender pork, salted duck egg, crispy pak choi, sliced carrot and Chinese mushroom.'
  11. 'he sliced a corner from a fried egg'
  12. 'The warplane clipped the tops of trees lining the airfield before scraping the ground and slicing the nose off a large transport aircraft.'
  13. 'I sliced the top off and told my girl to scoop out the seeds and flesh.'
  14. 'Take the fish and slice the fillets off them with a very sharp knife.'
  15. 'I chopped at the onion, careful not to slice a finger off.'
  16. 'It will be worth slicing a bit off our up-front margin, if we retain all our customers.'
  17. 'If you aren't going to serve the fish whole, slice off the fins on both sides.'
  18. 'The implement slices the tops off the grain hulls and then squeezes the pulp and kernels from the cob while leaving the hulls attached.'
  19. 'As piglets, their tails are sliced off, their teeth are chipped, and then they're castrated - all without anaesthetic.'
  20. 'The main summit is conical and smooth-sided; the top is sliced off like an egg.'
  21. 'The key ingredient comes from a cruel practice: slicing the fins off live sharks and throwing the carcasses back in the ocean.'
  22. 'the bomber's wings were slicing the air with some efficiency'
  23. 'I threw myself to the ground as the four foot blades sliced the air over my head.'
  24. 'The metal burs might be sharp enough to slice a good line across her throat.'
  25. 'The young woman was sliced from mouth to ear and has undergone surgery.'
  26. 'The truth was like a sharp knife and it sliced her heart with every word she uttered.'
  27. 'She heard the singing of a blade being drawn from its scabbard, and dropped into a crouch as said blade sliced the air above her head.'
  28. 'He leapt from the cab to confront the gang but one of the thieves pulled out a craft knife and proceeded to slice the driver with the blade a number of times.'
  29. 'With one furious move, Lynette took the sword in her own hand, she hardly felt the pain in her fingers as the sharp blade sliced through her palm.'
  30. 'Use a sharp knife to slice through the spear right at ground level.'
  31. 'As the sharp edge of the knife sliced his arm blood trickled out of his veins and dripped onto the floor.'
  32. 'The blade catches a hair, pulls it up, and slices through it, after which the hair starts to retract.'
  33. 'Grimsby sliced through Swindon's defence'
  34. 'In astronomical parlance, the comet which was slicing through Pisces and heading for the sun, has reached the ‘perihelion’ now.'
  35. 'The drive then takes us over increasingly bleak countryside, slicing through dense birch forest and peaty bog, all snow bleached and windswept by the looming power of Lake Superior.'
  36. 'Vorath led the first lap, but Nelson sliced past for the lead on lap two.'
  37. 'From there it's all singletrack slicing through cornfields and avocado and coffee plantations seemingly glued to the sides of steep slopes.'
  38. 'I dropped the bait, and a grouper grabbed it and took it up the reef, where it was robbed by a shark that sliced easily through the string attaching the weight before making off with the bait.'
  39. 'A flowing move involving the whole back line sliced through the Bank defence leaving Clark to beat the last man for the try.'
  40. 'The second one didn't miss a beat, and quickly sliced downwards, narrowly missing me.'
  41. 'The crowd stood up so they could see the specks, combined into one, quickly slicing through the sky.'
  42. 'The harsh winter winds were slicing past them and it felt like it was tearing their skin.'
  43. 'On downhill runs we would slice past the bellowing Buran, sometimes startling a snowy arctic hare as we rounded a bend.'
Strike (the ball) or play (a stroke) so that the ball curves away to the right (for a left-handed player, the left)
  1. 'After slicing his tee ball into the trees at 18, he pitched out and barely sneaked a six-foot bogey putt in the side door.'
  2. 'If you're topping or slicing the ball, the problem could be your knees.'
  3. 'A golfer badly slices a golf ball, which heads toward the rough, but then bounces off a tree and into the cup for a hole in one.'
  4. 'He only succeeded in slicing the ball and it looped over his own keeper Aaron Brian.'
  5. 'He can hit line drives or slice the ball to the opposite field.'
  6. 'The home side edged in front on 25 minutes when Yury Kovtun sliced an attempted cross from the left and saw his effort creep into the corner of Radovan Radacovic's goal.'

More definitions

1. a thin, flat piece cut from something: a slice of bread.

2. a part, portion, or share: a slice of land.

3. any of various implements with a thin, broad blade or part, as for turning food in a frying pan, serving fish at the table, or taking up printing ink; spatula.

4. Sports. the path described by a ball, as in baseball or golf, that curves in a direction corresponding to the side from which it was struck. a ball describing such a path.

5. Tennis. a stroke executed by hittin

More examples(as adjective)

"breads can be sliced."

"tomatoes can be sliced."

"strawberries can be sliced."

"loaves can be sliced."

"onions can be sliced."

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Origin

(slice)Middle English (in the sense ‘fragment, splinter’): shortening of Old French esclice ‘splinter’, from the verb esclicier, of Germanic origin; related to German schleissen ‘to slice’, also to slit.

Phrase

any way (or however) you slice it
slice and dice
a slice of life