slice

A slice is a narrow piece or portion of something (particularly food), like a slice of bread or a slice of pizza.

You can order a slice of cake or pie at your favorite bakery, or fry potatoes after cutting them into thin slices. Slice can also be used figuratively: "His brothers each own a slice of the business." The expression "slice of life" usually describes a realistic version of life that's depicted in a book, movie, or play. And in golfing, a slice is a stroke that makes the ball curve sharply to one side.

Definitions of slice
  1. noun
    a thin flat piece cut off of some object
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    section
    a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
    type of:
    part, piece
    a portion of a natural object
  2. noun
    a serving that has been cut from a larger portion
    “a slice of bread”
    synonyms: piece
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    cutlet, escallop, scallop, scollop
    thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled
    filet, fillet, fish filet, fish fillet
    a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fish
    type of:
    helping, portion, serving
    an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
  3. noun
    a share of something
    “a slice of the company's revenue”
    synonyms: piece
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    part, percentage, portion, share
    assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
  4. noun
    a spatula for spreading paint or ink
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    spatula
    a hand tool with a thin flexible blade used to mix or spread soft substances
  5. verb
    cut into slices
    Slice the salami, please”
    synonyms: slice up
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    type of:
    cut
    separate with or as if with an instrument
  6. verb
    make a clean cut through
    synonyms: slit
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    type of:
    cut
    separate with or as if with an instrument
  7. noun
    a wound made by cutting
    synonyms: cut, gash, slash
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    lesion, wound
    an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
  8. noun
    a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer
    synonyms: fade, slicing
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    golf shot, golf stroke, swing
    the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
  9. verb
    hit a ball so that it causes a backspin
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    hit, strike
    make a strategic, offensive, assault against an enemy, opponent, or a target
  10. verb
    hit a ball and put a spin on it so that it travels in a different direction
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    hit
    cause to move by striking
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