American English

Definition of slice noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a thin flat piece of food that has been cut off a larger piece a slice of bread Cut the meat into thin slices. a gin and tonic with a slice of lemon
  2. 2(informal) a part or share of something Our firm is well placed to grab a large slice of the market. The rent for my room was a large slice out of my budget. With this win, they can claim a slice of history. Every organization in the land has tried to claim a slice of the cash from the new fund.
  3. 3a kitchen utensil (= tool) that you use to lift and serve pieces of food a fish slice
  4. 4(sport) (in golf, tennis, etc.) a stroke that makes the ball spin to one side rather than going straight ahead
  5. Idioms
    a piece/slice/share of the pie
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    a share of something such as money, profits, etc.
    a slice of life
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    a movie, play, or book that gives a very realistic view of ordinary life
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