- 1 a 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(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 National Lottery.
- 3a kitchen utensil (= tool) that you use to lift and serve pieces of food a fish slice a cake slice
- 4(sport) (in golf, tennis, etc.) a stroke that makes the ball spin to one side rather than going straight ahead See related entries: Tennis, Golf Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘fragment, splinter’): shortening of Old French esclice
a share of the available money or benefits that you believe you have a right to Scotland is demanding a larger slice of the national cake. a film/movie, play or book that gives a very realistic view of ordinary life