- n. 薄片；部分；菜刀，火铲
- vt. 切下；把…分成部分；将…切成薄片
- vi. 切开；割破
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来自辅音丛 sl-,砍，劈，分开，比较 slab,slip,slat,slit,slot.引申诸相关词义。
- slice:  Slice comes from Old French esclice ‘splinter’, a derivative of the verb esclicier ‘reduce to splinters, shatter’. This in turn was acquired from Frankish *slītjan, a descendant of prehistoric Germanic *slītan ‘slit’ (source of English slit and possibly of slat and slate). English originally took over the word’s French meaning, but this had died out by the end of the 16th century. The modern sense ‘piece cut from something’ is first recorded in the early 15th century.
- slice (n.)
- c. 1300, "a fragment," from Old French escliz "splinter, fragment" (Modern French éclisse), a back-formation from esclicier "to splinter, shatter, smash," from Frankish *slitan "to split" or some other Germanic source (compare Old High German slihhan; see slit (v.)). Meaning "piece cut from something" emerged early 15c. Meaning "a slicing stroke" (in golf, tennis) is recorded from 1886. Slice of life (1895) translates French tranche de la vie, a term from French Naturalist literature.
- slice (v.)
- late 15c., from Middle French esclicier, from Old French escliz (see slice (n.)). Golfing sense is from 1890. Related: Sliced; slicing. Sliced bread introduced 1958; greatest thing since ... first attested 1969.
No matter how thick or how thin you slice it it's still baloney. [Carl Sandburg, "The People, Yes," 1936]
- 1. Fiction takes up a large slice of the publishing market.
- 2. For breakfast I had a thick slice of bread and syrup.
- 3. Bess stabbed a slice of cucumber.
- 4. He cut me off a slice.
- 5. Rinse and slice the cour-gettes crosswise.
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