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Shred definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHRED, v.t. pret. and pp. shred. To cut into small pieces, particularly marrow and long pieces, as of cloth or lether. It differs from mince, which signifies to chop into pieces fine and short.
SHRED, n.
1. A long narrow piece cut off; as shreds of cloth.
2. A fragment; a piece; as shreds of wit.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a tiny or scarcely detectable amount [syn: shred, scintilla, whit, iota, tittle, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, smidge]
2: a small piece of cloth or paper [syn: rag, shred, tag, tag end, tatter] v
1: tear into shreds [syn: shred, tear up, rip up]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English shrede, from Old English scr?ade; akin to Old High German scr?t piece cut off Date: before 12th century 1. a. a long narrow strip cut or torn off b. plural a shredded, damaged, or ruined condition <a reputation torn to shreds> 2. particle, scrap <not a shred of evidence> II. verb (shredded; shredding) Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. archaic to cut off 2. to cut or tear into shreds <shredded the documents> 3. demolish 2 <sharp lawyers shredding hapless witnesses Charles Krauthammer> intransitive verb to come apart in or break up into shreds shredder noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a scrap, fragment, or strip of esp. cloth, paper, etc. 2 the least amount, remnant (not a shred of evidence). --v.tr. (shredded, shredding) tear or cut into shreds. Phrases and idioms: tear to shreds completely refute (an argument etc.). Etymology: OE scread (unrecorded) piece cut off, screadian f. WG: see SHROUD

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Shred Shred, n. [OE. shrede, schrede, AS. scre['a]de; akin to OD. schroode, G. schrot a piece cut off, Icel. skrjo[eth]r a shred, and to E. shroud. Cf. Screed, Scroll, Scrutiny.] 1. A long, narrow piece cut or torn off; a strip. ``Shreds of tanned leather.'' --Bacon. 2. In general, a fragment; a piece; a particle. --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Shred Shred, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shred or Shredded; p. pr. & vb. n. Shredding.] [OE. shreden, schreden, AS. scre['a]dian; akin to OD. schrooden, OHG. scr?tan, G. schroten. See Shred, n.] 1. To cut or tear into small pieces, particularly narrow and long pieces, as of cloth or leather. --Chaucer. 2. To lop; to prune; to trim. [Obs.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Shred Shred, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shred or Shredded; p. pr. & vb. n. Shredding.] [OE. shreden, schreden, AS. scre['a]dian; akin to OD. schrooden, OHG. scr?tan, G. schroten. See Shred, n.] 1. To cut or tear into small pieces, particularly narrow and long pieces, as of cloth or leather. --Chaucer. 2. To lop; to prune; to trim. [Obs.]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(shreds, shredding, shredded) 1. If you shred something such as food or paper, you cut it or tear it into very small, narrow pieces. They may be shredding documents... Finely shred the carrots, cabbage and cored apples. VERB: V n, V n 2. If you cut or tear food or paper into shreds, you cut or tear it into small, narrow pieces. Cut the cabbage into fine long shreds. N-COUNT: usu pl 3. If there is not a shred of something, there is not even a small amount of it. He said there was not a shred of evidence to support such remarks... There is not a shred of truth in the story... = scrap N-COUNT: N of n, usu with brd-neg

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Strip. 2. Scrap, fragment, bit, piece, flitter, tatter, rag, strip.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A taylor.

Moby Thesaurus

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